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2001–02 New Jersey Devils · NHL
Division 3rd Atlantic
Conference 6th Eastern
2001–02 record 41–28–9–4
Home record 22–13–4–2
Road record 19–15–5–2
Goals for 205
Goals against 187
General Manager Lou Lamoriello
Coach Larry Robinson (until January 28, 2002)
Kevin Constantine
Captain Scott Stevens
Alternate captains Bobby Holik
Scott Niedermayer
Arena Continental Airlines Arena
Average attendance 15,925
Team leaders
Goals Patrik Elias (29)
Assists Brian Rafalski (40)
Points Patrik Elias (61)
Penalties in minutes Colin White (133)
Wins Martin Brodeur (38)
Goals against average John Vanbiesbrouck (2.00)

The 2001–02 New Jersey Devils season was the team's 20th season in the National Hockey League since the franchise relocated to New Jersey. The Devils finished 6th in the Eastern Conference and were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. On October 6, 2001, in the team's first game of the season against the Washington Capitals, the Devils scored the first goal of the game to lead 1-0, hoping to win. However, later in the period, Washington's Jeff Halpern scored to tie 1-1. In the Second Period, Washington's Calle Johansson, Jaromir Jagr, Sergei Gonchar and Ulf Dahlen all scored as New Jersey's Martin Brodeur gave up those goals before handing the net to Scott Clemmensen. Clemmensen made 4 saves in giving up 1 goal for a 6-1 win for the Capitals. 51 games in, head coach Larry Robinson was fired and Kevin Constantine was named their head coach for their final 31 games. On April 13, 2002, the NHL gave the Devils a playoff spot, a 6th place Conference finish and a 3rd place Division finish

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Atlantic Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
13 Philadelphia Flyers 82 42 27 10 3 234 192 97
25 New York Islanders 82 42 28 8 4 239 220 96
36 New Jersey Devils 82 41 28 9 4 205 187 95
411 New York Rangers 82 36 38 4 4 227 258 80
512 Pittsburgh Penguins 82 28 41 8 5 198 249 69

Note: CR = Conference rank; GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; OTL = Overtime loss; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points
         Bolded teams qualified for the playoffs.

Game logEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1LOctober 6, 20011–6 @ Washington Capitals (2001–02) 0–1–0–0
2LOctober 11, 20014–6 New York Islanders (2001–02) 0–2–0–0
3LOctober 13, 20011–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (2001–02) 0–3–0–0
4LOctober 17, 20013–4 OT @ New York Rangers (2001–02) 0–3–0–1
5WOctober 18, 20016–1 San Jose Sharks (2001–02) 1–3–0–1
6WOctober 20, 20013–2 Ottawa Senators (2001–02) 2–3–0–1
7WOctober 23, 20012–1 @ Ottawa Senators (2001–02) 3–3–0–1
8WOctober 27, 20013–1 Buffalo Sabres (2001–02) 4–3–0–1
9WOctober 30, 20014–3 OT @ Boston Bruins (2001–02) 5–3–0–1
10WNovember 1, 20015–2 Phoenix Coyotes (2001–02) 6–3–0–1
11LNovember 3, 20011–2 Boston Bruins (2001–02) 6–4–0–1
12WNovember 7, 20013–2 Atlanta Thrashers (2001–02) 7–4–0–1
13WNovember 9, 20013–2 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (2001–02) 8–4–0–1
14TNovember 10, 20011–1 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2001–02) 8–4–1–1
15LNovember 13, 20011–5 Pittsburgh Penguins (2001–02) 8–5–1–1
16LNovember 15, 20014–5 OT @ Boston Bruins (2001–02) 8–5–1–2
17LNovember 17, 20011–3 Philadelphia Flyers (2001–02) 8–6–1–2
18LNovember 18, 20010–2 Colorado Avalanche (2001–02) 8–7–1–2
19TNovember 20, 20013–3 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (2001–02) 8–7–2–2
20LNovember 23, 20010–2 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2001–02) 8–8–2–2
21WNovember 24, 20015–1 @ Florida Panthers (2001–02) 9–8–2–2
22LNovember 27, 20010–6 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2001–02) 9–9–2–2
23LNovember 30, 20012–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (2001–02) 9–10–2–2
24WDecember 1, 20014–1 Detroit Red Wings (2001–02) 10–10–2–2
25TDecember 4, 20011–1 OT Tampa Bay Lightning (2001–02) 10–10–3–2
26WDecember 5, 20012–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (2001–02) 11–10–3–2
27WDecember 8, 20013–1 Washington Capitals (2001–02) 12–10–3–2
28LDecember 10, 20011–3 @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2001–02) 12–11–3–2
29WDecember 12, 20013–2 OT New York Islanders (2001–02) 13–11–3–2
30LDecember 14, 20012–3 Florida Panthers (2001–02) 13–12–3–2
31WDecember 15, 20012–0 @ Ottawa Senators (2001–02) 14–12–3–2
32TDecember 19, 20012–2 OT @ New York Rangers (2001–02) 14–12–4–2
33TDecember 20, 20013–3 OT Edmonton Oilers (2001–02) 14–12–5–2
34LDecember 22, 20010–1 Ottawa Senators (2001–02) 14–13–5–2
35WDecember 26, 20014–0 Pittsburgh Penguins (2001–02) 15–13–5–2
36LDecember 29, 20012–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (2001–02) 15–14–5–2
37WDecember 30, 20012–1 @ Edmonton Oilers (2001–02) 16–14–5–2
38WJanuary 1, 20022–1 St. Louis Blues (2001–02) 17–14–5–2
39LJanuary 3, 20023–4 Nashville Predators (2001–02) 17–15–5–2
40WJanuary 5, 20022–1 @ Carolina Hurricanes (2001–02) 18–15–5–2
41LJanuary 7, 20022–3 Los Angeles Kings (2001–02) 18–16–5–2
42WJanuary 9, 20025–1 Calgary Flames (2001–02) 19–16–5–2
43LJanuary 10, 20022–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2001–02) 19–17–5–2
44LJanuary 12, 20021–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (2001–02) 19–18–5–2
45LJanuary 15, 20024–5 OT Tampa Bay Lightning (2001–02) 19–18–5–3
46WJanuary 17, 20026–4 New York Rangers (2001–02) 20–18–5–3
47TJanuary 19, 20023–3 OT Carolina Hurricanes (2001–02) 20–18–6–3
48LJanuary 21, 20022–3 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2001–02) 20–19–6–3
49WJanuary 23, 20023–1 @ Florida Panthers (2001–02) 21–19–6–3
50LJanuary 24, 20022–4 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2001–02) 21–20–6–3
51TJanuary 26, 20022–2 OT @ Minnesota Wild (2001–02) 21–20–7–3
52WJanuary 29, 20023–1 @ New York Islanders (2001–02) 22–20–7–3
53WJanuary 30, 20023–1 Chicago Blackhawks (2001–02) 23–20–7–3
54LFebruary 5, 20020–1 Montreal Canadiens (2001–02) 23–21–7–3
55TFebruary 7, 20023–3 OT Atlanta Thrashers (2001–02) 23–21–8–3
56WFebruary 9, 20022–1 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2001–02) 24–21–8–3
57WFebruary 10, 20024–1 Buffalo Sabres (2001–02) 25–21–8–3
58TFebruary 12, 20022–2 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (2001–02) 25–21–9–3
59WFebruary 26, 20024–3 @ New York Rangers (2001–02) 26–21–9–3
60LFebruary 27, 20020–1 Philadelphia Flyers (2001–02) 26–22–9–3
61WMarch 1, 20024–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (2001–02) 27–22–9–3
62LMarch 4, 20020–2 @ Colorado Avalanche (2001–02) 27–23–9–3
63LMarch 5, 20021–4 @ Phoenix Coyotes (2001–02) 27–24–9–3
64LMarch 8, 20021–2 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2001–02) 27–25–9–3
65WMarch 10, 20023–0 @ Dallas Stars (2001–02) 28–25–9–3
66WMarch 13, 20023–2 New York Islanders (2001–02) 29–25–9–3
67WMarch 16, 20023–1 New York Rangers (2001–02) 30–25–9–3
68LMarch 17, 20022–3 OT Vancouver Canucks (2001–02) 30–25–9–4
69WMarch 20, 20023–1 @ Chicago Blackhawks (2001–02) 31–25–9–4
70WMarch 21, 20024–3 @ Nashville Predators (2001–02) 32–25–9–4
71LMarch 23, 20022–4 Carolina Hurricanes (2001–02) 32–26–9–4
72WMarch 25, 20023–1 Florida Panthers (2001–02) 33–26–9–4
73WMarch 27, 20024–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2001–02) 34–26–9–4
74LMarch 29, 20021–3 Washington Capitals (2001–02) 34–27–9–4
75WMarch 30, 20023–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2001–02) 35–27–9–4
76LApril 1, 20022–4 @ New York Islanders (2001–02) 35–28–9–4
77WApril 3, 20023–2 @ Carolina Hurricanes (2001–02) 36–28–9–4
78WApril 5, 20023–1 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2001–02) 37–28–9–4
79WApril 7, 20023–2 OT Boston Bruins (2001–02) 38–28–9–4
80WApril 10, 20021–0 Philadelphia Flyers (2001–02) 39–28–9–4
81WApril 12, 20025–2 Montreal Canadiens (2001–02) 40–28–9–4
82WApril 13, 20024–3 OT @ Washington Capitals (2001–02) 41–28–9–4

Player statsEdit

ForwardsEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Patrik Eliáš 75 29 32 61 36
Bobby Holik 81 25 29 54 97
Petr Sýkora 73 21 27 48 44
Scott Gomez 76 10 38 48 36
Sergei Brylin 76 16 28 44 10
Jason Arnott 63 22 19 41 59
John Madden 82 15 8 23 25
Jay Pandolfo 65 4 10 14 15
Randy McKay 55 6 7 13 65
Valeri Kamensky 30 4 8 12 18
Brian Gionta 33 4 7 11 8
Joe Nieuwendyk 14 2 9 11 4
Sergei Nemchinov 68 5 5 10 10
Andreas Salomonsson 39 4 5 9 22
Christian Berglund 15 2 7 9 8
Jim McKenzie 67 3 5 8 123
Pierre Dagenais 16 3 3 6 4
Jamie Langenbrunner 14 3 3 6 23
Bruce Gardiner 7 2 1 3 2
Stephane Richer 10 1 2 3 0
Turner Stevenson 21 0 2 2 25
Jiří Bicek 1 0 0 0 0

DefensemenEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Brian Rafalski 76 7 40 47 18
Scott Niedermayer 76 11 22 33 30
Scott Stevens 82 1 16 17 44
Ken Daneyko 67 0 6 6 60
Colin White 73 2 3 5 133
Tommy Albelin 42 1 3 4 4
Andrei Zyuzin 38 1 2 3 25
Josef Boumedienne 1 1 0 1 2
Joel Bouchard 1 0 1 1 0
Mike Commodore 37 0 1 1 30
Sascha Goc 2 0 0 0 0

GoaltendingEdit

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

Player GP W L T SO GAA
Martin Brodeur 73 38 26 9 4 2.15
John Vanbiesbrouck 5 2 3 0 0 2.00
Jean-François Damphousse 6 1 3 0 0 2.45
Scott Clemmensen 2 0 0 0 0 3.00

Draft picksEdit

The Devils' draft picks at the 2001 NHL Entry Draft at the National Car Rental Center in Sunrise, Florida.

Rd # Pick # Player Nat Pos Team (League) Notes
1 28 Adrian Foster Flag of Canada Canada C Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
2 44 Igor Pohanka Flag of Slovakia Slovakia C Prince Albert Raiders (WHL) [1]
2 48 Tuomas Pihlman Flag of Finland Finland LW JYP (SM-liiga) [1]
2 60 Victor Uchevatov Flag of Russia Russia D Torpedo-2 Yaroslavl (Russian Super League) [2][3]
3 67 Robin Leblanc Flag of Canada Canada RW Baie-Comeau Drakkar (QMJHL) [4]
3 72 Brandon Nolan Flag of Canada Canada C Oshawa Generals (OHL) [5][6]
4 128 Andrei Posnov Flag of Russia Russia F Krylja Sovetov (Russian Super League)
5 163 Andreas Salomonsson Flag of Sweden Sweden LW Djurgårdens IF (Elitserien)
6 194 James Massen Flag of the United States United States of America F Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL)
7 0 No seventh-round pick[7]
8 229 Aaron Voros Flag of Canada Canada RW Victoria Salsa (BCHL) [8]
8 257 Evgeny Gamalei Flag of Russia Russia ? Voskresensk Khimik (Russian Super League)
9 287 No ninth-round pick[9]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Devils acquired Phoenix's 2001 second-round pick (Pohanka) and Vancouver's 2001 second-round compensatory pick (Pihlman) from Florida for St. Louis' 2001 first-round pick (used on Lukas Krajicek) on June 23, 2001. The Devils had originally received the pick from St. Louis in a settlement on January 4, 1999.
  2. The Devils acquired the 2001 second-round pick from Ottawa for a 2001 third-round pick (used on Neil Komadoski) and a 2001 third-round compensatory pick (later transferred to Tampa Bay and used on Evgeny Artyhukin) on June 23, 2001. The HockeyDB.com page incorrectly lists Uchevatov as being drafted by Ottawa, while Uchevatov's profile and the official NHL website say he was traded to New Jersey prior to the draft.
  3. The Devils' original 2001 second-round pick (transferred to Washington and then Tampa Bay, used on Andreas Holmqvist), along with Sheldon Souray and Josh DeWolf, was traded to Montreal for Vladimir Malakhov on March 1, 2000.
  4. Compensatory pick. SLAM! Sports coverage
  5. The Devils acquired the 2001 third-round pick along with Turner Stevenson from Columbus for Krzysztof Oliwa on June 12, 2000. Nolan never reported for the Devils and was redrafted by Vancouver in the fourth round (111 overall) of the 2003 Draft.
  6. The Devils had traded their original 2001 third-round pick (used on Beat Schiess-Forster) to Phoenix for the Coyotes' 2002 third-round pick (Chvatal) on June 23, 2001.
  7. The Devils traded their 2001 seventh-round pick (used on Tony Martensson) to Anaheim for Ed Ward on June 12, 2000.
  8. The Devils acquired the 2001 eighth-round pick from Tampa Bay for Minnesota's 2000 ninth-round pick (used on Thomas Ziegler) on June 24, 2000. The Devils had originally received the pick from Minnesota, along with Chris Terreri, for Brad Bombardir on June 23, 2000.
  9. The Devils traded their 2001 ninth-round pick (used on Juha-Pekka Ketola) and Chris Terreri to the Islanders for John Vanbiesbrouck on March 12, 2001.
2001-02 NHL season by team
Atlantic New JerseyNY IslandersNY RangersPhiladelphiaPittsburgh
Northeast BostonBuffaloMontrealOttawaToronto
Southeast AtlantaCarolinaFloridaTampa BayWashington
Central ChicagoColumbusDetroitNashvilleSt. Louis
Northwest CalgaryColoradoEdmontonMinnesotaVancouver
Pacific AnaheimDallasLos AngelesPhoenixSan Jose
See also 2001 NHL Entry DraftAll-Star GameStanley Cup Playoffs

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