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02-03NJDev
2002–03 New Jersey Devils · NHL
Stanley Cup Champions
Eastern Conference Champions
Atlantic Division Champions
Division 1st Atlantic
Conference 2nd Eastern
2002–03 record 46–20–10–6
Home record 25–11–3–2
Road record 21–9–7–4
Goals for 216
Goals against 166
General Manager Lou Lamoriello
Coach Pat Burns
Captain Scott Stevens
Alternate captains Patrik Elias
Scott Niedermayer
Arena Continental Airlines Arena
Average attendance 14,858
Team leaders
Goals Patrik Elias] (28)
Assists Scott Gomez (42)
Points Patrik Elias (57)
Penalties in minutes Turner Stevenson (115)
Wins Martin Brodeur (41)
Goals against average Corey Schwab (1.47)

The 2002–03 New Jersey Devils season was the team's 21st season in the National Hockey League since the franchise relocated to New Jersey. After claiming Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference titles, the Devils won their third Stanley Cup championship in a seven game series against the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Atlantic Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
12 New Jersey Devils 82 46 20 10 6 216 166 108
24 Philadelphia Flyers 82 45 20 13 4 211 166 107
38 New York Islanders 82 35 34 11 2 224 231 83
49 New York Rangers 82 32 36 10 4 210 231 78
514 Pittsburgh Penguins 82 27 44 6 5 189 255 65

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
1WOctober 10, 20022–1 @ Ottawa Senators (2002–03) 1–0–0–0
2WOctober 12, 20023–2 Columbus Blue Jackets (2002–03) 2–0–0–0
3WOctober 18, 20023–2 OT Nashville Predators (2002–03) 3–0–0–0
4LOctober 19, 20021–3 @ Carolina Hurricanes (2002–03) 3–1–0–0
5WOctober 23, 20022–1 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2002–03) 4–1–0–0
6WOctober 25, 20022–1 @ Buffalo Sabres (2002–03) 5–1–0–0
7WOctober 26, 20025–1 Tampa Bay Lightning (2002–03) 6–1–0–0
8LOctober 29, 20021–2 Carolina Hurricanes (2002–03) 6–2–0–0
9WNovember 2, 20025–1 Chicago Blackhawks (2002–03) 7–2–0–0
10LNovember 5, 20022–3 Calgary Flames (2002–03) 7–3–0–0
11WNovember 7, 20021–0 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2002–03) 8–3–0–0
12LNovember 9, 20023–6 Edmonton Oilers (2002–03) 8–4–0–0
13WNovember 12, 20023–2 OT Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2002–03) 9–4–0–0
14WNovember 15, 20025–1 Montreal Canadiens (2002–03) 10–4–0–0
15LNovember 16, 20021–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (2002–03) 10–5–0–0
16WNovember 19, 20024–3 OT Buffalo Sabres (2002–03) 11–5–0–0
17TNovember 21, 20024–4 OT New York Rangers (2002–03) 11–5–1–0
18LNovember 23, 20021–3 Tampa Bay Lightning (2002–03) 11–6–1–0
19LNovember 27, 20022–3 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (2002–03) 11–6–1–1
20WNovember 29, 20022–1 @ Nashville Predators (2002–03) 12–6–1–1
21WNovember 30, 20025–4 OT @ St. Louis Blues (2002–03) 13–6–1–1
22WDecember 2, 20021–0 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (2002–03) 14–6–1–1
23LDecember 4, 20022–3 OT Vancouver Canucks (2002–03) 14–6–1–2
24WDecember 6, 20023–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (2002–03) 15–6–1–2
25LDecember 7, 20020–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03) 15–7–1–2
26WDecember 10, 20022–0 St. Louis Blues (2002–03) 16–7–1–2
27LDecember 12, 20022–4 @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2002–03) 16–8–1–2
28LDecember 14, 20023–4 OT @ Ottawa Senators (2002–03) 16–8–1–3
29LDecember 18, 20020–3 Ottawa Senators (2002–03) 16–9–1–3
30WDecember 19, 20023–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2002–03) 17–9–1–3
31WDecember 21, 20025–3 Dallas Stars (2002–03) 18–9–1–3
32TDecember 23, 20022–2 OT @ New York Rangers (2002–03) 18–9–2–3
33LDecember 27, 20022–3 @ Washington Capitals (2002–03) 18–10–2–3
34WDecember 28, 20022–1 OT Washington Capitals (2002–03) 19–10–2–3
35WDecember 30, 20021–0 @ Boston Bruins (2002–03) 20–10–2–3
36LJanuary 1, 20031–2 Florida Panthers (2002–03) 20–11–2–3
37WJanuary 3, 20032–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03) 21–11–2–3
38LJanuary 4, 20031–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03) 21–12–2–3
39WJanuary 7, 20033–2 Montreal Canadiens (2002–03) 22–12–2–3
40WJanuary 10, 20032–1 @ Florida Panthers (2002–03) 23–12–2–3
41TJanuary 11, 20033–3 OT @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2002–03) 23–12–3–3
42WJanuary 13, 20036–2 Florida Panthers (2002–03) 24–12–3–3
43WJanuary 15, 20035–0 New York Islanders (2002–03) 25–12–3–3
44WJanuary 17, 20032–1 @ Carolina Hurricanes (2002–03) 26–12–3–3
45WJanuary 18, 20035–2 Carolina Hurricanes (2002–03) 27–12–3–3
46WJanuary 22, 20035–4 OT @ San Jose Sharks (2002–03) 28–12–3–3
47WJanuary 24, 20033–1 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2002–03) 29–12–3–3
48LJanuary 25, 20031–2 OT @ Los Angeles Kings (2002–03) 29–12–3–4
49WJanuary 28, 20031–0 Detroit Red Wings (2002–03) 30–12–3–4
50WJanuary 30, 20035–1 Philadelphia Flyers (2002–03) 31–12–3–4
51WFebruary 4, 20034–1 Buffalo Sabres (2002–03) 32–12–3–4
52WFebruary 5, 20034–1 @ Washington Capitals (2002–03) 33–12–3–4
53LFebruary 7, 20032–4 Atlanta Thrashers (2002–03) 33–13–3–4
54WFebruary 9, 20033–2 Minnesota Wild (2002–03) 34–13–3–4
55LFebruary 11, 20031–3 @ Colorado Avalanche (2002–03) 34–14–3–4
56WFebruary 12, 20033–0 @ Phoenix Coyotes (2002–03) 35–14–3–4
57LFebruary 15, 20031–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (2002–03) 35–15–3–4
58TFebruary 18, 20032–2 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (2002–03) 35–15–4–4
59LFebruary 19, 20033–5 Ottawa Senators (2002–03) 35–16–4–4
60WFebruary 21, 20033–2 Boston Bruins (2002–03) 36–16–4–4
61WFebruary 23, 20034–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2002–03) 37–16–4–4
62TFebruary 25, 20033–3 OT New York Rangers (2002–03) 37–16–5–4
63TFebruary 27, 20033–3 OT @ New York Islanders (2002–03) 37–16–6–4
64WMarch 1, 20032–1 OT Washington Capitals (2002–03) 38–16–6–4
65LMarch 4, 20032–3 @ Minnesota Wild (2002–03) 38–17–6–4
66LMarch 5, 20034–5 OT @ Calgary Flames (2002–03) 38–17–6–5
67WMarch 8, 20034–2 @ New York Islanders (2002–03) 39–17–6–5
68LMarch 11, 20032–3 Atlanta Thrashers (2002–03) 39–18–6–5
69LMarch 13, 20033–4 @ Boston Bruins (2002–03) 39–19–6–5
70WMarch 15, 20033–1 New York Rangers (2002–03) 40–19–6–5
71LMarch 17, 20032–4 Philadelphia Flyers (2002–03) 40–20–6–5
72WMarch 18, 20031–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (2002–03) 41–20–6–5
73WMarch 21, 20033–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (2002–03) 42–20–6–5
74WMarch 22, 20034–2 @ New York Islanders (2002–03) 43–20–6–5
75WMarch 24, 20034–1 @ Florida Panthers (2002–03) 44–20–6–5
76TMarch 27, 20032–2 OT @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2002–03) 44–20–7–5
77TMarch 28, 20031–1 OT @ Atlanta Thrashers (2002–03) 44–20–8–5
78WMarch 30, 20036–0 New York Islanders (2002–03) 45–20–8–5
79LApril 1, 20032–3 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03) 45–20–8–6
80TApril 3, 20031–1 OT Boston Bruins (2002–03) 45–20–9–6
81WApril 4, 20032–1 @ New York Rangers (2002–03) 46–20–9–6
82TApril 6, 20032–2 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (2002–03) 46–20–10–6

PlayoffsEdit

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Elias, PatrikPatrik Elias LW 81 28 29 57 2217604
Langenbrunner, JamieJamie Langenbrunner RW 78 22 33 55 6517515
Gomez, ScottScott Gomez C 80 13 42 55 4817204
Friesen, JeffJeff Friesen LW 81 23 28 51 2623304
Nieuwendyk, JoeJoe Nieuwendyk C 80 17 28 45 5610304
Madden, JohnJohn Madden C 80 19 22 41 2613223
Rafalski, BrianBrian Rafalski D 79 3 37 40 1418200
Niedermayer, ScottScott Niedermayer D 81 11 28 39 6223303
Gionta, BrianBrian Gionta RW 58 12 13 25 235203
Stevenson, TurnerTurner Stevenson RW 77 7 13 20 1157000
Stevens, ScottScott Stevens D 81 4 16 20 4118002
Brylin, SergeiSergei Brylin LW 52 11 8 19 16-2311
Pandolfo, JayJay Pandolfo LW 68 6 11 17 2312014
Tverdovsky, OlegOleg Tverdovsky D 50 5 8 13 222201
White, ColinColin White D 72 5 8 13 9819001
McKenzie, JimJim McKenzie LW 76 4 8 12 883002
Bicek, JiriJiri Bicek RW 44 5 6 11 257101
Berglund, ChristianChristian Berglund LW 38 4 5 9 203000
Daneyko, KenKen Daneyko D 69 2 7 9 336000
Rupp, MikeMike Rupp C 26 5 3 8 210203
Albelin, TommyTommy Albelin D 37 1 6 7 610010
Rheaume, PascalPascal Rheaume C 21 4 1 5 83011
Marshall, GrantGrant Marshall RW 10 1 3 4 7-3000
Danton, MikeMike Danton C 17 2 0 2 350000
Guolla, SteveSteve Guolla C 12 2 0 2 21000
Smehlik, RichardRichard Smehlik D 12 0 2 2 0-1000
Darby, CraigCraig Darby C 3 0 1 1 0-1000
Giroux, RaymondRaymond Giroux D 11 0 1 1 6-2000
Zyuzin, AndreiAndrei Zyuzin D 1 0 1 1 2-1000
Brodeur, MartinMartin Brodeur G 73 0 0 0 100000
Schwab, CoreyCorey Schwab G 11 0 0 0 00000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Brodeur, MartinMartin Brodeur 4374 73 41 23 9 147 2.02 917061559.914
Schwab, CoreyCorey Schwab 614 11 5 3 1 15 1.47 1223208.933
Team: 4988 82 46 26 10 162 1.95 1019291767.916

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Langenbrunner, JamieJamie Langenbrunner RW 24 11 7 18 16104
Niedermayer, ScottScott Niedermayer D 24 2 16 18 16100
Madden, JohnJohn Madden C 24 6 10 16 2211
Friesen, JeffJeff Friesen LW 24 10 4 14 6104
Elias, PatrikPatrik Elias LW 24 5 8 13 26202
Pandolfo, JayJay Pandolfo LW 24 6 6 12 2001
Gomez, ScottScott Gomez C 24 3 9 12 2000
Rafalski, BrianBrian Rafalski D 23 2 9 11 8200
Nieuwendyk, JoeJoe Nieuwendyk C 17 3 6 9 4100
Stevens, ScottScott Stevens D 24 3 6 9 14101
Gionta, BrianBrian Gionta RW 24 1 8 9 6000
Marshall, GrantGrant Marshall RW 24 6 2 8 8201
White, ColinColin White D 24 0 5 5 29000
Brylin, SergeiSergei Brylin LW 19 1 3 4 8001
Rupp, MikeMike Rupp C 4 1 3 4 0001
Rheaume, PascalPascal Rheaume C 24 1 2 3 13000
Tverdovsky, OlegOleg Tverdovsky D 15 0 3 3 0000
Stevenson, TurnerTurner Stevenson RW 14 1 1 2 26000
Albelin, TommyTommy Albelin D 16 1 0 1 2000
Brodeur, MartinMartin Brodeur G 24 0 1 1 6000
Bicek, JiriJiri Bicek RW 5 0 0 0 0000
Daneyko, KenKen Daneyko D 13 0 0 0 2000
McKenzie, JimJim McKenzie LW 13 0 0 0 14000
Schwab, CoreyCorey Schwab G 2 0 0 0 0000
Smehlik, RichardRichard Smehlik D 5 0 0 0 2000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Brodeur, MartinMartin Brodeur 1491 24 16 8 41 1.65 7622581.934
Schwab, CoreyCorey Schwab 28 2 0 0 0 0.00 0881.000
Team: 1519 24 16 8 41 1.62 7630589.935

[1]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/minus; PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
      MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T/OT = Ties/overtime losses; GA = Goals against; GAA = Goals against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

Draft picksEdit

The Devils' draft picks at the 2002 NHL Entry Draft at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Rd # Pick # Player Nat Pos Team (League) Notes
1 20 No first-round pick[2]
2 51 Anton Kadeykin Flag of Russia Russia D Elemash Elektrostal (Vysshaya Liga)
2 53 Barry Tallackson Flag of the United States United States of America RW University of Minnesota (WCHA) [3]
3 64 Jason Ryznar Flag of the United States United States of America LW University of Michigan (CCHA) [4]
3 84 Marek Chvatal Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic D HC Oceláři Třinec (Czech Extraliga) [5]
3 85 Ahren Nittel Flag of Canada Canada LW Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
4 117 Cam Janssen Flag of the United States United States of America RW Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
5 154 Krisjanis Redlihs Flag of Latvia Latvia D HK Liepajas Metalurgs (Latvian Hockey League)
6 187 Eric Johansson Flag of Canada Canada C Tri-City Americans (WHL)
7 218 Ilkka Pikkarainen Flag of Finland Finland RW HIFK Helsinki (SM-liiga) [4][6]
8 250 Dan Glover Flag of Canada Canada D Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL)
9 281 Bill Kinkel Flag of the United States United States of America LW Kitchener Rangers (OHL)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2002-03 New Jersey Devils Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-02.
  2. The Devils traded their 2001 first-round pick (later transferred to Buffalo and used on Daniel Paille), along with Randy McKay and Jason Arnott for Joe Nieuwendyk and Jamie Langenbrunner on March 19, 2002.
  3. No source exists to indicate why the Devils drafted twice in the second round of 2002.
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Devils acquired the 2002 third-round pick from Atlanta for Phoenix's 2001 fourth-round pick (used on Milan Gajic) and the Devils' 2002 seventh-round pick (later transferred to San Jose and used on Tim Conboy) on June 24, 2001.
  5. 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.
  6. No source exists to indicate where the Devils acquired the pick to draft Pikkarainen.
New Jersey Devils
Team Kansas City ScoutsColorado RockiesPlayersAward WinnersSeasonsRecordsDraft picks • • Continental Airlines ArenaPrudential Center
New Jersey Devils coaches MacMillanMcVieCarpenterSchoenfeldCunniffBrooksLemaireFtorekRobinsonConstantineBurnsLamorielloJulienSutter
Division titles 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 2000-01, 2002-03, 2005-06, 2006-07
Conference Championships 1994-95, 1999-00, 2000-01, 2002-03
Stanley Cups 1994-95, 1999-00, 2002-03
Affiliates Lowell Devils (AHL), Trenton Devils (ECHL)


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