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National Hockey League (NHL) 2002 - 03 Regular Season Standings


(NHL) National Hockey League 2002 - 03 Standings

Games Wins Loses Ties OTL Pts GF GA
Atlantic Division
New Jersey Devils 82 46 20 10 6 108 216 166
Philadelphia Flyers 82 45 20 13 4 107 211 166
New York Islanders 82 35 34 11 2 83 224 231
New York Rangers 82 32 36 10 4 78 210 231
Pittsburgh Penguins 82 27 44 6 5 65 189 255
Northeast Division
Ottawa Senators 82 52 21 8 1 113 263 182
Toronto Maple Leafs 82 44 28 7 3 98 236 208
Boston Bruins 82 36 31 11 4 87 245 237
Montreal Canadiens 82 30 35 8 9 77 206 234
Buffalo Sabres 82 27 37 10 8 72 190 219
Southeast Division
Tampa Bay Lightning 82 36 25 16 5 93 219 210
Washington Capitals 82 39 29 8 6 92 224 220
Atlanta Thrashers 82 31 39 7 5 74 226 284
Florida Panthers 82 24 36 13 9 70 176 237
Carolina Hurricanes 82 22 43 11 6 61 171 240
Central Division
Detroit Red Wings 82 48 20 10 4 110 269 203
St. Louis Blues 82 41 24 11 6 99 253 222
Chicago Blackhawks 82 30 33 13 6 79 207 226
Nashville Predators 82 27 35 13 7 74 183 206
Columbus Blue Jackets 82 29 42 8 3 69 213 263
Northwest Division
Colorado Avalanche 82 42 19 13 8 105 251 194
Vancouver Canucks 82 45 23 13 1 104 264 208
Minnesota Wild 82 42 29 10 1 95 198 178
Edmonton Oilers 82 36 26 11 9 92 231 230
Calgary Flames 82 29 36 13 4 75 186 228
Pacific Division
Dallas Stars 82 46 17 15 4 111 245 169
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 82 40 27 9 6 95 203 193
Los Angeles Kings 82 33 37 6 6 78 203 221
Phoenix Coyotes 82 31 35 11 5 78 204 230
San Jose Sharks 82 28 37 9 8 73 214 239

National Hockey League (NHL) 2002 - 03 Stanley Cup Playoff Results


(NHL) National Hockey League 2002 - 03 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Ottawa Senators defeated New York Islanders in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 1 - 0
New Jersey Devils defeated Boston Bruins in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 1 - 0
Tampa Bay Lightning defeated Washington Capitals in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 2 - 0
Philadelphia Flyers defeated Toronto Maple Leafs in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 3 - 0
Dallas Stars defeated Edmonton Oilers in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 2 - 0
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim defeated Detroit Red Wings in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 0 - 0
Minnesota Wild defeated Colorado Avalanche in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 3 - 0
Vancouver Canucks defeated St. Louis Blues in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 3 - 0
Ottawa Senators defeated Philadelphia Flyers in the Conference Semi Final 4 - 2 - 0
New Jersey Devils defeated Tampa Bay Lightning in the Conference Semi Final 4 - 1 - 0
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim defeated Dallas Stars in the Conference Semi Final 4 - 2 - 0
Minnesota Wild defeated Vancouver Canucks in the Conference Semi Final 4 - 3 - 0
New Jersey Devils defeated Ottawa Senators in the Conference Final 4 - 3 - 0
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim defeated Minnesota Wild in the Conference Final 4 - 0 - 0
New Jersey Devils defeated Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the Stanley Cup Final 4 - 3 - 0

2002 - 03 New Jersey Devils Stanley Cup Rooster


Players:

Scott Stevens (Captain), Tommy Albelin, Jim Bicek, Martin Brodeur, Sergei Brylin, Ken Daneyko, Patrik Elias, Jeff Friesen, Brian Gionta, Scott Gomez, Jamie Langenbrunner, John Madden, Grant Marshall, Jim McKenzie, Scott Niedermayer, Joe Nieuwendyk, Jay Pandolfo, Brian Rafalski, Pascal Rheaume, Mike Rupp, Corey Schawb, Richard Smehlik, Turner Stevenson, Oleg Tverdovsky, Colin White.

Staff:

Lou Lamoriello (President/General Manager), Pat Burns (Head Coach), John MacLean (Assistant Coach), Bob Carpenter (Assistant Coach), Jacques Caron (Goaltending Coach), Larry Robinson (Special Assignment Coach), David Conte (Director of Scouting), Milt Fisher (Scout), Claude Carrier (Assistant Director of Scouting), Dan Labraaten (Scout), Marcel Pronovost (Scout), Bob Hoffmeyer (Pro Scout), Dr. Barry Fisher (Orthopedist), Vladmir Bure (Consultant), Taran Singleton (Hockey Operations), Marie Carnevale (Hockey Operations), Callie Smith (Hockey Operations), Bill Murray (Medical Trainer), Michael Vasalani (Strength/Conditioning Coordinator), Rich Matthews(Equipment Manager), Juergen Merz (Massage Therapist), Harry Bricker (Assistant Equipment Manager), Alex Abasto ( Assistant Equipment Manager).


National Hockey League (NHL) 2002 - 03 Stanley Cup Playoff Standings

Team Games Wins Loses Ties GF GA PIM
New Jersey Devils 24 16 8 0 63 41 214
New Jersey Devils 24 16 8 0 63 41 214
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 21 15 6 0 45 40 166
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 21 15 6 0 45 40 166
Ottawa Senators 18 11 7 0 43 34 214
Ottawa Senators 18 11 7 0 43 34 214
Minnesota Wild 18 8 10 0 43 43 193
Minnesota Wild 18 8 10 0 43 43 193
Vancouver Canucks 14 7 7 0 34 47 239
Vancouver Canucks 14 7 7 0 34 47 239
Philadelphia Flyers 13 6 7 0 34 33 152
Dallas Stars 12 6 6 0 34 25 176
Philadelphia Flyers 13 6 7 0 34 33 152
Dallas Stars 12 6 6 0 34 25 176
Tampa Bay Lightning 11 5 6 0 22 29 134
Tampa Bay Lightning 11 5 6 0 22 29 134
St. Louis Blues 7 3 4 0 21 17 137
Colorado Avalanche 7 3 4 0 17 16 68
Toronto Maple Leafs 7 3 4 0 16 24 89
St. Louis Blues 7 3 4 0 21 17 137
Toronto Maple Leafs 7 3 4 0 16 24 89
Colorado Avalanche 7 3 4 0 17 16 68
Edmonton Oilers 6 2 4 0 11 20 131
Edmonton Oilers 6 2 4 0 11 20 131
Washington Capitals 6 2 4 0 15 14 88
Washington Capitals 6 2 4 0 15 14 88
New York Islanders 5 1 4 0 7 13 108
Boston Bruins 5 1 4 0 8 13 70
New York Islanders 5 1 4 0 7 13 108
Boston Bruins 5 1 4 0 8 13 70
Detroit Red Wings 4 0 4 0 6 10 36
Detroit Red Wings 4 0 4 0 6 10 36


Most Goals 2002 - 03 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals
Milan Hejduk Colorado Avalanche50
Markus Naslund Vancouver Canucks48
Todd Bertuzzi Vancouver Canucks46
Marian Hossa Ottawa Senators45
Glen Murray Boston Bruins44



Most Goals 2002 - 03 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Goals
Jamie Langenbrunner New Jersey Devils11
Jeff Friesen New Jersey Devils10
Marian Gaborik Minnesota Wild9
Andrew Brunette Minnesota Wild7
Ed Jovanovski Vancouver Canucks7

Most Assists 2002 - 03 Season - Individual


Player Team Assists
Peter Forsberg Colorado Avalanche77
Joe Thornton Boston Bruins65
Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins63
Pavol Demitra St. Louis Blues57
Mike Modano Dallas Stars57

Most Assists 2002 - 03 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Assists
Scott Niedermayer New Jersey Devils16
Marian Hossa Ottawa Senators11
Sergei Zholtok Minnesota Wild11
John Madden New Jersey Devils10
Mike Modano Dallas Stars10

Most Points 2002 - 03 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Peter Forsberg Colorado Avalanche2977106
Markus Naslund Vancouver Canucks4856104
Joe Thornton Boston Bruins3665101
Milan Hejduk Colorado Avalanche504898
Todd Bertuzzi Vancouver Canucks465197

Most Points 2002 - 03 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Jamie Langenbrunner New Jersey Devils11718
Scott Niedermayer New Jersey Devils21618
Marian Gaborik Minnesota Wild9817
Marian Hossa Ottawa Senators51116
John Madden New Jersey Devils61016

Most Penalty Minutes 2002 - 03 Season - Individual


Player Team Penalty Min
Jody Shelley Columbus Blue Jackets249
Reed Low St. Louis Blues234
Matt Johnson Minnesota Wild201
Wade Belak Toronto Maple Leafs196
Peter Worrell Florida Panthers193

Plus/Minus Rating 2002 - 03 Season - Individual


Player Team Plus/Minus
Wayne Primeau Pittsburgh Penguins-30
Jay Bouwmeester Florida Panthers-29
Tim Connolly Buffalo Sabres-28
Jamie Pushor Pittsburgh Penguins-28
Shawn McEachern Atlanta Thrashers-27

2002 - 03 James Norris Memorial Trophy Winner



The James Norris Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League's top defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position. The trophy is named in honour of James E. Norris, owner of the National Hockey League's Detroit Red Wings from 1932 to 1952. The trophy was first awarded at the conclusion of the 1953–54 NHL season. At the end of each season, members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association vote to determine the player who was the best defenseman during the regular season. Full List of Previous Winners

James Norris Memorial Trophy - Nicklas Lidstrom - Detroit Red Wings

2002 - 03 Hart Memorial Trophy Winner



Selected by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association, the NHL's Regular Season MVP (Most Valuable Player) is awarded the Hart Memorial Trophy. The voting is conducted at the end of the regular season by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association, and each individual voter ranks their top five candidates on a 10-7-5-3-1 points system. Originally known as the Hart Trophy, it was first awarded at the conclusion of the 1923–24 NHL season. The Hart Memorial Trophy is named in honour of Canadian Dr. David Hart, who donated the original trophy to the NHL. The original "Hart Trophy" was retired in Hockey Hall of Fame in 1960, and the NHL began presenting a new trophy, which was named the "Hart Memorial Trophy" in its place. Full List of Previous Winners

Hart Memorial Trophy - Peter Forsberg - Colorado Avalanche

2002 - 03 Art Ross Trophy Winner



The Art Ross Trophy is awarded to the National Hockey League player who leads the league in scoring points at the end of the regular season. The Art Ross Trophy was presented to the National Hockey League in 1947 by Arthur Howie "Art" Ross, former general manager and head coach of the Boston Bruins. Full List of Previous Winners

Art Ross Trophy - Peter Forsberg - Colorado Avalanche

2002 - 03 William M. Jennings Trophy Winner



The William M. Jennings Trophy is an annual ice hockey award given to the goalkeeper(s) having played a minimum of 25 games for the team with the fewest goals scored against it in regular-season play. The Jennings Trophy was donated by the NHL's board of governors and first presented at the conclusion of the 1981–82 season. It is named in honor of the late William M. Jennings, who was a longtime governor and president of the New York Rangers. Until the 1980–81 season, the Vezina Trophy was awarded to the goaltender(s) of the team allowing the fewest number of goals during the regular season. It was recognized that this system often meant the trophy went to the goaltender of the better team rather than the individual and hence the change was made to offer the Vezina to the most outstanding goaltender, as voted by the NHL General Managers. The William M. Jennings Trophy was created as a replacement and is awarded to the goaltender(s) playing for the team with the fewest goals against. Full List of Previous Winners

William M. Jennings Trophy - Martin Brodeur - New Jersey Devils
William M. Jennings Trophy - Roman Cechmanek - Philadelphia Flyers
William M. Jennings Trophy - Robert Esche - Philadelphia Flyers

2002 - 03 Frank J. Selke Trophy Winner



The Frank J. Selke Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League forward who demonstrates the most skill in the defensive component of the game. The winner is selected by a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association following the regular season. The trophy was first awarded at the end of the 1977–78 NHL season. It was named after Frank J. Selke, former general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens. Full List of Previous Winners

Frank J. Selke Trophy - Jere Lehtinen - Dallas Stars

2002 - 03 Calder Memorial Trophy Winner



The Calder Memorial Trophy is an annual award given to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National Hockey League. The trophy is named in honor of Frank Calder, the former President of the National Hockey League from its inception in 1917 to his death in 1943. Although Rookie of the Year honors were handed out beginning in 1932–33, the Calder Trophy was first presented at the conclusion of the 1936–37 NHL season. After Calder's death in 1942 the trophy was re-named the Calder Memorial Trophy. The voting is conducted by members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association at the conclusion of each regular season to determine the winner. To be eligible for the award, a player cannot have played any more than 25 games previously in any single season, nor have played in more than six games in each of two separate preceding seasons in any major professional league. Full List of Previous Winners

Calder Memorial Trophy - Barret Jackman - St. Louis Blues

2002 - 03 Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award Winner



"The Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award is awarded annually to the goaltender who has played a minimum of 25 games and finished the season with the best save percentage in the National Hockey League. It was first awarded at the conclusion of the 1999–2000 season. The award is named in honor of former Detroit Red Wings and Buffalo Sabres goaltender Roger Crozier, a Calder and Conn Smythe Trophy winner. The winner of the trophy receives a commemorative crystal trophy and is given US$25,000 to donate to a youth hockey or other educational program of their choice. " Full List of Previous Winners

Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award - Marty Turco - Dallas Stars

2002 - 03 Vezina Trophy Winner



The Vezina Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League's goaltender who is judged to be the best at this position. The Vezina Trophy was named in honor of Georges Vιzina, an exceptional goaltender with the Montreal Canadiens. At the end of each season, the 30 General Managers of the teams in the National Hockey League vote to determine the goaltender who was the most valuable to his team during the regular season. Before 1981, it was awarded to the goaltender(s) of the team allowing the fewest number of goals during the regular season; now, the William M. Jennings Trophy is awarded under that definition. Full List of Previous Winners

Vezina Trophy - Martin Brodeur - New Jersey Devils

2002 - 03 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy Winner



The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, formerly known as the Lady Byng Trophy, is presented each year to the National Hockey League player judged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability. The voting is conducted at the end of the season by the members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. The trophy is named in honour of Marie Evelyn Moreton (Lady Byng), wife of Viscount Byng of Vimy, a Vimy Ridge war hero who was Governor General of Canada from 1921 to 1926. Lady Byng, who was an avid hockey fan, decided to donate the trophy to the NHL in 1925. Full List of Previous Winners

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy - Alexander Mogilny - Toronto Maple Leafs

2002 - 03 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy Winner



The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey. The trophy is named in honour of the late Bill Masterton, a Minnesota North Stars player who died on January 15, 1968, after sustaining an injury during a hockey game. The winner is selected by a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association after each team nominates one player in competition. It is often awarded to a player who has come back from career- or even life-threatening illness or injury. A player can win this trophy only once in his career. Full List of Previous Winners

Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy - Steve Yzerman - Detroit Red Wings

2002 - 03 Lester B. Pearson Award Winner



The Lester B. Pearson Award is awarded annually to the National Hockey League's most outstanding player in the regular season as judged by the members of the NHL Players Association. The award was first handed out at the conclusion of the 1971–72 NHL season. It is named in honour of Lester B. Pearson, who was Prime Minister of Canada from 1963 to 1968. The voting for the trophy is conducted at the end of the regular season by the members of the NHL Players Association. Full List of Previous Winners

Lester B. Pearson Award - Markus Naslund - Vancouver Canucks

2002 - 03 Plus-Minus Award Winner



The NHL Plus-Minus Award is a trophy awarded annually by the National Hockey League to the player, having played a minimum of 60 games who leads the league in plus/minus statistics. The plus/minus statistic was first established during the 1967–68 NHL season. This statistic reflects a player's ability to contribute offensively and defensively. The award was first given in the 1983 season. From 1982–83 to 1987–88, it was known as the Emery Edge Award. During 1988–89, there was no formal name for the trophy. From 1989–90 to 1995–96, it was known as the Alka-Seltzer Plus Award. From 1996–97 to 1997–98, it was known as the Bud Ice Plus-Minus Award. Finally, from 1998–99 to the present, it has been known as the Bud Light Plus-Minus Award. Full List of Previous Winners

Plus-Minus Award - Peter Forsberg - Colorado Avalanche
Plus-Minus Award - Milan Hejduk - Colorado Avalanche

2002 - 03 NHL All-Star Team Winners



"The NHL All-Star Teams were first named at the end of the 1930–31 NHL season, to honor the best performers over the season at each position. Representatives of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association vote for the All-Star Team at the end of the regular season. "

Full List of Previous Winners
NHL All-Star Team - Todd Bertuzzi - R - Vancouver Canucks
NHL All-Star Team - Martin Brodeur - G - New Jersey Devils
NHL All-Star Team - Peter Forsberg - C - Colorado Avalanche
NHL All-Star Team - Nicklas Lidstrom - D - Detroit Red Wings
NHL All-Star Team - Al MacInnis - D - St. Louis Blues
NHL All-Star Team - Markus Naslund - L - Vancouver Canucks

Full List of Previous Winners

NHL All-Star Second Team - Sergei Gonchar - D - Washington Capitals
NHL All-Star Second Team - Derian Hatcher - D - Dallas Stars
NHL All-Star Second Team - Milan Hejduk - R - Colorado Avalanche
NHL All-Star Second Team - Paul Kariya - L - Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
NHL All-Star Second Team - Joe Thornton - C - Boston Bruins
NHL All-Star Second Team - Marty Turco - G - Dallas Stars

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