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2005–06 Philadelphia Flyers · NHL
Division 2nd Atlantic
Conference 5th Eastern
2005–06 record 45–26–11
Home record 22–13–6
Road record 23–13–5
Goals for 267
Goals against 259
General Manager Bob Clarke
Coach Ken Hitchcock
Captain Keith Primeau
Derian Hatcher (Jan-May)[1]
Alternate captains Sami Kapanen (Jan-May)
Simon Gagne
Eric Desjardins
Derian Hatcher (Oct-Jan)
Arena Wachovia Center
Average attendance 19,653[2]
Team leaders
Goals Simon Gagne (47)
Assists Peter Forsberg (56)
Points Simon Gagne (79)
Penalties in minutes Donald Brashear (166)
Wins Antero Niittymaki (23)
Goals against average Antero Niittymaki (2.94)

The 2005–06 Philadelphia Flyers season was the Flyers' 39th season in the National Hockey League (NHL).

The Flyers were one of the more active teams once the NHL Lockout came to an end. Replacing the high-profile names of Tony Amonte, John LeClair and Jeremy Roenick were superstar Peter Forsberg, along with defensemen Derian Hatcher and Mike Rathje, as well as several players from the Calder Cup-winning Phantoms. When all was said and done, the team had experienced a turnover of nearly two-thirds of the roster. The Flyers began the season with lofty expectations. Despite being hampered by injuries prior to and during 2005–06, the Flyers lived up to those expectations in the first half of the season, reaching the top of the league standings in January while simultaneously holding a ten-point lead in the Atlantic Division. The Deuces Wild line of Forsberg, Gagne and Mike Knuble recorded 75, 79 and 65 points respectively, while Gagne scored a career high 47 goals.

However, the injuries began to accumulate and take their toll. Keith Primeau suffered a concussion on October 23 in Montreal and missed the rest of the season and the playoffs. In late January, Hatcher was named interim team captain for the duration of Primeau's absence. All told, the Flyers were third in the NHL with 388 man-games lost to injury, tops amongst playoff teams.[3] The second half of the regular season was defined by a record hovering around .500, sending the Flyers on a steady slide in the standings. The Flyers fell short of an Atlantic Division title finishing second by tie-breaker to New Jersey and drawing the 5th seed and a first round match-up with the Buffalo Sabres. The injury-riddled Flyers lost the series in six games.

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Atlantic Division
No. CR GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 3 New Jersey Devils 82 46 27 9 242 229 101
2 5 Philadelphia Flyers 82 45 26 11 267 259 101
3 6 New York Rangers 82 44 26 12 257 215 100
4 12 New York Islanders 82 36 40 6 230 278 78
5 15 Pittsburgh Penguins 82 22 46 14 244 316 58



Game logEdit

      Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

2005–06 Game log

PlayoffsEdit

Game logEdit

      Win       Loss

2006 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
Simon Gagne 12 72 47 32 79 38 6 3 1 4 2
Peter Forsberg 21 60 19 56 75 46 6 4 4 8 6
Mike Knuble 22 82 34 31 65 80 6 1 3 4 8
Joni Pitkanen 44 58 13 33 46 78 6 0 2 2 2
Michal Handzus 26 73 11 33 44 38 6 0 2 2 2
Jeff Carter 17 81 23 19 42 40 6 0 0 0 10
R. J. Umberger 20 73 20 18 38 18 5 1 0 1 2
Sami Kapanen 24 58 12 22 34 12 6 0 0 0 2
Mike Richards 18 79 11 23 34 65 6 0 1 1 0
Freddy Meyer 34 57 6 21 27 33 6 0 1 1 8
Kim Johnsson 5 47 6 19 25 34 - - - - -
Eric Desjardins 37 45 4 20 24 56 6 1 3 4 6
Mike Rathje 3 79 3 21 24 46 6 0 0 0 6
Derian Hatcher 2 77 4 13 17 93 6 0 2 2 10
Brian Savage 49 66 9 5 14 28 6 1 0 1 4
Branko Radivojevic 19 64 8 6 14 44 5 1 0 1 0
Jon Sim 11 39 7 7 14 28 - - - - -
Petr Nedved 93 28 5 9 14 36 6 2 0 2 8
Niko Dimitrakos 15 9 5 4 9 6 5 0 0 0 2
Donald Brashear 87 76 4 5 9 166 1 0 0 0 0
Patrick Sharp 9 22 5 3 8 10 - - - - -
Ben Eager 55 25 3 5 8 18 2 0 0 0 26
Randy Jones 29 28 0 8 8 16 - - - - -
Keith Primeau 25 9 1 6 7 6 - - - - -
Turner Stevenson 27 31 1 3 4 45 - - - - -
Chris Therien 6 47 0 4 4 34 - - - - -
Ryan Ready 14 7 0 1 1 0 - - - - -
Matt Ellison 23 5 0 1 1 2 - - - - -
Ryan Potulny 11 2 0 1 1 0 - - - - -
Antero Niittymaki (G) 30 46 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Robert Esche (G) 42 44 0 0 0 4 6 0 0 0 2
Denis Gauthier 23 17 0 0 0 37 6 0 1 1 19
Pat Kavanagh 36 8 0 0 0 2 - - - - -
Alexandre Picard 41 6 0 0 0 45 - - - - -
Eric Chouinard 15 1 0 0 0 2 - - - - -
David Printz 28 1 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Stefan Ruzicka 40 1 0 0 0 2 - - - - -
Wade Skolney 43 1 0 0 0 2 - - - - -
Bench X 6

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; OT = Overtime/Shootout Losses; GA = Goals Against; SO = Shutouts; Sv% = Save Percentage; GAA = Goals Against Average

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player # GP TOI W L OT GA SO Sv% GAA GP TOI W L GA SO Sv% GAA
Antero Niittymaki 30 46 2690 23 16 6 132 2 .896 2.94 2 73 0 0 5 0 .828 4.11
Robert Esche 42 44 2286 22 10 5 113 1 .897 2.97 6 314 2 4 22 0 .875 4.20

Awards and recordsEdit

AwardsEdit

NHL
Award Recipient
NHL Defensive Player of the Week Antero Niittymaki (January 9)[4]
Team
Award Recipient
Barry Ashbee Trophy Joni Pitkanen
Bobby Clarke Trophy Simon Gagne
Pelle Lindbergh Memorial Joni Pitkanen
Toyota Cup Simon Gagne
Yanick Dupre Memorial Peter Forsberg

TransactionsEdit

The Flyers were involved in the following transactions before/during the 2005–06 season.

TradesEdit

July 29, 2005 To Philadelphia Flyers
2nd round pick in 2005
To Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Todd Fedoruk
July 30, 2005 To Philadelphia Flyers
1st round pick in 2005
2nd round pick in 2006
To Florida Panthers
1st round pick in 2005
July 30, 2005 To Philadelphia Flyers
2nd round pick in 2006
To Tampa Bay Lightning
3rd round pick in 2005
4th round pick in 2005
August 2, 2005 To Philadelphia Flyers
3rd round pick in 2006
To Nashville Predators
Danny Markov
August 4, 2005 To Philadelphia Flyers
futures
To Los Angeles Kings
Jeremy Roenick
Nashville's 3rd round pick in 2006
December 5, 2005 To Philadelphia Flyers
Matt Ellison
3rd round pick in 2006
To Chicago Blackhawks
Patrick Sharp
Eric Meloche
December 28, 2005 To Philadelphia Flyers
Kiel McLeod
To Phoenix Coyotes
Eric Chouinard
January 20, 2006 To Philadelphia Flyers
Petr Nedved
4th round pick in 2006[5]
To Phoenix Coyotes
Dennis Seidenberg
4th round pick in 2006
January 23, 2006 To Philadelphia Flyers
6th round pick in 2007
To Florida Panthers
Jon Sim
March 9, 2006 To Philadelphia Flyers
Denis Gauthier
To Phoenix Coyotes
Josh Gratton
Tampa Bay's 2nd round pick in 2006
Florida's 2nd round pick in 2006
March 6, 2006 To Philadelphia Flyers
Niko Dimitrakos
To San Jose Sharks
3rd round pick in 2006
April 19, 2006 To Philadelphia Flyers
2nd round pick in 2006[6]
To Los Angeles Kings
Dean Lombardi (GM)

Other transactionsEdit

Date Player Team (League) Notes
Signed via free agency
August 2, 2005 Derian Hatcher Detroit (NHL) 4 years, $14 million
August 2, 2005 Mike Rathje San Jose (NHL) 5 years, $17.5 million
August 2, 2005 Jon Sim Phoenix (NHL) 1 year
August 2, 2005 Chris Therien Dallas (NHL) 1 year, $500K
August 3, 2005 Peter Forsberg Colorado (NHL) 2 years, $11.5 million
August 22, 2005 Eric Chouinard Minnesota (NHL) 1 year
August 22, 2005 Pat Kavanagh Ottawa (NHL) 1 year
August 22, 2005 Jamie Storr Springfield (AHL) 1 year
August 23, 2005 Riley Cote Philadelphia (AHL)
September 15, 2005 Brian Savage Phoenix (NHL) 1 year
Lost via free agency
April 17, 2005 Marcus Ragnarsson Almtuna (Allsvenskan)
July 19, 2005 Neil Little Espoo (SM-liiga)
July 22, 2005 Mattias Timander Modo (Elitserien)
July 25, 2005 Radovan Somik Malmo (Elitserien)
August 2, 2005 Tony Amonte Calgary (NHL) bought out July 23, 2005
August 4, 2005 Vladimir Malakhov New Jersey (NHL)
August 4, 2005 Alexei Zhamnov Boston (NHL)
August 4, 2005 Sean Burke Tampa Bay (NHL)
August 12, 2005 Boyd Kane Washington (NHL)
August 12, 2005 Peter White HIFK (SM-liiga)
August 15, 2005 John LeClair Pittsburgh (NHL) bought out July 23, 2005
Retirement
n/a Claude Lapointe Not re-signed following 2004–05 season
Re-signed
August 9, 2005 Simon Gagne 1 year
August 9, 2005 Kim Johnsson 1 year
August 9, 2005 Branko Radivojevic 1 year
August 9, 2005 Patrick Sharp 1 year
August 10, 2005 Robert Esche 2 years
August 10, 2005 Dennis Seidenberg 1 year
February 4, 2006 Freddy Meyer 2 year extension
February 8, 2006 Randy Jones 2 year extension
March 23, 2006 Denis Gauthier 3 year extension
Signed to Entry Level contracts
July 27, 2005 Jeff Carter Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) Drafted 11th overall, 2003
July 27, 2005 Triston Grant Vancouver (WHL) Drafted 286th overall, 2004
July 27, 2005 Alexandre Picard Halifax (QMJHL) Drafted 85th overall, 2003
July 27, 2005 Mike Richards Kitchener (OHL) Drafted 24th overall, 2003
July 29, 2005 Rejean Beauchemin Prince Albert (WHL) Drafted 191st overall, 2003
July 30, 2005 Stefan Ruzicka Owen Sound (OHL) Drafted 81st overall, 2003
March 29, 2006 Ryan Potulny U. of Minnesota (WCHA) Drafted 87th overall, 2003
April 16, 2006 Scott Munroe U. of Alabama Huntsville (CHA) Undrafted free agent
April 27, 2006 Gino Pisellini Plymouth (OHL) Drafted 149th overall, 2004

Draft picksEdit

Philadelphia's picks at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft in Ottawa, Ontario.[7]

Rnd # Player Position Nationality Drafted from
1 29 Steve Downie Right Wing Flag of Canada.svg Canada Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
3 91 Oskars Bartulis Defenseman Flag of Latvia Latvia Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL)
4 119 Jeremy Duchesne Goaltender Flag of Canada.svg Canada Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
5 152 Josh Beaulieu Center Flag of Canada.svg Canada London Knights (OHL)
6 174 John Flatters Defenseman Flag of Canada.svg Canada Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
7 215 Matt Clackson Right Wing Flag of Canada.svg Canada Chicago Steel (USHL)

Farm teamsEdit

The Flyers were affiliated with the Philadelphia Phantoms of the AHL and the Trenton Titans of the ECHL.[8][9]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Hatcher served as interim captain due to Primeau's injury.
  2. FlyersHistory.net, All Time Team Attendance
  3. TSN.ca, Why is no one talking about the Flyers?
  4. Co-winner with David Aebischer of the Colorado Avalanche
  5. Phoenix also gave the Flyers the option to swap 2007 3rd round picks, which the Flyers did not take.
  6. Received as compensation for Lombardi leaving his job as scout to become the Kings GM.
  7. hockeydb.com, 2005 NHL Entry Draft
  8. FlyersHistory.net, Non-AHL Affiliates
  9. FlyersHistory.net, AHL Season Overview: 2005–06
Philadelphia Flyers
Team HistoryPlayersAward WinnersRecordsSeasonsDraft PicksThe SpectrumWachovia Center
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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