2010–11 Atlanta Thrashers season

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2010–11 Atlanta Thrashers
Division 4th Southeast
Conference 12th Eastern
2010–11 record 34–36–12
Home record 17−17−7
Road record 17−19−5
Goals for 223
Goals against 269
Team information
General Manager Rick Dudley
Coach Craig Ramsay
Captain Vacant (Oct-Nov)
Andrew Ladd (Nov-Apr)
Alternate captains Nik Antropov (Oct-Nov)
Dustin Byfuglien (Nov-Apr)
Tobias Enstrom (Nov-Apr)
Andrew Ladd (Oct-Nov)
Johnny Oduya (Oct-Nov)
Arena Philips Arena
Average attendance 13,469 (72.6%)
Total: 552,230
Team leaders
Goals Andrew Ladd (29)
Assists Tobias Enstrom (41)
Points Andrew Ladd (59)
Penalties in minutes Dustin Byfuglien (93)
Plus/minus Bryan Little (+11)
Wins Ondrej Pavelec (21)
Goals against average Ondrej Pavelec (2.73)

The 2010–11 Atlanta Thrashers season was the 12th NHL season (11th season of play) for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 25, 1997.[1] The Thrashers posted a regular season record of 34 wins, 36 losses and 12 overtime/shootout losses for 80 points, failing to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs for the fourth consecutive season. It was the last season for the franchise in Atlanta. The team was bought and relocated to Winnipeg, Manitoba, for the 2011–12 NHL season and became the new Winnipeg Jets.

Off-season[edit]

During the off-season, the Thrashers announced that they would not retain John Anderson as head coach. The team also promoted Don Waddell to president and Rick Dudley to general manager. Assistant coaches Randy Cunneyworth, Todd Nelson and Steve Weeks were also not retained.[2]

Dudley made his first trade as general manager on June 23, 2010. It was a major trade, a nine-player trade (including picks) with the Chicago Blackhawks. The Thrashers receive Dustin Byfuglien, Ben Eager, Brent Sopel and Akim Aliu for Marty Reasoner, Joey Crabb, Jeremy Morin, the Devils' first-round pick (#24 overall) in 2010 and the Devils' second-round pick (#54 overall) in 2010. The Blackhawks, Stanley Cup champions, found it necessary to trade players for prospects and picks as they were in difficulty with the salary cap.

On June 24, the team named Craig Ramsay as the new head coach. Ramsay, who had been an assistant coach for the Boston Bruins for the previous three seasons, had played with Dudley with the Buffalo Sabres during his playing career.[3] In the following weeks, the Thrashers hired an associate coach, John Torchetti, and an assistant coach, Mike Stothers.[4][5] The team also hired Clint Malarchuk as the team's goaltending consultant.[6]

Regular season[edit]

Divisional standings[edit]

Southeast Division[7]
GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 z-Washington Capitals 82 48 23 11 43 224 197 107
2 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 46 25 11 40 247 240 103
3 Carolina Hurricanes 82 40 31 11 35 236 239 91
4 Atlanta Thrashers 82 34 36 12 29 223 269 80
5 Florida Panthers 82 30 40 12 26 195 229 72

Conference standings[edit]

Eastern Conference
R Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 z – Washington Capitals SE 82 48 23 11 43 224 197 107
2 y – Philadelphia Flyers AT 82 47 23 12 44 259 223 106
3 y – Boston Bruins NE 82 46 25 11 44 246 195 103
4 Pittsburgh Penguins AT 82 49 25 8 39 238 199 106
5 Tampa Bay Lightning SE 82 46 25 11 40 247 240 103
6 Montreal Canadiens NE 82 44 30 8 41 216 209 96
7 Buffalo Sabres NE 82 43 29 10 38 245 229 96
8 New York Rangers AT 82 44 33 5 35 233 198 93
8.5
9 Carolina Hurricanes SE 82 40 31 11 35 236 239 91
10 Toronto Maple Leafs NE 82 37 34 11 32 218 251 85
11 New Jersey Devils AT 82 38 39 5 35 174 209 81
12 Atlanta Thrashers SE 82 34 36 12 29 223 269 80
13 Ottawa Senators NE 82 32 40 10 30 192 250 74
14 New York Islanders AT 82 30 39 13 26 229 264 73
15 Florida Panthers SE 82 30 40 12 26 195 229 72

bold - qualified for playoffs; y – Won division; z – Placed first in conference (and division)
AT - Atlantic Division, NE - Northeast Division, SE - Southeast Division


Playoffs[edit]

The Thrashers failed to make the playoffs and have not made the playoffs since 2006–07 season.

Schedule and results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

2010-11 Game Log: 24-19-9, 57 Points (Home: 12-9-5; Road: 12-10-4)
2010–11 Schedule

  Win (2 Points)   Loss (0 Points)   Overtime/Shootout Loss (1 Point)

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; GP = 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 

Goaltenders[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played; Min = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime Losses; GA = Goals Against; GAA= Goals Against Average; SA= Shots Against; SV= Saves; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO= Shutouts

Regular season
Player GP Min W L OT GA GAA SA Sv% SHO G A PIM
Pavelec, OndrejOndrej Pavelec 58 3225 21 23 9 147 2.73 1705 .914% 4 0 0 4
Mason, ChrisChris Mason 33 1682 13 13 3 95 3.39 882 .892% 0 0 0 4
Mannino, PeterPeter Mannino 2 73 0 0 0 5 4.11 36 .861% 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Thrashers. Stats reflect time with the Thrashers only.
Traded mid-season
underline/italics denotes franchise record

Awards and records[edit]

Records[edit]

Player Record (Amount) Achieved
Tobias Enstrom Most consecutive games played in franchise history (253) October 22, 2010
Ondrej Pavelec Most consecutive victories in franchise history (6) November 30, 2010
Dustin Byfuglien Most goals in a single season by a defenseman in franchise history (11) December 13, 2010

Milestones[edit]

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Alexander Burmistrov 1st Career NHL Game October 8, 2010
Nigel Dawes 200th Career NHL Game October 8, 2010
Anthony Stewart 1st Career NHL Hat Trick October 15, 2010
Rich Peverley 200th Career NHL Game October 20, 2010
Alexander Burmistrov 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
October 27, 2010
Alexander Burmistrov 1st Career NHL Goal October 29, 2010
Brent Sopel 600th Career NHL Game November 3, 2010
Niclas Bergfors 100th Career NHL Game November 4, 2010
Andrew Ladd 100th Career NHL Assist November 21, 2010
Eric Boulton 500th Career NHL Game December 2, 2010
Chris Thorburn 300th Career NHL Game December 6, 2010
Eric Boulton 1st Career NHL Hat Trick December 18, 2010
Evander Kane 100th Career NHL Game December 21, 2010
Patrice Cormier 1st Career NHL Game December 28, 2010
Jim Slater 100th Career NHL Point December 28, 2010
Dustin Byfuglien 300th Career NHL Game December 30, 2010
Patrice Cormier 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
January 2, 2011
Patrice Cormier 1st Career NHL Goal January 7, 2011
Tim Stapleton 1st Career NHL Assist January 22, 2011
Ondrej Pavelec 100th Career NHL Game February 1, 2011
Tobias Enstrom 300th Career NHL Game February 19, 2011
Nik Antropov 400th Career NHL Point February 23, 2011
Paul Postma 1st Career NHL Game March 9, 2011
Rob Schremp 100th Career NHL Game March 9, 2011
Andrew Ladd 200th Career NHL Point March 11, 2011
Ben Maxwell 1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
March 27, 2011
Mark Stuart 300th Career NHL Game March 29, 2011
Andrey Zubarev 1st Career NHL Game April 5, 2011
Andrew Ladd 400th Career NHL Game April 7, 2011
Andrey Zubarev 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
April 7, 2011
Carl Klingberg 1st Career NHL Game April 10, 2011

Awards[edit]

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
Ondrej Pavelec[8] NHL First Star of the Week November 29, 2010
Dustin Byfuglien NHL Second Star of the Week November 29, 2010
Dustin Byfuglien[9] NHL Third Star of the Month (November) December 1, 2010

Final roster[edit]

Updated April 10, 2011.[10]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
80 Kazakhstan Antropov, NikNik Antropov C L 37 2009 Ust-Kamenogorsk, Soviet Union
4 United States Bogosian, ZachZach Bogosian D R 26 2008 Massena, New York
36 Canada Boulton, EricEric Boulton LW L 40 2005 Halifax, Nova Scotia
8 Russia Burmistrov, AleksandrAleksandr Burmistrov C L 25 2010 Kazan, Soviet Union
33 United States Byfuglien, DustinDustin Byfuglien (A) D R 32 2010 Minneapolis
45 Canada Cormier, PatricePatrice Cormier C L 26 2010 Cap-Pelé, New Brunswick
20 Czech Republic Dvorak, RadekRadek Dvorak RW R 40 2011 Tábor, Czechoslovakia
39 Sweden Enstrom, TobiasTobias Enstrom (A) D L 32 2003 Nordingrå, Sweden
6 United States Hainsey, RonRon Hainsey D L 36 2008 Bolton, Connecticut
9 Canada Kane, EvanderEvander Kane LW L 25 2009 Vancouver
48 Sweden Klingberg, CarlCarl Klingberg LW R 26 2009 Gothenburg, Sweden
16 Canada Ladd, AndrewAndrew Ladd (C) LW L 31 2010 Maple Ridge, British Columbia
10 Canada Little, BryanBryan Little C R 29 2006 Edmonton, Alberta
50 Canada Mason, ChrisChris Mason G L 40 2010 Red Deer, Alberta
49 Canada Maxwell, BenBen Maxwell C L 29 2011 North Vancouver, British Columbia
24 United States Meyer, FreddyFreddy Meyer Injured Reserve D L 36 2010 Sanbornville, New Hampshire
29 Sweden Oduya, JohnnyJohnny Oduya D L 35 2010 Stockholm, Sweden
31 Czech Republic Pavelec, OndrejOndrej Pavelec G L 29 2005 Kladno, Czechoslovakia
13 United States Schremp, RobRob Schremp C L 30 2011 Fulton, New York
23 United States Slater, JimJim Slater Injured Reserve C L 34 2002 Petoskey, Michigan
14 United States Stapleton, TimTim Stapleton RW R 34 2010 La Grange, Illinois
22 Canada Stewart, AnthonyAnthony Stewart RW R 32 2009 LaSalle, Quebec
5 United States Stuart, MarkMark Stuart D L 32 2011 Rochester, Minnesota
27 Canada Thorburn, ChrisChris Thorburn RW R 33 2007 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
26 United States Wheeler, BlakeBlake Wheeler RW R 30 2011 Plymouth, Minnesota
51 Russia Zubarev, AndreiAndrei Zubarev D L 30 2005 Ufa, Soviet Union

Transactions[edit]

The Thrashers have been involved in the following transactions during the 2010–11 season.

Draft picks[edit]

Atlanta's picks at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft in Los Angeles.

Round Overall Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 8 Alexander Burmistrov C  Russia Barrie Colts (Ontario Hockey League)
3 87 (from Montreal) Julian Melchiori D  Canada Newmarket Hurricanes (Central Canadian Hockey League)
4 101 (from Dallas) Ivan Telegin LW  Russia Saginaw Spirit (Ontario Hockey League)
5 128 Fredrik Pettersson-Wentzel G  Sweden Almtuna (Sweden-2)
5 150 (from Chicago) Yasin Cisse RW  Canada Des Moines Buccaneers (United States Hockey League)
6 155 (from NY Islanders) Kendall McFaull D  Canada Moose Jaw Warriors (Western Hockey League)
6 160 (from NY Islanders via NY Rangers) Tanner Lane C  United States Detroit Lakes High School (United States High School-MN)
6 169 (from Los Angeles) Sebastian Owuya D  Sweden Timra JR. (Sweden Junior)
7 199 (from Los Angeles) Peter Stoykewych D  Canada Winnipeg South Blues (Manitoba Junior Hockey League)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 19. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  2. ^ Thrashers Promote Don Waddell to President and Rick Dudley to General Manager
  3. ^ Manasso, John (June 24, 2010). "Thrashers name Craig Ramsay as new coach". nhl.com. Retrieved June 24, 2010. 
  4. ^ http://thrashers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=534035
  5. ^ http://thrashers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=534199
  6. ^ http://thrashers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=536169
  7. ^ "2010–11 Standings by Division". National Hockey League. 
  8. ^ Pavelec tops NHL's 'Three Stars of the Week'
  9. ^ http://bluelandblog.com/2010/12/01/byfuglien-named-nhl-third-star-for-november Byfuglien
  10. ^ "Atlanta Thrashers – Team – Roster". Atlanta Thrashers. Archived from the original on March 3, 2009. Retrieved 2011-04-10. 
  11. ^ Blackhawks acquire two 2010 draft picks, Jeremy Morin, Marty Reasoner and Joey Crabb from Atlanta Thrashers
  12. ^ a b Day 2 provides more wheeling and dealing
  13. ^ Thrashers Acquire Forward Andrew Ladd from Chicago for Defenseman Ivan Vishnevskiy and a Second-Round Selection in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft
  14. ^ Thrashers Acquire Forwards Patrick Rissmiller and Donald Brashear from NY Rangers for Forward Todd White
  15. ^ Thrashers Acquire Forward Ian McKenzie from Nashville for Defenseman Grant Lewis
  16. ^ Thrashers Trade Forward Ben Eager to San Jose for Fifth Round Selection in 2011 NHL Entry Draft
  17. ^ Thrashers Acquire F Blake Wheeler and D Mark Stuart from Boston for F Rich Peverley and D Boris Valabik
  18. ^ Thrashers Acquire F Ben Maxwell and a Fourth Round Selection in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft from Montreal for D Brent Sopel and F Nigel Dawes
  19. ^ Thrashers Acquire Forward Radek Dvorak and a Fifth-Round Selection in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft from Florida
  20. ^ Thrashers Acquire Defenseman Brett Festerling from Montreal in Exchange for Goaltender Drew MacIntyre
  21. ^ Thrashers Acquire a Seventh Round Selection in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft from Calgary in Exchange for Forward Freddy Modin
  22. ^ Thrashers Sign F Fredrik Pettersson
  23. ^ Thrashers Sign Unrestricted Free Agent Goaltender Chris Mason
  24. ^ Thrashers Sign Unrestricted Free Agent Defenseman Mike Siklenka
  25. ^ a b Thrashers Sign Unrestricted Free Agents Jared Ross and Jaime Sifers
  26. ^ Thrashers Sign Unrestricted Free Agent Defenseman Freddy Meyer
  27. ^ Thrashers Sign Unrestricted Free Agent Forward Fredrik Modin
  28. ^ Thrashers Sign Unrestricted Free Agent Forward Nigel Dawes
  29. ^ Thrashers Sign F Tim Stapleton; Activate F Patrice Cormier from IR and Assign to Chicago (AHL)
  30. ^ Armstrong Added To The Fold
  31. ^ Devils sign G Johan Hedberg
  32. ^ Lightning Ink Defenseman Pavel Kubina
  33. ^ REPORT: AFINOGENOV SIGNING WITH SKA ST. PETERSBURG
  34. ^ Maple Leafs Sign Free Agent Clarke MacArthur
  35. ^ Thrashers Claim Forward Rob Schremp Off Waivers from New York Islanders
  36. ^ Chelios retires after 26 NHL seasons
  37. ^ a b Thrashers Sign Goaltenders Edward Pasquale and Chris Carrozzi
  38. ^ a b Thrashers Sign Forwards Carl Klingberg and Danick Paquette
  39. ^ a b Thrashers Sign Forwards Jeremy Morin and Eric O'Dell
  40. ^ Thrashers Agree to Terms with Forward Jim Slater
  41. ^ Thrashers Re-sign Defenseman Noah Welch
  42. ^ Thrashers Re-sign Forward Eric Boulton
  43. ^ Thrashers Re-Sign Restricted Free Agent Goaltender Ondrej Pavelec
  44. ^ Thrashers Re-Sign Restricted Free Agent Forward Ben Eager
  45. ^ Thrashers Re-Sign Restricted Free Agent Forward Andrew Ladd
  46. ^ Thrashers Agree to Terms with Restricted Free Agent Goaltender Peter Mannino
  47. ^ Thrashers Re-Sign Restricted Free Agent Forward Bryan Little
  48. ^ Thrashers Sign 2005 Draft Choice Defenseman Andrey Zubarev
  49. ^ Thrashers Re-Sign Restricted Free Agent Forward Niclas Bergfors
  50. ^ Thrashers Sign 2010 Draft Choice Alex Burmistrov
  51. ^ Thrashers Sign Defenseman Dustin Byfuglien to a Multiple-Year Contract Extension
  52. ^ Thrashers Re-Sign Forward Chris Thorburn to Multiple-Year Contract Extension
  53. ^ Thrashers Re-Sign Defenseman Mark Stuart to Multiple-Year Contract Extension
  54. ^ Thrashers Sign 2009 Draft Choice Defenseman Ben Chiarot
  55. ^ Thrashers Sign 2008 Draft Choice Defenseman Zach Redmond