1999–2000 New Jersey Devils season

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1999–2000 New Jersey Devils
Stanley Cup Champions
Eastern Conference Champions
Division 2nd Atlantic
Conference 2nd Eastern
1999–2000 record 45–24–8–5
Home record 28–9–3–1
Road record 17–15–5–4
Goals for 251
Goals against 203
Team information
General Manager Lou Lamoriello
Coach Robbie Ftorek (Oct–Mar)
Larry Robinson (Mar–Jun)
Captain Scott Stevens
Alternate captains Jason Arnott
Randy McKay
Arena Continental Airlines Arena
Average attendance  ?
Team leaders
Goals Patrik Elias (35)
Assists Scott Gomez (51)
Points Patrik Elias (72)
Penalties in minutes Krzysztof Oliwa (184)
Plus/minus Scott Stevens (+30)
Wins Martin Brodeur (43)
Goals against average Martin Brodeur (2.24)
<1998–99 2000–01>

The 1999–2000 New Jersey Devils season was the franchise's 18th season in the National Hockey League since the franchise relocated to New Jersey.

After firing head coach Robbie Ftorek on March 23, the team won their second Stanley Cup championship on June 10, 2000 in a double-overtime victory in Game 6 of the 2000 Stanley Cup Finals against the Dallas Stars.

Off-season[edit]

The summer of 1999 for the New Jersey Devils leading up to the franchise's 18th season in the NHL since the franchise relocated from Colorado was a difficult one, especially after being eliminated in the Eastern Conference Semi-finals to the New York Rangers in five games in 1997, and in the Eastern Conference Quarter-finals the previous two years: to the Ottawa Senators in six games in 1998 and to the Pittsburgh Penguins in seven games in 1999, the latter coming on Continental Airlines Arena ice. But with the addition of Claude Lemieux, the 1995 Conn Smythe Trophy winner returning to the Devils' uniform, the franchise we're poised for another run for the Stanley Cup.

Pre season[edit]

1999 Preseason

Legend:   Win (2 points)   Loss (0 points)   Tie (1 point)   OTLoss (1 point)

Regular season[edit]

The Devils finished the regular season with the fewest power-play opportunities (274), but they finished 2nd overall in power-play percentage, with 20.07% (55 for 274).[1]

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[2]
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


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record Pts
1 W October 2, 1999 4–1 @ Atlanta Thrashers (1999–2000) 1–0–0–0 2
2 L October 7, 1999 5–7 Pittsburgh Penguins (1999–2000) 1–1–0–0 2
3 W October 9, 1999 1–0 Tampa Bay Lightning (1999–2000) 2–1–0–0 4
4 T October 11, 1999 2–2 OT @ Ottawa Senators (1999–2000) 2–1–1–0 5
5 W October 13, 1999 3–2 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1999–2000) 3–1–1–0 7
6 W October 16, 1999 4–1 New York Islanders (1999–2000) 4–1–1–0 9
7 OTL October 22, 1999 1–2 OT @ Dallas Stars (1999–2000) 4–1–1–1 10
8 L October 23, 1999 1–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1999–2000) 4–2–1–1 10
9 W October 27, 1999 2–1 St. Louis Blues (1999–2000) 5–2–1–1 12
10 W October 29, 1999 4–2 @ Carolina Hurricanes (1999–2000) 6–2–1–1 14
11 L October 30, 1999 3–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1999–2000) 6–3–1–1 14
12 W November 3, 1999 3–2 Montreal Canadiens (1999–2000) 7–3–1–1 16
13 L November 4, 1999 1–3 @ Boston Bruins (1999–2000) 7–4–1–1 16
14 T November 6, 1999 3–3 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1999–2000) 7–4–2–1 17
15 W November 9, 1999 2–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1999–2000) 8–4–2–1 19
16 W November 12, 1999 5–1 Atlanta Thrashers (1999–2000) 9–4–2–1 21
17 L November 13, 1999 2–4 @ Washington Capitals (1999–2000) 9–5–2–1 21
18 T November 17, 1999 2–2 OT Boston Bruins (1999–2000) 9–5–3–1 22
19 W November 20, 1999 3–1 Ottawa Senators (1999–2000) 10–5–3–1 24
20 W November 24, 1999 2–1 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1999–2000) 11–5–3–1 26
21 L November 25, 1999 2–4 @ Phoenix Coyotes (1999–2000) 11–6–3–1 26
22 OTL November 28, 1999 3–4 OT @ San Jose Sharks (1999–2000) 11–6–3–2 27
23 W December 1, 1999 3–2 New York Rangers (1999–2000) 12–6–3–2 29
24 W December 3, 1999 7–4 Ottawa Senators (1999–2000) 13–6–3–2 31
25 L December 4, 1999 2–4 Calgary Flames (1999–2000) 13–7–3–2 31
26 W December 7, 1999 2–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1999–2000) 14–7–3–2 33
27 W December 9, 1999 4–0 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1999–2000) 15–7–3–2 35
28 L December 11, 1999 1–3 Edmonton Oilers (1999–2000) 15–8–3–2 35
29 W December 14, 1999 7–1 Los Angeles Kings (1999–2000) 16–8–3–2 37
30 W December 16, 1999 2–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1999–2000) 17–8–3–2 39
31 W December 18, 1999 5–4 Washington Capitals (1999–2000) 18–8–3–2 41
32 L December 19, 1999 3–5 @ New York Islanders (1999–2000) 18–9–3–2 41
33 W December 22, 1999 3–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1999–2000) 19–9–3–2 43
34 L December 23, 1999 1–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1999–2000) 19–10–3–2 43
35 T December 26, 1999 3–3 OT @ New York Rangers (1999–2000) 19–10–4–2 44
36 W December 27, 1999 4–1 Buffalo Sabres (1999–2000) 20–10–4–2 46
37 W December 29, 1999 5–4 OT Boston Bruins (1999–2000) 21–10–4–2 48
38 T January 1, 2000 2–2 OT @ Boston Bruins (1999–2000) 21–10–5–2 49
39 W January 3, 2000 4–3 OT @ Ottawa Senators (1999–2000) 22–10–5–2 51
40 W January 5, 2000 3–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1999–2000) 23–10–5–2 53
41 W January 6, 2000 6–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1999–2000) 24–10–5–2 55
42 W January 8, 2000 4–3 Phoenix Coyotes (1999–2000) 25–10–5–2 57
43 W January 11, 2000 6–5 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1999–2000) 26–10–5–2 59
44 OTL January 14, 2000 2–3 OT Washington Capitals (1999–2000) 26–10–5–3 60
45 W January 15, 2000 4–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1999–2000) 27–10–5–3 62
46 W January 17, 2000 5–2 Carolina Hurricanes (1999–2000) 28–10–5–3 64
47 W January 19, 2000 4–1 Chicago Blackhawks (1999–2000) 29–10–5–3 66
48 W January 21, 2000 4–0 New York Islanders (1999–2000) 30–10–5–3 68
49 W January 26, 2000 3–2 @ Florida Panthers (1999–2000) 31–10–5–3 70
50 OTL January 28, 2000 3–4 OT @ Carolina Hurricanes (1999–2000) 31–10–5–4 71
51 L January 29, 2000 1–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1999–2000) 31–11–5–4 71
52 W February 2, 2000 3–1 @ New York Rangers (1999–2000) 32–11–5–4 73
53 W February 3, 2000 4–1 Nashville Predators (1999–2000) 33–11–5–4 75
54 T February 8, 2000 2–2 OT @ New York Rangers (1999–2000) 33–11–6–4 76
55 W February 9, 2000 4–1 New York Rangers (1999–2000) 34–11–6–4 78
56 W February 13, 2000 3–1 San Jose Sharks (1999–2000) 35–11–6–4 80
57 W February 15, 2000 4–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1999–2000) 36–11–6–4 82
58 T February 17, 2000 5–5 OT Colorado Avalanche (1999–2000) 36–11–7–4 83
59 L February 19, 2000 2–4 New York Islanders (1999–2000) 36–12–7–4 83
60 L February 21, 2000 2–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1999–2000) 36–13–7–4 83
61 OTL February 24, 2000 2–3 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1999–2000) 36–13–7–5 84
62 L February 25, 2000 1–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1999–2000) 36–14–7–5 84
63 W February 27, 2000 3–0 Montreal Canadiens (1999–2000) 37–14–7–5 86
64 W February 29, 2000 2–1 @ Nashville Predators (1999–2000) 38–14–7–5 88
65 L March 2, 2000 0–5 @ Colorado Avalanche (1999–2000) 38–15–7–5 88
66 L March 4, 2000 2–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1999–2000) 38–16–7–5 88
67 T March 5, 2000 2–2 OT @ Calgary Flames (1999–2000) 38–16–8–5 89
68 W March 10, 2000 9–0 @ Atlanta Thrashers (1999–2000) 39–16–8–5 91
69 L March 11, 2000 2–4 @ Washington Capitals (1999–2000) 39–17–8–5 91
70 W March 13, 2000 3–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1999–2000) 40–17–8–5 93
71 L March 15, 2000 2–3 Dallas Stars (1999–2000) 40–18–8–5 93
72 L March 17, 2000 1–3 Tampa Bay Lightning (1999–2000) 40–19–8–5 93
73 W March 19, 2000 5–2 Florida Panthers (1999–2000) 41–19–8–5 95
74 L March 21, 2000 0–5 Carolina Hurricanes (1999–2000) 41–20–8–5 95
75 W March 24, 2000 8–2 @ New York Islanders (1999–2000) 42–20–8–5 97
76 L March 25, 2000 3–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1999–2000) 42–21–8–5 97
77 L March 28, 2000 2–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1999–2000) 42–22–8–5 97
78 W March 31, 2000 6–0 Atlanta Thrashers (1999–2000) 43–22–8–5 99
79 W April 2, 2000 4–1 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1999–2000) 44–22–8–5 101
80 L April 3, 2000 2–5 @ Florida Panthers (1999–2000) 44–23–8–5 101
81 L April 6, 2000 0–5 Buffalo Sabres (1999–2000) 44–24–8–5 101
82 W April 8, 2000 2–1 OT Florida Panthers (1999–2000) 45–24–8–5 103

Playoffs[edit]

Eastern Conference Quarterfinals[edit]

New Jersey won series 4–0


Eastern Conference Semifinals[edit]

New Jersey won series 4–2


Eastern Conference Finals[edit]

New Jersey won series 4–3


Stanley Cup Finals[edit]

New Jersey advanced to the Stanley Cup finals with home ice advantage as the fourth seed, becoming the lowest seeded team to have home ice advantage in the Stanley Cup finals. This record was later broken by the devils again in 2012.

New Jersey won series 4–2


Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Elias, PatrikPatrik Elias LW 72 35 37 72 58 16 9 0 9
Gomez, ScottScott Gomez C 82 19 51 70 78 14 7 0 1
Sykora, PetrPetr Sykora RW 79 25 43 68 26 24 5 1 4
Arnott, JasonJason Arnott C 76 22 34 56 51 22 7 0 4
Holik, BobbyBobby Holik C 79 23 23 46 106 7 7 0 4
McKay, RandyRandy McKay RW 67 16 23 39 80 8 3 0 4
Lemieux, ClaudeClaude Lemieux RW 70 17 21 38 86 -3 7 0 3
Niedermayer, ScottScott Niedermayer D 71 7 31 38 48 19 1 0 0
Rafalski, BrianBrian Rafalski D 75 5 27 32 28 21 1 0 1
Stevens, ScottScott Stevens D 78 8 21 29 103 30 0 1 1
Nemchinov, SergeiSergei Nemchinov LW 53 10 16 26 18 1 0 1 1
Morrison, BrendanBrendan Morrison C 44 5 21 26 8 8 2 0 1
Madden, JohnJohn Madden C 74 16 9 25 6 7 0 6 3
Brylin, SergeiSergei Brylin LW 64 9 11 20 20 0 1 0 1
Oliwa, KrzysztofKrzysztof Oliwa LW 69 6 10 16 184 -2 1 0 2
Odelein, LyleLyle Odelein D 57 1 15 16 104 -10 0 0 1
Pandolfo, JayJay Pandolfo LW 71 7 8 15 4 0 0 0 0
Souray, SheldonSheldon Souray D 52 0 8 8 70 -6 0 0 0
Sharifijanov, VadimVadim Sharifijanov LW 20 3 4 7 8 -6 0 0 0
Mogilny, AlexanderAlexander Mogilny RW 12 3 3 6 4 -4 2 0 0
Pederson, DenisDenis Pederson C/RW 35 3 3 6 16 -7 0 0 0
Daneyko, KenKen Daneyko D 78 0 6 6 98 13 0 0 0
Brodeur, MartinMartin Brodeur G 72 1 4 5 16 0 0 0 1
Malakhov, VladimirVladimir Malakhov D 17 1 4 5 19 1 1 0 1
Bombardir, BradBrad Bombardir D 32 3 1 4 6 -6 0 0 0
Rolston, BrianBrian Rolston C/RW 11 3 1 4 0 -2 1 0 2
White, ColinColin White D 21 2 1 3 40 3 0 0 1
Sutton, KenKen Sutton D 6 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 0
Quint, DeronDeron Quint D 4 1 0 1 2 -2 0 0 0
Bertrand, EricEric Bertrand LW 4 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Kelly, SteveSteve Kelly C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mitchell, WillieWillie Mitchell D 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Terreri, ChrisChris Terreri G 12 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Brodeur, MartinMartin Brodeur 4312 72 43 20 8 161 2.24 6 1797 1636 .910
Terreri, ChrisChris Terreri 649 12 2 9 0 37 3.42 0 299 262 .876
Team: 4961 82 45 29 8 198 2.39 6 2096 1898 .906

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Arnott, JasonJason Arnott C 23 8 12 20 18 3 0 1
Elias, PatrikPatrik Elias LW 23 7 13 20 9 2 1 1
Sykora, PetrPetr Sykora RW 23 9 8 17 10 1 0 3
Stevens, ScottScott Stevens D 23 3 8 11 6 0 0 2
Gomez, ScottScott Gomez C 23 4 6 10 4 1 0 2
Lemieux, ClaudeClaude Lemieux RW 23 4 6 10 28 1 0 0
Holik, BobbyBobby Holik C 23 3 7 10 14 0 0 1
Brylin, SergeiSergei Brylin LW 17 3 5 8 0 0 0 0
Rafalski, BrianBrian Rafalski D 23 2 6 8 8 0 0 1
Niedermayer, ScottScott Niedermayer D 22 5 2 7 10 0 2 1
Mogilny, AlexanderAlexander Mogilny RW 23 4 3 7 4 2 0 1
Madden, JohnJohn Madden C 20 3 4 7 0 0 1 2
White, ColinColin White D 23 1 5 6 18 0 0 1
McKay, RandyRandy McKay RW 23 0 6 6 9 0 0 0
Nemchinov, SergeiSergei Nemchinov LW 21 3 2 5 2 1 0 0
Malakhov, VladimirVladimir Malakhov D 23 1 4 5 18 1 0 0
Pandolfo, JayJay Pandolfo LW 23 0 5 5 0 0 0 0
Daneyko, KenKen Daneyko D 23 1 2 3 14 0 0 0
Bombardir, BradBrad Bombardir D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brodeur, MartinMartin Brodeur G 23 0 0 0 10 0 0 0
Brule, SteveSteve Brule RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kelly, SteveSteve Kelly C 10 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Brodeur, MartinMartin Brodeur 1450 23 16 7 39 1.61 2 537 498 .927
Team: 1450 23 16 7 39 1.61 2 537 498 .927

[3]

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

Awards and records[edit]

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

50th NHL All-Star Game[edit]

New Jersey Devils NHL All-Star representatives at the 50th NHL All-Star Game in Toronto, Ontario, at the Air Canada Centre.

Roster[edit]

1999–2000 New Jersey Devils
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers

[4]

Draft picks[edit]

The Devils' draft picks at the 1999 NHL Entry Draft at the FleetCenter in Boston.

Rd # Pick # Player Nat Pos Team (League) Notes
1 27 Ari Ahonen  Finland G JYP (SM-liiga)
2 42 Mike Commodore  Canada D University of North Dakota (WCHA) [5]
2 50 Brett Clouthier  Canada LW Kingston Frontenacs (OHL) [6]
3 95 Andre Lakos  Austria D Barrie Colts (OHL) [7]
4 100 Teemu Kesa  Finland D Ilves Jr. (SM-liiga) [8]
5 155 No fifth-round pick[9]
6 185 Scott Cameron  Canada LW Barrie Colts (OHL)
7 214 Chris Hartsburg  United States C Colorado College (WCHA)
8 242 Justin Dziama  United States F Noble and Greenough School (Massachusetts Independent School League)
9 270 No ninth-round pick[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_2000.html
  2. ^ "1999–2000 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. Retrieved July 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ "1999-00 New Jersey Devils Statistics – Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-02. 
  4. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/teams/NJD/2000.html
  5. ^ The Devils traded their original 1999 second-round pick (used on Stepan Mokhov) to Chicago for Chris Terreri on August 25, 1998. No source exists to indicate where the Devils acquired the pick used on Commodore.
  6. ^ The Devils acquired the 1999 second-round pick along with Ken Sutton from St. Louis for Mike Peluso and Ricard Persson on November 26, 1996.
  7. ^ The Devils had originally traded this pick to Toronto when they acquired Dave Andreychuk, but got it back (along with Dave Ellett and Doug Gilmour) in a later deal with Toronto in exchange for Jason Smith, Steve Sullivan and the rights to Alyn McCauley.
  8. ^ The Devils traded their original 1999 fourth-round pick (later transferred to Los Angeles and used on Daniel Johansson) to New York (I) for Sergei Nemchinov on March 22, 1999. No source exists to indicate where the Devils acquired the pick used on Kesa.
  9. ^ The Devils traded their 1999 fifth-round pick (used on Niko Dimitrakos) to San Jose for Ken Sutton on August 26, 1998.
  10. ^ The Devils traded their 1999 ninth-round pick (used on James Desmarais), along with Chris McAlpine, to St. Louis for Peter Zezel on February 11, 1997.