2002–03 New York Rangers season

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2002–03 New York Rangers
Division 4th Atlantic
Conference 9th Eastern
2002–03 record 32–36–10–4
Goals for 210
Goals against 231
Team information
General Manager Glen Sather
Coach Bryan Trottier
Glen Sather (interim)
Captain Mark Messier
Arena Madison Square Garden
Average attendance 18,148 (99.7%)
Team leaders
Goals Petr Nedved (27)
Assists Tom Poti (37)
Points Petr Nedved (58)
Penalties in minutes Dale Purinton (161)
Wins Mike Dunham (19)
Goals against average Mike Dunham (2.29)
<2001–02 2003–04>

The 2002–03 New York Rangers season was the 77th season for the team in the National Hockey League (NHL). In the regular season, the Rangers posted a 32–36–10–4 record, finishing fourth in the Atlantic Division.[1] The Rangers' ninth-place finish in the Eastern Conference left them out of the Stanley Cup playoffs for the sixth straight season.[2]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Atlantic Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 2 New Jersey Devils 82 46 20 10 6 216 166 108
2 4 Philadelphia Flyers 82 45 20 13 4 211 166 107
3 8 New York Islanders 82 35 34 11 2 224 231 83
4 9 New York Rangers 82 32 36 10 4 210 231 78
5 14 Pittsburgh Penguins 82 27 44 6 5 189 255 65

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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.


Eastern Conference[4]
R Div GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 P- Ottawa Senators NE 82 52 21 8 1 263 182 113
2 Y- New Jersey Devils AT 82 46 20 10 6 216 166 108
3 Y- Tampa Bay Lightning SE 82 36 25 16 5 219 210 93
4 X- Philadelphia Flyers AT 82 45 20 13 4 211 166 107
5 X- Toronto Maple Leafs NE 82 44 28 7 3 236 208 98
6 X- Washington Capitals SE 82 39 29 8 6 224 220 92
7 X- Boston Bruins NE 82 36 31 11 4 245 237 87
8 X- New York Islanders AT 82 35 34 11 2 224 231 83
8.5
9 New York Rangers AT 82 32 36 10 4 210 231 78
10 Montreal Canadiens NE 82 30 35 8 9 206 234 77
11 Atlanta Thrashers SE 82 31 39 7 5 226 284 74
12 Buffalo Sabres NE 82 27 37 10 8 190 219 72
13 Florida Panthers SE 82 24 36 13 9 176 237 70
14 Pittsburgh Penguins AT 82 27 44 6 5 189 255 65
15 Carolina Hurricanes SE 82 22 43 11 6 171 240 61

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

P- Clinched Presidents Trophy; Y- Clinched Division; X- Clinched Playoff spot


Schedule and results[edit]

2002-03 Game Log

Playoffs[edit]

The Rangers failed to qualify for the 2003 Stanley Cup playoffs, missing the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season.[2]

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular Season
Player GP TOI W L T GA GAA SA SV% SO
Dunham, MikeMike Dunham 43 2467 19 17 5 94 2.29 1229 .924 5
Blackburn, DanDan Blackburn 32 1762 8 16 4 93 3.17 842 .890 1
Richter, MikeMike Richter 13 694 5 6 1 34 2.94 329 .897 0
Holmqvist, JohanJohan Holmqvist 1 39 0 1 0 2 3.08 18 .889 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Rangers. Stats reflect time with Rangers only.
Traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with Rangers only.

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Draft picks[edit]

New York's picks at the 2002 NHL Entry Draft in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the Air Canada Centre.[6][7]

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
2 33 Lee Falardeau C  United States Michigan State (CCHA)
3 81 Marcus Jonasen LW  Sweden Vasteras IK Jr. (Sweden)
4 127 Nate Guenin D  United States Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)
5 143 Mike Walsh LW  United States Detroit Compuware Ambassadors (NAHL)
6 177 Jake Taylor D  United States Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)
6 194 Kim Hirschovits C  Finland HIFK (FNL)
7 226 Joey Crabb RW  United States Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)
8 240 Petr Prucha LW  Czech Republic HC Pardubice (Czech Extraliga)
9 270 Rob Flynn RW  United States Harvard University (ECAC)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2002–03 New York Rangers Roster and Statistics". Hockey-Reference. Retrieved June 5, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Canadiens top ousted Rangers". The Hour. Associated Press. April 4, 2003. Retrieved June 5, 2010. 
  3. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2009). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2010. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 163. 
  4. ^ "2002–2003 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. Retrieved March 26, 2012. 
  5. ^ "2002-03 New York Rangers". hockeydb.com. Retrieved 2010-08-02. 
  6. ^ "2002 NHL Entry Draft". Hockey-Reference. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  7. ^ "NHL Draft History". National Hockey League. Retrieved August 11, 2012.