2002–03 Pittsburgh Penguins season

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2002–03 Pittsburgh Penguins
Division 5th Atlantic
Conference 14th Eastern
2002–03 record 27–44–6
Goals for 189
Goals against 255
Team information
General Manager Craig Patrick
Coach Rick Kehoe
Captain Mario Lemieux
Alternate captains Alexei Kovalev (Oct-Feb)
Martin Straka
Arena Mellon Arena
Team leaders
Goals Mario Lemieux (28)
Assists Mario Lemieux (63)
Points Mario Lemieux (91)
Penalties in minutes Steve McKenna (128)
Plus/minus Guillaume Lefebvre
Mathias Johansson (+1)
Wins Johan Hedberg (14)
Goals against average Sebastien Caron (2.64)

The 2002–03 Pittsburgh Penguins season was the Penguins' 36th season. The team finished fifth and last in the Atlantic Division and did not qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The Penguins were shut out an NHL-high ten times, tied with the Calgary Flames, Minnesota Wild and Nashville Predators.[1]

Final standings[edit]

Atlantic Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 2 New Jersey Devils 82 46 20 10 6 216 166 108
2 4 Philadelphia Flyers 82 45 20 13 4 211 166 107
3 8 New York Islanders 82 35 34 11 2 224 231 83
4 9 New York Rangers 82 32 36 10 4 210 231 78
5 14 Pittsburgh Penguins 82 27 44 6 5 189 255 65

[2]

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[3]
R Div GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 P- Ottawa Senators NE 82 52 21 8 1 263 182 113
2 Y- New Jersey Devils AT 82 46 20 10 6 216 166 108
3 Y- Tampa Bay Lightning SE 82 36 25 16 5 219 210 93
4 X- Philadelphia Flyers AT 82 45 20 13 4 211 166 107
5 X- Toronto Maple Leafs NE 82 44 28 7 3 236 208 98
6 X- Washington Capitals SE 82 39 29 8 6 224 220 92
7 X- Boston Bruins NE 82 36 31 11 4 245 237 87
8 X- New York Islanders AT 82 35 34 11 2 224 231 83
8.5
9 New York Rangers AT 82 32 36 10 4 210 231 78
10 Montreal Canadiens NE 82 30 35 8 9 206 234 77
11 Atlanta Thrashers SE 82 31 39 7 5 226 284 74
12 Buffalo Sabres NE 82 27 37 10 8 190 219 72
13 Florida Panthers SE 82 24 36 13 9 176 237 70
14 Pittsburgh Penguins AT 82 27 44 6 5 189 255 65
15 Carolina Hurricanes SE 82 22 43 11 6 171 240 61

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

P- Clinched Presidents Trophy; Y- Clinched Division; X- Clinched Playoff spot


Schedule and results[edit]

2002–2003 Schedule
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = OT Loss           = Tie

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular Season[5]
Player GP GS TOI W L T GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Hedberg, JohanJohan Hedberg 41 39 2410:11 14 22 4 126 3.14 1197 0.895 1 0 2 18
Caron, SebastienSebastien Caron 24 23 1408:07 7 14 2 62 2.64 741 0.916 2 0 0 6
Aubin, Jean-SebastienJean-Sebastien Aubin 21 20 1132:16 6 13 0 59 3.13 589 0.900 1 0 1 2
Total 82 4950:34 27 49 6 247 2.99 2527 0.902 4 0 3 26

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 Penguins only.

Awards and records[edit]

Player Award
Sebastien Caron Named to the NHL All-Rookie Team
Johan Hedberg Edward J. DeBartolo Community Service Award
Mario Lemieux Most Valuable Player Award
A.T. Caggiano Booster Club Award
Leading Point Scorer Award
Steve McKenna Baz Bastein Memorial "Good Guy" Award
Edward J. DeBartolo Community Service Award
Martin Straka Pittsburgh Penguins Masterton Nominee

Transactions[edit]

The Penguins have been involved in the following transactions during the 2002–03 season:[6]

Trades[edit]

February 9, 2003 To Calgary Flames

Andrew Ference

To Pittsburgh Penguins

conditional 3rd round pick

February 9, 2003 To San Jose Sharks

2003 conditional 5th round pick

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Shawn Heins

February 10, 2003 To New York Rangers

Alexei Kovalev
Dan LaCouture
Janne Laukkanen
Michael Wilson

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Rico Fata
Richard Lintner
Mikael Samuelsson
cash
Joel Bouchard

March 9, 2003 To New York Islanders

Randy Robitaille

To Pittsburgh Penguins

2003 5th round pick

March 11, 2003 To Tampa Bay Lightning

Marc Bergevin

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Brian Holzinger

March 11, 2003 To Calgary Flames

Shean Donovan

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Micki Dupont
Mattias Johansson

March 11, 2003 To Phoenix Coyotes

Jan Hrdina
Francois Leroux

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Ramzi Abid
Dan Focht
Guillaume Lefebvre

March 11, 2003 To Boston Bruins

Ian Moran

To Pittsburgh Penguins

2003 4th round pick

March 11, 2003 To San Jose Sharks

Wayne Primeau

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Matt Bradley

May 12, 2003 To Tampa Bay Lightning

2003 9th round pick

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Marc Bergevin

Roster[edit]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age NHL Draft Birthplace
34 Canada Abid, RamziRamzi Abid LW L 23 2000 Montreal, Quebec
30 Canada Aubin, Jean-SebastienJean-Sebastien Aubin G R 25 1995 Montreal, Quebec
16 Canada Beech, KrisKris Beech C L 22 1999 Salmon Arm, British Columbia
39 Canada Bouchard, JoelJoel Bouchard D L 29 1992 Montreal, Quebec
31 Canada Caron, SebastienSebastien Caron G L 22 1999 Amqui, Quebec
11 Canada Daigle, AlexandreAlexandre Daigle RW L 28 1993 Montreal, Quebec
19 Canada Fata, RicoRico Fata LW L 23 1998 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
4 Canada Focht, DanDan Focht D L 25 1996 Regina, Saskatchewan
1 Sweden Hedberg, JohanJohan Hedberg G R 30 1994 Leksand, Sweden
57 Canada Heins, ShawnShawn Heins D L 29 Undrafted Eganville, Ontario
15 United States Holzinger, BrianBrian Holzinger C R 30 1991 Parma, Ohio
20 Sweden Johansson, MathiasMathias Johansson C L 29 1992 Oskarshamn, Sweden
8 Sweden Jonsson, HansHans Jonsson D L 29 1993 Jarved, Sweden
48 Belarus Koltsov, KonstantinKonstantin Koltsov LW L 22 1999 Minsk, Belarus
36 Canada Kostopoulos, TomTom Kostopoulos RW R 24 1999 Mississauga, Ontario
14 Czech Republic Kraft, MilanMilan Kraft C R 23 1998 Plzeň, Czech Republic
33 Canada Lefebvre, GuillaumeGuillaume Lefebvre LW L 22 2000 Amos, Quebec
66 Canada Lemieux, MarioMario Lemieux (C) C R 37 1984 Montreal, Quebec
6 Slovakia Lintner, RichardRichard Lintner D R 25 1996 Trenčín, Slovakia
34 Canada Lupaschuk, RossRoss Lupaschuk D R 22 1999 Edmonton, Alberta
26 Canada Manderville, KentKent Manderville C L 32 1989 Edmonton, Alberta
23 Canada McKenna, SteveSteve McKenna LW L 29 Undrafted Toronto, Ontario
2 Czech Republic Melichar, JosefJosef Melichar D L 24 1997 Ceské Budějovice, Czech Republic
72 Canada Meloche, EricEric Meloche RW R 27 1996 Montreal, Quebec
95 Russia Morozov, AlekseyAleksey Morozov RW L 26 1995 Moscow, Russia
10 Finland Nieminen, VilleVille Nieminen LW L 26 1997 Tampere, Finland
29 United States Orpik, BrooksBrooks Orpik D L 22 2000 San Francisco, California
3 Canada Pushor, JamieJamie Pushor D R 30 1991 Lethbridge, Alberta
28 Czech Republic Rozsival, MichalMichal Rozsival D R 24 1996 Vlasim, Czech Republic
37 Sweden Samuelsson, MikaelMikael Samuelsson RW R 26 1998 Mariefred, Sweden
12/47 Czech Republic Sivek, MichalMichal Sivek C L 22 1999 Náchod, Czech Republic
82 Czech Republic Straka, MartinMartin Straka (A) C L 30 1992 Plzeň, Czech Republic
43 Slovakia Surovy, TomasTomas Surovy LW L 21 2001 Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
32 Sweden Tarnstrom, DickDick Tarnstrom D L 28 1994 Sundbyberg, Sweden
19 Czech Republic Vujtek, VladimirVladimir Vujtek LW L 31 1991 Ostrava, Czech Republic

Draft picks[edit]

Pittsburgh Penguins' picks at the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.[7]

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 5 Ryan Whitney Defense  United States Boston University (H-EAST)
2 35 Ondrej Nemec Defense  Czech Republic HC Vsetín (CZE)
3 69 Erik Christensen Center  Canada Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
4 101 Daniel Fernholm Defense  Sweden Djurgardens IF (SWE)
5 136[a] Andrew Sertich Left Wing  United States Greenway H.S. (USHSW)
5 137[b] Cam Paddock Center  Canada Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
6 171 Robert Goepfert Goaltender  United States Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (USHL)
7 202 Patrik Bartschi Forward   Switzerland Kloten Flyers (SUI)
8 234 Maxime Talbot Center  Canada Hull Olympiques (QMJHL)
8 239[c] Ryan Lannon Defense  United States Harvard University (ECAC)
9 265 Dwight Labrosse Goaltender  United States Guelph Storm (OHL)
Draft notes[8]
  • a Compensatory pick received for loss of Group III free agent Garth Snow.
  • b Compensatory pick received from NHL as compensation for Group III free agent Garth Snow per Michel Leduc.
  • c Compensatory pick received from NHL as compensation for Group III free agent Marc Bergevin.

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_2003_games.html
  2. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2009). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2010. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 163. 
  3. ^ "2002–2003 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. Retrieved March 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ "2002–2003 – Regular Season – Pittsburgh Penguins – All Skaters – Summary – Points – NHL.com – Stats". NHL. 
  5. ^ "2002–2003 – Regular Season – Pittsburgh Penguins – Goalie – Summary – Wins – NHL.com – Stats". NHL. 
  6. ^ "Hockey Transactions Search Results". ProSportsTransactions. Retrieved September 17, 2012. 
  7. ^ "NHL Entry Draft Year by Year Results". NHL.com. Retrieved July 14, 2012. 
  8. ^ "2002 NHL Entry Draft Pending Transactions". Pro Sports Transactions. Retrieved July 14, 2012. 

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