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2002–03 Pittsburgh Penguins · NHL
Division 5th Atlantic
Conference 14th Eastern
2002–03 record 27–44–6
Goals for 189
Goals against 255
General Manager Craig Patrick
Coach Rick Kehoe
Captain Mario Lemieux
Alternate captains Martin Straka
Arena Mellon Arena
Team leaders
Goals Mario Lemieux (28)
Assists Mario Lemieux (63)
Points Mario Lemieux (91)
Penalties in minutes Steve McKenna (128)
Wins Johan Hedberg (14)
Goals against average Sebastien Caron (2.64)

The 2002–03 Pittsburgh Penguins season was the Penguins' 36th season. The team finished fifth and last in the Atlantic Division and did not qualify for the playoffs.

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Final 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
1LOctober 10, 20020–6 Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03) 0–1–0–0
2WOctober 12, 20026–0 New York Rangers (2002–03) 1–1–0–0
3WOctober 14, 20025–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03) 2–1–0–0
4WOctober 16, 20023–2 Atlanta Thrashers (2002–03) 3–1–0–0
5TOctober 19, 20023–3 OT Tampa Bay Lightning (2002–03) 3–1–1–0
6TOctober 22, 20023–3 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (2002–03) 3–1–2–0
7LOctober 25, 20023–7 @ Detroit Red Wings (2002–03) 3–2–2–0
8WOctober 26, 20025–2 Buffalo Sabres (2002–03) 4–2–2–0
9WOctober 28, 20023–2 Washington Capitals (2002–03) 5–2–2–0
10WOctober 30, 20024–1 @ Ottawa Senators (2002–03) 6–2–2–0
11WNovember 2, 20025–3 Tampa Bay Lightning (2002–03) 7–2–2–0
12LNovember 6, 20023–4 OT @ Florida Panthers (2002–03) 7–2–2–1
13LNovember 8, 20021–4 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2002–03) 7–3–2–1
14LNovember 9, 20022–3 @ Carolina Hurricanes (2002–03) 7–4–2–1
15TNovember 14, 20021–1 OT @ Minnesota Wild (2002–03) 7–4–3–1
16LNovember 16, 20022–3 New York Islanders (2002–03) 7–5–3–1
17LNovember 18, 20024–5 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (2002–03) 7–5–3–2
18LNovember 20, 20022–3 OT Montreal Canadiens (2002–03) 7–5–3–3
19WNovember 22, 20023–1 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2002–03) 8–5–3–3
20WNovember 23, 20024–1 San Jose Sharks (2002–03) 9–5–3–3
21WNovember 27, 20027–2 Philadelphia Flyers (2002–03) 10–5–3–3
22WNovember 29, 20024–1 @ Buffalo Sabres (2002–03) 11–5–3–3
23LNovember 30, 20022–3 Boston Bruins (2002–03) 11–6–3–3
24LDecember 3, 20021–4 Washington Capitals (2002–03) 11–7–3–3
25LDecember 6, 20021–3 @ New Jersey Devils (2002–03) 11–8–3–3
26LDecember 7, 20023–6 New York Islanders (2002–03) 11–9–3–3
27LDecember 10, 20022–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03) 11–10–3–3
28LDecember 12, 20022–5 @ San Jose Sharks (2002–03) 11–11–3–3
29LDecember 14, 20022–3 OT @ Los Angeles Kings (2002–03) 11–11–3–4
30LDecember 15, 20020–5 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2002–03) 11–12–3–4
31LDecember 17, 20022–5 @ Phoenix Coyotes (2002–03) 11–13–3–4
32LDecember 19, 20021–3 New Jersey Devils (2002–03) 11–14–3–4
33WDecember 21, 20022–0 Calgary Flames (2002–03) 12–14–3–4
34WDecember 23, 20025–2 Buffalo Sabres (2002–03) 13–14–3–4
35WDecember 26, 20026–1 @ New York Rangers (2002–03) 14–14–3–4
36WDecember 28, 20023–2 Montreal Canadiens (2002–03) 15–14–3–4
37LDecember 30, 20022–3 OT Atlanta Thrashers (2002–03) 15–14–3–5
38LDecember 31, 20022–5 @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2002–03) 15–15–3–5
39WJanuary 3, 20034–1 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2002–03) 16–15–3–5
40WJanuary 4, 20033–2 OT New York Islanders (2002–03) 17–15–3–5
41LJanuary 7, 20033–6 @ New York Islanders (2002–03) 17–16–3–5
42LJanuary 9, 20032–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03) 17–17–3–5
43LJanuary 11, 20031–3 New York Rangers (2002–03) 17–18–3–5
44WJanuary 13, 20032–1 @ Boston Bruins (2002–03) 18–18–3–5
45WJanuary 15, 20032–0 @ Carolina Hurricanes (2002–03) 19–18–3–5
46WJanuary 17, 20033–2 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2002–03) 20–18–3–5
47LJanuary 18, 20030–3 @ Florida Panthers (2002–03) 20–19–3–5
48TJanuary 21, 20030–0 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (2002–03) 20–19–4–5
49LJanuary 23, 20031–4 Boston Bruins (2002–03) 20–20–4–5
50WJanuary 25, 20035–3 Chicago Blackhawks (2002–03) 21–20–4–5
51LJanuary 28, 20032–5 @ New York Islanders (2002–03) 21–21–4–5
52LJanuary 30, 20031–2 @ Washington Capitals (2002–03) 21–22–4–5
53LFebruary 4, 20032–3 Vancouver Canucks (2002–03) 21–23–4–5
54LFebruary 6, 20030–6 Florida Panthers (2002–03) 21–24–4–5
55WFebruary 8, 20035–2 @ Boston Bruins (2002–03) 22–24–4–5
56LFebruary 12, 20030–3 Ottawa Senators (2002–03) 22–25–4–5
57LFebruary 14, 20030–1 @ New York Rangers (2002–03) 22–26–4–5
58WFebruary 15, 20034–1 @ New Jersey Devils (2002–03) 23–26–4–5
59WFebruary 18, 20034–3 OT Edmonton Oilers (2002–03) 24–26–4–5
60LFebruary 20, 20032–5 Colorado Avalanche (2002–03) 24–27–4–5
61WFebruary 22, 20032–1 OT St. Louis Blues (2002–03) 25–27–4–5
62LFebruary 23, 20033–4 New Jersey Devils (2002–03) 25–28–4–5
63LFebruary 25, 20033–5 Los Angeles Kings (2002–03) 25–29–4–5
64LFebruary 27, 20030–6 @ Nashville Predators (2002–03) 25–30–4–5
65LMarch 1, 20031–4 @ Colorado Avalanche (2002–03) 25–31–4–5
66LMarch 2, 20031–3 @ Dallas Stars (2002–03) 25–32–4–5
67LMarch 4, 20031–4 Phoenix Coyotes (2002–03) 25–33–4–5
68LMarch 6, 20030–4 Carolina Hurricanes (2002–03) 25–34–4–5
69LMarch 8, 20031–5 Ottawa Senators (2002–03) 25–35–4–5
70LMarch 9, 20032–4 @ Ottawa Senators (2002–03) 25–36–4–5
71TMarch 12, 20032–2 OT Nashville Predators (2002–03) 25–36–5–5
72LMarch 15, 20031–4 Philadelphia Flyers (2002–03) 25–37–5–5
73LMarch 16, 20032–4 Florida Panthers (2002–03) 25–38–5–5
74LMarch 18, 20031–5 Detroit Red Wings (2002–03) 25–39–5–5
75LMarch 20, 20032–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2002–03) 25–40–5–5
76LMarch 21, 20031–3 @ New Jersey Devils (2002–03) 25–41–5–5
77TMarch 23, 20031–1 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (2002–03) 25–41–6–5
78WMarch 26, 20033–1 @ New York Rangers (2002–03) 26–41–6–5
79LMarch 29, 20030–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2002–03) 26–42–6–5
80LMarch 31, 20031–6 Philadelphia Flyers (2002–03) 26–43–6–5
81WApril 2, 20033–2 Carolina Hurricanes (2002–03) 27–43–6–5
82LApril 5, 20033–5 @ Washington Capitals (2002–03) 27–44–6–5

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Lemieux, MarioMario Lemieux C 67 28 63 91 43-251404
Kovalev, AlexAlex Kovalev RW 54 27 37 64 50-11801
Straka, MartinMartin Straka C 60 18 28 46 12-18704
Tarnstrom, DickDick Tarnstrom D 61 7 34 41 50-11300
Hrdina, JanJan Hrdina C 57 14 25 39 3411104
Morozov, AlekseyAleksey Morozov RW 27 9 16 25 16-3602
Nieminen, VilleVille Nieminen LW 75 9 12 21 93-25021
Robitaille, RandyRandy Robitaille C 41 5 12 17 85102
Primeau, WayneWayne Primeau C 70 5 11 16 55-30100
Fata, RicoRico Fata RW 27 5 8 13 10-6000
Kraft, MilanMilan Kraft C 31 7 5 12 10-8001
Surovy, TomasTomas Surovy C 26 4 7 11 100102
McKenna, SteveSteve McKenna LW 79 9 1 10 128-18503
Rozsival, MichalMichal Rozsival D 53 4 6 10 40-5100
Donovan, SheanShean Donovan RW 52 4 5 9 30-6010
Daigle, AlexandreAlexandre Daigle C 33 4 3 7 8-10100
Bergevin, MarcMarc Bergevin D 69 2 5 7 36-9000
Manderville, KentKent Manderville C 82 2 5 7 46-22001
Laukkanen, JanneJanne Laukkanen D 17 1 6 7 8-3000
Moran, IanIan Moran D 70 0 7 7 46-17000
Meloche, EricEric Meloche RW 13 5 1 6 4-2201
Sivek, MichalMichal Sivek C 38 3 3 6 14-5100
Lefebvre, GuillaumeGuillaume Lefebvre LW 12 2 4 6 01000
Johansson, MathiasMathias Johansson C 12 1 5 6 41100
Lintner, RichardRichard Lintner D 19 3 2 5 10-9100
Jonsson, HansHans Jonsson D 63 1 4 5 36-23000
Pushor, JamieJamie Pushor D 76 3 1 4 76-28000
LaCouture, DanDan LaCouture LW 44 2 2 4 72-8000
Ference, AndrewAndrew Ference D 22 1 3 4 36-16100
Holzinger, BrianBrian Holzinger C 9 1 2 3 6-6000
Focht, DanDan Focht D 12 0 3 3 19-7000
Samuelsson, MikaelMikael Samuelsson RW 22 2 0 2 8-21100
Heins, ShawnShawn Heins D 27 1 1 2 33-2001
Hedberg, JohanJohan Hedberg G 41 0 2 2 180000
Aubin, Jean-SebastienJean-Sebastien Aubin G 21 0 1 1 20000
Beech, KrisKris Beech C 12 0 1 1 6-3000
Bouchard, JoelJoel Bouchard D 7 0 1 1 0-6000
Kostopoulos, TomTom Kostopoulos RW 8 0 1 1 0-4000
Vujtek, VladimirVladimir Vujtek LW 5 0 1 1 0-4000
Abid, RamziRamzi Abid LW 3 0 0 0 2-5000
Caron, SebastienSebastien Caron G 24 0 0 0 60000
Koltsov, KonstantinKonstantin Koltsov RW 2 0 0 0 0-2000
Lupaschuk, RossRoss Lupaschuk D 3 0 0 0 4-3000
Melichar, JosefJosef Melichar D 8 0 0 0 2-2000
Orpik, BrooksBrooks Orpik D 6 0 0 0 2-5000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Hedberg, JohanJohan Hedberg 2410 41 14 22 4 126 3.14 111971071.895
Caron, SebastienSebastien Caron 1408 24 7 14 2 62 2.64 2741679.916
Aubin, Jean-SebastienJean-Sebastien Aubin 1132 21 6 13 0 59 3.13 1589530.900
Team: 4950 82 27 49 6 247 2.99 425272280.902

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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

Player Award
Sebastien Caron Named to the NHL All-Rookie Team
Johan Hedberg Edward J. DeBartolo Community Service Award
Mario Lemieux Most Valuable Player Award
A.T. Caggiano Booster Club Award
Leading Point Scorer Award
Steve McKenna Baz Bastein Memorial "Good Guy" Award
Edward J. DeBartolo Community Service Award
Martin Straka Pittsburgh Penguins Masterton Nominee

TransactionsEdit

The Penguins were involved with the following transactions during the 2002-03 season:

Trades
February 9, 2003 To Pittsburgh Penguins
3rd round draft pick in 2004; Pittsburgh selected Brian Gifford
To Calgary Flames
Andrew Ference
February 9, 2003 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Shawn Heins
To San Jose Sharks
5th round draft pick in 2003; San Jose selected Patrick Ehelechner
February 10, 2003 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Joel Bouchard
Richard Lintner
Rico Fata
Mikael Samuelsson
To New York Rangers
Alexei Kovalev
Mike Wilson
Janne Laukkanen
Dan LaCouture
March 9, 2003 To Pittsburgh Penguins
5th round draft pick in 2003 previously acquired from Philadelphia; Pittsburgh selected Evgeni Isakov
To New York Islanders
Randy Robitaille
March 11, 2003 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Ramzi Abid
Dan Focht
Guillaume Lefebvre
To Phoenix Coyotes
Jan Hrdina
Francois Leroux
March 11, 2003 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Matt Bradley
To San Jose Sharks
Wayne Primeau
March 11, 2003 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Micki Dupont
Mathais Johansson
To Calgary Flames
Shean Donovan
March 11, 2003 To Pittsburgh Penguibs
Brian Holzinger
To Tampa Bay Lightning
Marc Bergevin
March 11, 2003 To Pittsburgh Penguins
4th round draft pick in 2003; Pittsburgh selected Paul Bissonnette
To Boston Bruins
Ian Moran

Free agents signed with Pittsburgh
Player Former team Date of signing
Vujtek, VladimirVladimir Vujtek HPK Hameenlinna (Finland) July 15, 2002
Daigle, AlexandreAlexandre Daigle New York Rangers August 13, 2002

Signed with new team
Player New team Date of signing
Vujtek, VladimirVladimir Vujtek HC Vikovice (Czech) November 15, 2002

Claimed from waivers
Date Player Previous team
August 6, 2002 Dick Tarnstrom New York Islanders

RosterEdit

Mario Lemieux Alex Kovalev Straka, Martin Tarnstrom, Dick Hrdina, Jan Morozov, Aleksey Nieminen, Ville Robitaille, Randy Primeau, Wayne Fata, Rico Kraft, Milan Surovy, Tomas McKenna, Steve Rozsival, Michal Donovan, Shean Daigle, Alexandre Bergevin, Marc Manderville, Kent Laukkanen, Janne Moran, Ian Meloche, Eric Sivek, Michal Lefebvre, Guillaume Johansson, Mathias Lintner, Richard Jonsson, Hans Pushor, Jamie LaCouture, Dan Ference, Andrew Holzinger, BrianB Focht, Dan Samuelsson, Mikael Heins, Shawn Hedberg, Johan Aubin, Jean-SebastienJ0 Beech, Kris Bouchard, Joel Kostopoulos, Tom Vujtek, Vladimir Abid, Ramzi Caron, Sebastien Koltsov, Konstantin Lupaschuk, Ross Melichar, Josef Orpik, Brooks

Goaltending

Hedberg, Johan Caron, Sebastien Aubin, Jean-Sebastien

Draft picksEdit

Picked Marc Andre Fleury first overall

Farm teamsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2002-03 Pittsburgh Penguins Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.

External linksEdit

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