2001–02 Florida Panthers season

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2001–02 Florida Panthers
Division4th Southeast
2001–02 record22–44–10–6
Goals for180
Goals against250
Team information
General ManagerBill Torrey (Oct-Dec)
Chuck Fletcher (Dec-Apr) (interim)
CoachDuane Sutter
Mike Keenan
CaptainPavel Bure (Oct-Mar) and
Paul Laus
ArenaNational Car Rental Center
Team leaders
GoalsKristian Huselius (23)
AssistsPavel Bure (27)
PointsPavel Bure (49)
Penalty minutesPeter Worrell (354)
WinsRoberto Luongo (16)
Goals against averageRoberto Luongo (2.77)

The 2001–02 Florida Panthers season was their ninth season in the National Hockey League.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

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[1]
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]

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

Playoffs[edit]

The Panthers failed to qualify for the playoffs for the second consecutive season. They last made the playoffs in 2000.

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Pavel Bure RW 56 22 27 49 56 -14 9 1 1
Kristian Huselius LW 79 23 22 45 14 -4 6 1 3
Marcus Nilson LW 81 14 19 33 55 -14 6 1 2
Jason Wiemer C 70 11 20 31 178 -4 5 1 1
Ivan Novoseltsev RW 70 13 16 29 44 -10 1 1 5
Sandis Ozolinsh D 37 10 19 29 24 -3 2 0 1
Olli Jokinen C 80 9 20 29 98 -16 3 1 0
Robert Svehla D 82 7 22 29 87 -19 3 0 0
Niklas Hagman LW 78 10 18 28 8 -6 0 1 2
Viktor Kozlov C 50 9 18 27 20 -16 6 0 1
Valeri Bure RW 31 8 10 18 12 -3 2 0 1
Brad Ference D 80 2 15 17 254 -13 0 0 0
Kevyn Adams C 44 4 8 12 28 -3 0 0 1
Byron Ritchie C 31 5 6 11 34 -2 2 0 0
Bill Lindsay RW 63 4 7 11 117 -11 0 0 1
Bret Hedican D 31 3 7 10 12 -4 0 0 0
Peter Worrell LW 79 4 5 9 354 -15 0 0 1
Pierre Dagenais RW 26 7 1 8 4 -5 2 0 0
Paul Laus D 45 4 3 7 157 1 0 1 0
Darren Van Impe D 36 1 6 7 31 3 1 0 1
Dan Boyle D 25 3 3 6 12 -1 1 0 0
Lance Ward D 68 1 4 5 131 -20 0 0 0
Eric Beaudoin LW 8 1 3 4 4 -2 0 0 1
Ryan Johnson C 29 1 3 4 10 -5 0 0 0
Jeff Norton D 29 0 4 4 8 -5 0 0 0
Igor Ulanov D 14 0 4 4 11 -3 0 0 0
Denis Shvidki RW 8 1 2 3 2 -4 0 0 0
Lance Pitlick D 35 1 1 2 12 -14 0 0 0
Stephen Weiss C 7 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0
Ryan Jardine LW 8 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0
Brad Norton D 22 0 2 2 45 -2 0 0 0
Joey Tetarenko RW 38 1 0 1 123 -5 0 0 0
Trevor Kidd G 33 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Roberto Luongo G 58 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Wade Flaherty G 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Matt Herr C 3 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Lukas Krajicek D 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dave Morissette RW 4 0 0 0 5 -7 0 0 0
Kyle Rossiter D 2 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Nick Smith C 15 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Rocky Thompson D 6 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Roberto Luongo 3030 58 16 33 4 140 2.77 4 1653 1513 .915
Trevor Kidd 1683 33 4 16 5 90 3.21 1 857 767 .895
Wade Flaherty 245 4 2 1 1 12 2.94 0 148 136 .919
Team: 4958 82 22 50 10 242 2.93 5 2658 2416 .909

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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]

Florida's draft picks at the 2001 NHL Entry Draft held at the National Car Rental Center in Sunrise, Florida.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 4 Stephen Weiss  Canada Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
1 24 Lukas Krajicek  Czech Republic Peterborough Petes (OHL)
2 34 Greg Watson  Canada Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
3 64 Tomas Malec  Slovakia Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL)
3 68 Grant McNeill  Canada Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
4 117 Michael Woodford  United States Cushing Academy (USHS-MA)
5 136 Billy Thompson  Canada Prince George Cougars (WHL)
6 169 Dustin Johner  Canada Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
7 200 Toni Koivisto  Finland Lukko (Finland)
8 231 Kyle Bruce  Canada Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
9 263 Jan Blanar  Slovakia Dukla Trencin (Slovakia)
9 267 Ivan Majesky  Slovakia Ilves (Finland)

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2001–2002 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. Retrieved March 31, 2012.
  2. ^ "2001-02 Florida Panthers Statistics – Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-07-27.

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