1999–2000 Pittsburgh Penguins season

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1999–2000 Pittsburgh Penguins
Division 3rd Atlantic
Conference 7th Eastern
1999–2000 record 37–31–8
Goals for 241
Goals against 236
Team information
General Manager Craig Patrick
Coach Kevin Constantine
Herb Brooks
Captain Jaromir Jagr
Alternate captains Jiri Slegr
Martin Straka
Matthew Barnaby
Arena Mellon Arena
Team leaders
Goals Jaromir Jagr (42)
Assists Jaromir Jagr (54)
Points Jaromir Jagr (96)
Penalties in minutes Matthew Barnaby (197)
Wins Jean-Sebastien Aubin (23)
Goals against average Ron Tugnutt (2.41)
<1998–99 2000–01>

The 1999–2000 Pittsburgh Penguins season was the team's 33rd in the National Hockey League. It was the first season under ownership led by former superstar Mario Lemieux.

Off-season[edit]

In June 1999, a U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge granted former player Mario Lemieux ownership of the Penguins franchise, who were in danger of either relocating to Portland, Oregon, or folding. Lemieux received final approval of team ownership by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on September 3, 1999.

Regular season[edit]

On April 7, 2000, Jaromir Jagr scored just 13 seconds into the overtime period to give the Penguins a 2–1 road win over the Buffalo Sabres.[1] It would prove to be the fastest overtime goal scored during the 1999–2000 regular season.[2]

Final 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[3]
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]

1999–2000 Schedule
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = OT Loss           = Tie

Playoffs[edit]

2000 Stanley Cup Playoffs
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Playoff series win

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular Season[6]
Player GP GS TOI W L T OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Aubin, Jean-SebastienJean-Sebastien Aubin 51 48 2,788:50 23 21 3 5 120 2.58 1392 0.914 2 0 1 2
Skudra, PeterisPeteris Skudra 20 12 922:16 5 7 3 0 48 3.12 374 0.872 1 0 0 0
Barrasso, TomTom Barrasso 18 16 869:34 5 7 2 1 46 3.17 386 0.881 1 0 0 6
Tugnutt, RonRon Tugnutt 7 6 374:19 4 2 0 0 15 2.40 197 0.924 0 0 0 0
Playoffs[7]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Tugnutt, RonRon Tugnutt 11 11 746:03 6 5 2 22 1.77 398 0.945 2 0 0 2
Skudra, PeterisPeteris Skudra 1 0 20:00 0 0 0 1 3.00 11 0.909 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Penguins. Stats reflect time with the Penguins only.
Denotes player was traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with the Team only.
     – Denotes league leader.

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Player Award
Jean-Sébastien Aubin Booster Club Award
Matthew Barnaby Edward J. DeBartolo Community Service Award
Rob Brown Baz Bastien Memorial "Good Guy" Award
Jaromir Jagr Leading Point Scorer Award
Most Valuable Player Award
Art Ross Memorial Trophy
Lester B. Pearson Award
First team NHL All-Star
Darius Kasparaitis Pittsburgh Penguins Masterton Nominee
Ian Moran Edward J. DeBartolo Community Service Award
Jiri Slegr Bob Johnson Memorial Award
Martin Straka Player's Player Award

In addition, Owner Mario Lemieux and General Manager Craig Patrick were recipients of the Lester Patrick Trophy for outstanding service to hockey in the United States. [8]

Transactions[edit]

The Penguins have been involved in the following transactions during the 1999–2000 season:[9]

Trades[edit]

November 25, 1998 To New York Rangers:
Kevin Hatcher
To Pittsburgh Penguins:
Peter Popovic
January 29, 2000 To Mighty Ducks of Anaheim:
Kip Miller
To Pittsburgh Penguins:
2000 ninth-round pick (#273–Roman Simicek)
March 13, 2000 To Nashville Predators:
Pavel Skrbek
To Pittsburgh Penguins:
Bob Boughner
March 14, 2000 To Mighty Ducks of Anaheim:
2000 fifth-round pick (#153–Bill Cass)
To Pittsburgh Penguins:
Dan Trebil
March 14, 2000 To Edmonton Oilers:
German Titov
To Pittsburgh Penguins:
Josef Beranek
March 14, 2000 To Calgary Flames:
Brad Werenka
To Pittsburgh Penguins:
Rene Corbet
Tyler Moss
March 14, 2000 To Ottawa Senators:
Tom Barrasso
To Pittsburgh Penguins:
Ron Tugnutt
Janne Laukkanen

Roster[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Pittsburgh Penguins' picks at the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.[10]

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 18 Konstantin Koltsov Left Wing  Belarus Severstal Cherepovets (RSL)
2 51 Matt Murley Left Wing  United States Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (ECAC)
2 57[a] Jeremy Van Hoof Defense  Canada Ottawa 67's (OHL)
3 86 Sebastien Caron Goaltender  Canada Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL)
4 115 Ryan Malone Left Wing  United States Omaha Lancers (USHL)
5 144 Tomas Skvaridlo Center  Slovakia HKm Zvolen Jr. (Slovakia)
5 157[b] Vladimir Malenkykh Defense  Russia Lada Togliatti (RSL)
6 176 Doug Meyer Defense  Russia University of Minnesota (WCHA)
7 204 Tom Kostopoulos Right Wing  Canada London Knights (OHL)
8 233 Darcy Robinson Defense  Canada Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
9 261 Andrew McPherson Left Wing  Canada Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (ECAC)
Draft notes[11]
  • a Compensatory pick received from NHL as compensation for free agent Ron Francis.
  • b Compensatory pick received from NHL as compensation for free agent Fredrik Olausson.

Farm teams[edit]

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, previously known as the Cornwall Aces, debuted in the AHL as the top minor league affiliate for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Playing in the Empire State Division, they finished last overall in the Western Conference with a record of 23-43-9-5. WBRE, the NBC station in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, received a James H. Ellery Memorial Award for outstanding television coverage. Marketing executives Brian Magness and Rich Hixon won the Ken McKenzie Award as the league's outstanding marketing executives.

The Wheeling Nailers of the East Coast Hockey League finished the season in fifth place in the Northwest Division with a record of 25-40-5.

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