2000–01 Minnesota Wild · NHL
Division 5th Northwest
2000–01 record 25–39–13–5
Goals for 168
Goals against 206
General Manager Doug Risebrough
Coach Jacques Lemaire
Captain Rotating
Sean O'Donnell (Oct)
Scott Pellerin (Nov)
Wes Walz (Dec)
Brad Bombardir (Jan-Feb)
Darby Hendrickson (Mar-Apr)
Team Leaders
Goals Marian Gaborik, Darby Hendrickson, Wes Walz (18)
Assists Scott Pellerin (28)
Points Scott Pellerin (39)
Penalties in minutes Matt Johnson (137)
Wins Manny Fernandez (19)
Goals against average Manny Fernandez (2.24)
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The 2000–01 Minnesota Wild season was the Wild's first season. One of the policies that the Wild has implemented is never naming a permanent captain. Instead, the team captaincy is rotated on a monthly basis among several of its players each season, with some players serving multiple times.

Offseason[edit | edit source]

NHL Amateur Draft[edit | edit source]

Round Pick Player Nationality College/junior/club team
1 3. Marian Gaborik (LW) Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Trencin Jr. (Slovakia)
2 33. Nick Schultz (D) Flag of Canada Canada Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
4 99. Marc Cavosie (C/LW) Flag of the United States United States Rensselaer (ECAC)
5 132. Maxim Sushinsky, W Flag of Russia Russia Avangard OMSK Russia.

NHL Expansion Draft Results[edit | edit source]

# Player Drafted from Drafted by
2. Jamie McLennan (G) St. Louis Blues Minnesota Wild
3. Mike Vernon (G) Florida Panthers Minnesota Wild
6. Chris Terreri (G) New Jersey Devils Minnesota Wild
7. Sean O'Donnell (D) Los Angeles Kings Minnesota Wild
10. Curtis Leschyshyn (D) Carolina Hurricanes Minnesota Wild
12. Ladislav Benysek (D) Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Minnesota Wild
13. Chris Armstrong (D) San Jose Sharks Minnesota Wild
15. Filip Kuba (D) Calgary Flames Minnesota Wild
18. Oleg Orekhovsky (D) Washington Capitals Minnesota Wild
20. Ian Herbers (D) New York Islanders Minnesota Wild
21. Artem Anisimov (D) Philadelphia Flyers Minnesota Wild
24. Stacy Roest (C) Detroit Red Wings Minnesota Wild
25. Darryl Laplante (C) Detroit Red Wings Minnesota Wild
27. Scott Pellerin (LW) St. Louis Blues Minnesota Wild
30. Jim Dowd (C) Edmonton Oilers Minnesota Wild
32. Sergei Krivokrasov (RW) Calgary Flames Minnesota Wild
33. Jeff Nielsen (RW) Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Minnesota Wild
35. Jeff Odgers (RW) Colorado Avalanche Minnesota Wild
37. Steve McKenna (F) Los Angeles Kings Minnesota Wild
40. Michal Bros (F) San Jose Sharks Minnesota Wild
41. Joe Juneau (C) Ottawa Senators Minnesota Wild
43. Darby Hendrickson (C) Vancouver Canucks Minnesota Wild
46. Jeff Daw (C) Chicago Blackhawks Minnesota Wild
48. Stefan Nilsson (F) Vancouver Canucks Minnesota Wild
49. Zac Bierk (G) Tampa Bay Lightning Minnesota Wild
51. Cam Stewart (LW) Florida Panthers Minnesota Wild

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Final 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 L October 6, 2000 1–3 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2000–01) 0–1–0–0
2 L October 7, 2000 1–4 @ Phoenix Coyotes (2000–01) 0–2–0–0
3 T October 11, 2000 3–3 OT Philadelphia Flyers (2000–01) 0–2–1–0
4 L October 13, 2000 0–2 @ St. Louis Blues (2000–01) 0–3–1–0
5 L October 15, 2000 3–5 Edmonton Oilers (2000–01) 0–4–1–0
6 W October 18, 2000 6–5 Tampa Bay Lightning (2000–01) 1–4–1–0
7 L October 20, 2000 1–3 San Jose Sharks (2000–01) 1–5–1–0
8 T October 22, 2000 0–0 OT Florida Panthers (2000–01) 1–5–2–0
9 T October 24, 2000 2–2 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (2000–01) 1–5–3–0
10 L October 25, 2000 1–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2000–01) 1–6–3–0
11 W October 27, 2000 3–1 Calgary Flames (2000–01) 2–6–3–0
12 L October 29, 2000 2–3 Chicago Blackhawks (2000–01) 2–7–3–0
13 L November 3, 2000 0–3 @ Edmonton Oilers (2000–01) 2–8–3–0
14 W November 5, 2000 3–2 OT @ Calgary Flames (2000–01) 3–8–3–0
15 L November 7, 2000 0–2 @ Colorado Avalanche (2000–01) 3–9–3–0
16 L November 8, 2000 0–1 Calgary Flames (2000–01) 3–10–3–0
17 W November 10, 2000 5–2 @ Chicago Blackhawks (2000–01) 4–10–3–0
18 L November 12, 2000 4–5 OT Edmonton Oilers (2000–01) 4–10–3–1
19 L November 15, 2000 2–3 New York Rangers (2000–01) 4–11–3–1
20 L November 17, 2000 1–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (2000–01) 4–12–3–1
21 W November 18, 2000 6–1 @ Boston Bruins (2000–01) 5–12–3–1
22 T November 22, 2000 1–1 OT Calgary Flames (2000–01) 5–12–4–1
23 W November 24, 2000 2–0 Chicago Blackhawks (2000–01) 6–12–4–1
24 W November 26, 2000 4–2 Vancouver Canucks (2000–01) 7–12–4–1
25 L November 28, 2000 1–4 @ San Jose Sharks (2000–01) 7–13–4–1
26 L November 30, 2000 0–2 @ Phoenix Coyotes (2000–01) 7–14–4–1
27 L December 2, 2000 2–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (2000–01) 7–15–4–1
28 W December 7, 2000 4–2 @ Chicago Blackhawks (2000–01) 8–15–4–1
29 L December 8, 2000 0–1 OT Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2000–01) 8–15–4–2
30 L December 10, 2000 1–2 Nashville Predators (2000–01) 8–16–4–2
31 T December 13, 2000 1–1 OT Carolina Hurricanes (2000–01) 8–16–5–2
32 L December 14, 2000 1–2 @ Washington Capitals (2000–01) 8–17–5–2
33 W December 17, 2000 6–0 Dallas Stars (2000–01) 9–17–5–2
34 T December 20, 2000 2–2 OT Ottawa Senators (2000–01) 9–17–6–2
35 W December 22, 2000 4–3 Los Angeles Kings (2000–01) 10–17–6–2
36 W December 27, 2000 5–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (2000–01) 11–17–6–2
37 T December 29, 2000 2–2 OT Phoenix Coyotes (2000–01) 11–17–7–2
38 W December 31, 2000 3–2 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2000–01) 12–17–7–2
39 T January 3, 2001 1–1 OT Atlanta Thrashers (2000–01) 12–17–8–2
40 W January 5, 2001 3–2 OT Detroit Red Wings (2000–01) 13–17–8–2
41 L January 6, 2001 1–5 @ St. Louis Blues (2000–01) 13–18–8–2
42 W January 10, 2001 3–0 Washington Capitals (2000–01) 14–18–8–2
43 L January 12, 2001 0–5 Colorado Avalanche (2000–01) 14–19–8–2
44 L January 14, 2001 2–4 @ New York Rangers (2000–01) 14–20–8–2
45 L January 15, 2001 0–3 @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2000–01) 14–21–8–2
46 W January 17, 2001 3–2 OT Columbus Blue Jackets (2000–01) 15–21–8–2
47 W January 19, 2001 3–2 New York Islanders (2000–01) 16–21–8–2
48 L January 21, 2001 2–4 New Jersey Devils (2000–01) 16–22–8–2
49 W January 24, 2001 5–0 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2000–01) 17–22–8–2
50 W January 27, 2001 4–1 @ Los Angeles Kings (2000–01) 18–22–8–2
51 L January 30, 2001 2–3 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (2000–01) 18–22–8–3
52 W February 6, 2001 4–2 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2000–01) 19–22–8–3
53 L February 7, 2001 1–2 @ Florida Panthers (2000–01) 19–23–8–3
54 W February 9, 2001 2–1 @ Dallas Stars (2000–01) 20–23–8–3
55 W February 11, 2001 4–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (2000–01) 21–23–8–3
56 L February 14, 2001 1–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2000–01) 21–24–8–3
57 L February 16, 2001 0–4 Los Angeles Kings (2000–01) 21–25–8–3
58 W February 18, 2001 3–1 San Jose Sharks (2000–01) 22–25–8–3
59 L February 21, 2001 2–6 @ Dallas Stars (2000–01) 22–26–8–3
60 L February 23, 2001 1–4 @ Colorado Avalanche (2000–01) 22–27–8–3
61 L February 24, 2001 1–2 @ Nashville Predators (2000–01) 22–28–8–3
62 L February 26, 2001 2–5 Vancouver Canucks (2000–01) 22–29–8–3
63 T March 1, 2001 1–1 OT @ Calgary Flames (2000–01) 22–29–9–3
64 L March 2, 2001 1–3 @ Edmonton Oilers (2000–01) 22–30–9–3
65 W March 4, 2001 4–3 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (2000–01) 23–30–9–3
66 T March 6, 2001 3–3 OT St. Louis Blues (2000–01) 23–30–10–3
67 L March 8, 2001 2–6 @ New Jersey Devils (2000–01) 23–31–10–3
68 W March 9, 2001 4–1 @ New York Islanders (2000–01) 24–31–10–3
69 L March 11, 2001 2–3 OT Detroit Red Wings (2000–01) 24–31–10–4
70 L March 14, 2001 0–1 OT St. Louis Blues (2000–01) 24–31–10–5
71 L March 15, 2001 0–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2000–01) 24–32–10–5
72 L March 18, 2001 3–4 @ Colorado Avalanche (2000–01) 24–33–10–5
73 L March 19, 2001 1–4 Dallas Stars (2000–01) 24–34–10–5
74 T March 21, 2001 0–0 OT Nashville Predators (2000–01) 24–34–11–5
75 L March 22, 2001 2–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (2000–01) 24–35–11–5
76 T March 25, 2001 2–2 OT Vancouver Canucks (2000–01) 24–35–12–5
77 L March 28, 2001 0–2 Phoenix Coyotes (2000–01) 24–36–12–5
78 L March 31, 2001 1–4 @ Nashville Predators (2000–01) 24–37–12–5
79 L April 2, 2001 2–4 @ San Jose Sharks (2000–01) 24–38–12–5
80 T April 4, 2001 2–2 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (2000–01) 24–38–13–5
81 W April 6, 2001 3–2 Columbus Blue Jackets (2000–01) 25–38–13–5
82 L April 8, 2001 2–4 Colorado Avalanche (2000–01) 25–39–13–5

Player stats[edit | edit source]

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Pellerin, ScottScott Pellerin LW 58 11 28 39 45 6 2 2 2
Gaborik, MarianMarian Gaborik RW 71 18 18 36 32 -6 6 0 3
Sekeras, LubomirLubomir Sekeras D 80 11 23 34 52 -8 4 0 2
Walz, WesWes Walz C 82 18 12 30 37 -8 0 7 3
Kuba, FilipFilip Kuba D 75 9 21 30 28 -6 4 0 4
Hendrickson, DarbyDarby Hendrickson C 72 18 11 29 36 1 3 1 1
Dowd, JimJim Dowd C 68 7 22 29 80 -6 0 0 0
Laaksonen, AnttiAntti Laaksonen LW 82 12 16 28 24 -7 0 2 1
Roest, StacyStacy Roest RW 76 7 20 27 20 3 1 0 1
Gavey, AaronAaron Gavey C 75 10 14 24 52 -8 1 0 2
Krivokrasov, SergeiSergei Krivokrasov RW 54 7 15 22 20 -1 2 0 1
O'Donnell, SeanSean O'Donnell D 63 4 12 16 128 -2 1 0 2
Bombardir, BradBrad Bombardir D 70 0 15 15 42 -6 0 0 0
Stewart, CamCam Stewart LW 54 4 9 13 18 -3 0 1 0
Sushinsky, MaximMaxim Sushinsky RW 30 7 4 11 29 -7 3 0 0
Nielsen, JeffJeff Nielsen RW 59 3 8 11 4 -16 1 0 1
Mitchell, WillieWillie Mitchell D 17 1 7 8 11 4 0 0 0
Sutton, AndyAndy Sutton D 69 3 4 7 131 -11 2 0 0
Benysek, LadislavLadislav Benysek D 71 2 5 7 38 -11 1 0 0
Bartos, PeterPeter Bartos LW 13 4 2 6 6 2 1 0 1
Simicek, RomanRoman Simicek C 28 2 4 6 21 -4 2 0 0
Blouin, SylvainSylvain Blouin LW 41 3 2 5 117 -5 0 0 0
Leschyshyn, CurtisCurtis Leschyshyn D 54 2 3 5 19 -2 1 0 1
Patera, PavelPavel Patera C 20 1 3 4 4 -8 0 0 0
Johnson, MattMatt Johnson LW 50 1 1 2 137 -6 0 0 0
McKenna, SteveSteve McKenna LW 20 1 1 2 19 0 0 0 0
Dupuis, PascalPascal Dupuis LW 4 1 0 1 4 0 1 0 0
Nurminen, KaiKai Nurminen LW 2 1 0 1 2 -1 0 0 0
McLennan, JamieJamie McLennan G 38 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0
Armstrong, ChrisChris Armstrong D 3 0 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0
Bierk, ZacZac Bierk G 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Bonin, BrianBrian Bonin C 7 0 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0
Daigneault, J.J.J.J. Daigneault D 1 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Fernandez, MannyManny Fernandez G 42 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0
Gustafson, DerekDerek Gustafson G 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Matte, ChristianChristian Matte RW 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Matteucci, MikeMike Matteucci D 3 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
Roche, TravisTravis Roche D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Fernandez, MannyManny Fernandez 2461 42 19 17 4 92 2.24 4 1147 1055 .920
McLennan, JamieJamie McLennan 2230 38 5 23 9 98 2.64 2 1032 934 .905
Gustafson, DerekDerek Gustafson 239 4 1 3 0 10 2.51 0 97 87 .897
Bierk, ZacZac Bierk 60 1 0 1 0 6 6.00 0 27 21 .778
Team: 4990 82 25 44 13 206 2.48 6 2303 2097 .911

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Note: Pos = Position; 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]

  • Most points in a season, defenceman: 30 Filip Kuba, (2000–01)
  • Most points in a season, rookie: 36 Marian Gaborik, (2000–01)

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2000-01 Minnesota Wild Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-07-10.


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