2001–02 Atlanta Thrashers season

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2001–02 Atlanta Thrashers
Division 5th Southeast
Conference 15th Eastern
2001–02 record 19–47–11
Goals for 187
Goals against 288
Team information
General Manager Don Waddell
Coach Curt Fraser
Captain Ray Ferraro (Oct-Mar)
Vacant (Mar-Apr)
Arena Philips Arena
Team leaders
Goals Ilya Kovalchuk (29)
Assists Dany Heatley (41)
Points Dany Heatley (67)
Penalties in minutes Jeff Odgers (135)
Wins Milan Hnilicka (13)
Goals against average Norm Maracle (3.00)

The 2001–02 Atlanta Thrashers season was the Thrashers' third season of competition. The team did not make the playoffs.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The Thrashers struggled defensively, finishing 30th overall in goaltending, with 288 goals allowed, and on the power play, with only 37 power-play goals scored. They also allowed the most-short-handed goals of all 30 teams, with 12.[1]

Final standings[edit]

Southeast Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 3 Carolina Hurricanes 82 35 26 16 5 217 217 91
2 9 Washington Capitals 82 36 33 11 2 228 240 85
3 13 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 27 40 11 4 178 219 69
4 14 Florida Panthers 82 22 44 10 6 180 250 60
5 15 Atlanta Thrashers 82 19 47 11 5 187 288 54

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[2]
R Div GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 Z- Boston Bruins NE 82 43 24 6 9 236 201 101
2 Y- Philadelphia Flyers AT 82 42 27 10 3 234 192 97
3 Y- Carolina Hurricanes SE 82 35 26 16 5 217 217 91
4 X- Toronto Maple Leafs NE 82 43 25 10 4 249 207 100
5 X- New York Islanders AT 82 42 28 8 4 239 220 96
6 X- New Jersey Devils AT 82 41 28 9 4 205 187 95
7 X- Ottawa Senators NE 82 39 27 9 7 243 208 94
8 X- Montreal Canadiens NE 82 36 31 12 3 207 209 87
8.5
9 Washington Capitals SE 82 36 33 11 2 228 240 85
10 Buffalo Sabres NE 82 35 35 11 2 213 200 82
11 New York Rangers AT 82 36 38 4 4 227 258 80
12 Pittsburgh Penguins AT 82 28 41 8 5 198 249 69
13 Tampa Bay Lightning SE 82 27 40 11 4 178 219 69
14 Florida Panthers SE 82 22 44 10 6 180 250 60
15 Atlanta Thrashers SE 82 19 47 11 5 187 288 54

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

Z- Clinched Conference; Y- Clinched Division; X- Clinched Playoff spot


Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October, 4, 2001 2-1 @ Buffalo Sabres (2001-02) 1-0-0-0
2 OTL October, 6, 2001 3-4 OT @ Boston Bruins (2001-02) 1-0-0-1
3 L October 13, 2001 5-2 Carolina Hurricanes (2001-02) 1-1-0-1
4 T October 16, 2001 3-3 Philadelphia Flyers (2001-02) 1-1-1-1
5 L October 19, 2001 3–4 New York Rangers (2001–02) 1–2–1–1
6 OTL October 20, 2001 1–2 OT @ Carolina Hurricanes (2001–02) 1–2–1–2
7 L October 23, 2001 2–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (2001–02) 1–3–1–2
8 W October 26, 2001 1–0 Washington Capitals (2001–02) 2–3–1–2
9 W October 27, 2001 4–3 Tampa Bay Lightning (2001–02) 3–3–1–2
10 L October 30, 2001 3–6 Ottawa Senators (2001–02) 3–4–1–2
11 L November 1, 2001 2–5 @ San Jose Sharks (2001–02) 3–5–1–2
12 L November 3, 2001 1–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (2001–02) 3–6–1–2
13 L November 4, 2001 0–5 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2001–02) 3–7–1–2
14 L November 7, 2001 2–3 @ New Jersey Devils (2001–02) 3–8–1–2
15 L November 8, 2001 0–8 @ Buffalo Sabres (2001–02) 3–9–1–2
16 L November 10, 2001 0–3 @ Washington Capitals (2001–02) 3–10–1–2
17 L November 13, 2001 2–4 @ Minnesota Wild (2001–02) 3–11–1–2
18 T November 16, 2001 4–4 OT Nashville Predators (2001–02) 3–11–2–2
19 L November 18, 2001 2–6 @ New York Rangers (2001–02) 3–12–2–2
20 W November 19, 2001 3–2 Buffalo Sabres (2001–02) 4–12–2–2
21 L November 22, 2001 2–5 Montreal Canadiens (2001–02) 4–13–2–2
22 W November 24, 2001 6–3 @ Ottawa Senators (2001–02) 5–13–2–2
23 L November 27, 2001 1–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (2001–02) 5–14–2–2
24 L November 29, 2001 2–5 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2001–02) 5–15–2–2
25 W December 1, 2001 5–2 @ Florida Panthers (2001–02) 6–15–2–2
26 L December 4, 2001 2–3 Boston Bruins (2001–02) 6–16–2–2
27 T December 6, 2001 3–3 OT Washington Capitals (2001–02) 6–16–3–2
28 L December 8, 2001 3–6 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2001–02) 6–17–3–2
29 L December 10, 2001 1–3 Philadelphia Flyers (2001–02) 6–18–3–2
30 T December 12, 2001 3–3 OT Montreal Canadiens (2001–02) 6–18–4–2
31 L December 14, 2001 1–3 Chicago Blackhawks (2001–02) 6–19–4–2
32 L December 15, 2001 2–5 @ Washington Capitals (2001–02) 6–20–4–2
33 W December 18, 2001 3–2 OT @ Boston Bruins (2001–02) 7–20–4–2
34 L December 19, 2001 2–4 San Jose Sharks (2001–02) 7–21–4–2
35 OTL December 21, 2001 4–5 OT @ Carolina Hurricanes (2001–02) 7–21–4–3
36 L December 23, 2001 1–4 Dallas Stars (2001–02) 7–22–4–3
37 T December 26, 2001 3–3 OT Florida Panthers (2001–02) 7–22–5–3
38 W December 28, 2001 5–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (2001–02) 8–22–5–3
39 L December 31, 2001 3–4 @ Florida Panthers (2001–02) 8–23–5–3
40 L January 2, 2002 1–2 @ Dallas Stars (2001–02) 8–24–5–3
41 L January 3, 2002 1–2 @ Phoenix Coyotes (2001–02) 8–25–5–3
42 L January 6, 2002 2–3 New York Islanders (2001–02) 8–26–5–3
43 L January 8, 2002 4–7 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2001–02) 8–27–5–3
44 W January 9, 2002 4–3 OT Ottawa Senators (2001–02) 9–27–5–3
45 W January 11, 2002 1–0 Calgary Flames (2001–02) 10–27–5–3
46 T January 13, 2002 2–2 OT Tampa Bay Lightning (2001–02) 10–27–6–3
47 W January 15, 2002 3–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2001–02) 11–27–6–3
48 L January 17, 2002 3–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2001–02) 11–28–6–3
49 W January 19, 2002 6–1 @ Florida Panthers (2001–02) 12–28–6–3
50 L January 22, 2002 0–3 Washington Capitals (2001–02) 12–29–6–3
51 W January 24, 2002 4–2 New Jersey Devils (2001–02) 13–29–6–3
52 OTL January 26, 2002 2–3 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2001–02) 13–29–6–4
53 L January 28, 2002 2–4 Phoenix Coyotes (2001–02) 13–30–6–4
54 L January 30, 2002 0–6 Toronto Maple Leafs (2001–02) 13–31–6–4
55 W February 5, 2002 3–2 Edmonton Oilers (2001–02) 14–31–6–4
56 T February 7, 2002 3–3 OT @ New Jersey Devils (2001–02) 14–31–7–4
57 L February 8, 2002 1–2 New York Rangers (2001–02) 14–32–7–4
58 L February 11, 2002 4–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2001–02) 14–33–7–4
59 L February 12, 2002 0–3 @ St. Louis Blues (2001–02) 14–34–7–4
60 W February 26, 2002 2–1 Buffalo Sabres (2001–02) 15–34–7–4
61 W March 1, 2002 4–3 New York Islanders (2001–02) 16–34–7–4
62 L March 2, 2002 1–4 @ New York Islanders (2001–02) 16–35–7–4
63 L March 4, 2002 3–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (2001–02) 16–36–7–4
64 L March 6, 2002 1–4 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2001–02) 16–37–7–4
65 L March 8, 2002 0–3 Boston Bruins (2001–02) 16–38–7–4
66 L March 10, 2002 1–6 @ New York Islanders (2001–02) 16–39–7–4
67 T March 12, 2002 4–4 OT Tampa Bay Lightning (2001–02) 16–39–8–4
68 W March 14, 2002 2–0 Colorado Avalanche (2001–02) 17–39–8–4
69 L March 16, 2002 2–4 Vancouver Canucks (2001–02) 17–40–8–4
70 L March 18, 2002 2–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (2001–02) 17–41–8–4
71 L March 20, 2002 2–4 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2001–02) 17–42–8–4
72 W March 22, 2002 5–2 @ New York Rangers (2001–02) 18–42–8–4
73 W March 23, 2002 3–2 OT @ Ottawa Senators (2001–02) 19–42–8–4
74 L March 27, 2002 2–4 Minnesota Wild (2001–02) 19–43–8–4
75 L March 30, 2002 1–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (2001–02) 19–44–8–4
76 L April 2, 2002 2–4 @ Calgary Flames (2001–02) 19–45–8–4
77 L April 3, 2002 0–6 @ Colorado Avalanche (2001–02) 19–46–8–4
78 L April 5, 2002 1–3 New Jersey Devils (2001–02) 19–47–8–4
79 T April 7, 2002 1–1 OT @ Carolina Hurricanes (2001–02) 19–47–9–4
80 T April 10, 2002 4–4 OT Florida Panthers (2001–02) 19–47–10–4
81 OTL April 12, 2002 4–5 OT @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2001–02) 19–47–10–5
82 T April 14, 2002 2–2 OT Carolina Hurricanes (2001–02) 19–47–11–5

Playoffs[edit]

The Thrashers failed to qualify for the playoffs.

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Heatley, DanyDany Heatley LW 82 26 41 67 56 -19 7 0 4
Kovalchuk, IlyaIlya Kovalchuk LW 65 29 22 51 28 -19 7 0 4
Hrkac, TonyTony Hrkac C 80 18 26 44 12 -12 5 1 2
Bartecko, LubosLubos Bartecko LW 71 13 14 27 30 -15 1 0 0
Ferraro, RayRay Ferraro C 61 8 19 27 66 -32 2 0 0
Kaberle, FrantisekFrantisek Kaberle D 61 5 20 25 24 -11 1 0 0
Tremblay, YannickYannick Tremblay D 66 9 15 24 47 -15 1 0 1
Stefan, PatrikPatrik Stefan C 59 7 16 23 22 -4 0 1 0
Kallio, TomiTomi Kallio LW 60 8 14 22 12 -8 1 0 0
Rheaume, PascalPascal Rheaume C 42 11 9 20 25 -3 6 0 2
Domenichelli, HnatHnat Domenichelli LW 40 8 11 19 34 -18 1 0 1
Tjarnqvist, DanielDaniel Tjarnqvist D 75 2 16 18 14 -22 1 0 0
Svartvadet, PerPer Svartvadet C 78 3 12 15 24 -12 0 0 0
Donovan, SheanShean Donovan RW 48 6 6 12 40 -16 1 0 2
Pothier, BrianBrian Pothier D 33 3 6 9 22 -19 1 0 1
Odgers, JeffJeff Odgers RW 46 4 4 8 135 -3 0 0 1
Reirden, ToddTodd Reirden D 65 3 5 8 82 -25 1 0 0
Slegr, JiriJiri Slegr D 38 3 5 8 51 -21 1 0 0
Karlsson, AndreasAndreas Karlsson C 42 1 7 8 20 -8 0 0 0
Corkum, BobBob Corkum C 65 3 4 7 16 -30 0 0 0
Tamer, ChrisChris Tamer D 78 3 3 6 111 -11 0 1 0
Tapper, BradBrad Tapper RW 20 2 4 6 43 -3 0 0 0
Cowan, JeffJeff Cowan LW 38 4 1 5 50 -11 0 0 1
Vigier, J.P.J.P. Vigier RW 15 4 1 5 4 -5 0 0 0
Sutton, AndyAndy Sutton D 24 0 4 4 46 0 0 0 0
Butsayev, YuriYuri Butsayev LW 8 2 0 2 4 1 0 0 0
Hordichuk, DarcyDarcy Hordichuk LW 33 1 1 2 127 -5 0 0 0
Snyder, DanDan Snyder C 11 1 1 2 30 -3 0 0 0
Hnilicka, MilanMilan Hnilicka G 60 0 2 2 8 0 0 0 0
Harlock, DavidDavid Harlock D 19 0 1 1 18 -2 0 0 0
Piros, KamilKamil Piros C 8 0 1 1 4 -2 0 0 0
Weaver, MikeMike Weaver D 16 0 1 1 10 0 0 0 0
Buzek, PetrPetr Buzek D 9 0 0 0 13 -4 0 0 0
Cassivi, FredericFrederic Cassivi G 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Clark, BrettBrett Clark D 2 0 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0
Hartigan, MarkMark Hartigan C 2 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
Lessard, FrancisFrancis Lessard RW 5 0 0 0 26 0 0 0 0
MacKenzie, DerekDerek MacKenzie C 1 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Maracle, NormNorm Maracle G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nurminen, PasiPasi Nurminen G 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rhodes, DamianDamian Rhodes G 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Safronov, KirillKirill Safronov D 2 0 0 0 2 -3 0 0 0
Sellars, LukeLuke Sellars D 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Simon, BenBen Simon LW 6 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Hnilicka, MilanMilan Hnilicka 3367 60 13 33 10 179 3.19 3 1956 1777 .908
Cassivi, FredericFrederic Cassivi 307 6 2 3 0 17 3.32 0 207 190 .918
Nurminen, PasiPasi Nurminen 465 9 2 5 0 28 3.61 0 275 247 .898
Rhodes, DamianDamian Rhodes 769 15 2 10 1 47 3.67 0 439 392 .893
Maracle, NormNorm Maracle 60 1 0 1 0 3 3.00 0 20 17 .850
Team: 4968 82 19 52 11 274 3.31 3 2897 2623 .905

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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]

Awards

Honors

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

Goaltenders Milan Hnilicka Damian Rhodes Norm Maracle

Draft picks[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

Farm Team- Chicago Wolves (AHL)

Secondary Farm Team- Greenville Grrrowl (ECHL)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_2002.html
  2. ^ "2001–2002 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. Retrieved March 31, 2012. 
  3. ^ "2001-02 Atlanta Thrashers Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-02.