2000–01 Colorado Avalanche · NHL
Stanley Cup Champions
Presidents' Trophy Winners
Western Conference Champions
Northwest Division Champions
Division 1st Northwest
Conference 1st Western
2000–01 record 52–16–10–4
Home record 28–8–5
Road record 24–12–5
Goals for 270
Goals against 192
General Manager Pierre Lacroix
Coach Bob Hartley
Captain Joe Sakic
Alternate captains Peter Forsberg
Arena Pepsi Center
Team Leaders
Goals Joe Sakic (54)
Assists Joe Sakic (64)
Points Joe Sakic (118)
Penalties in minutes Scott Parker (155)
Wins Patrick Roy (40)
Goals against average Patrick Roy (2.21)
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The 2000–01 Colorado Avalanche season was the franchise's 28th season, 21st in the National Hockey League, and 5th as the Colorado Avalanche. The Avalanche won the Stanley Cup by defeating the New Jersey Devils 4-3 in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Offseason[edit | edit source]

NHL draft[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

  • October 14, 2000: In a victory over the expansion Columbus Blue Jackets, Patrick Roy tied Terry Sawchuk for most career wins by a goaltender. [1]
  • October 20, 2000: A pregame ceremony was held to honour Patrick Roy’s 448th career victory. Gary Bettman presented Roy with a goalie stick dipped in silver. On the stick was engraved the name of every building he ever played in. The names of his children were also on the stick. Bill Owens, the Governor of Colorado, proclaimed October 20-26, Patrick Roy week in the state of Colorado. Jerry Sawchuk, Terry’s son, raised Patrick’s arm in the air. [2]
  • February 13, 2001: Patrick Roy made his first visit to Montreal since breaking Terry Sawchuk’s record for most wins by a goaltender. Roy had won 289 games with Montreal, and the Canadiens held a pregame ceremony for Roy. [3]

All-Star game[edit | edit source]

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The 51st National Hockey League All-Star Game took place on February 4, 2001, at Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. The final score was North America 14, World 12.

Season standings[edit | edit source]

Northwest Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 1 Colorado Avalanche 82 52 16 10 4 270 192 118
2 6 Edmonton Oilers 82 39 28 12 3 243 222 93
3 8 Vancouver Canucks 82 36 28 11 7 239 238 90
4 11 Calgary Flames 82 27 36 15 4 197 236 73
5 14 Minnesota Wild 82 25 39 13 5 168 210 68


Game log[edit | edit source]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T October 4, 2000 2–2 OT @ Dallas Stars (2000–01) 0–0–1–0
2 T October 7, 2000 1–1 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (2000–01) 0–0–2–0
3 W October 10, 2000 3–1 @ Calgary Flames (2000–01) 1–0–2–0
4 W October 12, 2000 5–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (2000–01) 2–0–2–0
5 W October 14, 2000 3–1 Columbus Blue Jackets (2000–01) 3–0–2–0
6 W October 17, 2000 4–3 OT @ Washington Capitals (2000–01) 4–0–2–0
7 W October 18, 2000 5–1 @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2000–01) 5–0–2–0
8 W October 20, 2000 5–1 Florida Panthers (2000–01) 6–0–2–0
9 W October 25, 2000 2–1 OT Nashville Predators (2000–01) 7–0–2–0
10 W October 26, 2000 2–0 @ Chicago Blackhawks (2000–01) 8–0–2–0
11 W October 28, 2000 4–2 Edmonton Oilers (2000–01) 9–0–2–0
12 L October 30, 2000 0–4 Phoenix Coyotes (2000–01) 9–1–2–0
13 L November 1, 2000 3–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (2000–01) 9–2–2–0
14 W November 3, 2000 5–3 Carolina Hurricanes (2000–01) 10–2–2–0
15 W November 7, 2000 2–0 Minnesota Wild (2000–01) 11–2–2–0
16 T November 9, 2000 3–3 OT St. Louis Blues (2000–01) 11–2–3–0
17 W November 11, 2000 3–1 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2000–01) 12–2–3–0
18 W November 13, 2000 3–2 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (2000–01) 13–2–3–0
19 W November 15, 2000 3–0 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2000–01) 14–2–3–0
20 L November 16, 2000 3–6 @ Phoenix Coyotes (2000–01) 14–3–3–0
21 L November 18, 2000 4–6 @ Los Angeles Kings (2000–01) 14–4–3–0
22 W November 22, 2000 5–2 Columbus Blue Jackets (2000–01) 15–4–3–0
23 W November 25, 2000 3–2 OT Calgary Flames (2000–01) 16–4–3–0
24 W November 29, 2000 2–1 Phoenix Coyotes (2000–01) 17–4–3–0
25 W December 1, 2000 4–2 Dallas Stars (2000–01) 18–4–3–0
26 W December 3, 2000 6–3 @ New York Rangers (2000–01) 19–4–3–0
27 L December 5, 2000 1–6 @ New Jersey Devils (2000–01) 19–5–3–0
28 W December 8, 2000 2–0 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2000–01) 20–5–3–0
29 W December 9, 2000 4–2 @ Florida Panthers (2000–01) 21–5–3–0
30 T December 11, 2000 2–2 OT Tampa Bay Lightning (2000–01) 21–5–4–0
31 T December 13, 2000 3–3 OT Philadelphia Flyers (2000–01) 21–5–5–0
32 L December 15, 2000 3–5 Detroit Red Wings (2000–01) 21–6–5–0
33 L December 19, 2000 0–3 Calgary Flames (2000–01) 21–7–5–0
34 W December 21, 2000 5–2 Los Angeles Kings (2000–01) 22–7–5–0
35 W December 23, 2000 3–2 OT Vancouver Canucks (2000–01) 23–7–5–0
36 L December 26, 2000 2–5 @ Nashville Predators (2000–01) 23–8–5–0
37 W December 27, 2000 3–2 Edmonton Oilers (2000–01) 24–8–5–0
38 W December 29, 2000 3–1 Nashville Predators (2000–01) 25–8–5–0
39 W January 2, 2001 6–2 Los Angeles Kings (2000–01) 26–8–5–0
40 T January 4, 2001 2–2 OT San Jose Sharks (2000–01) 26–8–6–0
41 T January 6, 2001 2–2 OT @ Carolina Hurricanes (2000–01) 26–8–7–0
42 L January 7, 2001 3–4 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (2000–01) 26–8–7–1
43 W January 10, 2001 4–2 @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2000–01) 27–8–7–1
44 W January 12, 2001 5–0 @ Minnesota Wild (2000–01) 28–8–7–1
45 T January 14, 2001 2–2 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (2000–01) 28–8–8–1
46 W January 16, 2001 4–1 New York Islanders (2000–01) 29–8–8–1
47 W January 18, 2001 7–3 Vancouver Canucks (2000–01) 30–8–8–1
48 W January 20, 2001 2–1 @ San Jose Sharks (2000–01) 31–8–8–1
49 W January 21, 2001 4–2 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2000–01) 32–8–8–1
50 W January 26, 2001 5–2 Chicago Blackhawks (2000–01) 33–8–8–1
51 W January 27, 2001 5–1 @ Nashville Predators (2000–01) 34–8–8–1
52 W January 30, 2001 3–1 @ San Jose Sharks (2000–01) 35–8–8–1
53 L February 1, 2001 3–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (2000–01) 35–9–8–1
54 L February 7, 2001 1–3 Washington Capitals (2000–01) 35–10–8–1
55 L February 9, 2001 3–5 Calgary Flames (2000–01) 35–11–8–1
56 L February 10, 2001 3–4 OT St. Louis Blues (2000–01) 35–11–8–2
57 W February 13, 2001 3–2 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (2000–01) 36–11–8–2
58 L February 15, 2001 1–4 @ Ottawa Senators (2000–01) 36–12–8–2
59 T February 17, 2001 5–5 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2000–01) 36–12–9–2
60 W February 19, 2001 5–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2000–01) 37–12–9–2
61 W February 21, 2001 8–2 Boston Bruins (2000–01) 38–12–9–2
62 W February 23, 2001 4–1 Minnesota Wild (2000–01) 39–12–9–2
63 W February 25, 2001 5–2 Atlanta Thrashers (2000–01) 40–12–9–2
64 L March 3, 2001 2–3 OT Buffalo Sabres (2000–01) 40–12–9–3
65 W March 4, 2001 5–0 @ Phoenix Coyotes (2000–01) 41–12–9–3
66 W March 6, 2001 4–2 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2000–01) 42–12–9–3
67 W March 8, 2001 5–2 @ St. Louis Blues (2000–01) 43–12–9–3
68 L March 10, 2001 2–3 OT @ Dallas Stars (2000–01) 43–12–9–4
69 W March 11, 2001 3–2 Dallas Stars (2000–01) 44–12–9–4
70 L March 13, 2001 3–6 New Jersey Devils (2000–01) 44–13–9–4
71 W March 17, 2001 5–3 Detroit Red Wings (2000–01) 45–13–9–4
72 W March 18, 2001 4–3 Minnesota Wild (2000–01) 46–13–9–4
73 W March 20, 2001 4–1 San Jose Sharks (2000–01) 47–13–9–4
74 W March 22, 2001 3–1 @ St. Louis Blues (2000–01) 48–13–9–4
75 W March 24, 2001 4–2 @ Boston Bruins (2000–01) 49–13–9–4
76 L March 28, 2001 1–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (2000–01) 49–14–9–4
77 W March 29, 2001 1–0 @ Calgary Flames (2000–01) 50–14–9–4
78 L March 31, 2001 0–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (2000–01) 50–15–9–4
79 W April 2, 2001 5–3 Edmonton Oilers (2000–01) 51–15–9–4
80 T April 4, 2001 1–1 OT Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2000–01) 51–15–10–4
81 L April 7, 2001 3–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (2000–01) 51–16–10–4
82 W April 8, 2001 4–2 @ Minnesota Wild (2000–01) 52–16–10–4

Player stats[edit | edit source]

Forwards[edit | edit source]

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

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Joe Sakic 82 54 64 118 30
Peter Forsberg 73 27 62 89 54
Milan Hejduk 80 41 38 79 36
Alex Tanguay 82 27 50 77 37
Chris Drury 71 24 41 65 47
Shjon Podein 82 15 17 32 68
Adam Deadmarsh 39 13 13 26 59
Ville Nieminen 50 14 8 22 38
Dan Hinote 76 5 10 15 51
Stéphane Yelle 50 4 10 14 20
Eric Messier 64 5 7 12 26
Dave Reid 73 1 9 10 21
Scott Parker 69 2 3 5 155

Defencemen[edit | edit source]

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

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Ray Bourque 80 7 52 59 48
Martin Skoula 82 8 17 25 38
Greg De Vries 79 5 12 17 51
Jon Klemm 78 4 11 15 54
Adam Foote 35 3 12 15 42
Aaron Miller 56 4 9 13 29
Rob Blake 13 2 8 10 8

Goaltending[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

Player GP W L T SO GAA
Patrick Roy 62 40 13 7 4 2.21
David Aebischer 26 12 7 3 3 2.24

The 2000-01 season marked the first and only time that Patrick Roy won at least 40 games in a season during his career. [4]

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

New Jersey vs. Colorado
Date Away Home
May 26 New Jersey 0 5 Colorado
May 29 New Jersey 2 1 Colorado
May 31 Colorado 3 1 New Jersey
June 2 Colorado 2 3 New Jersey
June 4 New Jersey 4 1 Colorado
June 7 Colorado 4 0 New Jersey
June 9 New Jersey 1 3 Colorado
Colorado wins series
4–3 and Stanley Cup
Patrick Roy (Colorado)
wins Conn Smythe Trophy

2001 Colorado Avalanche Stanley Cup Champions[edit | edit source]

David Aebischer, Rob Blake, Ray Bourque, Greg De Vries, Chris Dingman, Chris Drury, Adam Foote, Peter Forsberg, Milan Hejduk, Dan Hinote, Jon Klemm, Eric Messier, Bryan Muir, Ville Nieminen, Scott Parker, Shjon Podein, Dave Reid, Steven Reinprecht, Patrick Roy, Joe Sakic, Martin Skoula, Alex Tanguay, Stephane Yelle. Head coach: Bob Hartley.

Awards and records[edit | edit source]

Awards

Honors

Franchise records

  • Most goals in a season: Joe Sakic, 54 (2000–01)
  • Most game-winning goals in a season: Joe Sakic, 12 (2000–01)
  • Most wins in a season: Patrick Roy, 40 (2000–01)

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Patrick Roy, winning, nothing else, p.444 , by Michel Roy, translated by Charles Phillips, 2008, John Wiley & Sons, Mississauga, ON, ISBN 978-0-470-15616-2
  2. Patrick Roy, winning, nothing else, p.450 , by Michel Roy, translated by Charles Phillips, 2008, John Wiley & Sons, Mississauga, ON, ISBN 978-0-470-15616-2
  3. Patrick Roy, winning, nothing else, p.457 , by Michel Roy, translated by Charles Phillips, 2008, John Wiley & Sons, Mississauga, ON, ISBN 978-0-470-15616-2
  4. Patrick Roy, winning, nothing else, p.457, by Michel Roy, translated by Charles Phillips, 2008, John Wiley & Sons, Mississauga, ON, ISBN 978-0-470-15616-2



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