2000–01 Colorado Avalanche season

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2000–01 Colorado Avalanche
Stanley Cup champions
Western Conference champions
Northwest Division champions
Division 1st Northwest
Conference 1st Western
2000–01 record 52–16–10–4
Home record 28–8–5
Road record 24–12–5
Goals for 270
Goals against 192
Team information
General Manager Pierre Lacroix
Coach Bob Hartley
Captain Joe Sakic
Alternate captains Ray Bourque
Peter Forsberg
Arena Pepsi Center
Team leaders
Goals Joe Sakic (54)
Assists Joe Sakic (64)
Points Joe Sakic (118)
Penalties in minutes Scott Parker (155)
Plus/minus Joe Sakic (+45)
Wins Patrick Roy (40)
Goals against average Patrick Roy (2.21)

The 2000–01 Colorado Avalanche season was the franchise's 29th season, 22nd in the National Hockey League, and sixth as the Colorado Avalanche. The Avalanche won their second Stanley Cup by defeating the defending Stanley Cup champion New Jersey Devils 4–3 in the Final. Ray Bourque would be the first and only NHL player to hoist the Stanley Cup prior to the team captain when Joe Sakic handed it to him out of respect for the future Hall of Famer.

Off-season[edit]

NHL draft[edit]

Colorado's draft picks at the 2000 NHL Entry Draft held at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 14 Vaclav Nedorost  Czech Republic Ceske Budejovice Jr. (Czech Republic)
2 47 Jared Aulin  Canada Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
2 50 Sergei Soin  Russia Krylya Sovetov (Russia)
2 63 Agris Saviels  Latvia Owen Sound Attack (OHL)
3 88 Kurt Sauer  United States Spokane Chiefs (WHL)
3 92 Sergei Klyazmin  Russia THK Tver (Russia)
4 119 Brian Fahey  United States University of Wisconsin-Madison (WCHA)
5 159 John-Michael Liles  United States Michigan State University (CCHA)
6 189 Chris Bahen  United States Clarkson University (ECAC)
7 221 Aaron Molnar  Canada London Knights (OHL)
8 252 Darryl Bootland  Canada Toronto St. Michael's Majors (OHL)
9 266 Sean Kotary  United States Northwood Prep High School (USHS-MA)
9 285 Blake Ward  Canada Tri-City Americans (WHL)

Regular season[edit]

  • October 14, 2000: In a victory over the expansion Columbus Blue Jackets, Patrick Roy tied Terry Sawchuk for most career wins by a goaltender.[1]
  • October 20, 2000: A pre-game ceremony was held to honour Patrick Roy’s 448th career victory. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman presented Roy with a goalie stick dipped in silver. On the stick was engraved the name of every building he ever played in. The names of his children were also on the stick. Governor of Colorado Bill Owens proclaimed October 20 to 26 "Patrick Roy week" in the State of Colorado. Jerry Sawchuk, Terry’s son, raised Patrick’s arm in the air.[2]
  • February 13, 2001: Patrick Roy made his first visit to Montreal since breaking Terry Sawchuk’s record for most wins by a goaltender. Roy had won 289 games with the Montreal Canadiens, and the Canadiens held a pre-game ceremony for Roy.[3]

All-Star Game[edit]

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The 51st National Hockey League All-Star Game took place on February 4, 2001, at Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. The final score was North America 14, World 12.

Season standings[edit]

Northwest Division[4]
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 1 Colorado Avalanche 82 52 16 10 4 270 192 118
2 6 Edmonton Oilers 82 39 28 12 3 243 222 93
3 8 Vancouver Canucks 82 36 28 11 7 239 238 90
4 11 Calgary Flames 82 27 36 15 4 197 236 73
5 14 Minnesota Wild 82 25 39 13 5 168 210 68

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[5]
R Div GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 p – Colorado Avalanche NW 82 52 16 10 4 270 192 118
2 y – Detroit Red Wings CEN 82 49 20 9 4 253 202 111
3 y – Dallas Stars PAC 82 48 24 8 2 241 187 106
4 St. Louis Blues CEN 82 43 22 12 5 249 195 103
5 San Jose Sharks PAC 82 40 27 12 3 217 192 95
6 Edmonton Oilers NW 82 39 28 12 3 243 222 93
7 Los Angeles Kings PAC 82 38 28 13 3 252 228 92
8 Vancouver Canucks NW 82 36 28 11 7 239 238 90
8.5
9 Phoenix Coyotes PAC 82 35 27 17 3 214 212 90
10 Nashville Predators CEN 82 34 36 9 3 186 200 80
11 Calgary Flames NW 82 27 36 15 4 197 236 73
12 Chicago Blackhawks CEN 82 29 40 8 5 210 246 71
13 Columbus Blue Jackets CEN 82 28 39 9 6 190 233 71
14 Minnesota Wild NW 82 25 39 13 5 168 210 68
15 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim PAC 82 25 41 11 5 188 245 66

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 T October 4, 2000 2–2 OT @ Dallas Stars (2000–01) 0–0–1–0
2 T October 7, 2000 1–1 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (2000–01) 0–0–2–0
3 W October 10, 2000 3–1 @ Calgary Flames (2000–01) 1–0–2–0
4 W October 12, 2000 5–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (2000–01) 2–0–2–0
5 W October 14, 2000 3–1 Columbus Blue Jackets (2000–01) 3–0–2–0
6 W October 17, 2000 4–3 OT @ Washington Capitals (2000–01) 4–0–2–0
7 W October 18, 2000 5–1 @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2000–01) 5–0–2–0
8 W October 20, 2000 5–1 Florida Panthers (2000–01) 6–0–2–0
9 W October 25, 2000 2–1 OT Nashville Predators (2000–01) 7–0–2–0
10 W October 26, 2000 2–0 @ Chicago Blackhawks (2000–01) 8–0–2–0
11 W October 28, 2000 4–2 Edmonton Oilers (2000–01) 9–0–2–0
12 L October 30, 2000 0–4 Phoenix Coyotes (2000–01) 9–1–2–0
13 L November 1, 2000 3–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (2000–01) 9–2–2–0
14 W November 3, 2000 5–3 Carolina Hurricanes (2000–01) 10–2–2–0
15 W November 7, 2000 2–0 Minnesota Wild (2000–01) 11–2–2–0
16 T November 9, 2000 3–3 OT St. Louis Blues (2000–01) 11–2–3–0
17 W November 11, 2000 3–1 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2000–01) 12–2–3–0
18 W November 13, 2000 3–2 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (2000–01) 13–2–3–0
19 W November 15, 2000 3–0 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2000–01) 14–2–3–0
20 L November 16, 2000 3–6 @ Phoenix Coyotes (2000–01) 14–3–3–0
21 L November 18, 2000 4–6 @ Los Angeles Kings (2000–01) 14–4–3–0
22 W November 22, 2000 5–2 Columbus Blue Jackets (2000–01) 15–4–3–0
23 W November 25, 2000 3–2 OT Calgary Flames (2000–01) 16–4–3–0
24 W November 29, 2000 2–1 Phoenix Coyotes (2000–01) 17–4–3–0
25 W December 1, 2000 4–2 Dallas Stars (2000–01) 18–4–3–0
26 W December 3, 2000 6–3 @ New York Rangers (2000–01) 19–4–3–0
27 L December 5, 2000 1–6 @ New Jersey Devils (2000–01) 19–5–3–0
28 W December 8, 2000 2–0 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2000–01) 20–5–3–0
29 W December 9, 2000 4–2 @ Florida Panthers (2000–01) 21–5–3–0
30 T December 11, 2000 2–2 OT Tampa Bay Lightning (2000–01) 21–5–4–0
31 T December 13, 2000 3–3 OT Philadelphia Flyers (2000–01) 21–5–5–0
32 L December 15, 2000 3–5 Detroit Red Wings (2000–01) 21–6–5–0
33 L December 19, 2000 0–3 Calgary Flames (2000–01) 21–7–5–0
34 W December 21, 2000 5–2 Los Angeles Kings (2000–01) 22–7–5–0
35 W December 23, 2000 3–2 OT Vancouver Canucks (2000–01) 23–7–5–0
36 L December 26, 2000 2–5 @ Nashville Predators (2000–01) 23–8–5–0
37 W December 27, 2000 3–2 Edmonton Oilers (2000–01) 24–8–5–0
38 W December 29, 2000 3–1 Nashville Predators (2000–01) 25–8–5–0
39 W January 2, 2001 6–2 Los Angeles Kings (2000–01) 26–8–5–0
40 T January 4, 2001 2–2 OT San Jose Sharks (2000–01) 26–8–6–0
41 T January 6, 2001 2–2 OT @ Carolina Hurricanes (2000–01) 26–8–7–0
42 OTL January 7, 2001 3–4 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (2000–01) 26–8–7–1
43 W January 10, 2001 4–2 @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2000–01) 27–8–7–1
44 W January 12, 2001 5–0 @ Minnesota Wild (2000–01) 28–8–7–1
45 T January 14, 2001 2–2 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (2000–01) 28–8–8–1
46 W January 16, 2001 4–1 New York Islanders (2000–01) 29–8–8–1
47 W January 18, 2001 7–3 Vancouver Canucks (2000–01) 30–8–8–1
48 W January 20, 2001 2–1 @ San Jose Sharks (2000–01) 31–8–8–1
49 W January 21, 2001 4–2 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2000–01) 32–8–8–1
50 W January 26, 2001 5–2 Chicago Blackhawks (2000–01) 33–8–8–1
51 W January 27, 2001 5–1 @ Nashville Predators (2000–01) 34–8–8–1
52 W January 30, 2001 3–1 @ San Jose Sharks (2000–01) 35–8–8–1
53 L February 1, 2001 3–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (2000–01) 35–9–8–1
54 L February 7, 2001 1–3 Washington Capitals (2000–01) 35–10–8–1
55 L February 9, 2001 3–5 Calgary Flames (2000–01) 35–11–8–1
56 OTL February 10, 2001 3–4 OT St. Louis Blues (2000–01) 35–11–8–2
57 W February 13, 2001 3–2 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (2000–01) 36–11–8–2
58 L February 15, 2001 1–4 @ Ottawa Senators (2000–01) 36–12–8–2
59 T February 17, 2001 5–5 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2000–01) 36–12–9–2
60 W February 19, 2001 5–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2000–01) 37–12–9–2
61 W February 21, 2001 8–2 Boston Bruins (2000–01) 38–12–9–2
62 W February 23, 2001 4–1 Minnesota Wild (2000–01) 39–12–9–2
63 W February 25, 2001 5–2 Atlanta Thrashers (2000–01) 40–12–9–2
64 OTL March 3, 2001 2–3 OT Buffalo Sabres (2000–01) 40–12–9–3
65 W March 4, 2001 5–0 @ Phoenix Coyotes (2000–01) 41–12–9–3
66 W March 6, 2001 4–2 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2000–01) 42–12–9–3
67 W March 8, 2001 5–2 @ St. Louis Blues (2000–01) 43–12–9–3
68 OTL March 10, 2001 2–3 OT @ Dallas Stars (2000–01) 43–12–9–4
69 W March 11, 2001 3–2 Dallas Stars (2000–01) 44–12–9–4
70 L March 13, 2001 3–6 New Jersey Devils (2000–01) 44–13–9–4
71 W March 17, 2001 5–3 Detroit Red Wings (2000–01) 45–13–9–4
72 W March 18, 2001 4–3 Minnesota Wild (2000–01) 46–13–9–4
73 W March 20, 2001 4–1 San Jose Sharks (2000–01) 47–13–9–4
74 W March 22, 2001 3–1 @ St. Louis Blues (2000–01) 48–13–9–4
75 W March 24, 2001 4–2 @ Boston Bruins (2000–01) 49–13–9–4
76 L March 28, 2001 1–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (2000–01) 49–14–9–4
77 W March 29, 2001 1–0 @ Calgary Flames (2000–01) 50–14–9–4
78 L March 31, 2001 0–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (2000–01) 50–15–9–4
79 W April 2, 2001 5–3 Edmonton Oilers (2000–01) 51–15–9–4
80 T April 4, 2001 1–1 OT Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2000–01) 51–15–10–4
81 L April 7, 2001 3–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (2000–01) 51–16–10–4
82 W April 8, 2001 4–2 @ Minnesota Wild (2000–01) 52–16–10–4

Player statistics[edit]

Forwards[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Joe Sakic 82 54 64 118 30
Peter Forsberg 73 27 62 89 54
Milan Hejduk 80 41 38 79 36
Alex Tanguay 82 27 50 77 37
Chris Drury 71 24 41 65 47
Shjon Podein 82 15 17 32 68
Adam Deadmarsh 39 13 13 26 59
Ville Nieminen 50 14 8 22 38
Dan Hinote 76 5 10 15 51
Stephane Yelle 50 4 10 14 20
Eric Messier 64 5 7 12 26
Dave Reid 73 1 9 10 21
Scott Parker 69 2 3 5 155

Defensemen[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Ray Bourque 80 7 52 59 48
Martin Skoula 82 8 17 25 38
Greg De Vries 79 5 12 17 51
Jon Klemm 78 4 11 15 54
Adam Foote 35 3 12 15 42
Aaron Miller 56 4 9 13 29
Rob Blake 13 2 8 10 8

Goaltending[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

Player GP W L T SO GAA
Patrick Roy 62 40 13 7 4 2.21
David Aebischer 26 12 7 3 3 2.24

The 2000–01 season marked the first and only time that Patrick Roy won at least 40 games in a season during his career.[6]

Playoffs[edit]

Western Conference Quarterfinals Colorado vs. Vancouver
Date Away Home
April 12 Vancouver 4 5 Colorado
April 14 Vancouver 1 2 Colorado
April 16 Colorado 4 3 Vancouver (OT)
April 18 Colorado 5 1 Vancouver
Colorado wins series 4-0
Western Conference Semifinals Colorado vs. Los Angeles
Date Away Home
April 26 Los Angeles 4 3 Colorado (OT)
April 28 Los Angeles 0 2 Colorado
April 30 Colorado 4 3 Los Angeles
May 2 Colorado 3 0 Los Angeles
May 4 Los Angeles 1 0 Colorado
May 6 Colorado 0 1 Los Angeles (2 OT)
May 8 Los Angeles 1 5 Colorado
Colorado wins series 4-3
Western Conference Finals Colorado vs. St. Louis
Date Away Home
April 12 St. Louis 1 4 Colorado
April 14 St. Louis 2 4 Colorado
April 16 Colorado 3 4 St. Louis (2 OT)
April 18 Colorado 4 3 St. Louis (OT)
April 18 St. Louis 1 2 Colorado (OT)
Colorado wins series 4-1
Stanley Cup Finals: New Jersey vs. Colorado
Date Away Home
May 26 New Jersey 0 5 Colorado
May 29 New Jersey 2 1 Colorado
May 31 Colorado 3 1 New Jersey
June 2 Colorado 2 3 New Jersey
June 4 New Jersey 4 1 Colorado
June 7 Colorado 4 0 New Jersey
June 9 New Jersey 1 3 Colorado
Colorado wins series
4–3 and Stanley Cup
Patrick Roy (Colorado)
wins Conn Smythe Trophy

Colorado Avalanche - 2001 Stanley Cup champions[edit]

Players

  Centres
  Wingers
  Defencemen
  Goaltenders

Coaching and administrative staff:

  • E. Stanley Kroenke (owner/governor/chairman), Pierre Lacroix (president/general manager), Bob Hartley (head coach)
  • Jacques Cloutier (goaltending coach), Bryan Trottier (ass’t coach), Paul Fixter (video coach), Francois Giguere (ass’t general manager)
  • Jean Martineau (vice president), Pat Karns (athletic therapist), Matthew Sokolowski (ass’t athletic therapist)
  • Wayne Flemming (equipment manager), Mark Miller (equipment manager), Dave Randolph (ass’t equipment manager)
  • Paul Goldberg (strength-conditioning coach), Gregorio Pradera (massage therapist), Brad Smith (pro scout)
  • Jim Hammett (chief scout), Garth Joy, Steve Lyons (scouts)
  • Joni Lehto, Orval Tessier (scouts), Charlotte Grahame (director of hockey operations)

Stanley Cup engraving

Bryan Muir was called up from the minors mid-season. He played eight regular-season games (also played ten games for Tampa Bay), and three playoff games. Colorado was given permission to include Muir's name even though he did not officially qualify (at least 40 regular season games played or one Stanley Cup Finals game).
^ Six players also won the Stanley Cup with Colorado in 1996 – Joe Sakic, Peter Forsberg, Jon Klemm, Stephane Yelle, Patrick Roy and Adam Foote.

Awards and records[edit]

Awards

Honors

Franchise records

  • Most goals in a season: Joe Sakic, 54 (2000–01)
  • Most game-winning goals in a season: Joe Sakic, 12 (2000–01)
  • Most wins in a season: Patrick Roy, 40 (2000–01)

Roster[edit]

2000-01 Colorado Avalanche
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers

[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Patrick Roy, winning, nothing else, p.444 , by Michel Roy, translated by Charles Phillips, 2008, John Wiley & Sons, Mississauga, ON, ISBN 978-0-470-15616-2
  2. ^ Patrick Roy, winning, nothing else, p.450 , by Michel Roy, translated by Charles Phillips, 2008, John Wiley & Sons, Mississauga, ON, ISBN 978-0-470-15616-2
  3. ^ Patrick Roy, winning, nothing else, p.457 , by Michel Roy, translated by Charles Phillips, 2008, John Wiley & Sons, Mississauga, ON, ISBN 978-0-470-15616-2
  4. ^ "2000-2001 Division Standings". NHL.com. Retrieved July 15, 2012. 
  5. ^ "2000-2001 Conference Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". NHL. 
  6. ^ Patrick Roy, winning, nothing else, p.457, by Michel Roy, translated by Charles Phillips, 2008, John Wiley & Sons, Mississauga, ON, ISBN 978-0-470-15616-2
  7. ^ https://www.hockey-reference.com/teams/COL/2001.html