2001–02 Detroit Red Wings season

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2001–02 Detroit Red Wings
Stanley Cup Champions
Presidents' Trophy Winners
Western Conference Champions
Central Division Champions
Division 1st Central
Conference 1st Western
2001–02 record 51–17–10–4
Home record 28–7–5–1
Road record 23–10–5–3
Goals for 251
Goals against 187
Team information
General Manager Ken Holland
Coach Scotty Bowman
Captain Steve Yzerman
Alternate captains Nicklas Lidstrom
Brendan Shanahan
Arena Joe Louis Arena
Average attendance 20,058 (100%)
Team leaders
Goals Brendan Shanahan (37)
Assists Nicklas Lidstrom (50)
Points Brendan Shanahan (75)
Penalties in minutes Chris Chelios (126)
Plus/minus Chris Chelios (40)
Wins Dominik Hasek (41)
Goals against average Dominik Hasek (2.17)
<2000–01 2002–03>
A group of young to older men stand around an older man holding a red and white ice hockey jersey bearing the word "BUSH" and the number "1"
The 2002 Stanley Cup champion Red Wings present a jersey to U.S. President George W. Bush.

The 2001–02 Detroit Red Wings season was the 76th National Hockey League season in Detroit, Michigan. The Wings scored 116 points, winning the Central Division, their third Presidents' Trophy, and home ice throughout the playoffs. The team is considered one of the most talented teams of all time with 10 then future-Hall-of-Famers on the team, as well as a hall of fame coach in Scotty Bowman.

After last seasons disappointing loss to the Los Angeles Kings, Ken Holland went out into the trade market to address Detroit's more glaring needs. He quickly filled them by trading for Hall of Fame goaltender Dominik Hasek and signing Brett Hull and Luc Robitaille. These big names joined other future Hall of Fame talents; Chris Chelios, Sergei Fedorov, Igor Larionov, Nicklas Lidstrom, Brendan Shanahan, Steve Yzerman, along with Pavel Datsyuk in his rookie season and legendary coach Scotty Bowman, who had decided to return for one more year.

The Wings were quickly selected as favorites to win the Stanley Cup and they were right.[1] With so much talent on one team, including the first time three 500-goal scorers were on the same team, they quickly got off to a great start, winning 22 of their first 27 games. After finishing with 116 points and the best record in the NHL, the Wings had earned the first seed in the Western Conference and met the Vancouver Canucks in the first round. After the Canucks took the first 2 games, it looked like the Canucks were going to sweep the Red Wings. And the Red Wings were going to have their 2nd straight early exit. Their Captain, Steve Yzerman gave a closed-door speech to the team.[2] Only the players in the locker room knew what was said, but the Wings headed to Vancouver and won four straight games to take the series.

After a quick series against the division rival St. Louis Blues, Detroit met their old nemesis, the second-seeded Colorado Avalanche in the Conference Finals. They battled back and forth during the series, tying the series three times before reaching game seven in Detroit. The Wings came out firing and won the deciding game 7 – 0. After that the Wings fought the cinderella story Carolina Hurricanes for the Stanley Cup, winning in game five at home. Over a million people showed up for the victory parade in downtown Detroit on June 17.[3]

There was no All-Star game this year as the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City took place in February 2002 where eleven Red Wings players represented their countries. Brendan Shanahan and Steve Yzerman represented Canada, Chris Chelios and Brett Hull represented the United States, Dominik Hasek represented the Czech Republic, Sergei Fedorov, Pavel Datsyuk and Igor Larionov represented Russia, and Nicklas Lidstrom, Fredrik Olausson, and Tomas Holmstrom represented Sweden.[4]

The Red Wings sold out all 41 home games in 2001–02 as 20,058 fans packed Joe Louis Arena for every regular season and playoff game played in Detroit. The season was chronicled by Detroit Free Press sportswriter Nicholas J. Cotsonika's 2002 book, "Hockey Gods: The Inside Story of the Red Wings' Hall of Fame Team".

Regular season[edit]

The Red Wings tied the Los Angeles Kings for the most power-play goals scored during the regular season, with 73.[5]

Season standings[edit]

Further information: 2001–02 NHL season
Central Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 1 Detroit Red Wings 82 51 17 10 4 251 187 116
2 4 St. Louis Blues 82 43 27 8 4 227 188 98
3 5 Chicago Blackhawks 82 41 27 13 1 216 207 96
4 14 Nashville Predators 82 28 41 13 0 196 230 69
5 15 Columbus Blue Jackets 82 22 47 8 5 164 255 57

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.

Western Conference[6]
R Div GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 p – Detroit Red Wings CEN 82 51 17 10 4 251 187 116
2 y – Colorado Avalanche NW 82 45 28 8 1 212 169 99
3 y – San Jose Sharks PAC 82 44 27 8 3 248 199 99
4 St. Louis Blues CEN 82 43 27 8 4 227 188 98
5 Chicago Blackhawks CEN 82 41 27 13 1 216 207 96
6 Phoenix Coyotes PAC 82 40 27 9 6 228 210 95
7 Los Angeles Kings PAC 82 40 27 11 4 214 190 95
8 Vancouver Canucks NW 82 42 30 7 3 254 211 94
8.5
9 Edmonton Oilers NW 82 38 28 12 4 205 182 92
10 Dallas Stars PAC 82 36 28 13 5 215 213 90
11 Calgary Flames NW 82 32 35 12 3 201 220 79
12 Minnesota Wild NW 82 26 35 12 9 195 238 73
13 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim PAC 82 29 42 8 3 175 198 69
14 Nashville Predators CEN 82 28 41 13 0 196 230 69
15 Columbus Blue Jackets CEN 82 22 47 8 5 164 255 57

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

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


Schedule and results[edit]

October[edit]

Record: 11–2–0–0; Home: 5–2–0–0; Road: 6–0–0–0

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
1 October 4 Detroit 4 – 3 San Jose OT Hasek 17,496 1–0–0–0 2
2 October 6 Detroit 4 – 1 Vancouver Hasek 18,422 2–0–0–0 4
3 October 10 Calgary 4 – 2 Detroit Hasek 20,058 2–1–0–0 4
4 October 12 Buffalo 2 – 4 Detroit Hasek 20,058 3–1–0–0 6
5 October 13 Detroit 5 – 4 NY Islanders OT Legace 16,234 4–1–0–0 8
6 October 16 Columbus 3 – 4 Detroit Hasek 20,058 5–1–0–0 10
7 October 18 Philadelphia 2 – 3 Detroit Hasek 20,058 6–1–0–0 12
8 October 20 Los Angeles 2 – 3 Detroit Hasek 20,058 7–1–0–0 14
9 October 24 Edmonton 1 – 4 Detroit Hasek 20,058 8–1–0–0 16
10 October 26 Dallas 3 – 2 Detroit Hasek 20,058 8–2–0–0 16
11 October 27 Detroit 1 – 0 Nashville Legace 17,113 9–2–0–0 18
12 October 30 Detroit 5 – 2 Carolina Legace 18,730 10–2–0–0 20
13 October 31 Detroit 4 – 3 Dallas OT Legace 18,532 11–2–0–0 22

November[edit]

Record: 11–1–1–1; Home: 8–0–1–0; Road: 3–1–0–1

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
14 November 2 NY Islanders 1 – 2 Detroit Hasek 20,058 12–2–0–0 24
15 November 4 Detroit 4 – 5 Chicago Hasek 20,989 12–3–0–0 24
16 November 7 Detroit 3 – 1 Phoenix Hasek 15,023 13–3–0–0 26
17 November 9 Detroit 1 – 0 Anaheim Hasek 17,174 14–3–0–0 28
18 November 10 Detroit 2 – 3 Los Angeles OT Hasek 18,385 14–3–0–1 29
19 November 13 Carolina 3 – 4 Detroit Hasek 20,058 15–3–0–1 31
20 November 16 Minnesota 3 – 8 Detroit Legace 20,058 16–3–0–1 33
21 November 17 Los Angeles 2 – 4 Detroit Hasek 20,058 17–3–0–1 35
22 November 20 Nashville 3 – 6 Detroit Hasek 20,058 18–3–0–1 37
23 November 21 Detroit 1 – 0 Columbus OT Legace 18,136 19–3–0–1 39
24 November 23 St. Louis 1 – 3 Detroit Hasek 20,058 20–3–0–1 41
25 November 25 Chicago 4 – 4 Detroit OT Hasek 20,058 20–3–1–1 42
26 November 27 Calgary 2 – 4 Detroit Hasek 20,058 21–3–1–1 44
27 November 30 New Jersey 2 – 4 Detroit Legace 20,058 22–3–1–1 46

December[edit]

Record: 6–5–2–1; Home: 4–2–1–0; Road: 2–3–1–1

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
28 December 1 Detroit 1 – 4 New Jersey Hasek 18,559 22–4–1–1 46
29 December 5 Colorado 4 – 1 Detroit Hasek 20,058 22–5–1–1 46
30 December 7 Detroit 1 – 1 Phoenix OT Hasek 20,058 22–5–2–1 47
31 December 10 Detroit 0 – 2 Calgary Hasek 16,009 22–6–2–1 47
32 December 13 Detroit 2 – 1 Edmonton Hasek 16,839 23–6–2–1 49
33 December 15 Detroit 0 – 3 Vancouver Hasek 18,422 23–7–2–1 49
34 December 17 Chicago 2 – 0 Detroit Legace 20,058 23–8–2–1 49
35 December 19 Vancouver 1 – 4 Detroit Hasek 20,058 24–8–2–1 51
36 December 21 San Jose 0 – 3 Detroit Hasek 20,058 25–8–2–1 53
37 December 23 Detroit 5 – 0 Chicago Hasek 22,158 26–8–2–1 55
38 December 26 Detroit 3 – 3 Minnesota OT Hasek 18,568 26–8–3–1 56
39 December 27 Columbus 1 – 5 Detroit Legace 20,058 27–8–3–1 58
40 December 29 Detroit 2 – 3 Nashville OT Hasek 17,224 27–8–3–2 59
41 December 31 Minnesota 2 – 4 Detroit Hasek 20,058 28–8–3–2 61

January[edit]

Record: 8–2–3–0; Home: 7–0–1–0; Road: 1–2–2–0

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
42 January 2 Anaheim 3 – 5 Detroit Hasek 20,058 29–8–3–2 63
43 January 5 Colorado 1 – 3 Detroit Hasek 20,058 30–8–3–2 65
44 January 9 Vancouver 4 – 5 Detroit OT Hasek 20,058 31–8–3–2 67
45 January 12 Dallas 2 – 5 Detroit Hasek 20,058 32–8–3–2 69
46 January 15 Detroit 2 – 2 Phoenix OT Legace 15,186 32–8–4–2 70
47 January 16 Detroit 2 – 3 Dallas Hasek 18,532 32–9–4–2 70
48 January 18 Washington 1 – 3 Detroit Hasek 20,058 33–9–4–2 72
49 January 20 Ottawa 2 – 3 Detroit OT Hasek 20,058 34–9–4–2 74
50 January 23 San Jose 2 – 2 Detroit OT Hasek 20,058 34–9–5–2 75
51 January 25 Phoenix 1 – 4 Detroit Legace 20,058 35–9–5–2 77
52 January 26 Detroit 5 – 2 St. Louis Hasek 20,017 36–9–5–2 79
53 January 28 Detroit 1 – 1 Edmonton OT Hasek 16,839 36–9–6–2 80
54 January 30 Detroit 3 – 4 Calgary Legace 17,239 36–10–6–2 80

February[edit]

Record: 7–1–0–0; Home: 1–1–0–0; Road: 6–0–0–0

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
55 February 4 Detroit 3 – 1 Colorado Hasek 18,007 37–10–6–2 82
56 February 6 NY Rangers 1 – 3 Detroit Hasek 20,058 38–10–6–2 84
57 February 8 Columbus 3 – 2 Detroit Legace 20,058 38–11–6–2 84
58 February 9 Detroit 3 – 2 Ottawa Hasek 18,500 39–11–6–2 86
59 February 11 Detroit 3 – 2 Montreal Hasek 21,273 40–11–6–2 88
60 February 13 Detroit 2 – 0 Minnesota Hasek 18,568 41–11–6–2 90
61 February 26 Detroit 4 – 3 Tampa Bay OT Hasek 20,914 42–11–6–2 92
62 February 27 Detroit 3 – 2 Florida OT Hasek 19,250 43–11–6–2 94

March[edit]

Record: 8–3–2–0; Home: 3–1–1–0; Road: 5–2–1–0

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
63 March 2 Detroit 4 – 2 Pittsburgh Hasek 17,148 44–11–6–2 96
64 March 6 Toronto 2 – 6 Detroit Hasek 20,058 45–11–6–2 98
65 March 9 Detroit 5 – 2 St. Louis Hasek 19,921 46–11–6–2 100
66 March 10 Detroit 1 – 5 Buffalo Hasek 18,690 46–12–6–2 100
67 March 13 Edmonton 3 – 4 Detroit OT Hasek 20,058 47–12–6–2 102
68 March 16 Detroit 1 – 2 Boston Legace 17,565 47–13–6–2 102
69 March 17 Detroit 5 – 3 NY Rangers Hasek 18,200 48–13–6–2 104
70 March 19 Anaheim 2 – 1 Detroit Hasek 20,058 48–14–6–2 104
71 March 21 Detroit 3 – 2 Columbus OT Hasek 18,136 49–14–6–2 106
72 March 23 Detroit 2 – 0 Colorado Hasek 18,007 50–14–6–2 108
73 March 25 Detroit 3 – 3 Nashville OT Legace 16,518 50–14–7–2 109
74 March 28 Nashville 3 – 3 Detroit OT Hasek 20,058 50–14–8–2 110
75 March 30 Atlanta 1 – 4 Detroit Legace 20,058 51–14–8–2 112

April[edit]

Record: 0–3–2–2; Home: 0–1–1–1; Road: 0–2–1–1

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
76 April 1 Toronto 5 – 4 Detroit OT Legace 20,058 51–14–8–3 113
77 April 3 Detroit 1 – 1 Anaheim OT Hasek 17,174 51–14–9–3 114
78 April 4 Detroit 0 – 3 Los Angeles Hasek 18,621 51–15–9–3 114
79 April 6 Detroit 3 – 6 San Jose Legace 17,496 51–16–9–3 114
80 April 10 Chicago 3 – 3 Detroit OT Hasek 20,058 51–16–10–3 115
81 April 13 Detroit 2 – 3 St. Louis OT Hasek 19,877 51–16–10–4 116
82 April 14 St. Louis 5 – 3 Detroit Hasek 20,058 51–17–10–4 116
  • Green background indicates win.
  • Red background indicates regulation loss.
  • Yellow background indicates tie.
  • White background indicates overtime loss.

Playoffs[edit]

The Detroit Red Wings ended the 2001–02 regular season as the Western Conference's first seed and played Vancouver in the first round. After losing the first two games in Detroit, the Wings rallied back to win four straight. Then the Wings made quick work of the Blues before meeting the second-seeded Colorado Avalanche in the Western Conference Finals. The Wings would beat the Avalanche in a hard fought seven game series, winning the final game 7 – 0. As the final game in the series came to a close, the Neil Diamond song "Sweet Caroline" was played over the Joe Louis Arena loudspeakers, as the victorious Red Wings prepared to head off to a Stanley Cup clinching series with the third-seeded victors of the Eastern Conference, the Carolina Hurricanes. They won the series in five games, beating the Hurricanes three to one at home in Detroit on June 13 to take home their tenth Stanley Cup.

Western Conference Quarter-finals: vs. (8) Vancouver Canucks[edit]

Detroit wins series 4–2

Game Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Series
1 April 17 Vancouver 4 – 3 Detroit OT Hasek 20,058 0 – 1
2 April 19 Vancouver 5 – 2 Detroit Hasek 20,058 0 – 2
3 April 21 Detroit 3 – 1 Vancouver Hasek 18,422 1 – 2
4 April 23 Detroit 4 – 2 Vancouver Hasek 18,422 2 – 2
5 April 25 Vancouver 0 – 4 Detroit Hasek 20,058 3 – 2
6 April 27 Detroit 6 – 4 Vancouver Hasek 18,422 4 – 2

Western Conference Semi-finals: vs. (4) St. Louis Blues[edit]

Detroit wins series 4–1

Game Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Series
1 May 2 St. Louis 0 – 2 Detroit Hasek 20,058 1 – 0
2 May 4 St. Louis 2 – 3 Detroit Hasek 20,058 2 – 0
3 May 7 Detroit 1 – 6 St. Louis Hasek 20,017 2 – 1
4 May 9 Detroit 4 – 3 St. Louis Hasek 20,017 3 – 1
5 May 11 St. Louis 0 – 4 Detroit Hasek 20,058 4 – 1

Western Conference Finals: vs. (2) Colorado Avalanche[edit]

Detroit wins series 4–3

Game Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Series
1 May 18 Colorado 3 – 5 Detroit Hasek 20,058 1 – 0
2 May 20 Colorado 4 – 3 Detroit OT Hasek 20,058 1 – 1
3 May 22 Detroit 2 – 1 Colorado OT Hasek 18,007 2 – 1
4 May 25 Detroit 2 – 3 Colorado Hasek 18,007 2 – 2
5 May 27 Colorado 2 – 1 Detroit OT Hasek 20,058 2 – 3
6 May 29 Detroit 2 – 0 Colorado Hasek 18,007 3 – 3
7 May 31 Colorado 0 – 7 Detroit Hasek 20,058 4 – 3

Stanley Cup Finals: vs. (E3) Carolina Hurricanes[edit]

Detroit wins series 4–1

Game Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Series
1 June 4 Carolina 3 – 2 Detroit OT Hasek 20,058 0 – 1
2 June 6 Carolina 1 – 3 Detroit Hasek 20,058 1 – 1
3 June 8 Detroit 3 – 2 Carolina 3OT Hasek 18,730 2 – 1
4 June 10 Detroit 3 – 0 Carolina Hasek 18,730 3 – 1
5 June 13 Carolina 1 – 3 Detroit Hasek 20,058 4 – 1
  • Green background indicates win.
  • Red background indicates loss.

Player stats[edit]

Skaters[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/minus; PIM = Penalty minutes

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player Pos GP G A Pts +/- PIM GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Brendan Shanahan LW 80 37 38 75 +23 118 23 8 11 19 +5 20
Sergei Fedorov C 81 31 37 68 +20 36 23 5 14 19 +4 20
Brett Hull RW 82 30 33 63 +18 35 23 10 8 18 +1 4
Nicklas Lidstrom D 78 9 50 59 +13 20 23 5 11 16 +6 2
Luc Robitaille LW 81 30 20 50 -2 38 23 4 5 9 +4 10
Steve Yzerman C 52 13 35 48 +11 18 23 6 17 23 +4 10
Igor Larionov C 70 11 32 43 -5 50 18 5 6 11 +5 4
Chris Chelios D 79 6 33 39 +40 126 23 1 13 14 +15 44
Pavel Datsyuk C 70 11 24 35 +4 4 21 3 3 6 +1 2
Kris Draper C 82 15 15 30 +26 56 23 2 3 5 +4 20
Tomas Holmstrom LW 69 8 18 26 -12 58 23 8 3 11 +7 8
Boyd Devereaux C 79 9 16 25 +9 24 21 2 4 6 +5 4
Kirk Maltby LW 82 9 15 24 +15 40 23 3 3 6 7 32
Mathieu Dandenault D 81 8 12 20 -5 44 23 1 2 3 +7 8
Steve Duchesne D 64 3 15 18 +3 28 23 0 6 6 +6 24
Fredrik Olausson D 47 2 13 15 +9 22 21 2 4 6 3 10
Darren McCarty RW 62 5 7 12 +2 98 23 4 4 8 +5 34
Jiri Fischer D 80 2 8 10 +17 67 22 3 3 6 +6 30
Jason Williams C 25 8 2 10 +2 4 9 0 0 0 -1 2
Sean Avery LW 36 2 2 4 +1 68 -- -- -- -- -- --
Maxim Kuznetsov D 39 1 2 3 0 40 -- -- -- -- -- --
Brent Gilchrist* LW 19 1 1 2 -3 8 -- -- -- -- -- --
Jiri Slegr* D 8 0 1 1 +1 8 1 0 0 0 +2 2
Jesse Wallin D 15 0 1 1 -1 13 -- -- -- -- -- --
Uwe Krupp D 8 0 1 1 -1 8 2 0 0 0 -5 2
Yuri Butsayev C 3 0 0 0 -1 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
Ladislav Kohn RW 4 0 0 0 0 4 -- -- -- -- -- --

Goaltending[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; Min = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player GP Min W L T GA SO SV% GAA GP Min W L GA SO SV% GAA
Dominik Hasek 65 3873 41 15 8 140 5 .915 2.17 23 1455 16 7 45 6 .920 1.86
Manny Legace 20 1117 10 6 2 45 1 .911 2.42 1 11 0 0 1 0 .500 5.68

Awards and records[edit]

Trophies and awards[edit]

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Transactions[edit]

The Red Wings were involved in the following transactions during the 2001–02 season.[7][8]

Trades[edit]

June 30, 2001 To Detroit Red Wings
Dominik Hasek
To Buffalo Sabres
Vyacheslav Kozlov
First-round pick in 2002
Future considerations
March 19, 2002 To Detroit Red Wings
Jiri Slegr
To Los Angeles Kings
Yuri Butsayev
Third-round pick in 2002

Free agents[edit]

Player signed Former team
LW Luc Robitaille Los Angeles Kings
RW Brett Hull Dallas Stars
C Pavel Datsyuk Ak Bars Kazan (Russian Superleague)

Draft picks[edit]

Detroit's picks at the 2001 NHL Entry Draft in Sunrise, Florida. The Wings had the 29th overall pick, however traded it to Chicago in 1999 during the deal to acquire Chris Chelios.[9]

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
2 62 Igor Grigorenko (RW)  Russia HC Lada Togliatti (RUS)
4 121 Drew MacIntyre (G)  Canada Sherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
4 129 Miroslav Blat'ak (D)  Czech Republic HC Zlin (CZE)
5 157 Andreas Jamtin (RW)  Sweden Farjestads BK Karlstad (SWE)
6 195 Nick Pannoni (G)  Canada Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
8 258 Dmitry Bykov (D)  Russia Aq Bars Kazan (RUS)
9 288 Francois Senez (D)  Canada Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL)

Farm teams[edit]

Cincinnati Mighty Ducks[edit]

The Mighty Ducks were Detroit's top affiliate in the American Hockey League in 2001–02 and were coached by Mike Babcock (who later became Red Wings coach in 2005).

Toledo Storm[edit]

The Storm were the Red Wings' ECHL affiliate for the 2001–02 season. Now known as the Toledo Walleye and still an affiliate to the Red Wings.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Detroit Red Wings 2001 Preview, CNNSI.com, accessed September 26, 2007
  2. ^ Congratulating the Detroit Red Wings on Winning Their 10th Stanley Cup Championship Senate Proposal, Carl Levin, senate.gov, accessed September 26, 2007
  3. ^ Wings fans give team grand send-off into summer, USATODAY.com, accessed September 26, 2007
  4. ^ 2002 Olympic Hockey Team Rosters, HockeyNut.com, accessed September 26, 2007
  5. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_2002.html
  6. ^ "2001-2002 Conference Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". NHL. 
  7. ^ Detroit Red Wings Preview, Jacob Luft, CNNSI.com, accessed September 26, 2007
  8. ^ Detorit Red Wings 1997–2003 transactions, HockeyNut.com, accessed September 26, 2007
  9. ^ Detroit Red Wings Draft History, hockeydb.com, accessed September 24, 2007