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2001–02 Pittsburgh Penguins · NHL
Division 5th Atlantic
Conference 12th Eastern
2001–02 record 28-41-8-5
Goals for 198
Goals against 249
General Manager Craig Patrick
Coach Ivan Hlinka, Rick Kehoe
Captain Mario Lemieux
Alternate captains Martin Straka
Arena Mellon Arena
Team leaders
Goals Alexei Kovalev (32)
Assists Alexei Kovalev (44)
Points Alexei Kovalev (76)
Penalties in minutes Krzysztof Oliwa (150)
Wins Johan Hedberg (25)
Goals against average Johan Hedberg (2.75)

The 2001-2002 Pittsburgh Penguins season was the team's 35th year in the National Hockey League. The team played 82 games.

OffseasonEdit

On July 11, 2001, the Penguins traded star right winger Jaromir Jagr along with journeyman defenseman Frantisek Kucera to the Washington Capitals. In return, the Penguins got Kris Beech, Michal Sivek, Ross Lupaschuk, and future considerations. However, the New York Rangers had the better offer, offering Kim Johnsson and Mike York for Jagr. The Rangers maintain that Patrick traded Jagr to the Capitals because he was angry with their general manager Glen Sather.[1] The trade still ranks as the fifth worst trade in team history.[2]

Regular seasonEdit

Final 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 3, 20011–3 Colorado Avalanche (2001–02) 0–1–0–0
2LOctober 6, 20012–4 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2001–02) 0–2–0–0
3LOctober 10, 20013–6 New York Islanders (2001–02) 0–3–0–0
4LOctober 14, 20011–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (2001–02) 0–4–0–0
5WOctober 16, 20015–2 Ottawa Senators (2001–02) 1–4–0–0
6WOctober 18, 20013–0 @ Ottawa Senators (2001–02) 2–4–0–0
7LOctober 20, 20011–2 OT @ St. Louis Blues (2001–02) 2–4–0–1
8WOctober 23, 20014–2 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2001–02) 3–4–0–1
9WOctober 24, 20013–2 Dallas Stars (2001–02) 4–4–0–1
10LOctober 27, 20010–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2001–02) 4–5–0–1
11TOctober 28, 20012–2 OT Florida Panthers (2001–02) 4–5–1–1
12LOctober 31, 20010–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2001–02) 4–6–1–1
13WNovember 1, 20013–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (2001–02) 5–6–1–1
14WNovember 3, 20012–1 OT Tampa Bay Lightning (2001–02) 6–6–1–1
15TNovember 6, 20012–2 OT @ Carolina Hurricanes (2001–02) 6–6–2–1
16LNovember 7, 20010–2 @ Florida Panthers (2001–02) 6–7–2–1
17LNovember 10, 20012–3 OT @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2001–02) 6–7–2–2
18WNovember 13, 20015–1 @ New Jersey Devils (2001–02) 7–7–2–2
19TNovember 14, 20013–3 OT New York Islanders (2001–02) 7–7–3–2
20WNovember 17, 20011–0 OT New York Rangers (2001–02) 8–7–3–2
21LNovember 21, 20011–4 Vancouver Canucks (2001–02) 8–8–3–2
22LNovember 23, 20010–5 @ Nashville Predators (2001–02) 8–9–3–2
23WNovember 24, 20013–1 Buffalo Sabres (2001–02) 9–9–3–2
24WNovember 27, 20016–0 New Jersey Devils (2001–02) 10–9–3–2
25LNovember 29, 20010–5 @ San Jose Sharks (2001–02) 10–10–3–2
26LDecember 1, 20012–5 @ Phoenix Coyotes (2001–02) 10–11–3–2
27WDecember 4, 20011–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2001–02) 11–11–3–2
28WDecember 6, 20014–1 @ Boston Bruins (2001–02) 12–11–3–2
29WDecember 8, 20016–3 Atlanta Thrashers (2001–02) 13–11–3–2
30TDecember 11, 20012–2 OT @ Washington Capitals (2001–02) 13–11–4–2
31LDecember 12, 20012–4 Boston Bruins (2001–02) 13–12–4–2
32LDecember 14, 20012–5 Minnesota Wild (2001–02) 13–13–4–2
33LDecember 16, 20010–7 Carolina Hurricanes (2001–02) 13–14–4–2
34LDecember 19, 20011–3 Montreal Canadiens (2001–02) 13–15–4–2
35WDecember 21, 20014–3 Washington Capitals (2001–02) 14–15–4–2
36TDecember 22, 20014–4 OT @ Washington Capitals (2001–02) 14–15–5–2
37LDecember 26, 20010–4 @ New Jersey Devils (2001–02) 14–16–5–2
38LDecember 29, 20012–5 Ottawa Senators (2001–02) 14–17–5–2
39LJanuary 3, 20022–4 @ New York Islanders (2001–02) 14–18–5–2
40WJanuary 5, 20024–1 New York Rangers (2001–02) 15–18–5–2
41LJanuary 6, 20020–2 @ Chicago Blackhawks (2001–02) 15–19–5–2
42LJanuary 8, 20022–3 Boston Bruins (2001–02) 15–20–5–2
43WJanuary 10, 20022–0 @ Buffalo Sabres (2001–02) 16–20–5–2
44LJanuary 12, 20021–4 St. Louis Blues (2001–02) 16–21–5–2
45LJanuary 15, 20022–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (2001–02) 16–22–5–2
46WJanuary 17, 20026–4 @ Calgary Flames (2001–02) 17–22–5–2
47WJanuary 19, 20021–0 @ Edmonton Oilers (2001–02) 18–22–5–2
48WJanuary 21, 20025–2 Philadelphia Flyers (2001–02) 19–22–5–2
49WJanuary 23, 20025–1 Tampa Bay Lightning (2001–02) 20–22–5–2
50WJanuary 24, 20025–4 OT @ New York Islanders (2001–02) 21–22–5–2
51WJanuary 26, 20023–2 OT Atlanta Thrashers (2001–02) 22–22–5–2
52LJanuary 29, 20022–3 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (2001–02) 22–22–5–3
53LJanuary 30, 20023–6 San Jose Sharks (2001–02) 22–23–5–3
54TFebruary 5, 20023–3 OT @ Carolina Hurricanes (2001–02) 22–23–6–3
55LFebruary 7, 20020–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (2001–02) 22–24–6–3
56LFebruary 9, 20021–2 OT New Jersey Devils (2001–02) 22–24–6–4
57LFebruary 10, 20023–4 @ New York Rangers (2001–02) 22–25–6–4
58LFebruary 12, 20021–5 @ Ottawa Senators (2001–02) 22–26–6–4
59LFebruary 27, 20024–5 Los Angeles Kings (2001–02) 22–27–6–4
60WFebruary 28, 20024–3 OT @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2001–02) 23–27–6–4
61LMarch 2, 20022–4 Detroit Red Wings (2001–02) 23–28–6–4
62WMarch 4, 20024–2 @ New York Islanders (2001–02) 24–28–6–4
63WMarch 5, 20026–5 OT Florida Panthers (2001–02) 25–28–6–4
64LMarch 7, 20021–3 Carolina Hurricanes (2001–02) 25–29–6–4
65WMarch 9, 20023–2 OT New York Rangers (2001–02) 26–29–6–4
66LMarch 11, 20022–4 Columbus Blue Jackets (2001–02) 26–30–6–4
67LMarch 13, 20022–4 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2001–02) 26–31–6–4
68LMarch 16, 20023–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (2001–02) 26–32–6–4
69WMarch 18, 20024–2 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2001–02) 27–32–6–4
70LMarch 20, 20021–3 Phoenix Coyotes (2001–02) 27–33–6–4
71TMarch 23, 20024–4 OT Philadelphia Flyers (2001–02) 27–33–7–4
72WMarch 24, 20026–2 Washington Capitals (2001–02) 28–33–7–4
73LMarch 27, 20023–4 New Jersey Devils (2001–02) 28–34–7–4
74LMarch 30, 20021–2 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (2001–02) 28–34–7–5
75LApril 1, 20020–3 Montreal Canadiens (2001–02) 28–35–7–5
76LApril 3, 20022–3 @ Florida Panthers (2001–02) 28–36–7–5
77LApril 4, 20022–4 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2001–02) 28–37–7–5
78LApril 6, 20021–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2001–02) 28–38–7–5
79LApril 8, 20022–3 @ New York Rangers (2001–02) 28–39–7–5
80TApril 10, 20024–4 OT Buffalo Sabres (2001–02) 28–39–8–5
81LApril 12, 20022–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (2001–02) 28–40–8–5
82LApril 13, 20021–7 @ Boston Bruins (2001–02) 28–41–8–5

Player statsEdit

ForwardsEdit

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

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Alexei Kovalev 67 32 44 76 80
Jan Hrdina 79 24 33 57 50
Robert Lang 62 18 32 50 16
Aleksey Morozov 72 20 29 49 16
Mario Lemieux 24 6 25 31 14
Randy Robitaille 40 10 20 30 16
Stephane Richer 58 13 12 25 14
Kris Beech 79 10 15 25 45
Toby Petersen 79 8 10 18 4
Dan LaCouture 82 6 11 17 71
Milan Kraft 68 8 8 16 16
Wayne Primeau 33 3 7 10 18
Martin Straka 13 5 4 9 0
Billy Tibbetts 33 1 5 6 109
Kevin Stevens 32 1 4 5 25
Shean Donovan 13 2 1 3 4
Jeff Toms 14 2 1 3 4
Tom Kostopoulos 11 1 2 3 9
Ville Nieminen 13 1 2 3 8
Krzysztof Oliwa 57 0 2 2 150
Kent Manderville 4 1 0 1 4
Shane Endicott 4 0 1 1 4
Eric Meloche 23 0 1 1 8

DefensemenEdit

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

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Michal Rozsíval 79 9 20 29 47
Darius Kasparaitis 69 2 12 14 123
Janne Laukkanen 47 6 7 13 28
Andrew Ference 75 4 7 11 73
Ian Moran 64 2 8 10 54
Hans Jonsson 53 2 5 7 22
John Jakopin 19 0 4 4 42
Josef Melichar 60 0 3 3 68
Mike Wilson 21 1 1 2 17
Rick Berry 13 0 2 2 21
Jamie Pushor 15 0 2 2 30

GoaltendingEdit

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

Player GP W L T SO GAA
Johan Hedberg 66 25 34 7 6 2.75
Jean-Sebastien Aubin 21 3 12 1 0 3.56

Awards and recordsEdit

Player Award
Alexei Kovalev Most Valuable Player Award
Player's Player Award
A.T. Caggiano Booster Club Award
Leading Point Scorer Award
Johan Hedberg Michel Briere Memorial Rookie of the Year Award
Baz Bastien Memorial "Good Guy" Award
Ian Moran Player's Player Award
Andrew Ference Edward J. DeBartolo Community Service Award
Stephane Richer Pittsburgh Penguins Masterton Nominee

TransactionsEdit

The Penguins were involved in the following transactions during the 2001-2002 season:

Trades
July 11, 2001 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Kris Beech
Michal Sivek
Ross Lupaschuk
Future considerations
To Washington Capitals
Jaromir Jagr
Frantisek Kucera
March 15, 2002 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Jamie Pushor
To Columbus Blue Jackets
4th round pick in 2003; Columbus selected Kevin Jarman
March 17, 2002 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Kent Manderville
To Philadelphia Flyers
Billy Tibbetts
March 19, 2002 To Pittsburgh Penguins
7th round pick in 2003; Pittsburgh selected Stephen Dixon
To New Jersey Devils
Stephane Richer
March 19, 2002 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Ville Niemenen
Rick Berry
To Colorado Avalanche
Darius Kasparaitis

Free agents signed by Pittsburgh
Player Former team Date of signing
Richer, StephaneStephane Richer Washington CapitalsOctober 2, 2001
Wilson, MikeMike Wilson Florida PanthersJuly 5, 2001

Signed with new team
Player New team Date of signing
Bergevin, MarcMarc Bergevin St. Louis BluesNovember 6, 2001
Bonvie, DennisDennis Bonvie Boston BruinsOctober 5, 2001
Boughner, BobBob Boughner Calgary FlamesJuly 2, 2001
Crozier, GregGreg Crozier Boston BruinsAugust 8, 2001
Dollas, BobbyBobby Dollas Laval (QSPHL)January 22, 2002
McKenna, SteveSteve McKenna New York RangersAugust 28, 2001
Miller, KipKip Miller Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL)May 31, 2001
Parent, RichRich Parent Iserlohn (Germany)July 12, 2001
Snow, GarthGarth Snow New York IslandersJuly 1, 2001

Claimed from waivers
Date Player Previous team
October 3, 2001 John Jakopin Florida Panthers
January 4, 2002 Randy Robitaille Los Angeles Kings
March 15, 2002 Shean Donovan Atlanta Thrashers
March 16, 2002 Jeff Toms New York Rangers

PersonnelEdit

Pittsburgh Penguins 2002 Final Roster
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers


Pittsburgh Penguins 2001–02 staff
Executive operations
  • Ownership - Mario Lemieux
  • Chief Executive Officer - Mario Lemieux
  • Chairman - Mario Lemieux
  • President - Mario Lemieux
  • Executive Vice President/General Manager - Craig Patrick
 

Hockey operations

Draft picksEdit

The Penguins selected the following players in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft at the National Car Rental Center in Sunrise, Florida:

Round Pick Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team
1 21 Colby Armstrong (RW) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
2 54 Noah Welch (D) Flag of the United States United States St. Sebastian's (USHS)
3 86 Drew Fata (D) Flag of Canada.svg Canada St. Michael's Majors (OHL)
3 96 Alexandre Rouleau (D) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Val D'Or Foreurs (QMJHL)
4 120 Tomas Surovy (LW) Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Poprad (SVK)
4 131 Ben Eaves (C) Flag of the United States United States Boston College (NCAA)
5 156 Andy Schneider (D) Flag of the United States United States Lincoln Stars (USHL)
7 217 Tomas Duba (G) Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic HC Sparta Praha (Czech Extraliga)
8 250 Brandon Crawford-West (G) Flag of the United States United States Texas Tornado (NAHL)

Farm teamsEdit

The AHL's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, after losing in the Calder Cup Finals the previous season, finished last overall in the Western Conference with a 20-44-13-3 record.

The ECHL's Wheeling Nailers finished fifth in the Northern Conference's Northwest Division with a 36-32-4 record. It was their first year under John Brophy.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

<references\>

  1. Mehno, John. The Best Pittsburgh Sports Arguments: The 100 Most Controversial, Debatable Questions for Die-Hard Fans. Naperville, Illinois: Sourcebooks, 2007, pp. 149-150.
  2. Mehno, John. The Best Pittsburgh Sports Arguments: The 100 Most Controversial, Debatable Questions for Die-Hard Fans. Naperville, Illinois: Sourcebooks, 2007, pp. 131-132.

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