1999–2000 NHL season

1999–2000 NHL season

The 1999–2000 NHL season was the 83rd regular season of the National Hockey League. Twenty-eight teams each played 82 games. 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 1967-68.

League business

Starting in the 1999–2000 season, teams would get one point for an overtime loss in the regular season instead of zero.

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 3–7 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 was retired league-wide on February 6, 2000.

1999–2000 was the inaugural season for the Atlanta Thrashers. It was also the first year for the Carolina Hurricanes' home rink, the Raleigh Entertainment and Sports Arena.

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

Regular season

Final standings

"Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, GF= Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points, PIM = Penalty Minutes."

Eastern Conference

Western Conference

coring leaders

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

Western Conference Final

Finals

NHL awards

All-Star teams

Debuts

The following is a list of players of note who played their first NHL game in 1999–2000 (listed with their first team, asterisk(*) marks debut in playoffs):
*Patrick Stefan, Atlanta Thrashers
*John Grahame, Boston Bruins
*Maxim Afinogenov, Buffalo Sabres
*Robyn Regehr, Calgary Flames
*Alex Tanguay, Colorado Avalanche
*Martin Skoula, Colorado Avalanche
*Brenden Morrow, Dallas Stars
*Mike Ribeiro, Montreal Canadiens
*Brian Rafalski, New Jersey Devils
*Scott Gomez, New Jersey Devils
*Willie Mitchell, New Jersey Devils
*Roberto Luongo, New York Islanders
*Tim Connolly, New York Islanders
*Mike Fisher, Ottawa Senators
*Brian Boucher, Philadelphia Flyers
*Simon Gagne, Philadelphia Flyers
*Brad Stuart, San Jose Sharks
*Evgeni Nabokov, San Jose Sharks
*Ladislav Nagy, St. Louis Blues
*Nik Antropov, Toronto Maple Leafs

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):
*Marty McSorley, Boston Bruins
*Grant Fuhr, Calgary Flames
*Steve Smith, Calgary Flames
*Ed Olczyk, Chicago Blackhawks
*Brian Skrudland, Dallas Stars
*Guy Carbonneau, Dallas Stars
*Ken Wregget, Detroit Red Wings
*Bill Ranford, Edmonton Oilers
*Ray Sheppard, Florida Panthers
*Esa Tikkanen, Florida Panthers
*Darren Turcotte, Nashville Predators
*Ulf Samuelsson, Philadelphia Flyers
*Zarley Zalapski, Philadelphia Flyers
*Rob Brown, Pittsburgh Penguins
*Pat Falloon, Pittsburgh Penguins
*Bob Rouse, San Jose Sharks
*Murray Craven, San Jose Sharks
*Dave Ellett, St. Louis Blues
*Geoff Courtnall, St. Louis Blues
*Derek King, St. Louis Blues
*Darren Puppa, Tampa Bay Lightning
*John Cullen, Tampa Bay Lightning
*Shawn Burr, Tampa Bay Lightning
*Wendel Clark, Toronto Maple Leafs
*Doug Bodger, Vancouver Canucks

2000 trading deadline

Trading deadline: March 14, 2000. [ [http://www.habsinsideout.com/main/3969 NHL trade deadline: Deals since 1980 | Habs Inside/Out ] ]
*March 14, 2000: Anaheim traded D Dan Trebil to Pittsburgh for a 5th-round pick in the 2000 Entry Draft.
*March 14, 2000: Atlanta traded RW Ed Ward to Anaheim for a conditional pick in the 2001 Entry Draft.
*March 14, 2000: Atlanta traded RW Kirby Law to Philadelphia for Vancouver’s 6th-round pick in the 2000 Entry Draft (previously acquired) and a conditional pick in 2001.
*March 14, 2000: Calgary traded D Cale Hulse and a 3rd-round pick in the 2001 Entry Draft to Nashville for RW Sergei Krivokrasov.
*March 14, 2000: Calgary traded G Tyler Moss and LW Rene Corbet to Pittsburgh for D Brad Werenka.
*March 14, 2000: Carolina Hurricanes traded C Kent Manderville to Philadelphia Flyers for RW Sandy McCarthy.
*March 14, 2000: Edmonton traded LW Josef Beranek to Pittsburgh for LW German Titov.
*March 14, 2000: Florida traded C Ryan Johnson and LW Dwayne Hay to Tampa Bay for C Mike Sillinger.
*March 14, 2000: Nashville traded G Corey Hirsch to Anaheim for future considerations.
*March 14, 2000: New Jersey Devils traded C Brendan Morrison and C Denis Pederson to Vancouver Canucks for RW Alexander Mogilny.
*March 14, 2000: Ottawa Senators traded G Ron Tugnutt and D Janne Laukkanen to Pittsburgh Penguins for G Tom Barrasso.
*March 14, 2000: NY Islanders traded C Petr Sachl to Nashville for a 9th-round pick in the 2000 Entry Draft.
*March 10, 2000 – Buffalo Sabres obtain Doug Gilmour, J. P. Dumont and a conditional draft pick in 2001 or 2002 from the Chicago Blackhawks for Michal Grosek.
*March 6, 2000 – Colorado Avalanche obtain Ray Bourque and Dave Andreychuk from the Boston Bruins for Brian Rolston, Samuel Pahlsson, Martin Grenier and a 2000 1st round draft pick (RW Martin Samuelsson).

ee also

*List of Stanley Cup champions
*1999 NHL Entry Draft
*1999 NHL Expansion Draft
*50th National Hockey League All-Star Game
*NHL All-Star Game
*NHL All-Rookie Team
*1999 in sports
*2000 in sports

References

* [http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/leagues/nhl1927.html Hockey Database]
*http://nhl.com/


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