2002–03 Vancouver Canucks season

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2002–03 Vancouver Canucks
Division 2nd Northwest
Conference 4th Western
2002–03 record 45–23–13–1
Home record 22–13–6–0
Road record 23–10–7–1
Goals for 264
Goals against 208
Team information
General Manager Brian Burke
Coach Marc Crawford
Captain Markus Naslund
Arena General Motors Place
Average attendance 18,396[1]
Minor league affiliate(s) Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Columbia Inferno (ECHL)
Team leaders
Goals Markus Naslund (48)
Assists Markus Naslund (56)
Points Markus Naslund (104)
Penalties in minutes Todd Bertuzzi (144)
Plus/minus (+): Marek Malik (+23)
(−): Brent Sopel (−15)
Wins Dan Cloutier (33)
Goals against average Alex Auld (1.57)

The 2002–03 Vancouver Canucks season was the Canucks' 33rd NHL season.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The Canucks led all teams in power-play goals scored, with 87.[2]

Standings[edit]

Divisional standings[edit]

Northwest Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 3 Colorado Avalanche 82 42 19 13 8 251 194 105
2 4 Vancouver Canucks 82 45 23 13 1 264 208 104
3 6 Minnesota Wild 82 42 29 10 1 198 178 95
4 8 Edmonton Oilers 82 36 26 11 9 231 230 92
5 12 Calgary Flames 82 29 36 13 4 186 228 75

[3]

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.


Conference standings[edit]

Western Conference
R Div GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 Z- Dallas Stars PA 82 46 17 15 4 245 169 111
2 Y- Detroit Red Wings CE 82 48 20 10 4 269 203 110
3 Y- Colorado Avalanche NW 82 42 19 13 8 251 194 105
4 X- Vancouver Canucks NW 82 45 23 13 1 264 208 104
5 X- St. Louis Blues CE 82 41 24 11 6 253 222 99
6 X- Minnesota Wild NW 82 42 29 10 1 198 178 95
7 X- Mighty Ducks of Anaheim PA 82 40 27 9 6 203 193 95
8 X- Edmonton Oilers NW 82 36 26 11 9 231 230 92
8.5
9 Chicago Blackhawks CE 82 30 33 13 6 207 226 79
10 Los Angeles Kings PA 82 33 37 6 6 203 221 78
11 Phoenix Coyotes PA 82 31 35 11 5 204 230 78
12 Calgary Flames NW 82 29 36 13 4 186 228 75
13 Nashville Predators CE 82 27 35 13 7 183 206 74
14 San Jose Sharks PA 82 28 37 9 8 214 239 73
15 Columbus Blue Jackets CE 82 29 42 8 3 213 263 69

Divisions: PA – Pacific, CE – Central, NW – Northwest

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


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 10, 2002 3–0 @ Calgary Flames (2002–03) 1–0–0–0
2 W October 12, 2002 5–3 San Jose Sharks (2002–03) 2–0–0–0
3 L October 14, 2002 2–3 Calgary Flames (2002–03) 2–1–0–0
4 L October 16, 2002 3–6 Boston Bruins (2002–03) 2–2–0–0
5 T October 18, 2002 2–2 OT @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2002–03) 2–2–1–0
6 T October 19, 2002 2–2 OT @ Los Angeles Kings (2002–03) 2–2–2–0
7 W October 21, 2002 5–2 @ San Jose Sharks (2002–03) 3–2–2–0
8 T October 24, 2002 2–2 OT Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2002–03) 3–2–3–0
9 L October 26, 2002 1–4 Dallas Stars (2002–03) 3–3–3–0
10 T October 29, 2002 1–1 OT Buffalo Sabres (2002–03) 3–3–4–0
11 L October 31, 2002 1–5 Colorado Avalanche (2002–03) 3–4–4–0
12 W November 2, 2002 4–2 @ Minnesota Wild (2002–03) 4–4–4–0
13 W November 4, 2002 4–2 @ Colorado Avalanche (2002–03) 5–4–4–0
14 L November 6, 2002 0–4 @ Dallas Stars (2002–03) 5–5–4–0
15 W November 9, 2002 5–2 @ Phoenix Coyotes (2002–03) 6–5–4–0
16 W November 12, 2002 6–3 St. Louis Blues (2002–03) 7–5–4–0
17 W November 14, 2002 3–2 Los Angeles Kings (2002–03) 8–5–4–0
18 W November 16, 2002 3–1 New York Rangers (2002–03) 9–5–4–0
19 W November 20, 2002 5–3 Chicago Blackhawks (2002–03) 10–5–4–0
20 W November 22, 2002 4–1 Detroit Red Wings (2002–03) 11–5–4–0
21 W November 25, 2002 2–1 @ Minnesota Wild (2002–03) 12–5–4–0
22 W November 27, 2002 3–2 @ Carolina Hurricanes (2002–03) 13–5–4–0
23 W November 29, 2002 5–3 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2002–03) 14–5–4–0
24 W November 30, 2002 5–2 @ Florida Panthers (2002–03) 15–5–4–0
25 L December 3, 2002 1–2 @ New York Islanders (2002–03) 15–6–4–0
26 W December 4, 2002 3–2 OT @ New Jersey Devils (2002–03) 16–6–4–0
27 L December 7, 2002 2–4 Minnesota Wild (2002–03) 16–7–4–0
28 L December 9, 2002 1–2 Calgary Flames (2002–03) 16–8–4–0
29 W December 11, 2002 3–1 Colorado Avalanche (2002–03) 17–8–4–0
30 W December 14, 2002 6–3 @ Edmonton Oilers (2002–03) 18–8–4–0
31 T December 15, 2002 3–3 OT Calgary Flames (2002–03) 18–8–5–0
32 L December 17, 2002 2–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (2002–03) 18–9–5–0
33 W December 19, 2002 3–1 @ Nashville Predators (2002–03) 19–9–5–0
34 W December 21, 2002 4–3 OT Edmonton Oilers (2002–03) 20–9–5–0
35 L December 23, 2002 3–5 @ Colorado Avalanche (2002–03) 20–10–5–0
36 W December 26, 2002 4–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (2002–03) 21–10–5–0
37 W December 28, 2002 7–3 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2002–03) 22–10–5–0
38 L December 31, 2002 3–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03) 22–11–5–0
39 W January 2, 2003 3–2 Montreal Canadiens (2002–03) 23–11–5–0
40 W January 4, 2003 3–2 Florida Panthers (2002–03) 24–11–5–0
41 W January 8, 2003 6–4 Ottawa Senators (2002–03) 25–11–5–0
42 L January 10, 2003 2–3 Columbus Blue Jackets (2002–03) 25–12–5–0
43 L January 11, 2003 0–3 @ San Jose Sharks (2002–03) 25–13–5–0
44 W January 14, 2003 4–3 Nashville Predators (2002–03) 26–13–5–0
45 L January 16, 2003 2–5 @ Minnesota Wild (2002–03) 26–14–5–0
46 W January 17, 2003 4–2 @ Chicago Blackhawks (2002–03) 27–14–5–0
47 W January 19, 2003 4–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (2002–03) 28–14–5–0
48 L January 21, 2003 2–3 @ Nashville Predators (2002–03) 28–15–5–0
49 L January 24, 2003 2–5 Detroit Red Wings (2002–03) 28–16–5–0
50 W January 26, 2003 1–0 Phoenix Coyotes (2002–03) 29–16–5–0
51 T January 28, 2003 2–2 OT Minnesota Wild (2002–03) 29–16–6–0
52 T January 30, 2003 3–3 OT Edmonton Oilers (2002–03) 29–16–7–0
53 W February 4, 2003 3–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2002–03) 30–16–7–0
54 T February 5, 2003 4–4 OT @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2002–03) 30–16–8–0
55 W February 7, 2003 4–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (2002–03) 31–16–8–0
56 W February 10, 2003 2–1 Chicago Blackhawks (2002–03) 32–16–8–0
57 W February 13, 2003 2–1 OT Colorado Avalanche (2002–03) 33–16–8–0
58 T February 15, 2003 2–2 OT @ Calgary Flames (2002–03) 33–16–9–0
59 W February 18, 2003 4–3 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (2002–03) 34–16–9–0
60 W February 20, 2003 4–2 @ St. Louis Blues (2002–03) 35–16–9–0
61 W February 22, 2003 3–2 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (2002–03) 36–16–9–0
62 W February 23, 2003 7–2 Columbus Blue Jackets (2002–03) 37–16–9–0
63 W February 25, 2003 8–0 Atlanta Thrashers (2002–03) 38–16–9–0
64 L February 27, 2003 2–3 San Jose Sharks (2002–03) 38–17–9–0
65 T March 1, 2003 1–1 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (2002–03) 38–17–10–0
66 W March 3, 2003 6–4 @ Boston Bruins (2002–03) 39–17–10–0
67 L March 4, 2003 0–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2002–03) 39–18–10–0
68 L March 6, 2003 4–5 OT @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2002–03) 39–18–10–1
69 T March 8, 2003 3–3 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03) 39–18–11–1
70 W March 11, 2003 4–3 New York Islanders (2002–03) 40–18–11–1
71 T March 13, 2003 4–4 OT St. Louis Blues (2002–03) 40–18–12–1
72 L March 15, 2003 0–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03) 40–19–12–1
73 W March 17, 2003 4–2 @ Dallas Stars (2002–03) 41–19–12–1
74 L March 18, 2003 4–6 @ St. Louis Blues (2002–03) 41–20–12–1
75 W March 20, 2003 7–3 Nashville Predators (2002–03) 42–20–12–1
76 W March 23, 2003 6–0 Washington Capitals (2002–03) 43–20–12–1
77 L March 25, 2003 3–4 Dallas Stars (2002–03) 43–21–12–1
78 W March 27, 2003 5–1 Phoenix Coyotes (2002–03) 44–21–12–1
79 W March 29, 2003 5–1 @ Los Angeles Kings (2002–03) 45–21–12–1
80 L March 30, 2003 1–3 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2002–03) 45–22–12–1
81 T April 2, 2003 3–3 OT @ Phoenix Coyotes (2002–03) 45–22–13–1
82 L April 6, 2003 0–2 Los Angeles Kings (2002–03) 45–23–13–1

Playoffs[edit]

2003 Stanley Cup playoffs
Legend:           = Win           = Loss

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

Goaltenders[edit]

Regular season
Player GP GS TOI W L T GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Cloutier, DanDan Cloutier 57 57 3376-273,376:27 33 16 7 136 2.42 1,477 .908 2 0 3 24
Skudra, PeterPeter Skudra 23 20 1192-241,192:24 9 5 6 54 2.72 522 .897 1 0 1 0
Auld, AlexAlex Auld 7 5 0382-23382:23 3 3 0 10 1.57 165 .939 1 0 0 0
Moss, TylerTyler Moss 1 0 0022-2722:27 0 0 0 1 2.67 14 .929 0 0 0 0
Playoffs
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Cloutier, DanDan Cloutier 14 14 832-56832:56 7 7 45 3.24 341 .868 0 0 0 8
Auld, AlexAlex Auld 1 0 0019-5919:59 0 0 1 3.00 5 .800 0 0 0 0

Traded to Canucks mid-season. Stats reflect time with Canucks only.
Traded to another team mid-season. Stats reflect time with Canucks only.

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded Ref
Markus Naslund Lester B. Pearson Award winner June 12, 2003
Markus Naslund NHL First All-Star Team June 12, 2003
Todd Bertuzzi NHL First All-Star Team June 12, 2003

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

Date
Details
Ref
June 23, 2002 (2002-06-23) To Vancouver Canucks:
Jeff Farkas
To Toronto Maple Leafs:
Josh Holden
June 25, 2002 (2002-06-25) To Vancouver Canucks:
Future considerations (8th round pick in 2003)
To Toronto Maple Leafs:
Ryan Bonni
September 4, 2002 (2002-09-04) To Vancouver Canucks:
Tomas Mojzis
To Toronto Maple Leafs:
Brad Leeb
September 21, 2002 (2002-09-21) To Vancouver Canucks:
Sami Salo
To Ottawa Senators:
Peter Schaefer
November 1, 2002 (2002-11-01) To Vancouver Canucks:
Darren Langdon
Marek Malik
To Carolina Hurricanes:
Harold Druken
Jan Hlavac
January 20, 2003 (2003-01-20) To Vancouver Canucks:
Chris Herperger
Chris Nielsen
To Atlanta Thrashers:
Jeff Farkas
January 24, 2003 (2003-01-24) To Vancouver Canucks:
Mikko Jokela
To New Jersey Devils:
Steve Kariya
February 5, 2003 (2003-02-05) To Vancouver Canucks:
Conditional draft pick
To Philadelphia Flyers:
Todd Warriner
March 11, 2003 (2003-03-11) To Vancouver Canucks:
Brad May
To Phoenix Coyotes:
Future considerations (3rd round pick in 2003)