1999–2000 New Jersey Devils · NHL
Stanley Cup Champions
Eastern Conference Champions
Division 2nd Atlantic
Conference 2nd Eastern
1999–2000 record 45–24–8–5
Home record 28-9-3-1
Road record 17-15-5-4
Goals for 251
Goals against 203
General Manager Lou Lamoriello
Coach Robbie Ftorek (until March 23, 2000)
Larry Robinson
Captain Scott Stevens
Alternate captains Jason Arnott
Randy McKay
Arena Continental Airlines Arena
Average attendance ?
Team Leaders
Goals Patrik Elias (35)
Assists Scott Gomez (51)
Points Patrik Elias (72)
Penalties in minutes Krzysztof Oliwa (184)
Wins Martin Brodeur (43)
Goals against average Martin Brodeur (2.24)
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The 1999–2000 New Jersey Devils season was the team's 18th season in the National Hockey League since the franchise relocated to New Jersey. After firing head coach Robbie Ftorek on March 23, the team won their second Stanley Cup championship.

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Season standings[edit | edit source]

Atlantic Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA PIM Pts
1 1 Philadelphia Flyers 82 45 22 12 3 237 179 1233 105
2 4 New Jersey Devils 82 45 24 8 5 251 203 1313 103
3 7 Pittsburgh Penguins 82 37 31 8 6 241 236 1221 88
4 11 New York Rangers 82 29 38 12 3 218 246 916 73
5 13 New York Islanders 82 24 33 19 6 194 275 1376 58

Note: CR = Conference rank; GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; OTL=Overtime loss; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; PIM=Penalties in Minutes; Pts = Points
         Bolded teams qualified for the playoffs.

Game log[edit | edit source]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 2, 1999 4–1 @ Atlanta Thrashers (1999–2000) 1–0–0–0
2 L October 7, 1999 5–7 Pittsburgh Penguins (1999–2000) 1–1–0–0
3 W October 9, 1999 1–0 Tampa Bay Lightning (1999–2000) 2–1–0–0
4 T October 11, 1999 2–2 OT @ Ottawa Senators (1999–2000) 2–1–1–0
5 W October 13, 1999 3–2 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1999–2000) 3–1–1–0
6 W October 16, 1999 4–1 New York Islanders (1999–2000) 4–1–1–0
7 L October 22, 1999 1–2 OT @ Dallas Stars (1999–2000) 4–1–1–1
8 L October 23, 1999 1–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1999–2000) 4–2–1–1
9 W October 27, 1999 2–1 St. Louis Blues (1999–2000) 5–2–1–1
10 W October 29, 1999 4–2 @ Carolina Hurricanes (1999–2000) 6–2–1–1
11 L October 30, 1999 3–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1999–2000) 6–3–1–1
12 W November 3, 1999 3–2 Montreal Canadiens (1999–2000) 7–3–1–1
13 L November 4, 1999 1–3 @ Boston Bruins (1999–2000) 7–4–1–1
14 T November 6, 1999 3–3 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1999–2000) 7–4–2–1
15 W November 9, 1999 2–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1999–2000) 8–4–2–1
16 W November 12, 1999 5–1 Atlanta Thrashers (1999–2000) 9–4–2–1
17 L November 13, 1999 2–4 @ Washington Capitals (1999–2000) 9–5–2–1
18 T November 17, 1999 2–2 OT Boston Bruins (1999–2000) 9–5–3–1
19 W November 20, 1999 3–1 Ottawa Senators (1999–2000) 10–5–3–1
20 W November 24, 1999 2–1 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1999–2000) 11–5–3–1
21 L November 25, 1999 2–4 @ Phoenix Coyotes (1999–2000) 11–6–3–1
22 L November 28, 1999 3–4 OT @ San Jose Sharks (1999–2000) 11–6–3–2
23 W December 1, 1999 3–2 New York Rangers (1999–2000) 12–6–3–2
24 W December 3, 1999 7–4 Ottawa Senators (1999–2000) 13–6–3–2
25 L December 4, 1999 2–4 Calgary Flames (1999–2000) 13–7–3–2
26 W December 7, 1999 2–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1999–2000) 14–7–3–2
27 W December 9, 1999 4–0 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1999–2000) 15–7–3–2
28 L December 11, 1999 1–3 Edmonton Oilers (1999–2000) 15–8–3–2
29 W December 14, 1999 7–1 Los Angeles Kings (1999–2000) 16–8–3–2
30 W December 16, 1999 2–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1999–2000) 17–8–3–2
31 W December 18, 1999 5–4 Washington Capitals (1999–2000) 18–8–3–2
32 L December 19, 1999 3–5 @ New York Islanders (1999–2000) 18–9–3–2
33 W December 22, 1999 3–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1999–2000) 19–9–3–2
34 L December 23, 1999 1–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1999–2000) 19–10–3–2
35 T December 26, 1999 3–3 OT @ New York Rangers (1999–2000) 19–10–4–2
36 W December 27, 1999 4–1 Buffalo Sabres (1999–2000) 20–10–4–2
37 W December 29, 1999 5–4 OT Boston Bruins (1999–2000) 21–10–4–2
38 T January 1, 2000 2–2 OT @ Boston Bruins (1999–2000) 21–10–5–2
39 W January 3, 2000 4–3 OT @ Ottawa Senators (1999–2000) 22–10–5–2
40 W January 5, 2000 3–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1999–2000) 23–10–5–2
41 W January 6, 2000 6–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1999–2000) 24–10–5–2
42 W January 8, 2000 4–3 Phoenix Coyotes (1999–2000) 25–10–5–2
43 W January 11, 2000 6–5 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1999–2000) 26–10–5–2
44 L January 14, 2000 2–3 OT Washington Capitals (1999–2000) 26–10–5–3
45 W January 15, 2000 4–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1999–2000) 27–10–5–3
46 W January 17, 2000 5–2 Carolina Hurricanes (1999–2000) 28–10–5–3
47 W January 19, 2000 4–1 Chicago Blackhawks (1999–2000) 29–10–5–3
48 W January 21, 2000 4–0 New York Islanders (1999–2000) 30–10–5–3
49 W January 26, 2000 3–2 @ Florida Panthers (1999–2000) 31–10–5–3
50 L January 28, 2000 3–4 OT @ Carolina Hurricanes (1999–2000) 31–10–5–4
51 L January 29, 2000 1–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1999–2000) 31–11–5–4
52 W February 2, 2000 3–1 @ New York Rangers (1999–2000) 32–11–5–4
53 W February 3, 2000 4–1 Nashville Predators (1999–2000) 33–11–5–4
54 T February 8, 2000 2–2 OT @ New York Rangers (1999–2000) 33–11–6–4
55 W February 9, 2000 4–1 New York Rangers (1999–2000) 34–11–6–4
56 W February 13, 2000 3–1 San Jose Sharks (1999–2000) 35–11–6–4
57 W February 15, 2000 4–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1999–2000) 36–11–6–4
58 T February 17, 2000 5–5 OT Colorado Avalanche (1999–2000) 36–11–7–4
59 L February 19, 2000 2–4 New York Islanders (1999–2000) 36–12–7–4
60 L February 21, 2000 2–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1999–2000) 36–13–7–4
61 L February 24, 2000 2–3 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1999–2000) 36–13–7–5
62 L February 25, 2000 1–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1999–2000) 36–14–7–5
63 W February 27, 2000 3–0 Montreal Canadiens (1999–2000) 37–14–7–5
64 W February 29, 2000 2–1 @ Nashville Predators (1999–2000) 38–14–7–5
65 L March 2, 2000 0–5 @ Colorado Avalanche (1999–2000) 38–15–7–5
66 L March 4, 2000 2–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1999–2000) 38–16–7–5
67 T March 5, 2000 2–2 OT @ Calgary Flames (1999–2000) 38–16–8–5
68 W March 10, 2000 9–0 @ Atlanta Thrashers (1999–2000) 39–16–8–5
69 L March 11, 2000 2–4 @ Washington Capitals (1999–2000) 39–17–8–5
70 W March 13, 2000 3–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1999–2000) 40–17–8–5
71 L March 15, 2000 2–3 Dallas Stars (1999–2000) 40–18–8–5
72 L March 17, 2000 1–3 Tampa Bay Lightning (1999–2000) 40–19–8–5
73 W March 19, 2000 5–2 Florida Panthers (1999–2000) 41–19–8–5
74 L March 21, 2000 0–5 Carolina Hurricanes (1999–2000) 41–20–8–5
75 W March 24, 2000 8–2 @ New York Islanders (1999–2000) 42–20–8–5
76 L March 25, 2000 3–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1999–2000) 42–21–8–5
77 L March 28, 2000 2–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1999–2000) 42–22–8–5
78 W March 31, 2000 6–0 Atlanta Thrashers (1999–2000) 43–22–8–5
79 W April 2, 2000 4–1 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1999–2000) 44–22–8–5
80 L April 3, 2000 2–5 @ Florida Panthers (1999–2000) 44–23–8–5
81 L April 6, 2000 0–5 Buffalo Sabres (1999–2000) 44–24–8–5
82 W April 8, 2000 2–1 OT Florida Panthers (1999–2000) 45–24–8–5

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  • note that teams in bold were the winner of the game. Scores are listed winner-loser style, not away-home style

Eastern Conference Quarter-finals[edit | edit source]

New Jersey (4) vs. Florida (5)
Date Away Home Score
April 13 Florida New Jersey 4 – 3
April 16 Florida New Jersey 2 – 1
April 18 New Jersey Florida 2 – 1
April 20 New Jersey Florida 4 – 1
New Jersey wins series 4 – 0

Eastern Conference Semi-finals[edit | edit source]

Toronto (3) vs. New Jersey (4)
Date Away Home Score
April 27 New Jersey Toronto 2 – 1
April 29 New Jersey Toronto 1 – 0
May 1 Toronto New Jersey 5 – 1
May 3 Toronto New Jersey 3 – 2
May 6 New Jersey Toronto 4 – 3
May 8 Toronto New Jersey 3 – 0
New Jersey wins series 4 – 2

Eastern Conference Finals[edit | edit source]

Philadelphia (1) vs. New Jersey (4)
Date Away Home Score
May 14 New Jersey Philadelphia 4 – 1
May 16 New Jersey Philadelphia 4 – 3
May 18 Philadelphia New Jersey 4 – 2
May 20 Philadelphia New Jersey 3 – 1
May 22 New Jersey Philadelphia 4 – 1
May 24 Philadelphia New Jersey 2 – 1
May 26 New Jersey Philadelphia 2 – 1
New Jersey wins series 4 – 3 and Prince of Wales Trophy

Stanley Cup Finals[edit | edit source]

The New Jersey Devils' engraving on the Stanley Cup for their championship victory

New Jersey (4) vs. Dallas (2)
Date Away Home OT Score
May 30 Dallas New Jersey 7 – 3
June 1 Dallas New Jersey 2 – 1
June 3 New Jersey Dallas 2 – 1
June 5 New Jersey Dallas 3 – 1
June 8 Dallas New Jersey 3OT 1 – 0
June 10 New Jersey Dallas 2OT 2 – 1
New Jersey wins series 4 – 2 and the Stanley Cup
Scott Stevens (New Jersey) wins Conn Smythe Trophy

Player stats[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Elias, PatrikPatrik Elias LW 72 35 37 72 58 16 9 0 9
Gomez, ScottScott Gomez C 82 19 51 70 78 14 7 0 1
Sykora, PetrPetr Sykora RW 79 25 43 68 26 24 5 1 4
Arnott, JasonJason Arnott C 76 22 34 56 51 22 7 0 4
Holik, BobbyBobby Holik C 79 23 23 46 106 7 7 0 4
McKay, RandyRandy McKay RW 67 16 23 39 80 8 3 0 4
Lemieux, ClaudeClaude Lemieux RW 70 17 21 38 86 -3 7 0 3
Niedermayer, ScottScott Niedermayer D 71 7 31 38 48 19 1 0 0
Rafalski, BrianBrian Rafalski D 75 5 27 32 28 21 1 0 1
Stevens, ScottScott Stevens D 78 8 21 29 103 30 0 1 1
Nemchinov, SergeiSergei Nemchinov LW 53 10 16 26 18 1 0 1 1
Morrison, BrendanBrendan Morrison C 44 5 21 26 8 8 2 0 1
Madden, JohnJohn Madden C 74 16 9 25 6 7 0 6 3
Brylin, SergeiSergei Brylin LW 64 9 11 20 20 0 1 0 1
Oliwa, KrzysztofKrzysztof Oliwa LW 69 6 10 16 184 -2 1 0 2
Odelein, LyleLyle Odelein D 57 1 15 16 104 -10 0 0 1
Pandolfo, JayJay Pandolfo LW 71 7 8 15 4 0 0 0 0
Souray, SheldonSheldon Souray D 52 0 8 8 70 -6 0 0 0
Sharifijanov, VadimVadim Sharifijanov LW 20 3 4 7 8 -6 0 0 0
Mogilny, AlexanderAlexander Mogilny RW 12 3 3 6 4 -4 2 0 0
Pederson, DenisDenis Pederson C/RW 35 3 3 6 16 -7 0 0 0
Daneyko, KenKen Daneyko D 78 0 6 6 98 13 0 0 0
Brodeur, MartinMartin Brodeur G 72 1 4 5 16 0 0 0 1
Malakhov, VladimirVladimir Malakhov D 17 1 4 5 19 1 1 0 1
Bombardir, BradBrad Bombardir D 32 3 1 4 6 -6 0 0 0
Rolston, BrianBrian Rolston C/RW 11 3 1 4 0 -2 1 0 2
White, ColinColin White D 21 2 1 3 40 3 0 0 1
Sutton, KenKen Sutton D 6 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 0
Quint, DeronDeron Quint D 4 1 0 1 2 -2 0 0 0
Bertrand, EricEric Bertrand LW 4 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Kelly, SteveSteve Kelly C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mitchell, WillieWillie Mitchell D 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Terreri, ChrisChris Terreri G 12 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Brodeur, MartinMartin Brodeur 4312 72 43 20 8 161 2.24 6 1797 1636 .910
Terreri, ChrisChris Terreri 649 12 2 9 0 37 3.42 0 299 262 .876
Team: 4961 82 45 29 8 198 2.39 6 2096 1898 .906

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Arnott, JasonJason Arnott C 23 8 12 20 18 3 0 1
Elias, PatrikPatrik Elias LW 23 7 13 20 9 2 1 1
Sykora, PetrPetr Sykora RW 23 9 8 17 10 1 0 3
Stevens, ScottScott Stevens D 23 3 8 11 6 0 0 2
Gomez, ScottScott Gomez C 23 4 6 10 4 1 0 2
Lemieux, ClaudeClaude Lemieux RW 23 4 6 10 28 1 0 0
Holik, BobbyBobby Holik C 23 3 7 10 14 0 0 1
Brylin, SergeiSergei Brylin LW 17 3 5 8 0 0 0 0
Rafalski, BrianBrian Rafalski D 23 2 6 8 8 0 0 1
Niedermayer, ScottScott Niedermayer D 22 5 2 7 10 0 2 1
Mogilny, AlexanderAlexander Mogilny RW 23 4 3 7 4 2 0 1
Madden, JohnJohn Madden C 20 3 4 7 0 0 1 2
White, ColinColin White D 23 1 5 6 18 0 0 1
McKay, RandyRandy McKay RW 23 0 6 6 9 0 0 0
Nemchinov, SergeiSergei Nemchinov LW 21 3 2 5 2 1 0 0
Malakhov, VladimirVladimir Malakhov D 23 1 4 5 18 1 0 0
Pandolfo, JayJay Pandolfo LW 23 0 5 5 0 0 0 0
Daneyko, KenKen Daneyko D 23 1 2 3 14 0 0 0
Bombardir, BradBrad Bombardir D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brodeur, MartinMartin Brodeur G 23 0 0 0 10 0 0 0
Brule, SteveSteve Brule RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kelly, SteveSteve Kelly C 10 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Brodeur, MartinMartin Brodeur 1450 23 16 7 39 1.61 2 537 498 .927
Team: 1450 23 16 7 39 1.61 2 537 498 .927

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Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/minus; PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
      MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T/OT = Ties/overtime losses; GA = Goals against; GAA = Goals against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Awards and records[edit | edit source]

Records[edit | edit source]

Milestones[edit | edit source]

Draft picks[edit | edit source]

The Devils' draft picks at the 1999 NHL Entry Draft at the FleetCenter in Boston, Massachusetts.

Rd # Pick # Player Nat Pos Team (League) Notes
1 27 Ari Ahonen Flag of Finland Finland G JYP (SM-liiga)
2 42 Mike Commodore Flag of Canada Canada D University of North Dakota (WCHA) [2]
2 50 Brett Clouthier Flag of Canada Canada LW Kingston Frontenacs (OHL) [3]
3 95 Andre Lakos Flag of Australia Australia D Barrie Colts (OHL) [4]
4 100 Teemu Kesa Flag of Finland Finland D Ilves Jr. (SM-liiga) [5]
5 155 No fifth-round pick[6]
6 185 Scott Cameron Flag of Canada Canada LW Barrie Colts (OHL)
7 214 Chris Hartsburg Flag of the United States United States of America C Colorado College (WCHA)
8 242 Justin Dziama Flag of the United States United States of America F Noble and Greenough School (Massachusetts Independent School League)
9 270 No ninth-round pick[7]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1999-00 New Jersey Devils Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-02.
  2. The Devils traded their original 1999 second-round pick (used on Stepan Mokhov) to Chicago for Chris Terreri on August 25, 1998. No source exists to indicate where the Devils acquired the pick used on Commodore.
  3. The Devils acquired the 1999 second-round pick along with Ken Sutton from St. Louis for Mike Peluso and Ricard Persson on November 26, 1996.
  4. The Devils had originally traded this pick to Toronto when they acquired Dave Andreychuk, but got it back (along with Dave Ellett and Doug Gilmour) in a later deal with Toronto in exchange for Jason Smith, Steve Sullivan, and the rights to Alyn McCauley.
  5. The Devils traded their original 1999 fourth-round pick (later transferred to Los Angeles and used on Daniel Johansson) to New York (I) for Sergei Nemchinov on March 22, 1999. No source exists to indicate where the Devils acquired the pick used on Kesa.
  6. The Devils traded their 1999 fifth-round pick (used on Niko Dimitrakos) to San Jose for Ken Sutton on August 26, 1998.
  7. The Devils traded their 1999 ninth-round pick (used on James Desmarais), along with Chris McAlpine, to St. Louis for Peter Zezel on February 11, 1997.
New Jersey Devils
Team Kansas City ScoutsColorado RockiesPlayersAward WinnersSeasonsRecordsDraft picks • • Continental Airlines ArenaPrudential Center
New Jersey Devils coaches MacMillanMcVieCarpenterSchoenfeldCunniffBrooksLemaireFtorekRobinsonConstantineBurnsLamorielloJulienSutter
Division titles 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 2000-01, 2002-03, 2005-06, 2006-07
Conference Championships 1994-95, 1999-00, 2000-01, 2002-03
Stanley Cups 1994-95, 1999-00, 2002-03
Affiliates Lowell Devils (AHL), Trenton Devils (ECHL)


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