1999–2000 Philadelphia Flyers season

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1999–2000 Philadelphia Flyers
Atlantic Division Champions
Division 1st Atlantic
Conference 1st Eastern
1999–2000 record 45–25–12–3
Home record 25–9–7–3
Road record 20–16–5–0
Goals for 237
Goals against 179
Team information
General Manager Bob Clarke
Coach Roger Neilson
(medical leave from Feb 20)
Craig Ramsay
(interim from Feb 20)
Captain Eric Lindros
(to Mar 27)
Eric Desjardins
(from Mar 27)
Alternate captains Rod Brind'Amour
(to Jan 23)
Eric Desjardins
(to Mar 27)
John LeClair
(from Jan 23)
Mark Recchi
(from Mar 27)
Arena First Union Center
Average attendance 19,634[1]
Minor league affiliations Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL)[2]
Trenton Titans (ECHL)[3]
Team leaders
Goals John LeClair (40)
Assists Mark Recchi (63)
Points Mark Recchi (91)
Penalties in minutes Craig Berube (162)
Plus/minus Eric Desjardins (+20)
Mark Recchi (+20)
Wins John Vanbiesbrouck (25)
Goals against average Brian Boucher (1.91)
<1998–99 2000–01>

The 1999–2000 Philadelphia Flyers season was the Philadelphia Flyers' 33rd season in the National Hockey League (NHL). One of the most tumultuous seasons in franchise history, the Flyers reached the Eastern Conference Finals, losing in seven games to the New Jersey Devils.

Off-season[edit]

After going unclaimed in the 1999 NHL Expansion Draft, longtime goaltender Ron Hextall was waived by the Flyers on July 1 for the purpose of buying out the final season of his contract.[4][5] Hextall cleared waivers[5] and announced his retirement on September 6, 1999.[6]

Longtime broadcaster Gene Hart, who was awarded the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award in 1997, died from a variety of illnesses on July 14.[7]

A little over a week later on July 23, defenseman Dmitri Tertyshny, coming off his rookie season, was fatally injured in a boating accident. Tertyshny was on a boating trip to Okanagan Lake in British Columbia with two players from the Flyers' minor-league affiliate Philadelphia Phantoms, Francis Belanger and Mikhail Chernov, when a freak accident caused him to suffer fatal injuries. The boat hit a wave and caused him to fall forward overboard. The boat ran over him and its propeller slashed his neck and his jugular vein.[8]

Regular season[edit]

Head coach Roger Neilson was diagnosed with bone cancer, forcing him to step aside in February 2000 to undergo treatment, so assistant coach Craig Ramsay took over as interim coach for the rest of the season; Neilson later recovered but was informed that he would not be returning.

In January, longtime Flyer and fan favorite Rod Brind'Amour was shipped to the Carolina Hurricanes for Keith Primeau, with the intention of acquiring a big center to complement Eric Lindros. Meanwhile, the strife between Flyers management (particularly GM Bob Clarke) and Lindros, continued to worsen. Less than a month after Ramsay took over, Lindros suffered his second concussion of the season. He played several games after the initial hit and afterwards criticized the team's training staff for failing to initially diagnose the concussion after it happened. It was after this that the Flyers' organization decided to strip Lindros of the captaincy on March 27 and name defenseman Eric Desjardins the team's captain.[9]

With Lindros out indefinitely, the Flyers rallied to overcome the distractions and a 15-point deficit in the standings to win the Atlantic Division and the No. 1 seed in the East on the last day of the regular season.

Season standings[edit]

Atlantic Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA PIM Pts
1 1 Philadelphia Flyers 82 45 22 12 3 237 179 1233 105
2 4 New Jersey Devils 82 45 24 8 5 251 203 1313 103
3 7 Pittsburgh Penguins 82 37 31 8 6 241 236 1221 88
4 11 New York Rangers 82 29 38 12 3 218 246 916 73
5 13 New York Islanders 82 24 48 9 1 194 275 1376 58

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.

Eastern Conference[10]
R Div GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 Z- Philadelphia Flyers AT 82 45 22 12 3 237 179 105
2 Y- Washington Capitals SE 82 44 24 12 2 227 194 102
3 Y- Toronto Maple Leafs NE 82 45 27 7 3 246 222 100
4 X- New Jersey Devils AT 82 45 24 8 5 251 203 103
5 X- Florida Panthers SE 82 43 27 6 6 244 209 98
6 X- Ottawa Senators NE 82 41 28 11 2 244 210 95
7 X- Pittsburgh Penguins AT 82 37 31 8 6 241 236 88
8 X- Buffalo Sabres NE 82 35 32 11 4 213 204 85
8.5
9 Carolina Hurricanes SE 82 37 35 10 0 217 216 84
10 Montreal Canadiens NE 82 35 34 9 4 196 194 83
11 New York Rangers AT 82 29 28 12 3 218 246 73
12 Boston Bruins NE 82 24 33 19 6 210 248 73
13 New York Islanders AT 82 24 48 9 1 194 275 58
14 Tampa Bay Lightning SE 82 19 47 9 7 204 310 54
15 Atlanta Thrashers SE 82 14 57 7 4 170 313 39

Divisions: AT – Atlantic, NE – Northeast, SE – Southeast

Z- Clinched Conference; Y- Clinched Division; X- Clinched Playoff spot


Playoffs[edit]

They easily defeated their first round opponent, the Buffalo Sabres, in five games. Primeau's goal in the fifth overtime of Game 4 against the team's second-round opponent, the Pittsburgh Penguins, turned that series in the Flyers' favor as they won in six games, coming back from a 2–0 series deficit. After dropping Game 1 to New Jersey in the Eastern Conference Finals, the Flyers peeled off three straight wins to take a 3–1 series lead. But New Jersey refused to give up. After New Jersey won Game 5, Lindros returned to the lineup for the first time since March for Game 6 in another losing effort. Early in Game 7, Lindros was on the receiving end of a hit by Scott Stevens, giving him another concussion and leaving the Philadelphia crowd deflated. Without Lindros, the Flyers lost the decisive game by a score of 2–1. To date, it is the only time (of 64 total series) a team in the Conference Finals or Semifinals round has held a 3-1 series lead and lost. It was the second time in franchise history the team lost a series after leading 3 games to 1. New Jersey went on to win the Stanley Cup.

Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season[edit]

1999–2000 regular season[11]

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

Playoffs[edit]

2000 Stanley Cup playoffs

Legend:       Win       Loss

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

  • Position abbreviations: C = Center; D = Defense; G = Goaltender; LW = Left Wing; RW = Right Wing
  • dagger = Joined team via a transaction (e.g., trade, waivers, signing) during the season. Stats reflect time with the Flyers only.
  • double-dagger = Left team via a transaction (e.g., trade, waivers, release) during the season. Stats reflect time with the Flyers only.
Regular season Playoffs
No. Player Age Pos GP G A Pts +/- PIM GP G A Pts +/- PIM
8 Recchi, MarkMark Recchi 31 RW 82 28 63 91 20 50 18 6 12 18 3 6
10 LeClair, JohnJohn LeClair 30 LW 82 40 37 77 8 36 18 6 7 13 3 6
88 Lindros, EricEric Lindros 26 C 55 27 32 59 11 83 2 1 0 1 0 0
37 Desjardins, EricEric Desjardins 30 D 81 14 41 55 20 32 18 2 10 12 1 2
18 Langkow, DaymondDaymond Langkow 23 C 82 18 32 50 1 56 16 5 5 10 2 23
12 Gagne, SimonSimon Gagne 19 LW 80 20 28 48 11 22 17 5 5 10 0 2
26 Zelepukin, ValeriValeri Zelepukin 31 LW 77 11 21 32 -3 −3 55 18 1 2 3 3 12
19 Renberg, MikaelMikael Renbergdouble-dagger 27 RW 62 8 21 29 -1 −1 30
20 Jones, KeithKeith Jones 31 RW 57 9 16 25 8 82 18 3 3 6 -1 −1 14
3 McGillis, DanDan McGillis 27 D 68 4 14 18 16 55 18 2 6 8 -1 −1 12
25 Primeau, KeithKeith Primeaudagger 28 C 23 7 10 17 10 31 18 2 11 13 -4 −4 13
11 Hull, JodyJody Hulldagger 30 RW 67 10 3 13 8 4 18 0 1 1 -4 −4 0
6 Therien, ChrisChris Therien 28 D 80 4 9 13 11 66 18 0 1 1 -1 −1 12
32 Berube, CraigCraig Berube 34 LW 77 4 8 12 3 162 18 1 0 1 -4 −4 23
21 McCarthy, SandySandy McCarthydouble-dagger 27 RW 58 6 5 11 -5 −5 111
17 Brind'Amour, RodRod Brind'Amourdouble-dagger 29 C 12 5 3 8 -1 −1 4
43 Delmore, AndyAndy Delmore 23 D 27 2 5 7 -1 −1 8 18 5 2 7 0 14
22 Richardson, LukeLuke Richardson 30 D 74 2 5 7 14 140 18 0 1 1 -5 −5 41
2 Burt, AdamAdam Burt 31 D 67 1 6 7 -2 −2 45 11 0 1 1 4 4
92 Tocchet, RickRick Tocchetdagger 35 RW 16 3 3 6 4 23 18 5 6 11 -2 −2 49
15 White, PeterPeter White 30 C 21 1 5 6 1 6 16 0 2 2 -1 −1 0
9 Greig, MarkMark Greig 30 RW 11 3 2 5 0 6 3 0 0 0 -1 −1 0
14 Andersson, MikaelMikael Anderssondouble-dagger 33 LW 36 2 3 5 -2 −2 0
29 Odjick, GinoGino Odjickdagger 29 LW 13 3 1 4 2 10
28 Bureau, MarcMarc Bureaudouble-dagger 33 C 54 2 2 4 -1 −1 10
55 Samuelsson, UlfUlf Samuelssondagger 35 D 49 1 2 3 8 58
28 Manderville, KentKent Mandervilledagger 28 C 13 0 3 3 2 4 18 0 1 1 -3 −3 22
44 Eaton, MarkMark Eaton 22 D 27 1 1 2 1 8 7 0 0 0 -2 −2 0
24 Zalapski, ZarleyZarley Zalapskidagger 31 D 12 0 2 2 0 6
15, 23 White, ToddTodd Whitedagger 24 C 4 1 0 1 -1 −1 0
34 Vanbiesbrouck, JohnJohn Vanbiesbrouck 36 G 50 0 1 1 N/A 6
33 Boucher, BrianBrian Boucher 23 G 35 0 1 1 N/A 4 18 0 0 0 N/A 0
24 Dykhuis, KarlKarl Dykhuisdouble-dagger 27 D 5 0 1 1 -2 −2 6
39 Lank, JeffJeff Lank 24 D 2 0 0 0 0 2
14 Maneluk, MikeMike Maneluk 26 RW 1 0 0 0 0 4
38 Washburn, SteveSteve Washburndagger 24 C 1 0 0 0 0 4

Goaltenders[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
No. Player Age GP W L T SO GA SV% GAA MIN GP W L SO GA SV% GAA MIN
34 Vanbiesbrouck, JohnJohn Vanbiesbrouck 36 50 25 15 9 3 108 .906 2.20 2950
33 Boucher, BrianBrian Boucher 23 35 20 10 3 4 65 .918 1.91 2038 18 11 7 1 40 .918 2.03 1183

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

League awards and honors
Award or honor Recipient
All-Star Game representative Eric Desjardins
John LeClair
Eric Lindros
Roger Neilson (Assistant Coach)
Mark Recchi
NHL All-Rookie Team Brian Boucher (G)
Simon Gagne (LW)
NHL Player of the Week John Vanbiesbrouck (October 25)
NHL Second All-Star Team Eric Desjardins (D)
Team awards
Award Recipient
Barry Ashbee Trophy Eric Desjardins
Bobby Clarke Trophy Mark Recchi
Pelle Lindbergh Memorial Trophy Luke Richardson
Yanick Dupre Memorial Class Guy Award Keith Jones

Records[edit]

Individual single season records
Record Total Player
Powerplay goals by a defenseman 8 Eric Desjardins
(tied by Mark Howe in 1987–88)
Goals scored by a defenseman, playoffs 5 Andy Delmore
Individual post season single game records
Record Player Total Date and opponent
Assists Mark Recchi 4 May 7, 2000 vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
(tied five times)
Team post season single game records
Record Total Date and opponent
Longest game 152:01 May 4, 2000 at Pittsburgh Penguins
Team post season streaks records
Record Games Dates
Longest road winning streak 5 May 2, 2000 through May 20, 2000
(tied two times)

Transactions[edit]

The Flyers were involved in the following transactions from June 20, 1999, the day after the deciding game of the 1999 Stanley Cup Finals, through June 10, 2000, the day of the deciding game of the 2000 Stanley Cup Finals.[12]

Trades[edit]

Date
Details
September 27, 1999[13] To Philadelphia Flyers
Matt Henderson
To Nashville Predators
Paul Healey
October 15, 1999[14] To Philadelphia Flyers
Jody Hull
To Atlanta Thrashers
future considerations
October 20, 1999[15] To Philadelphia Flyers
future considerations
To Montreal Canadiens
Karl Dykhuis
November 16, 1999[16] To Philadelphia Flyers
Steve Washburn
To Nashville Predators
conditional 7th-round draft pick in 2001[a]
November 30, 1999[17] To Philadelphia Flyers
Loan of Rastislav Pavlikovsky
To Ottawa Senators
(Pavlikovsky reassigned by Ottawa on January 27, 2000)[18]
December 9, 1999[19] To Philadelphia Flyers
Eric Bertrand
To Atlanta Thrashers
Brian Wesenberg
January 23, 2000[20] To Philadelphia Flyers
Keith Primeau
5th-round pick in 2000
To Carolina Hurricanes
Rod Brind'Amour
Jean-Marc Pelletier
2nd-round pick in 2000
January 26, 2000[21] To Philadelphia Flyers
Todd White
To Chicago Blackhawks
conditional draft pick in 2001[a]
February 14, 2000[22] To Philadelphia Flyers
future considerations
To Nashville Predators
Eric Bertrand
February 15, 2000[23] To Philadelphia Flyers
Gino Odjick
To New York Islanders
Mikael Andersson
Carolina's 5th-round pick in 2000
March 6, 2000[24] To Philadelphia Flyers
Travis Brigley
6th-round pick in 2001
To Calgary Flames
Marc Bureau
March 8, 2000[25] To Philadelphia Flyers
Rick Tocchet
To Phoenix Coyotes
Mikael Renberg
March 14, 2000[26] To Philadelphia Flyers
Kent Manderville
To Carolina Hurricanes
Sandy McCarthy
March 14, 2000[26] To Philadelphia Flyers
Kirby Law
To Atlanta Thrashers
Vancouver's 6th-round pick in 2000
6th-round pick in 2001
May 31, 2000[27] To Philadelphia Flyers
Paul Ranheim
To Carolina Hurricanes
8th-round pick in 2002
Trade notes
  • a Condition not met.

Signings[edit]

Free agency[edit]

The following players were signed by the Flyers via free agency. Two-way contracts are marked with an asterisk (*).

Date Player Previous team (league) Contract details Notes
July 13, 1999[28] Dean Melanson Buffalo Sabres 1 year*
July 13, 1999[28] Jeff Tory Houston Aeros (IHL) 1 year*
July 14, 1999[29] Chris Albert Michigan K-Wings (IHL) 1 year*
August 2, 1999[30] Mike Maneluk New York Rangers 1 year*
October 19, 1999[31] Ulf Samuelsson Atlanta Thrashers 2 years, $4.55 million
February 13, 2000[32][33] Zarley Zalapski Utah Grizzlies (IHL) 1 year, $200,000 Club option for second year

Re-signed[edit]

The following players were re-signed by the Flyers. Two-way contracts are marked with an asterisk (*).

Date Player Contract details Notes
June 30, 1999[34] Eric Lindros 1 year, $8.5 million
July 13, 1999[28] Neil Little 1 year*
July 19, 1999[35] Keith Jones 3 years, $5.2 million
July 29, 1999[36] Sandy McCarthy 1 year, $800,000
July 29, 1999[36] Mikael Renberg 1 year, $1.8 million
August 3, 1999[37] Sean O'Brien 1 year*
August 5, 1999[38] Dan McGillis 2 years, $3.35 million
August 18, 1999[39] Karl Dykhuis 3 years, $3 million
September 3, 1999[40] Daymond Langkow 2 years, $1.6 million
September 6, 1999[41] Craig Berube 1 year, $700,000
September 6, 1999[41] Valeri Zelepukin 1 year, $907,500
January 23, 2000[20] Keith Primeau 5 years, $22.75 million Acquired in January 23 trade

Entry level contracts[edit]

The following players — Flyers draft picks, undrafted free agents, and the unsigned draft picks of other teams — were signed by the Flyers to entry level contracts.

Date Player Previous team (league) Draft Contract details
August 3, 1999[42] Ruslan Fedotenko Sioux City Musketeers (USHL) Undrafted free agent
August 20, 1999[43] Simon Gagne Quebec Remparts (QMJHL) 1998 1st-round pick 3 years, $2.925 million
June 6, 2000[44] Petr Hubacek HC Vitkovice (CZE) 1998 9th-round pick
June 6, 2000[44] Dan Peters Colorado College Tigers (WCHA) Undrafted free agent
June 6, 2000[44] Vaclav Pletka HC Ocelari Trinec (QMJHL) 1999 7th-round pick

Departures[edit]

The following players — excluding those who were traded or claimed on waivers — left the team during the off-season. Players who were under contract during the season are marked with an asterisk (*).

Date Player New team (league) Via Notes
June 25, 1999[45][46] Jody Hull Atlanta Thrashers Expansion Draft Reacquired in October 15 trade
August 18, 1999[47] Chris Joseph Ottawa Senators Free agency
August 26, 1999[48] David MacIsaac Los Angeles Kings Free agency
September 3, 1999[49] Steve Duchesne Detroit Red Wings Free agency
September 6, 1999[6] Ron Hextall Retirement Final year of contract was bought out[6]
September 20, 1999[50] Dennis Bonvie Pittsburgh Penguins Free agency
September 22, 1999[51] Richard Park Utah Grizzlies (IHL) Free agency
N/A[52] Dan Kordic Retirement No official announcement
December 4, 1999[53] Martin Cerven* Charlotte Checkers (ECHL) Buyout Played remainder of season with Charlotte[54]
December 4, 1999[53] Roman Vopat* Essen Mosquitoes (DEL) Buyout Signed with Essen on December 19[55]
December 4, 1999[53] Jason Zent* Buyout Retired, no official announcement[56]

Draft picks[edit]

Philadelphia's picks at the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, which was held at the FleetCenter in Boston, Massachusetts on June 26, 1999.[57]

Players drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1999 and their NHL career regular season statistics
Round Pick Player Position Nationality Team (league) GP G A Pts PIM W L T OT GAA
1 22 Ouellet, MaximeMaxime Ouellet Goaltender Canada Quebec Remparts (QMJHL) 12 0 1 1 2 2 6 1 1 3.08
4 119 Feniak, JeffJeff Feniak Defense Canada Calgary Hitmen (WHL) &
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6 160[b] Rudenko, KonstantinKonstantin Rudenko Forward Russia Severstal Cherepovets (RUS) &
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7 200[c] Kasparik, PavelPavel Kasparik Center Czech Republic IHC Pisek (CZE) &
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7 208 Pletka, VaclavVaclav Pletka Left Wing Czech Republic HC Oceláři Třinec (CZE) 1 0 0 0 0 &
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8 224[a] Nystrom, DavidDavid Nystrom Right Wing Sweden Frölunda HC (Elitserien) &
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Draft notes[58]

Farm teams[edit]

The Flyers were affiliated with the Philadelphia Phantoms of the AHL[2][59] and the Trenton Titans of the ECHL.[3]

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