2000 Stanley Cup Finals

The 2000 Stanley Cup Finals was the championship series of the National Hockey League's (NHL) 1999–2000 season, and the culmination of the 2000 Stanley Cup playoffs. It was contested by the Eastern Conference champion New Jersey Devils and the Western Conference champion Dallas Stars (who were the defending Stanley Cup champion). The Devils were led by captain Scott Stevens, head coach Larry Robinson and goaltender Martin Brodeur. The Stars were led by captain Derian Hatcher, head coach Ken Hitchcock and goaltender Ed Belfour. The Devils defeated the Stars, four games to two.

2000 Stanley Cup Finals
123456 Total
New Jersey Devils 71230***2** 4
Dallas Stars 32111***1** 2
* indicates periods of overtime
Location(s)East Rutherford: Continental Airlines Arena (1, 2, 5)
Dallas: Reunion Arena (3, 4, 6)
CoachesNew Jersey: Larry Robinson (interim)
Dallas: Ken Hitchcock
CaptainsNew Jersey: Scott Stevens
Dallas: Derian Hatcher
National anthemsNew Jersey: Arlette Roxburgh
Dallas: Unknown
RefereesDon Koharski (1, 3, 6)
Bill McCreary (1, 4, 6)
Kerry Fraser (2, 4)
Dan Marouelli (2, 5)
Terry Gregson (3, 5)
DatesMay 30 – June 10
MVPScott Stevens (Devils)
Series-winning goalJason Arnott (8:20, second OT, G6)
NetworksABC (Games 3-6), CBC, ESPN (Games 1-2), SRC, NASN
Announcers(CBC) Bob Cole, Harry Neale (ESPN/ABC) Gary Thorne, Bill Clement

Paths to the Finals

New Jersey defeated the Florida Panthers 4–0, the Toronto Maple Leafs 4–2 and the Philadelphia Flyers 4–3 to advance to the Finals.

Dallas defeated the Edmonton Oilers 4–1, the San Jose Sharks 4–1 and the Colorado Avalanche 4–3 to advance to the Finals.

Game summaries

Despite New Jersey being a lower seed in conference play (4) than Dallas (2), New Jersey's 103 points were one more than Dallas, giving them home-ice advantage in the series. The Devils won the Cup in game six on a one-timer goal by Jason Arnott in double overtime. It was their second Stanley Cup overall and first since 1995.

For the Stars, this was the first time since the New York Islanders lost to the Edmonton Oilers in the 1984 Finals that a defending Stanley Cup champion lost in the Finals. This happened to the Devils themselves the following year when they lost to the Colorado Avalanche.

This was the first-ever Finals that featured two relocated teams competing for the Stanley Cup, as well as the first Finals in which both teams had won the Stanley Cup previously after relocation.

New Jersey wins series 4–2

Team rosters

Years indicated in boldface under the "Finals appearance" column signify that the player won the Stanley Cup in the given year.

Dallas Stars

# Nat Player Position Hand Acquired Place of birth Finals appearance
20 Ed Belfour G L 1997–98 Carman, Manitoba third (1992, 1999)
21 Guy Carbonneau C R 1995–96 Sept-Îles, Quebec fifth (1986, 1989, 1993, 1999)
3 Sylvain Cote D R 1999–2000 Quebec City, Quebec first
35 Manny Fernandez G L 1994–95 Etobicoke, Ontario first (did not play)
44 Aaron Gavey C L 1999–2000 Sudbury, Ontario first (did not play)
2 Derian HatcherC D L 1990 Sterling Heights, Michigan second (1999)
16 Brett Hull RW R 1998–99 Belleville, Ontario second (1999)
12 Mike Keane RW R 1997–98 Winnipeg, Manitoba fifth (1986, 1989, 1996, 1999)
15 Jamie Langenbrunner RW R 1993 Cloquet, Minnesota second (1999)
26 Jere Lehtinen RW R 1992 Espoo, Finland second (1999)
36 Roman Lyashenko C R 1997 Murmansk, Soviet Union first
6 Dave Manson D L 1999–2000 Prince Albert, Saskatchewan first
29 Grant Marshall RW R 1994–95 Port Credit, Ontario second (1999)
24 Richard Matvichuk D L 1991 Edmonton, Alberta second (1999)
9 Mike ModanoA C L 1988 Livonia, Michigan third (1991, 1999)
45 Brenden Morrow LW L 1997 Carlyle, Saskatchewan first
22 Kirk Muller C L 1999–2000 Kingston, Ontario second (1993)
25 Joe NieuwendykA C L 1995–96 Oshawa, Ontario third (1989, 1999)
4 Jamie Pushor D R 1999–2000 Lethbridge, Alberta second (1997; did not play)
49 Jon Sim LW L 1996 New Glasgow, Nova Scotia second (1999; did not play)
10 Brian Skrudland C L 1997–98 Peace River, Alberta fifth (1986, 1989, 1996, 1999)
11 Blake Sloan RW R 1998–99 Park Ridge, Illinois second (1999)
5 Darryl Sydor D L 1995–96 Edmonton, Alberta third (1993, 1999)
17 Scott Thornton LW L 1999–2000 London, Ontario first
56 Sergei ZubovA D R 1996–97 Moscow, Soviet Union third (1994, 1999)

New Jersey Devils

# Nat Player Position Hand Acquired Place of birth Finals appearance
25 Jason ArnottA C R 1997–98 Collingwood, Ontario first
6 Brad Bombardir D L 1990 Powell River, British Columbia first (did not play)
30 Martin Brodeur G L 1990 Montreal, Quebec second (1995)
10 Steve Brule RW R 1993 Montreal, Quebec first (did not play)
18 Sergei Brylin LW L 1992 Moscow, Soviet Union second (1995)
3 Ken Daneyko D L 1982 Windsor, Ontario second (1995)
26 Patrik Elias LW L 1994 Třebíč, Czechoslovakia first
23 Scott Gomez C L 1998 Anchorage, Alaska first
16 Bobby Holik LW R 1992–93 Jihlava, Czechoslovakia second (1995)
15 Steve Kelly C L 1998–99 Vancouver, British Columbia first (did not play)
22 Claude Lemieux RW R 1999–2000 Buckingham, Quebec fifth (1986, 1989, 1995, 1996)
11 John Madden C L 1997–98 Toronto, Ontario first
7 Vladimir Malakhov D L 1999–2000 Sverdlovsk, Soviet Union first
21 Randy McKayA RW R 1991–92 Montreal, Quebec second (1995)
89 Alexander Mogilny RW L 1999–2000 Khabarovsk, Soviet Union first
12 Sergei Nemchinov C L 1998–99 Moscow, Soviet Union second (1994)
27 Scott Niedermayer D L 1991 Edmonton, Alberta second (1995)
29 Krzysztof Oliwa LW L 1993 Tychy, Poland first (did not play)
20 Jay Pandolfo LW L 1993 Winchester, Massachusetts first
28 Brian Rafalski D R 1999–2000 Dearborn, Michigan first
4 Scott StevensC D L 1991–92 Kitchener, Ontario second (1995)
17 Petr Sykora RW L 1995 Plzeň, Czechoslovakia first
31 Chris Terreri G L 1998–99 Providence, Rhode Island second (1995; did not play)
5 Colin White D L 1996 New Glasgow, Nova Scotia first


In Canada, the series was televised on CBC. In the United States, this was the first year under the new joint American TV contract with the Disney-owned networks ESPN and ABC, with ESPN airing the first two games of the Cup Finals and ABC broadcasting the rest of the series.

New Jersey Devils – 2000 Stanley Cup champions


Coaching and administrative staff

  • John J. McMullen (Owner/Chairman/Governor), Peter McMullen (Vice President), Lou Lamoriello (President/General Manager)
  • Larry Robinson (Interim Head Coach), Viacheslav Fetisov (Asst. Coach), Bobby Carpenter Jr. (Asst. Coaches), Jacques Caron (Goaltending Coach), John Cunniff (AHL Coach)
  • David Conte (Director of Scouting), Claude Carrier (Scout), Milt Fisher (Scout), Dan Labraatan (Scout), Marcel Pronovost (Scout)
  • Bob Hoffmeyer (Scout), Barry Fisher (Head Team Physician), Dennis Gendron (AHL Asst. Coach), Robbie Ftorek (Coach/Scout), Vladimir Bure (Consultant)
  • Taran Singelton (Video Coordinator), Marie Carnevale (Hockey Operations-Ass't to President-General Manager), Callie Smith (Scouting Staff Asst.), Bill Murray (Medical Trainer), Michael Vasalani (Strength-Conditioning Coordinator)
  • Dana McGuane (Equipment Manager), Juergen Merz (Message Therapist), Harry Bricker (Asst. Equipment Manager), Lou Centanni (Asst. Equipment Manager)

Stanley Cup engraving

Three players who did not automatically qualify for their names to be engraved on the Stanley Cup were engraved at the Devils' request:

  • Steve Kelly† – Played ten playoff games, four in Eastern Conference Final.
  • Steve Brule† – Played one game in the Conference Finals.
  • Ken Sutton† – Joined the team at the NHL trade deadline from the minors. He played six regular season games, but was a healthy scratch for the playoffs.
  • Larry Robinson was promoted from assistant coach to head coach with only eight games left in the regular season to replace Robbie Ftorek. Ftorek stayed on as a scout for the rest of season and the NHL allowed his name to be included on the Stanley Cup. Robinson became the first interim head coach in NHL history to guide a team to a Stanley Cup championship.
  • Krzysztof Oliwa was first Polish born-trained player to win the Stanley Cup. He played 69 regular season, but missed whole playoff injured. Oliwa qualified for playing more than 1/2 the regular season games for New Jersey.
  • 14 members were engraved with an install and two full names.

Left off the Stanley Cup

  • Rob McLean (Consultant) – Still awarded a Stanley Cup Ring, and on the team picture.
  • #24 Willie Mitchell (D) – Played in two regular season games. He was recalled for the playoffs, but did not make any playoff appearances. He won the Stanley Cup with the Los Angeles Kings in 2012 and 2014.[1]
  • #2 Deron Quint (D) – Played 50 regular season games for Phoenix, and four games for New Jersey (joined in a March 7 trade for Lyle Odelein) was not engraved on the Stanley Cup because New Jersey suspended him for failing to report to the minors for conditioning purposes.

See also


  • Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Triumph Books. ISBN 978-1-55168-261-7.


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Preceded by
Dallas Stars
New Jersey Devils
Stanley Cup Champions

Succeeded by
Colorado Avalanche
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