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2002–03 Philadelphia Flyers · NHL
Division 2nd Atlantic
Conference 4th Eastern
2002–03 record 45–20–13–4
Home record 21–10–8–2
Road record 24–10–5–2
Goals for 211
Goals against 166
General Manager Bob Clarke
Coach Ken Hitchcock
Captain Keith Primeau
Alternate captains John LeClair
Mark Recchi
Arena First Union Center
Average attendance 19,325[1]
Team leaders
Goals Jeremy Roenick (27)
Assists Mark Recchi (32)
Points Jeremy Roenick (58)
Penalties in minutes Donald Brashear (161)
Wins Roman Cechmanek (33)
Goals against average Roman Cechmanek (1.83)

The 2002–03 Philadelphia Flyers season was the Philadelphia Flyers 36th season in the National Hockey League (NHL).

In 2002–03, Roman Cechmanek had a club record 1.83 GAA and the Flyers acquired Sami Kapanen and Tony Amonte prior to the trade deadline; however, they fell one point short of a second straight Atlantic Division title. As a result, the Flyers endured a long, brutal seven-game first round match-up with Toronto that featured three multiple overtime games, all in Toronto. After winning Game 7, 6–1, the Flyers fought Ottawa in the second round with equal vigor as they split the first four games of the series, Cechmanek earning shutouts in both wins. Cechmanek's inconsistency showed through, however, as he allowed ten goals in the final two games and Ottawa advanced in six games. Cechmanek was traded to Los Angeles for a 2004 second round draft pick during the off-season despite having the second-best goals-against average in the league over his three years in Philadelphia.

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

      Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Tie/overtime loss (1 point)

2002–03 Game log

PlayoffsEdit

Game logEdit

      Win       Loss

2003 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

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

Regular season Playoffs
Player # GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
Jeremy Roenick 97 79 27 32 59 75 13 3 5 8 8
Mark Recchi 8 79 20 32 52 35 13 7 3 10 2
Keith Primeau 25 80 19 27 46 93 13 1 1 2 14
Michal Handzus 26 82 23 21 44 46 13 2 6 8 6
Kim Johnsson 5 82 10 29 39 38 13 0 3 3 8
Eric Desjardins 37 79 8 24 32 35 5 2 1 3 0
John LeClair 10 35 18 10 28 16 13 2 3 5 10
Simon Gagne 12 46 9 18 27 16 13 4 1 5 6
Marty Murray 39 76 11 15 26 13 4 0 0 0 4
Donald Brashear 87 80 8 17 25 161 13 1 2 3 21
Justin Williams 14 41 8 16 24 22 12 1 5 6 8
Eric Weinrich 2 81 2 18 20 40 13 2 3 5 12
Radovan Somik 20 60 8 10 18 10 5 1 1 2 6
Tony Amonte 11 13 7 8 15 2 13 1 6 7 4
Sami Kapanen 24 28 4 9 13 6 13 4 3 7 6
Dennis Seidenberg 36 58 4 9 13 20 - - - - -
Pavel Brendl 55 42 5 7 12 4 - - - - -
Eric Chouinard 19 28 4 4 8 2 - - - - -
Marcus Ragnarsson 28 43 2 6 8 32 13 0 1 1 6
Chris Therien 6 67 1 6 7 36 13 0 2 2 2
Joe Sacco 15 34 1 5 6 20 4 0 0 0 0
Todd Fedoruk 29 63 1 5 6 105 1 0 0 0 0
Todd Warriner 18 13 2 3 5 6 - - - - -
Claude Lapointe 13 14 2 2 4 16 13 2 3 5 14
Dmitri Yushkevich 22 18 2 2 4 8 13 1 4 5 2
Paul Ranheim 19 28 0 4 4 6 - - - - -
Andre Savage 27 16 2 1 3 4 - - - - -
Jim Vandermeer 23 24 2 1 3 27 8 0 1 1 9
Dan McGillis 3 24 0 3 3 20 - - - - -
Tomi Kallio 18 7 1 0 1 2 - - - - -
Mark Greig 9 5 0 1 1 2 - - - - -
Mike Siklenka 21 1 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Kirby Law 47 2 0 0 0 2 - - - - -
Ian MacNeil 34 2 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Patrick Sharp 18[2] 3 0 0 0 2 - - - - -
Jamie Wright 18 4 0 0 0 4 - - - - -
Bruno St. Jacques 22 6 0 0 0 2 - - - - -
Guillaume Lefebvre 17 14 0 0 0 4 - - - - -
Chris McAllister 24 19 0 0 0 21 - - - - -
Robert Esche (G) 42 30 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 0
Roman Cechmanek (G) 32 58 0 0 0 8 13 0 0 0 0
Bench X 30 8

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Flyers. Stats reflect time with the Flyers only.
Traded mid-season
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

GoaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games Played; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals Against; SO = Shutouts; Sv% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals Against Average

Regular season Playoffs
Player # GP TOI W L T GA SO Sv% GAA GP TOI W L GA SO Sv% GAA
Roman Cechmanek 32 58 3350 33 15 10 102 6 .926 1.83 13 867 6 7 31 2 .909 2.14
Robert Esche 42 30 1638 12 9 3 60 2 .903 2.20 1 30 0 0 1 0 .929 2.00

Awards and recordsEdit

AwardsEdit

NHL
Award Recipient
All-Star Game representative Ken Hitchcock (Assistant Coach)
Jeremy Roenick
NHL Player of the Week Roman Cechmanek (January 21)
William M. Jennings Trophy Roman Cechmanek
Robert Esche
Team
Award Recipient
Barry Ashbee Trophy Eric Desjardins
Bobby Clarke Trophy Roman Cechmanek
Pelle Lindbergh Memorial Donald Brashear
Toyota Cup Keith Primeau
Yanick Dupre Memorial Robert Esche

TransactionsEdit

The Flyers were involved in the following transactions before/during the 2002–03 season.

TradesEdit

June 12, 2002
To Philadelphia Flyers
Michal Handzus
Robert Esche
To Phoenix Coyotes
Brian Boucher
Nashville's 3rd round pick in 2002
June 18, 2002
To Philadelphia Flyers
3rd round pick in 2003
conditional 5th round pick in 2004[3]
To Edmonton Oilers
Jiri Dopita
June 21, 2002
To Philadelphia Flyers
1st round pick in 2002
To Tampa Bay Lightning
Ruslan Fedotenko
Tampa Bay's 2nd round pick in 2002
Phoenix's 2nd round pick in 2002
June 22, 2002
To Philadelphia Flyers
6th round pick in 2002
3rd round pick in 2003
To Carolina Hurricanes
3rd round pick in 2002
June 23, 2002
To Philadelphia Flyers
5th round pick in 2003
To Columbus Blue Jackets
6th round pick in 2002
7th round pick in 2002
December 6, 2002
To Philadelphia Flyers
Marcus Ragnarsson
To San Jose Sharks
Dan McGillis
December 19, 2002
To Philadelphia Flyers
conditional draft pick in 2004
To Phoenix Coyotes
Paul Ranheim
January 29, 2003
To Philadelphia Flyers
Eric Chouinard
To Montreal Canadiens
2nd round pick in 2003
February 5, 2003
To Philadelphia Flyers
Todd Warriner
To Vancouver Canucks
conditional draft pick[3]
February 7, 2003
To Philadelphia Flyers
6th round pick in 2003
To Colorado Avalanche
Chris McAllister
February 7, 2003
To Philadelphia Flyers
Sami Kapanen
Ryan Bast
To Carolina Hurricanes
Pavel Brendl
Bruno St. Jacques
March 1, 2003
To Philadelphia Flyers
Dmitri Yushkevich
To Los Angeles Kings
4th round pick in 2003
7th round pick in 2004
March 9, 2003
To Philadelphia Flyers
Claude Lapointe
To New York Islanders
5th round pick in 2003
March 10, 2003
To Philadelphia Flyers
Tony Amonte
To Phoenix Coyotes
Guillaume Lefebvre
2nd round pick in 2004
3rd round pick in 2003
May 23, 2003
To Philadelphia Flyers
2nd round pick in 2004
To Los Angeles Kings
Roman Cechmanek

Other transactionsEdit

Date Player Team (League) Notes
Signed via free agency
July 2, 2002 Ian MacNeil Lowell (AHL)
July 14, 2002 Andre Savage Manitoba (AHL)
January 15, 2003 Joe Sacco Washington (NHL)
January 27, 2003 Mike Siklenka Portland (AHL)
Lost via free agency
July 1, 2002 Adam Oates Anaheim (NHL)
July 4, 2002 Luke Richardson Columbus (NHL)
Retirement
n/a Rick Tocchet
Claimed off waivers
January 1, 2003 Tomi Kallio Columbus (NHL)
Lost on waivers
March 11, 2003 Todd Warriner Nashville (NHL)
Re-signed
July 12, 2002 Donald Brashear 4 years
July 12, 2002 Todd Fedoruk 2 years
September 11, 2002 Simon Gagne 2 years
February 15, 2003 Marcus Ragnarsson 2 year extension
Signed to Entry Level contracts
May 17, 2003 Wade Skolney Brandon (WHL) Undrafted free agent
June 25, 2002 Jeff Woywitka Red Deer (WHL) Drafted 27th overall, 2001
May 21, 2003 Freddy Meyer Boston (HE) Undrafted free agent

Draft picksEdit

Philadelphia's picks at the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.[4]

Rnd # Player Position Nationality Drafted from
1 4 Joni Pitkanen Defenseman Flag of Finland Finland Karpat (SM-liiga)
4 105 Rosario Ruggeri Defenseman Flag of Canada.svg Canada Chicoutimi Saguenéens (QMJHL)
4 126 Konstantin Baranov Forward Flag of Russia Russia Mechel Chelyabinsk (RUS)
5 161 Dov Grumet-Morris Goaltender Flag of the United States United States Harvard University (ECAC)
6 192 Nikita Korovkin Defenseman Flag of Russia Russia Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
6 193 Joey Mormina Defenseman Flag of Canada.svg Canada Colgate University (ECAC)
7 201 Mathieu Brunelle Left Wing Flag of Canada.svg Canada Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL)

Farm teamsEdit

The Flyers were affiliated with the Philadelphia Phantoms of the AHL and the Trenton Titans of the ECHL.[5][6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. FlyersHistory.net, All Time Team Attendance
  2. Wore number 51 and number 11 early in the season.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Condition not met
  4. hockeydb.com, 2002 NHL Entry Draft
  5. FlyersHistory.net, Non-AHL Affiliates
  6. FlyersHistory.net, AHL Season Overview: 2002–03
Philadelphia Flyers
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Head Coaches Allen • Stasiuk • Shero • McCammon • Quinn • McCammon • Keenan • Holmgren • Dineen • Simpson • Murray • Cashman • Neilson • Ramsay • Barber • Hitchcock • Stevens
Division titles 1967-68, 1973-74, 1974-75, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1979-80, 1982-83, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87, 1994-95, 1995-96, 1999-2000, 2001-02, 2003-04
Conference Championships 1974-75, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1979-80, 1984-85, 1986-87, 1996-97
Stanley Cups 1973-74, 1974-75
Affiliates Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL), Wheeling Nailers (ECHL)


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