1999–2000 St. Louis Blues season

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1999–2000 St. Louis Blues
Central Division champions
Division 1st Central
Conference 1st Western
1999–2000 record 51–19–11–1
Goals for 248
Goals against 165
Team information
General Manager Larry Pleau
Coach Joel Quenneville
Captain Chris Pronger
Alternate captains Al MacInnis
Pierre Turgeon
Arena Kiel Center

The 1999–2000 St. Louis Blues season was the 33rd season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 5, 1967.

The Blues qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs for the 21st consecutive season, with a record of 51 wins, 19 losses, 11 ties and one overtime loss (114 points), and won the Central Division title, and the Presidents' Trophy for the best point total in the NHL during the regular season. It was their first division title since the 1986–87 season, when they won the Norris Division, and their last until the 2011–12 season.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The Blues allowed the fewest goals during the regular season, with just 165, and had the most shutouts, with nine. They also tied the Washington Capitals for the fewest short-handed goals allowed, with just three.[1][2]

Season standings[edit]

Central Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA PIM Pts
1 1 St. Louis Blues 82 51 19 11 1 248 165 1139 114
2 4 Detroit Red Wings 82 48 22 10 2 278 210 1014 108
3 11 Chicago Blackhawks 82 33 37 10 2 242 245 1444 78
4 13 Nashville Predators 82 28 40 7 7 199 240 946 70

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[3]
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]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 2, 1999 1–2 Phoenix Coyotes (1999–2000) 0–1–0–0
2 L October 4, 1999 2–3 Los Angeles Kings (1999–2000) 0–2–0–0
3 W October 6, 1999 4–1 @ Calgary Flames (1999–2000) 1–2–0–0
4 W October 9, 1999 4–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (1999–2000) 2–2–0–0
5 L October 13, 1999 2–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1999–2000) 2–3–0–0
6 W October 16, 1999 4–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1999–2000) 3–3–0–0
7 W October 19, 1999 7–1 Calgary Flames (1999–2000) 4–3–0–0
8 W October 21, 1999 3–2 OT Edmonton Oilers (1999–2000) 5–3–0–0
9 W October 23, 1999 3–1 New Jersey Devils (1999–2000) 6–3–0–0
10 L October 27, 1999 1–2 @ New Jersey Devils (1999–2000) 6–4–0–0
11 W October 30, 1999 5–4 OT Detroit Red Wings (1999–2000) 7–4–0–0
12 L November 3, 1999 0–5 @ Colorado Avalanche (1999–2000) 7–5–0–0
13 W November 5, 1999 2–1 @ Edmonton Oilers (1999–2000) 8–5–0–0
14 W November 7, 1999 6–1 @ Vancouver Canucks (1999–2000) 9–5–0–0
15 L November 9, 1999 2–5 Dallas Stars (1999–2000) 9–6–0–0
16 T November 12, 1999 2–2 OT Edmonton Oilers (1999–2000) 9–6–1–0
17 W November 13, 1999 5–3 @ New York Islanders (1999–2000) 10–6–1–0
18 W November 17, 1999 3–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1999–2000) 11–6–1–0
19 W November 18, 1999 3–0 Florida Panthers (1999–2000) 12–6–1–0
20 T November 20, 1999 1–1 OT San Jose Sharks (1999–2000) 12–6–2–0
21 W November 22, 1999 3–2 OT Nashville Predators (1999–2000) 13–6–2–0
22 L November 24, 1999 2–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1999–2000) 13–7–2–0
23 W November 26, 1999 2–0 @ Buffalo Sabres (1999–2000) 14–7–2–0
24 W November 27, 1999 8–3 Chicago Blackhawks (1999–2000) 15–7–2–0
25 W December 2, 1999 3–1 Nashville Predators (1999–2000) 16–7–2–0
26 W December 4, 1999 4–2 San Jose Sharks (1999–2000) 17–7–2–0
27 L December 5, 1999 2–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1999–2000) 17–8–2–0
28 L December 7, 1999 2–4 Carolina Hurricanes (1999–2000) 17–9–2–0
29 W December 10, 1999 4–2 @ Nashville Predators (1999–2000) 18–9–2–0
30 W December 11, 1999 4–2 Dallas Stars (1999–2000) 19–9–2–0
31 T December 14, 1999 1–1 OT Calgary Flames (1999–2000) 19–9–3–0
32 W December 18, 1999 4–0 Boston Bruins (1999–2000) 20–9–3–0
33 W December 21, 1999 6–0 @ Phoenix Coyotes (1999–2000) 21–9–3–0
34 T December 23, 1999 2–2 OT @ Nashville Predators (1999–2000) 21–9–4–0
35 L December 26, 1999 2–3 Nashville Predators (1999–2000) 21–10–4–0
36 L December 27, 1999 1–5 @ Colorado Avalanche (1999–2000) 21–11–4–0
37 W December 30, 1999 2–1 OT San Jose Sharks (1999–2000) 22–11–4–0
38 T January 1, 2000 1–1 OT @ Washington Capitals (1999–2000) 22–11–5–0
39 W January 3, 2000 5–2 @ New York Rangers (1999–2000) 23–11–5–0
40 T January 4, 2000 2–2 OT Los Angeles Kings (1999–2000) 23–11–6–0
41 W January 6, 2000 4–3 Montreal Canadiens (1999–2000) 24–11–6–0
42 W January 8, 2000 4–2 Vancouver Canucks (1999–2000) 25–11–6–0
43 W January 11, 2000 5–2 @ San Jose Sharks (1999–2000) 26–11–6–0
44 W January 13, 2000 3–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1999–2000) 27–11–6–0
45 L January 14, 2000 1–3 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1999–2000) 27–12–6–0
46 L January 19, 2000 1–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1999–2000) 27–13–6–0
47 W January 21, 2000 3–0 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1999–2000) 28–13–6–0
48 L January 22, 2000 1–4 New York Rangers (1999–2000) 28–14–6–0
49 W January 26, 2000 4–1 @ Ottawa Senators (1999–2000) 29–14–6–0
50 W January 28, 2000 3–1 @ Dallas Stars (1999–2000) 30–14–6–0
51 W January 29, 2000 4–0 Colorado Avalanche (1999–2000) 31–14–6–0
52 W February 1, 2000 5–4 OT @ Calgary Flames (1999–2000) 32–14–6–0
53 W February 3, 2000 5–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1999–2000) 33–14–6–0
54 W February 8, 2000 4–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1999–2000) 34–14–6–0
55 L February 10, 2000 0–2 Detroit Red Wings (1999–2000) 34–15–6–0
56 W February 12, 2000 6–3 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1999–2000) 35–15–6–0
57 W February 15, 2000 4–1 Atlanta Thrashers (1999–2000) 36–15–6–0
58 W February 18, 2000 2–1 @ Nashville Predators (1999–2000) 37–15–6–0
59 W February 21, 2000 4–2 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1999–2000) 38–15–6–0
60 W February 23, 2000 4–1 @ San Jose Sharks (1999–2000) 39–15–6–0
61 W February 25, 2000 4–2 Colorado Avalanche (1999–2000) 40–15–6–0
62 L February 27, 2000 1–4 Chicago Blackhawks (1999–2000) 40–16–6–0
63 W February 29, 2000 3–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1999–2000) 41–16–6–0
64 W March 2, 2000 5–2 @ Atlanta Thrashers (1999–2000) 42–16–6–0
65 T March 4, 2000 1–1 OT @ Florida Panthers (1999–2000) 42–16–7–0
66 W March 7, 2000 4–0 Phoenix Coyotes (1999–2000) 43–16–7–0
67 T March 9, 2000 2–2 OT Vancouver Canucks (1999–2000) 43–16–8–0
68 T March 11, 2000 1–1 OT Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1999–2000) 43–16–9–0
69 L March 12, 2000 2–4 @ Dallas Stars (1999–2000) 43–17–9–0
70 W March 15, 2000 5–3 @ Phoenix Coyotes (1999–2000) 44–17–9–0
71 W March 17, 2000 4–0 @ Los Angeles Kings (1999–2000) 45–17–9–0
72 W March 20, 2000 2–1 Washington Capitals (1999–2000) 46–17–9–0
73 W March 22, 2000 2–1 @ Carolina Hurricanes (1999–2000) 47–17–9–0
74 W March 24, 2000 5–1 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1999–2000) 48–17–9–0
75 T March 26, 2000 1–1 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (1999–2000) 48–17–10–0
76 L March 29, 2000 2–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1999–2000) 48–18–10–0
77 W March 30, 2000 3–2 @ Boston Bruins (1999–2000) 49–18–10–0
78 T April 1, 2000 0–0 OT Detroit Red Wings (1999–2000) 49–18–11–0
79 W April 2, 2000 4–1 Ottawa Senators (1999–2000) 50–18–11–0
80 W April 5, 2000 6–5 Calgary Flames (1999–2000) 51–18–11–0
81 OTL April 7, 2000 3–4 OT Chicago Blackhawks (1999–2000) 51–18–11–1
82 L April 9, 2000 1–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1999–2000) 51–19–11–1

Playoffs[edit]

  • The #1 seed Blues were defeated in seven games by the #8 seed San Jose Sharks in the first round.

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Pavol Demitra LW 71 28 47 75 8 34 8 0 4
Pierre Turgeon C 52 26 40 66 8 30 8 0 3
Chris Pronger D 79 14 48 62 92 52 8 0 3
Michal Handzus C 81 25 28 53 44 19 3 4 5
Scott Young RW 75 24 15 39 18 12 6 1 7
Lubos Bartecko LW 67 16 23 39 51 24 3 0 3
Al MacInnis D 61 11 28 39 34 20 6 0 7
Mike Eastwood C 79 19 15 34 32 5 1 3 3
Jochen Hecht LW 63 13 21 34 28 20 5 0 1
Craig Conroy C 79 12 15 27 36 5 1 2 3
Stephane Richer RW 36 8 17 25 14 7 4 0 1
Todd Reirden D 56 4 21 25 32 18 0 0 1
Marty Reasoner C 32 10 14 24 20 9 3 0 0
Scott Pellerin LW 80 8 15 23 48 9 0 2 2
Jamal Mayers RW 79 7 10 17 90 0 0 0 0
Tyson Nash LW 66 4 9 13 150 6 0 1 1
Terry Yake C 26 4 9 13 22 2 2 0 2
Dave Ellett D 52 2 8 10 12 -4 0 0 1
Jeff Finley D 74 2 8 10 38 26 0 0 2
Derek King LW 19 2 7 9 6 0 1 0 0
Marc Bergevin D 81 1 8 9 75 27 0 0 0
Ricard Persson D 41 0 8 8 38 -2 0 0 0
Ladislav Nagy LW 11 2 4 6 2 2 1 0 0
Geoff Courtnall LW 6 2 2 4 6 3 0 0 1
Bob Bassen C 27 1 3 4 26 -3 0 0 0
Bryan Helmer D 15 1 1 2 10 -3 1 0 1
Chris McAlpine D 21 1 1 2 14 1 0 0 0
Pascal Rheaume C 7 1 1 2 6 -2 0 0 0
Kelly Chase RW 25 0 1 1 118 -5 0 0 0
Roman Turek G 67 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0
Derek Bekar LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jim Campbell RW 2 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0
Jamie McLennan G 19 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Rudy Poeschek RW/D 12 0 0 0 24 -3 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Roman Turek 3960 67 42 15 9 129 1.95 7 1470 1341 .912
Jamie McLennan 1009 19 9 5 2 33 1.96 2 341 308 .903
Team: 4969 82 51 20 11 162 1.96 9 1811 1649 .911

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Jochen Hecht LW 7 4 6 10 2 1 1 0 1
Scott Young RW 6 6 2 8 8 1 3 0 0
Chris Pronger D 7 3 4 7 32 0 2 0 2
Pierre Turgeon C 7 0 7 7 0 -2 0 0 0
Al MacInnis D 7 1 3 4 14 -1 1 0 0
Jamal Mayers RW 7 0 4 4 2 1 0 0 0
Marty Reasoner C 7 2 1 3 4 3 1 0 0
Michal Handzus C 7 0 3 3 6 -2 0 0 0
Lubos Bartecko LW 7 1 1 2 0 -1 0 0 0
Mike Eastwood C 7 1 1 2 6 -2 0 0 0
Ladislav Nagy LW 6 1 1 2 0 -1 0 0 0
Craig Conroy C 7 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0
Jeff Finley D 7 0 2 2 4 0 0 0 0
Tyson Nash LW 6 1 0 1 24 -1 0 0 0
Ricard Persson D 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Stephane Richer RW 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Marc Bergevin D 7 0 1 1 6 0 0 0 0
Dave Ellett D 7 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0
Todd Reirden D 4 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0
Scott Pellerin LW 7 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0
Roman Turek G 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Roman Turek 415 7 3 4 19 2.75 0 161 142 .882
Team: 415 7 3 4 19 2.75 0 161 142 .882

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Note:
Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

St. Louis's draft picks at the 1999 NHL Entry Draft held at the FleetCenter in Boston, Massachusetts.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 17 Barret Jackman  Canada Regina Pats (WHL)
3 85 Peter Smrek  Slovakia Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)
4 114 Chad Starling  Canada Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
5 143 Trevor Byrne  United States Deerfield Academy (USHS-MA)
6 180 Tore Vikingstad  Norway Farjestad BK (Sweden)
7 203 Phil Osaer  United States Ferris State University (NCAA)
8 221 Colin Hemingway  Canada Surrey Eagles (BCJHL)
8 232 Alexander Khavanov  Russia Dynamo Moscow (Russia)
9 260 Brian McMeekin  Canada Cornell University (NCAA)
9 270 James Desmarais  Canada Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL)

Farm teams[edit]

References[edit]