2001–02 Phoenix Coyotes season

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2001–02 Phoenix Coyotes
Division2nd Pacific
Conference6th Western
2001–02 record40–27–9–5
Goals for228
Goals against210
Team information
General ManagerMike Barnett
CoachBob Francis
CaptainTeppo Numminen
ArenaTalking Stick Resort Arena
Team leaders
GoalsDaniel Briere (32)
AssistsTeppo Numminen (35)
PointsDaymond Langkow (62)
Penalty minutesTodd Simpson (152)
WinsSean Burke (33)
Goals against averageSean Burke (2.29)

The 2001–02 Phoenix Coyotes season was their sixth season in the National Hockey League, the franchise's 23rd season in the NHL and 30th overall.

Off-season[edit]

Defenceman Teppo Numminen is named captain.

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Pacific Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 3 San Jose Sharks 82 44 27 8 3 248 189 99
2 6 Phoenix Coyotes 82 40 27 9 6 228 210 95
3 7 Los Angeles Kings 82 40 27 11 4 214 190 95
4 10 Dallas Stars 82 36 28 13 5 215 213 90
5 13 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 82 29 42 8 3 175 198 69

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.

Western Conference[1]
R Div GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 p – Detroit Red Wings CEN 82 51 17 10 4 251 187 116
2 y – Colorado Avalanche NW 82 45 28 8 1 212 169 99
3 y – San Jose Sharks PAC 82 44 27 8 3 248 199 99
4 St. Louis Blues CEN 82 43 27 8 4 227 188 98
5 Chicago Blackhawks CEN 82 41 27 13 1 216 207 96
6 Phoenix Coyotes PAC 82 40 27 9 6 228 210 95
7 Los Angeles Kings PAC 82 40 27 11 4 214 190 95
8 Vancouver Canucks NW 82 42 30 7 3 254 211 94
8.5
9 Edmonton Oilers NW 82 38 28 12 4 205 182 92
10 Dallas Stars PAC 82 36 28 13 5 215 213 90
11 Calgary Flames NW 82 32 35 12 3 201 220 79
12 Minnesota Wild NW 82 26 35 12 9 195 238 73
13 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim PAC 82 29 42 8 3 175 198 69
14 Nashville Predators CEN 82 28 41 13 0 196 230 69
15 Columbus Blue Jackets CEN 82 22 47 8 5 164 255 57

Divisions: CEN – Central, PAC – Pacific, NW – Northwest

bold – Qualified for playoffs; p – Won Presidents' Trophy; y – Won division


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T October 4, 2001 2–2 OT @ Los Angeles Kings (2001–02) 0–0–1–0
2 L October 6, 2001 2–6 @ Edmonton Oilers (2001–02) 0–1–1–0
3 W October 8, 2001 2–1 OT @ Calgary Flames (2001–02) 1–1–1–0
4 L October 11, 2001 0–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (2001–02) 1–2–1–0
5 W October 13, 2001 5–2 Washington Capitals (2001–02) 2–2–1–0
6 T October 16, 2001 1–1 OT Boston Bruins (2001–02) 2–2–2–0
7 L October 18, 2001 1–3 @ Dallas Stars (2001–02) 2–3–2–0
8 W October 20, 2001 5–2 Vancouver Canucks (2001–02) 3–3–2–0
9 OTL October 24, 2001 2–3 OT Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2001–02) 3–3–2–1
10 W October 27, 2001 1–0 Colorado Avalanche (2001–02) 4–3–2–1
11 W October 30, 2001 3–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (2001–02) 5–3–2–1
12 L November 1, 2001 2–5 @ New Jersey Devils (2001–02) 5–4–2–1
13 T November 2, 2001 2–2 OT @ Washington Capitals (2001–02) 5–4–3–1
14 OTL November 4, 2001 0–1 OT @ Carolina Hurricanes (2001–02) 5–4–3–2
15 L November 7, 2001 1–3 Detroit Red Wings (2001–02) 5–5–3–2
16 W November 9, 2001 5–1 @ Dallas Stars (2001–02) 6–5–3–2
17 L November 10, 2001 1–4 @ St. Louis Blues (2001–02) 6–6–3–2
18 OTL November 13, 2001 4–5 OT Edmonton Oilers (2001–02) 6–6–3–3
19 W November 15, 2001 5–3 San Jose Sharks (2001–02) 7–6–3–3
20 W November 17, 2001 6–1 New York Islanders (2001–02) 8–6–3–3
21 W November 20, 2001 2–1 OT Minnesota Wild (2001–02) 9–6–3–3
22 L November 23, 2001 2–5 @ Minnesota Wild (2001–02) 9–7–3–3
23 L November 24, 2001 3–5 @ St. Louis Blues (2001–02) 9–8–3–3
24 L November 27, 2001 0–3 @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2001–02) 9–9–3–3
25 W November 29, 2001 1–0 Nashville Predators (2001–02) 10–9–3–3
26 W December 1, 2001 5–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (2001–02) 11–9–3–3
27 W December 5, 2001 3–0 St. Louis Blues (2001–02) 12–9–3–3
28 T December 7, 2001 1–1 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (2001–02) 12–9–4–3
29 T December 8, 2001 3–3 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (2001–02) 12–9–5–3
30 L December 11, 2001 3–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2001–02) 12–10–5–3
31 L December 13, 2001 0–6 @ Ottawa Senators (2001–02) 12–11–5–3
32 L December 15, 2001 2–6 Dallas Stars (2001–02) 12–12–5–3
33 W December 17, 2001 4–1 Columbus Blue Jackets (2001–02) 13–12–5–3
34 W December 19, 2001 6–3 Calgary Flames (2001–02) 14–12–5–3
35 L December 21, 2001 1–2 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2001–02) 14–13–5–3
36 L December 23, 2001 0–4 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2001–02) 14–14–5–3
37 T December 26, 2001 1–1 OT Los Angeles Kings (2001–02) 14–14–6–3
38 W December 28, 2001 4–2 Philadelphia Flyers (2001–02) 15–14–6–3
39 W December 30, 2001 4–2 @ San Jose Sharks (2001–02) 16–14–6–3
40 W December 31, 2001 5–0 New York Rangers (2001–02) 17–14–6–3
41 W January 3, 2002 2–1 Atlanta Thrashers (2001–02) 18–14–6–3
42 L January 4, 2002 3–5 @ San Jose Sharks (2001–02) 18–15–6–3
43 L January 6, 2002 0–3 Tampa Bay Lightning (2001–02) 18–16–6–3
44 L January 9, 2002 5–6 San Jose Sharks (2001–02) 18–17–6–3
45 T January 15, 2002 2–2 OT Detroit Red Wings (2001–02) 18–17–7–3
46 OTL January 17, 2002 2–3 OT @ Colorado Avalanche (2001–02) 18–17–7–4
47 L January 19, 2002 1–3 Buffalo Sabres (2001–02) 18–18–7–4
48 W January 21, 2002 1–0 @ Nashville Predators (2001–02) 19–18–7–4
49 W January 23, 2002 4–1 @ Chicago Blackhawks (2001–02) 20–18–7–4
50 L January 25, 2002 1–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (2001–02) 20–19–7–4
51 W January 26, 2002 3–2 @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2001–02) 21–19–7–4
52 W January 28, 2002 4–2 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2001–02) 22–19–7–4
53 W January 30, 2002 3–1 @ Florida Panthers (2001–02) 23–19–7–4
54 L February 4, 2002 2–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (2001–02) 23–20–7–4
55 L February 6, 2002 2–5 Chicago Blackhawks (2001–02) 23–21–7–4
56 W February 8, 2002 6–5 OT Los Angeles Kings (2001–02) 24–21–7–4
57 L February 10, 2002 3–4 Edmonton Oilers (2001–02) 24–22–7–4
58 W February 12, 2002 4–3 OT Calgary Flames (2001–02) 25–22–7–4
59 T February 13, 2002 2–2 OT @ Los Angeles Kings (2001–02) 25–22–8–4
60 W February 26, 2002 5–1 Dallas Stars (2001–02) 26–22–8–4
61 OTL February 28, 2002 1–2 OT @ Colorado Avalanche (2001–02) 26–22–8–5
62 W March 3, 2002 2–1 Columbus Blue Jackets (2001–02) 27–22–8–5
63 W March 5, 2002 4–1 New Jersey Devils (2001–02) 28–22–8–5
64 W March 7, 2002 6–1 Vancouver Canucks (2001–02) 29–22–8–5
65 W March 9, 2002 3–2 Ottawa Senators (2001–02) 30–22–8–5
66 W March 12, 2002 3–1 Chicago Blackhawks (2001–02) 31–22–8–5
67 W March 15, 2002 3–2 @ Nashville Predators (2001–02) 32–22–8–5
68 T March 17, 2002 2–2 OT @ Minnesota Wild (2001–02) 32–22–9–5
69 L March 19, 2002 2–4 @ Boston Bruins (2001–02) 32–23–9–5
70 W March 20, 2002 3–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2001–02) 33–23–9–5
71 L March 22, 2002 3–4 @ Dallas Stars (2001–02) 33–24–9–5
72 W March 24, 2002 4–0 Los Angeles Kings (2001–02) 34–24–9–5
73 W March 27, 2002 4–2 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2001–02) 35–24–9–5
74 OTL March 28, 2002 1–2 OT Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2001–02) 35–24–9–6
75 W March 30, 2002 5–3 Colorado Avalanche (2001–02) 36–24–9–6
76 W April 1, 2002 5–3 St. Louis Blues (2001–02) 37–24–9–6
77 L April 4, 2002 2–5 @ San Jose Sharks (2001–02) 37–25–9–6
78 L April 7, 2002 3–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (2001–02) 37–26–9–6
79 W April 9, 2002 4–2 @ Calgary Flames (2001–02) 38–26–9–6
80 L April 10, 2002 0–3 @ Edmonton Oilers (2001–02) 38–27–9–6
81 W April 12, 2002 7–1 Minnesota Wild (2001–02) 39–27–9–6
82 W April 14, 2002 6–4 Nashville Predators (2001–02) 40–27–9–6

Playoffs[edit]

Western Conference Quarterfinals[edit]

(W3) San Jose Sharks vs. (W6) Phoenix Coyotes[edit]

The series started in San Jose. The Sharks were victorious in Game 1 by a score of 2–1. However, in Game 2, the Coyotes rebounded and won 3–1. Games 3 and 4 went to Phoenix. In Game 3, the Sharks won 4–1, while in Game 4, the Sharks won 2–1. Game 5 shifted back to San Jose, where the Sharks would win the game 4–1 and win the series 4–1.

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Daymond Langkow C 80 27 35 62 36 18 6 3 2
Daniel Briere C 78 32 28 60 52 6 12 0 5
Shane Doan RW 81 20 29 49 61 11 6 0 2
Teppo Numminen D 76 13 35 48 20 13 4 0 6
Michal Handzus C 79 15 30 45 34 -8 3 1 1
Ladislav Nagy LW 74 23 19 42 50 6 5 0 5
Claude Lemieux RW 82 16 25 41 70 -5 4 1 3
Danny Markov D 72 6 30 36 67 -7 4 0 1
Mike Johnson RW 57 5 22 27 28 14 1 2 0
Paul Mara D 75 7 17 24 58 -6 2 0 0
Krys Kolanos C 57 11 11 22 48 6 0 0 5
Brad May LW 72 10 12 22 95 11 1 0 3
Landon Wilson RW 47 7 12 19 46 4 1 0 0
Radoslav Suchy D 81 4 13 17 10 25 1 0 0
Sergei Berezin LW 41 7 9 16 4 -1 1 0 4
Todd Simpson D 67 2 13 15 152 20 0 0 0
Ossi Vaananen D 76 2 12 14 74 6 0 1 0
Brian Savage LW 30 6 6 12 8 1 2 0 2
Andrei Nazarov LW 30 6 3 9 51 7 0 0 0
Trevor Letowski RW 33 2 6 8 4 2 0 0 0
Branko Radivojevic RW 18 4 2 6 4 1 0 0 1
Drake Berehowsky D 32 1 4 5 42 5 0 0 0
Mike Sullivan C 42 1 2 3 16 -3 0 0 0
Todd Warriner LW 18 0 3 3 8 -3 0 0 0
Denis Pederson C/RW 19 1 1 2 20 -2 0 0 0
Sean Burke G 60 0 1 1 14 0 0 0 0
Jason Jaspers C 4 0 1 1 4 -1 0 0 0
Sebastien Bordeleau C 6 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Tyler Bouck C 7 0 0 0 4 -1 0 0 0
David Cullen D 14 0 0 0 6 -5 0 0 0
Patrick DesRochers G 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Robert Esche G 22 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 0
Dan Focht D 8 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0
Martin Grenier D 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0
Darcy Hordichuk LW 1 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0
Kirill Safronov D 1 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Wyatt Smith C 10 0 0 0 0 -5 0 0 0
Jean-Guy Trudel LW 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Sean Burke 3587 60 33 21 6 137 2.29 5 1711 1574 .920
Robert Esche 1145 22 6 10 2 52 2.72 1 533 481 .902
Patrick DesRochers 243 5 1 2 1 15 3.70 0 99 84 .848
Team: 4975 82 40 33 9 204 2.46 6 2343 2139 .913

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Shane Doan RW 5 2 2 4 6 0 0 0
Daniel Briere C 5 2 1 3 2 1 0 1
Mike Johnson RW 5 1 1 2 6 0 0 0
Sean Burke G 5 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
Denis Pederson C/RW 5 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
Todd Simpson D 5 0 2 2 6 0 0 0
Daymond Langkow C 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Radoslav Suchy D 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Drake Berehowsky D 5 0 1 1 4 0 0 0
Dan Focht D 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Michal Handzus C 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Krys Kolanos C 2 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
Claude Lemieux RW 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Paul Mara D 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Brad May LW 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ladislav Nagy LW 5 0 0 0 21 0 0 0
Andrei Nazarov LW 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Teppo Numminen D 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Branko Radivojevic RW 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Brian Savage LW 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ossi Vaananen D 5 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
Landon Wilson RW 4 0 0 0 12 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Sean Burke 297 5 1 4 13 2.63 0 133 120 .902
Team: 297 5 1 4 13 2.63 0 133 120 .902

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Note:
Pos = Position; GPI = 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
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

July 1, 2001 To Philadelphia Flyers
2nd round pick in 2002Dan Spang
1st round pick in 2003Jeff Carter
To Phoenix Coyotes
Daymond Langkow
December 28, 2001 To Vancouver Canucks
Todd Warriner
Trevor Letowski
Tyler Bouck
3rd round pick in 2003 (Dimitri Pestunov)
To Phoenix Coyotes
Drake Berehowsky
Denis Pederson
January 4, 2002 To Minnesota Wild
David Cullen
To Phoenix Coyotes
Sebastien Bordeleau
January 24, 2002 To Boston Bruins
5th round pick in 2002 (Peter Hamerlik)
To Phoenix Coyotes
Andrei Nazarov
January 24, 2002 To Montreal Canadiens
Sergei Berezin
To Phoenix Coyotes
Brian Savage
3rd round pick in 2002 (Matt Jones)
March 19, 2002 To Atlanta Thrashers
Kirill Safronov
Ruslan Zainullin
4th round pick in 2002 (Patrick Dwyer)
To Phoenix Coyotes
Darcy Hordichuk
4th round pick in 2002 (Lance Monych)
5th round pick in 2002 (John Zeiler)
June 12, 2002 To Philadelphia Flyers
Michal Handzus
Robert Esche
To Phoenix Coyotes
Brian Boucher
3rd round pick in 2002 (Joe Callahan)

Free agents[edit]

Player Former team
Zac Bierk Minnesota Wild
Player New team
Eric Healey Manchester Monarchs (AHL)
Louie DeBrusk Quebec Citadelles (AHL)
Francois Leroux Berlin Capitals (DEL)
Philippe Audet AIK (SEL)
Justin Hocking Manchester Storm (IHSL)
Joel Bouchard Dallas Stars

Roster[edit]

2001-02 Phoenix Coyotes
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centres

Draft picks[edit]

Phoenix's draft picks at the 2001 NHL Entry Draft held at the National Car Rental Center in Sunrise, Florida.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 11 Fredrik Sjostrom  Sweden Frölunda HC (Sweden)
2 31 Matthew Spiller  Canada Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
2 45 Martin Podlesak  Czech Republic Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)
3 78 Beat Forster   Switzerland HC Davos (Switzerland)
5 148 David Klema  United States Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)
6 180 Scott Polaski  United States Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)
7 210 Steve Belanger  United States Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
8 243 Frantisek Lukes  Czech Republic Toronto St. Michael's Majors (OHL)
9 273 Severin Blindenbacher   Switzerland Kloten Flyers (Switzerland)

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2001-2002 Conference Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". NHL. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ "2001-02 Phoenix Coyotes Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28.

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