1999–2000 NHL season

The 1999–2000 NHL season was the 83rd regular season of the National Hockey League. With the addition of the expansion Atlanta Thrashers, 28 teams each played 82 games. This was the first season played in which teams were awarded a point for an overtime loss. The New Jersey Devils defeated the defending champion Dallas Stars for their second Stanley Cup championship. During the regular season, no player reached the 100-point plateau, the first time this had happened in a non-lockout season since the 1967–68 season. Also, in the 2000 Stanley Cup playoffs, the New Jersey Devils overcame a three games to one deficit against the Philadelphia Flyers to win the Eastern Conference Finals.

1999–2000 NHL season
Millennium patch celebrating the year 2000
LeagueNational Hockey League
SportIce hockey
DurationOctober 1, 1999 – June 10, 2000
Number of games82
Number of teams28
Draft
Top draft pickPatrik Stefan
Picked byAtlanta Thrashers
Regular season
Presidents' TrophySt. Louis Blues
Season MVPChris Pronger (Blues)
Top scorerJaromir Jagr (Penguins)
Playoffs
Eastern championsNew Jersey Devils
  Eastern runners-upPhiladelphia Flyers
Western championsDallas Stars
  Western runners-upColorado Avalanche
Playoffs MVPScott Stevens (Devils)
Stanley Cup
ChampionsNew Jersey Devils
  Runners-upDallas Stars

League business

Throughout the regular season and playoffs, teams wore a patch celebrating the turn of the millennium (see above).

Beginning this season, teams would earn one point for an overtime loss in the regular season instead of zero. It was hoped that this change would stop teams from playing very defensively during the overtime to guarantee the single point from a tie. The number of ties had been going up for some years and the NHL was hoping to counter this trend and did so quite successfully with this rule change.[1]

This season was also the start of the NHL's partnership with ABC, who would televise a few regional games every season, as well as games three through seven of the Stanley Cup Finals. ESPN, who with the ABC deal renewed their contract with the NHL, continued to show regular season and playoff games as well as the first two games of the Stanley Cup Finals.

Wayne Gretzky's jersey number, 99, was retired league-wide on February 6, 2000.

The 1999–2000 season was the inaugural year for the Atlanta Thrashers. They would join the Southeast Division, marking the return of the NHL to Atlanta since the Atlanta Flames moved to Calgary in 1980. It was also the first year for the Carolina Hurricanes' home rink, the Raleigh Entertainment and Sports Arena, the Los Angeles Kings played their first season at the Staples Center after 32 seasons at the Great Western Forum, and the Colorado Avalanche played their first season at the Pepsi Center.

A new award, the Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award, was introduced this season for the goaltender with the best save percentage.

Overtime rule changes

The standings will record three points for games decided in overtime: 2 to the winning team, and 1 to the loser. In addition, overtimes will be played with four skaters per side, instead of five.[2]

Uniform Changes and Patches

League wide: an NHL 2000 patch was worn this season for the New Millennium.

Anaheim: Jade Alternates Retired. Eggplant pants with Jade Stripes are restored.

Atlanta: White jerseys have the team logo, while the road darks have the alternate mark. The team wore Ignargural season patches for their first season.

Carolina: Shade of red is darkened. In addition to the NHL 2000 Patch, the Hurricanes wore two other patches this season, one celebrated the opening of the Raleigh Entertainment and Sports Arena, and the other was in Memory of Steve Chiasson, who died in a single-vehicle, alcohol-involved crash after the Hurricanes were eliminated in the 1999 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Chicago: The tan outline on the crest is removed.

Colorado: Shade of Burgundy is darkened from 1998-1999

Dallas: The alternates from 1998-1999 become the basis of the team's new home Uniform. the actual 1998-1999 Alternates become the new road uniform.

Los Angeles: New Purple alternates introduced.

New York Rangers: Navy Blue Lady Liberty Alternates return.

Ottawa: The Alternates from the 1998-1999 become the new Road Uniforms

Phoenix: Crest on the alternates get a sand-colored outline.

Tampa Bay: the alternate jerseys are dropped.

Toronto: All-star game patch worn for 2000 NHL All Star Game. the Alternates worn during the 1998-1999 season for the last year at Maple Leaf Gardens go on a one year hiatus.

Regular season

Final standings

Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA PIM Pts
11Philadelphia Flyers8245221232371791233105
24New Jersey Devils824524852512031313103
37Pittsburgh Penguins82373186241236122188
411New York Rangers82293812321824691673
513New York Islanders82244891194275137658


Northeast Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA PIM Pts
13Toronto Maple Leafs824527732462221103100
26Ottawa Senators82412811224421085095
38Buffalo Sabres823532114213204117385
410Montreal Canadiens82353494196194106783
511Boston Bruins82243319621024886573


Southeast Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA PIM Pts
12Washington Capitals824424122227194994102
25Florida Panthers82432766244209132998
39Carolina Hurricanes82373510021721679984
414Tampa Bay Lightning82194797204310173354
515Atlanta Thrashers82145774170313142239


Eastern Conference[3]
R Div GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 Z – Philadelphia FlyersAT824522123237179105
2 Y – Washington CapitalsSE824424122227194102
3 Y – Toronto Maple LeafsNE82452773246222100
4 X – New Jersey DevilsAT82452485251203103
5 X – Florida PanthersSE8243276624420998
6 X – Ottawa SenatorsNE82412811224421095
7 X– Pittsburgh PenguinsAT8237318624123688
8 X – Buffalo SabresNE82353211421320485
8.5
9 Carolina HurricanesSE82373510021721684
10 Montreal CanadiensNE8235349419619483
11 New York RangersAT82292812321824673
12 Boston BruinsNE82243319621024873
13 New York IslandersAT8224489119427558
14 Tampa Bay LightningSE8219479720431054
15 Atlanta ThrashersSE8214577417031339

Divisions: AT – Atlantic, NE – Northeast, SE – Southeast

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

Western Conference

Central Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA PIM Pts
11St. Louis Blues8251191112481651139114
24Detroit Red Wings8248221022782101014108
311Chicago Blackhawks823337102242245144478
413Nashville Predators8228407719924094670


Northwest Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA PIM Pts
13Colorado Avalanche824228111233201111896
27Edmonton Oilers823226168226212134488
310Vancouver Canucks823029158227237104783
412Calgary Flames823136105211256126777


Pacific Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA PIM Pts
12Dallas Stars8243231062111841029102
25Los Angeles Kings823927124245228131394
36Phoenix Coyotes8239318423222894090
48San Jose Sharks823530107225214129287
59Mighty Ducks of Anaheim82343312321722792683


Western Conference[4]
R Div GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1p – St. Louis BluesCEN825119111248165114
2y – Dallas StarsPAC824323106211184102
3y – Colorado AvalancheNW82422811123320196
4Detroit Red WingsCEN824822102278210108
5Los Angeles KingsPAC82392712424522894
6Phoenix CoyotesPAC8239318423222890
7Edmonton OilersNW82322616822621288
8San Jose SharksPAC82353010722521487
8.5
9Mighty Ducks of AnaheimPAC82343312321722783
10Vancouver CanucksNW82302915822723783
11Chicago BlackhawksCEN82333710224224578
12Calgary FlamesNW82313610521125677
13Nashville PredatorsCEN8228407719924070

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

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

Playoffs

Two upsets occurred in the first round as seventh-place Pittsburgh defeated the second-place Washington Capitals in five games and eighth-place San Jose defeated the first-place St. Louis Blues in seven games. Both Pittsburgh and San Jose lost in the second round to end their seasons. In the East, fourth-place New Jersey Devils defeated fifth-place Florida Panthers, third-place Toronto Maple Leafs and first-place Philadelphia Flyers to advance to the final. In the West, the second-place Dallas Stars defeated the seventh-place Edmonton Oilers, eighth-place San Jose Sharks, and the third-place Colorado Avalanche to advance to the final.

Final

The New Jersey Devils defeated the Dallas Stars four games to two to win the Stanley Cup. Scott Stevens of New Jersey was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoffs' most valuable player.

New Jersey (4) vs. Dallas (2)
Date Away Score Home OT
May 30Dallas3 – 7New Jersey
June 1Dallas2 – 1New Jersey
June 3New Jersey2 – 1Dallas
June 5New Jersey3 – 1Dallas
June 8Dallas1 – 0New Jersey3OT
June 10New Jersey2 – 1Dallas2OT

Playoff bracket

  Conference Quarterfinals Conference Semifinals Conference Finals Stanley Cup Final
                                     
1 Philadelphia 4     1 Philadelphia 4  
8 Buffalo 1     7 Pittsburgh 2  
2 Washington 1 Eastern Conference
7 Pittsburgh 4  
    1 Philadelphia 3  
  4 New Jersey 4  
3 Toronto 4  
6 Ottawa 2  
4 New Jersey 4   3 Toronto 2
5 Florida 0     4 New Jersey 4  
  E4 New Jersey 4
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round.)
  W2 Dallas 2
1 St. Louis 3     2 Dallas 4
8 San Jose 4     8 San Jose 1  
2 Dallas 4
7 Edmonton 1  
  2 Dallas 4
  3 Colorado 3  
3 Colorado 4  
6 Phoenix 1   Western Conference
4 Detroit 4   3 Colorado 4
5 Los Angeles 0     4 Detroit 1  
  • During the first three rounds home ice is determined by seeding number, not position on the bracket. In the Finals the team with the better regular season record has home ice.

Awards

Presidents' Trophy:St. Louis Blues
Prince of Wales Trophy:New Jersey Devils
Clarence S. Campbell Bowl:Dallas Stars
Art Ross Trophy:Jaromir Jagr, Pittsburgh Penguins
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy:Ken Daneyko, New Jersey Devils
Calder Memorial Trophy:Scott Gomez, New Jersey Devils
Frank J. Selke Trophy:Steve Yzerman, Detroit Red Wings
Hart Memorial Trophy:Chris Pronger, St. Louis Blues
Conn Smythe Trophy:Scott Stevens, New Jersey Devils
Jack Adams Award:Joel Quenneville, St. Louis Blues
James Norris Memorial Trophy:Chris Pronger, St. Louis Blues
King Clancy Memorial Trophy:Curtis Joseph, Toronto Maple Leafs
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy:Pavol Demitra, St. Louis Blues
Lester B. Pearson Award:Jaromir Jagr, Pittsburgh Penguins
Lester Patrick Trophy:Mario Lemieux, Craig Patrick, Lou Vairo
Maurice 'Rocket' Richard TrophyPavel Bure, Florida Panthers
NHL Plus-Minus Award:Chris Pronger, St. Louis Blues
Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award:Ed Belfour, Dallas Stars
Vezina Trophy:Olaf Kolzig, Washington Capitals
William M. Jennings Trophy:Roman Turek, St. Louis Blues

All-Star teams

First team  Position  Second team
Olaf Kolzig, Washington Capitals G Roman Turek, St. Louis Blues
Chris Pronger, St. Louis Blues D Rob Blake, Los Angeles Kings
Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit Red Wings D Eric Desjardins, Philadelphia Flyers
Steve Yzerman, Detroit Red Wings C Mike Modano, Dallas Stars
Jaromir Jagr, Pittsburgh Penguins RW Pavel Bure, Florida Panthers
Brendan Shanahan, Detroit Red Wings LW Paul Kariya, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim

Player statistics

Scoring leaders

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points

Player Team GP G A Pts
Jaromir JagrPittsburgh Penguins63425496
Pavel BureFlorida Panthers74583694
Mark RecchiPhiladelphia Flyers82286391
Paul KariyaMighty Ducks of Anaheim74424486
Teemu SelanneMighty Ducks of Anaheim79335285
Owen NolanSan Jose Sharks78444084
Tony AmonteChicago Blackhawks82434184
Mike ModanoDallas Stars77384381
Joe SakicColorado Avalanche60285381
Steve YzermanDetroit Red Wings78354479

Leading goaltenders

Note: GP = Games played; Min – Minutes Played; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts

Player Team GP MIN GA GAA W L T SO
Brian BoucherPhiladelphia Flyers352038651.91201034
Roman TurekSt. Louis Blues6739601291.95421597
Ed BelfourDallas Stars6236201272.10322174
Jose TheodoreMontreal Canadiens301655582.10121325
John VanbiesbrouckPhiladelphia Flyers5029501082.20251593
Dominik HasekBuffalo Sabres352066762.21151163
Martin BrodeurNew Jersey Devils7243121612.24432086
Patrick RoyColorado Avalanche6337041412.28322182
Tommy SaloEdmonton Oilers7041641622.332728132
Patrick LalimeOttawa Senators382038792.33191433

Source: 2001 NHL Yearbook

Coaches

Eastern Conference

Western Conference

Milestones

Debuts

The following is a list of players of note who played their first NHL game in 1999–2000 (listed with their first team, an asterisk(*) marks debut in playoffs):

Last games

The following is a list of players of note that played their last game in the NHL in 1999–2000 (listed with their last team):

Trading deadline

Trading deadline: March 14, 2000.[5]

Hat Tricks

See also

References

  • Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Toronto, ON: Dan Diamond & Associates. ISBN 978-1-894801-22-5.
  • Fischler, Stan; Fischler, Shirley; Hughes, Morgan; Romain, Joseph; Duplacey, James (2003). The Hockey Chronicle: Year-by-Year History of the National Hockey League. Lincolnwood, Illinois: Publications International Inc. ISBN 0-7853-9624-1.
Notes
  1. Edward Fraser (March 22, 2011). "The NHL's points inflation, and how to solve it". The Hockey News. Archived from the original on March 28, 2012. Retrieved May 20, 2011.
  2. Lapointe, Joe (23 June 1999). "ON HOCKEY; Beware of Overtime Rule Changes" via NYTimes.com.
  3. "1999–2000 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. Retrieved July 16, 2012.
  4. "1999-2000 Conference Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". NHL.
  5. NHL trade deadline: Deals since 1980 | Habs Inside/Out Archived 2009-02-16 at the Wayback Machine
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