1999–2000 Calgary Flames season

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1999–2000 Calgary Flames
Division 4th Northwest
Conference 12th Western
1999–2000 record 31–41–10–5
Home record 20–14–6–1
Road record 11–26–4–4
Goals for 211 (21st)
Goals against 256 (25th)
Team information
General Manager Al Coates
Coach Brian Sutter
Captain Steve Smith
Arena Canadian Airlines Saddledome
Average attendance 14,946
Team leaders
Goals Valeri Bure (35)
Assists Phil Housley (44)
Points Valeri Bure (75)
Penalties in minutes Wade Belak (122)
Wins Fred Brathwaite (25)
Goals against average Fred Brathwaite (2.75)
<1998–99 2000–01>
Calgary Flames 20th anniversary logo

The 1999–2000 Calgary Flames season was the 20th National Hockey League season in Calgary. It featured a very young line-up, as befitted the "Young Guns" slogan the team was using at the time. 29 year old Steve Dubinsky was the oldest forward on the team when the season started.[1] The Flames were pitting their hopes for ending their playoff drought on the off-season acquisition of 37 year old goaltender Grant Fuhr.[1]

The season started with young sniper Jarome Iginla holding out, as he was unable to come to a contract agreement with General Manager Al Coates. Despite lacking a contract, Iginla attended training camp, however he missed the first two games of the season before a deal could be reached.[2]

The Flames youth led to an inconsistent team, often bouncing between long winning and losing streaks. It took the Flames 20 games to win their first game in regulation time, however the team would break an NHL record on January 21, 2000 by winning their eighth overtime game as Valeri Bure. At the end of the season the Flames set an NHL record by winning ten games in overtime. The Flames also struggled with injuries all season, losing 479 man-games to injury, and using a total of 45 players over the course of 1999–2000.[3] As a result, the Flames would finish last in the Northwest Division, missing the playoffs for the fourth straight year.

Following the season, the Flames cleaned house, firing Coates, and announcing they would not be offering head coach Brian Sutter and assistant coach Rich Preston new contracts.[3]

On the bright side for the Flames, two players were selected to participate in the 2000 NHL All Star Game, as Phil Housley represented the North American team, while Valeri Bure represented the European team.[4]

Rookie defenceman Robyn Regehr became the youngest nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy in NHL history after he survived a serious car accident over the summer of 1999 that left him with two broken legs.[5][6] Regehr would play 57 games for the Flames, but would not win the award.

Prior to the season, the Flames lost right winger Ed Ward to the Atlanta Thrashers in the 1999 NHL Expansion Draft. The Flames also dealt Andreas Karlsson to the Thrashers in exchange for promises not to select certain unprotected players.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Northwest Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA PIM Pts
1 3 Colorado Avalanche 82 42 28 11 1 233 201 1118 96
2 7 Edmonton Oilers 82 32 26 16 8 226 212 1344 88
3 10 Vancouver Canucks 82 30 29 15 8 227 237 1047 83
4 12 Calgary Flames 82 31 36 10 5 211 256 1267 77

Note: CR = Conference rank; GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; OTL = Overtime loss; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; PIM = Penalties in minutes; Pts = Points
         Bolded teams qualified for the playoffs.

Western Conference[7]
R Div GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 p – St. Louis Blues CEN 82 51 19 11 1 248 165 114
2 y – Dallas Stars PAC 82 43 23 10 6 211 184 102
3 y – Colorado Avalanche NW 82 42 28 11 1 233 201 96
4 Detroit Red Wings CEN 82 48 22 10 2 278 210 108
5 Los Angeles Kings PAC 82 39 27 12 4 245 228 94
6 Phoenix Coyotes PAC 82 39 31 8 4 232 228 90
7 Edmonton Oilers NW 82 32 26 16 8 226 212 88
8 San Jose Sharks PAC 82 35 30 10 7 225 214 87
8.5
9 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim PAC 82 34 33 12 3 217 227 83
10 Vancouver Canucks NW 82 30 29 15 8 227 237 83
11 Chicago Blackhawks CEN 82 33 37 10 2 242 245 78
12 Calgary Flames NW 82 31 36 10 5 211 256 77
13 Nashville Predators CEN 82 28 40 7 7 199 240 70

Divisions: CEN – Central, PAC – Pacific, NW – Northwest

bold – Qualified for playoffs; p – Won Presidents' Trophy; y – Won division


Schedule and results[edit]

1999–2000 Game Log

Playoffs[edit]

The Flames finished 12th in the Western Conference, ten points behind the 8th place San Jose Sharks. Calgary failed to qualify for the playoffs for the fourth straight season.

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

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

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player # GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
Valeri Bure 8 82 35 40 75 50 - - - - -
Jarome Iginla 12 77 29 34 63 26 - - - - -
Phil Housley 6 78 11 44 55 24 - - - - -
Marc Savard 27 78 22 31 53 56 - - - - -
Derek Morris 53 78 9 29 38 80 - - - - -
Andrei Nazarov 62 76 10 22 32 78 - - - - -
Jeff Shantz 11 74 13 18 31 30 - - - - -
Jason Wiemer 24 64 11 11 22 120 - - - - -
Clarke Wilm 23 78 10 12 22 67 - - - - -
Cory Stillman 16 37 12 9 21 12 - - - - -
Bill Lindsay 22 80 8 12 20 86 - - - - -
Martin St. Louis 26 56 3 15 18 22 - - - - -
Robyn Regehr 28 57 5 7 12 46 - - - - -
Sergei Krivokrasov 17/25 12 1 10 11 4 - - - - -
Tommy Albelin 5 41 4 6 10 12 - - - - -
Andreas Johansson 21 28 3 7 10 14 - - - - -
Bobby Dollas 4 49 3 7 10 28 - - - - -
Darryl Shannon 2 27 1 8 9 22 - - - - -
Jeff Cowan 38 13 4 1 5 16 - - - - -
Marc Bureau 7 9 1 3 4 2 - - - - -
Steve Smith 55 20 0 4 4 42 - - - - -
Sergei Varlamov 37 7 3 0 3 0 - - - - -
Brad Werenka 33 12 1 1 2 21 - - - - -
Steve Begin 7/26/33 13 1 1 2 18 - - - - -
Denis Gauthier 3 39 1 1 2 50 - - - - -
Benoit Gratton 37/39 10 0 2 2 10 - - - - -
Wade Belak 29 40 0 2 2 122 - - - - -
Stewart Malgunas 34 4 0 1 1 2 - - - - -
Oleg Saprykin 19 4 0 1 1 2 - - - - -
Chris Clark 7/17 22 0 1 1 14 - - - - -
Steve Dubinsky 18 23 0 1 1 4 - - - - -
Lee Sorochan 32 1 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Jason Botterill 17 2 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Dave Roche 25 2 0 0 0 5 - - - - -
Rico Fata 15 2 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Darrel Scoville 2/4 6 0 0 0 2 - - - - -
Jean-Sebastien Giguere 47 7 0 0 0 2 - - - - -
Eric Charron 36 21 0 0 0 37 - - - - -
Grant Fuhr 31 23 0 0 0 2 - - - - -
Fred Brathwaite 40 61 0 0 0 4 - - - - -
Bench/Traded players -- 10 29 39 135 - - - - -

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Calgary. Stats reflect time with the Flames only.

Goaltenders[edit]

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

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player # GP Min W L T GA SO GAA GP Min W L GA SO GAA
Fred Brathwaite 40 61 3448 25 25 7 158 5 2.75 - - - - - - -
Grant Fuhr 31 23 1205 5 13 2 77 0 3.83 - - - - - - -
Jean-Sebastien Giguere 47 7 330 1 3 1 15 0 2.73 - - - - - - -

Transactions[edit]

The Flames were involved in the following transactions during the 1999–2000 season.[8]

Trades[edit]

June 26, 1999 To Calgary Flames
Marc Savard
1st round pick in 1999
To New York Rangers
Jan Hlavac
1st round pick in 1999
3rd round pick in 1999
September 5, 1999 To Calgary Flames
Grant Fuhr
To St. Louis Blues
3rd round pick in 2000
September 30, 1999 To Calgary Flames
Bill Lindsay
To Florida Panthers
Todd Simpson
February 11, 2000 To Calgary Flames
Darryl Shannon
Jason Botterill
To Atlanta Thrashers
Hnat Domenichelli
Dimitri Vlasenkov
March 6, 2000 To Calgary Flames
Marc Bureau
To Philadelphia Flyers
Travis Brigley
6th round pick in 2001
March 14, 2000 To Calgary Flames
Brad Werenka
To Pittsburgh Penguins
Rene Corbet
Tyler Moss
March 14, 2000 To Calgary Flames
Sergei Krivokrasov
To Nashville Predators
Cale Hulse
3rd round pick in 2001

Free agents[edit]

Player Former team
Player New team
Andrew Cassels Vancouver Canucks
Ken Wregget Detroit Red Wings
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Draft picks[edit]

Calgary's picks at the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, held in Boston, Massachusetts.[9] The Flames had the 9th overall pick, however they traded down two spots to get Marc Savard from the New York Rangers. With the 11th overall pick, the Flames drafted Oleg Saprykin.

Rnd Pick Player Nationality Position Team (league) NHL statistics
GP G A Pts PIM
1 11 Oleg Saprykin  Russia C Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL) 325 55 82 137 240
2 38 Dan Cavanaugh  United States C Boston University (HE)
3 77 Craig Anderson  United States G Guelph Storm (OHL) 371 168–135–2–38, 2.75GAA
4 106 Rail Rozakov  Russia D Russia
5 135 Matt Doman  United States F Wisconsin (NCAA)
6 153 Jesse Cook  United States D Denver (NCAA)
6 166 Cory Pecker  Canada D Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
6 170 Matt Underhill  Canada G Cornell (NCAA) 1 0–1–0–0, 3.93GAA
7 190 Blair Stayzer  Canada LW Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
9 252 Dmitri Kirilenko  Russia RW CSKA Moscow (RSL)
Statistics are updated to the end of the 2013–14 NHL season. denotes player was on an NHL roster in 2013–14.

Farm teams[edit]

Saint John Flames[edit]

The Baby Flames finished the 1999–2000 season with a .500 record at 32–32–11–5, good enough for 2nd place in the Atlantic Division. They would be swept in the first round of the playoffs by the Lowell Lock Monsters three games to none, however. Daniel Tkaczuk and Benoit Gratton led the team in points with 66 each, while Rico Fata led in goals with 29. Ten different goaltenders suited up for the Flames, led by Jean-Sebastien Giguere, who started 44 games.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Player stats: 2006–07 Calgary Flames Media Guide, pg 112
  • Game log: 2006–07 Calgary Flames Media Guide, pg 135
  • Team standings: 1999–2000 NHL standings @hockeydb.com
  • Trades: hockeydb.com player pages
  1. ^ a b King, Kelley, Calgary Flames 1999–2000 team preview, cnnsi.com, accessed January 12, 2007
  2. ^ Jarome Iginla may hold out: report, cbcsports, August 21, 2002, accessed January 12, 2007
  3. ^ a b Calgary Flames fire coach and GM, cbcsports, Accessed January 12, 2007
  4. ^ All Star Selections, 2006–07 Calgary Flames Media Guide, pg 22
  5. ^ Robyn Regehr profile, 2006–07 Calgary Flames Media Guide, pg. 61
  6. ^ Mah, Andrew Robyn Regehr:Calgary Flames Strongman, Where Calgary, November 2006, accessed January 12, 2007
  7. ^ "1999-2000 Conference Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". NHL. 
  8. ^ Calgary Flames 1997–2003 transactions, hockeynut.com, accessed January 12, 2007
  9. ^ Calgary Flames draft history, hockeydb.com, accessed January 12, 2007
  10. ^ 1999–2000 Saint John Flames, hockeydb.com, Accessed January 12, 2007