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National Hockey League (NHL) 2005 - 06 Regular Season Standings


(NHL) National Hockey League 2005 - 06 Standings

Games Wins Loses Ties OTL Pts GF GA
Atlantic Division
New Jersey Devils 82 46 27 0 9 101 242 229
Philadelphia Flyers 82 45 26 0 11 101 267 259
New York Rangers 82 44 26 0 12 100 257 215
New York Islanders 82 36 40 0 6 78 230 278
Pittsburgh Penguins 82 22 46 0 14 58 244 316
Northeast Division
Ottawa Senators 82 52 21 0 9 113 314 211
Buffalo Sabres 82 52 24 0 6 110 281 239
Montreal Canadiens 82 42 31 0 9 93 243 247
Toronto Maple Leafs 82 41 33 0 8 90 257 270
Boston Bruins 82 29 37 0 16 74 230 266
Southeast Division
Carolina Hurricanes 82 52 22 0 8 112 294 260
Tampa Bay Lightning 82 43 33 0 6 92 252 260
Atlanta Thrashers 82 41 33 0 8 90 281 275
Florida Panthers 82 37 34 0 11 85 240 257
Washington Capitals 82 29 41 0 12 70 237 306
Central Division
Detroit Red Wings 82 58 16 0 8 124 305 209
Nashville Predators 82 49 25 0 8 106 259 227
Columbus Blue Jackets 82 35 43 0 4 74 223 279
Chicago Blackhawks 82 26 43 0 13 65 211 285
St. Louis Blues 82 21 46 0 15 57 197 292
Northwest Division
Calgary Flames 82 46 25 0 11 103 218 200
Colorado Avalanche 82 43 30 0 9 95 283 257
Edmonton Oilers 82 41 28 0 13 95 256 251
Vancouver Canucks 82 42 32 0 8 92 256 255
Minnesota Wild 82 38 36 0 8 84 231 215
Pacific Division
Dallas Stars 82 53 23 0 6 112 265 218
San Jose Sharks 82 44 27 0 11 99 266 242
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 82 43 27 0 12 98 254 229
Los Angeles Kings 82 42 35 0 5 89 249 270
Phoenix Coyotes 82 38 39 0 5 81 246 271

National Hockey League (NHL) 2005 - 06 Stanley Cup Playoff Results


(NHL) National Hockey League 2005 - 06 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Ottawa Senators defeated Tampa Bay Lightning in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 1 - 0
Carolina Hurricanes defeated Montreal Canadiens in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 2 - 0
New Jersey Devils defeated New York Rangers in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 0 - 0
Buffalo Sabres defeated Philadelphia Flyers in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 2 - 0
Edmonton Oilers defeated Detroit Red Wings in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 2 - 0
Colorado Avalanche defeated Dallas Stars in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 1 - 0
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim defeated Calgary Flames in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 3 - 0
San Jose Sharks defeated Nashville Predators in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 1 - 0
Buffalo Sabres defeated Ottawa Senators in the Conference Semi Final 4 - 1 - 0
Carolina Hurricanes defeated New Jersey Devils in the Conference Semi Final 4 - 1 - 0
Edmonton Oilers defeated San Jose Sharks in the Conference Semi Final 4 - 2 - 0
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim defeated Colorado Avalanche in the Conference Semi Final 4 - 0 - 0
Carolina Hurricanes defeated Buffalo Sabres in the Conference Final 4 - 3 - 0
Edmonton Oilers defeated Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the Conference Final 4 - 1 - 0
Carolina Hurricanes defeated Edmonton Oilers in the Stanley Cup Final 4 - 3 - 0

2005 - 06 Carolina Hurricanes Stanley Cup Rooster


Players: Rod Brind'Amour (Captain), Craig Adams, Kevin Adams, Anton Babchuk, Eric Cole, Mike Commadore, Matt Cullen, Martin Gerber, Bret Hedican, Andrew Hutchinson, Frantisek Kaberie, Chad LaRose, Andrew Ladd, Mark Recchi, Eric Staal, Cory Stilman, Oleg Tverdovsky, Josef Vasicek, Niclas Walin, Aaron Ward, Cam Ward, Doug Weight, Glen Wesley, Ray Whitney, Justin Williams Staff: Peter Karmanos (Owner), Thomas Thewes (Owner), Jim Rutherford (President and GM), Jason Karmanos (VP and Assistant GM), Mike Amendola (CFO), Peter Laviolette (Head Coach), Kevin McCarthy, Jeff Daniels (Assistant Coaches), Greg Stefan (Goaltender Coach), Chris Huffine (Video Coordinator), Skip Cunningham, Wally Tatomir, Bob Gorman (Equipment Managers), Peter Friesen (Strength and Coditioning), Chris Stewart ((Associate Trainer), Brian Tatum (Team Services Manager), Kelly Kirwin Event Coordinator Hockey), Marshall Johnson (Director Pro Scouting), Claude Larose, Ron Smith (Scouts), Sheldon Ferguson (Director Amatuer Scouting), Tony MacDonald, Albert Marshall, Martin Madden (Amatuer Scouts) Tom Rowe (Head Coach Lowell Lock Monsters), Mike Sundheim (Media Relations), Kyle Hanlin (Media Relations)


National Hockey League (NHL) 2005 - 06 Stanley Cup Playoff Standings

Team Games Wins Loses Ties GF GA PIM
Carolina Hurricanes 25 16 9 0 73 60 319
Carolina Hurricanes 25 16 9 0 73 60 319
Edmonton Oilers 24 15 9 0 70 61 385
Edmonton Oilers 24 15 9 0 70 61 385
Buffalo Sabres 18 11 7 0 60 49 220
Buffalo Sabres 18 11 7 0 60 49 220
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 16 9 7 0 46 36 267
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 16 9 7 0 46 36 267
San Jose Sharks 11 6 5 0 29 29 144
San Jose Sharks 11 6 5 0 29 29 144
New Jersey Devils 9 5 4 0 27 21 140
Ottawa Senators 10 5 5 0 36 29 164
Ottawa Senators 10 5 5 0 36 29 164
New Jersey Devils 9 5 4 0 27 21 140
Colorado Avalanche 9 4 5 0 22 31 166
Colorado Avalanche 9 4 5 0 22 31 166
Calgary Flames 7 3 4 0 16 17 129
Calgary Flames 7 3 4 0 16 17 129
Montreal Canadiens 6 2 4 0 17 15 68
Philadelphia Flyers 6 2 4 0 14 27 129
Detroit Red Wings 6 2 4 0 17 19 84
Montreal Canadiens 6 2 4 0 17 15 68
Detroit Red Wings 6 2 4 0 17 19 84
Philadelphia Flyers 6 2 4 0 14 27 129
Dallas Stars 5 1 4 0 15 18 64
Nashville Predators 5 1 4 0 10 17 88
Tampa Bay Lightning 5 1 4 0 13 23 125
Nashville Predators 5 1 4 0 10 17 88
Dallas Stars 5 1 4 0 15 18 64
Tampa Bay Lightning 5 1 4 0 13 23 125
New York Rangers 4 0 4 0 4 17 71
New York Rangers 4 0 4 0 4 17 71


Most Goals 2005 - 06 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals
Jonathan Cheechoo San Jose Sharks56
Jaromir Jagr New York Rangers54
Ilya Kovalchuk Atlanta Thrashers52
Alex Ovechkin Washington Capitals52
Dany Heatley Ottawa Senators50



Most Goals 2005 - 06 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Goals
Fernando Pisani Edmonton Oilers14
Rod Brind'Amour Carolina Hurricanes12
Chris Drury Buffalo Sabres9
Joffrey Lupul Mighty Ducks of Anaheim9
Patrick Marleau San Jose Sharks9

Most Assists 2005 - 06 Season - Individual


Player Team Assists
Joe Thornton San Jose Sharks72
Jason Spezza Ottawa Senators71
Jaromir Jagr New York Rangers69
Marc Savard Atlanta Thrashers69
Brad Richards Tampa Bay Lightning68

Most Assists 2005 - 06 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Assists
Eric Staal Carolina Hurricanes19
Cory Stillman Carolina Hurricanes17
Chris Pronger Edmonton Oilers16
Matt Cullen Carolina Hurricanes14
Doug Weight Carolina Hurricanes13

Most Points 2005 - 06 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Jaromir Jagr New York Rangers5469123
Alex Ovechkin Washington Capitals5254106
Daniel Alfredsson Ottawa Senators4360103
Dany Heatley Ottawa Senators5053103
Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins3963102

Most Points 2005 - 06 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Eric Staal Carolina Hurricanes91928
Cory Stillman Carolina Hurricanes91726
Chris Pronger Edmonton Oilers51621
Daniel Briere Buffalo Sabres81119
Shawn Horcoff Edmonton Oilers71219

Most Penalty Minutes 2005 - 06 Season - Individual


Player Team Penalty Min
Sean Avery Los Angeles Kings257
Chris Neil Ottawa Senators204
Brenden Morrow Dallas Stars183
Matthew Barnaby Chicago Blackhawks178
Steve Ott Dallas Stars178

Plus/Minus Rating 2005 - 06 Season - Individual


Player Team Plus/Minus
Scott Young St. Louis Blues-32
Dennis Wideman St. Louis Blues-31
Martin Lapointe Chicago Blackhawks-30
Bryan Berard Columbus Blue Jackets-29
Mark Recchi Pittsburgh Penguins-28

2005 - 06 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

2005 - 06 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 - Joe Thornton - Boston Bruins

2005 - 06 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 - Joe Thornton - Boston Bruins

2005 - 06 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 - Miikka Kiprusoff - Calgary Flames

2005 - 06 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 - Rod Brind'Amour - Carolina Hurricanes

2005 - 06 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 - Alex Ovechkin - Washington Capitals

2005 - 06 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 - Cristobal Huet - Montreal Canadiens

2005 - 06 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 - Miikka Kiprusoff - Calgary Flames

2005 - 06 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 - Pavel Datsyuk - Detroit Red Wings

2005 - 06 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 - Teemu Selanne - Mighty Ducks of Anaheim

2005 - 06 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 - Jaromir Jagr - New York Rangers

2005 - 06 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 - Wade Redden - Ottawa Senators
Plus-Minus Award - Michal Rozsival - New York Rangers

2005 - 06 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 - Jaromir Jagr - R - New York Rangers
NHL All-Star Team - Miikka Kiprusoff - G - Calgary Flames
NHL All-Star Team - Nicklas Lidstrom - D - Detroit Red Wings
NHL All-Star Team - Scott Niedermayer - D - Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
NHL All-Star Team - Alex Ovechkin - L - Washington Capitals
NHL All-Star Team - Joe Thornton - C - Boston Bruins

Full List of Previous Winners

NHL All-Star Second Team - Daniel Alfredsson - R - Ottawa Senators
NHL All-Star Second Team - Martin Brodeur - G - New Jersey Devils
NHL All-Star Second Team - Zdeno Chara - D - Ottawa Senators
NHL All-Star Second Team - Dany Heatley - L - Ottawa Senators
NHL All-Star Second Team - Eric Staal - C - Carolina Hurricanes
NHL All-Star Second Team - Sergei Zubov - D - Dallas Stars

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