2000–01 Phoenix Coyotes · NHL
Division 4th Pacific
Conference 9th Western
2000–01 record 35–27–17
Goals for 214
Goals against 212
Coach Bob Francis
Captain Keith Tkachuk (Oct-Mar)
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The 2000–01 Phoenix Coyotes season was their fifth season in the NHL. Before the season began, Wayne Gretzky became a part owner.

Offseason[edit | edit source]

NHL Draft[edit | edit source]

Pick Player Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team
19. Krystofer Kolanos (C) Flag of Canada Canada Phoenix Coyotes Boston College (Hockey East)

Wayne Gretzky[edit | edit source]

On June 2, 2000, Wayne Gretzky was introduced by Phoenix Coyotes Owner & Chairman Steve Ellman as the managing partner of the Coyotes in charge of all hockey operations. [1] Gretzky did not officially begin his new role until February 15, 2001 — the date Ellman's ownership group completed the purchase of the Coyotes. [1] Among his first moves, Gretzky brought in proven Stanley Cup winners such as Cliff Fletcher (as senior executive vice president) and Dave Draper (as vice president of scouting and player personnel) to direct the Coyotes' hockey operations department. Six months later, Gretzky added Michael Barnett, the former president of IMG Hockey, as the Coyotes general manager. [1]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Pacific Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 3 Dallas Stars 82 48 24 8 2 241 187 106
2 5 San Jose Sharks 82 40 27 12 3 217 192 95
3 7 Los Angeles Kings 82 38 28 13 3 252 228 92
4 9 Phoenix Coyotes 82 35 27 17 3 214 212 90
5 15 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 82 25 41 11 5 188 245 66

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

Game log[edit | edit source]

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

Player stats[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Roenick, JeremyJeremy Roenick C 80 30 46 76 114 -1 13 0 7
Tkachuk, KeithKeith Tkachuk LW 64 29 42 71 108 6 15 0 4
Doan, ShaneShane Doan RW 76 26 37 63 89 0 6 1 6
Juneau, JoeJoe Juneau C 69 10 23 33 28 -2 5 0 3
Wilson, LandonLandon Wilson RW 70 18 13 31 92 3 2 0 3
Numminen, TeppoTeppo Numminen D 72 5 26 31 36 9 1 0 2
Green, TravisTravis Green C 69 13 15 28 63 -11 3 0 0
Lemieux, ClaudeClaude Lemieux RW 46 10 16 26 58 1 2 0 1
May, BradBrad May LW 62 11 14 25 107 10 0 0 0
Lumme, JyrkiJyrki Lumme D 58 4 21 25 44 3 0 0 0
Ylonen, JuhaJuha Ylonen C 69 9 14 23 38 10 0 1 1
Letowski, TrevorTrevor Letowski RW 77 7 15 22 32 -2 0 1 3
Alatalo, MikaMika Alatalo LW 70 7 12 19 22 1 0 0 1
Vaananen, OssiOssi Vaananen D 81 4 12 16 90 9 0 0 2
Carney, KeithKeith Carney D 82 2 14 16 86 15 0 0 0
Briere, DanielDaniel Briere C 30 11 4 15 12 -2 9 0 1
Smith, WyattWyatt Smith C 42 3 7 10 13 7 0 1 0
Suchy, RadoslavRadoslav Suchy D 72 0 10 10 22 1 0 0 0
Sullivan, MikeMike Sullivan C 72 5 4 9 16 -6 0 3 0
Handzus, MichalMichal Handzus C 10 4 4 8 21 5 0 1 0
Johnson, MikeMike Johnson RW 12 2 3 5 4 0 1 0 0
Neckar, StanStan Neckar D 53 2 2 4 63 -2 0 0 1
Mara, PaulPaul Mara D 16 0 4 4 14 1 0 0 0
Bouchard, JoelJoel Bouchard D 32 1 2 3 22 -8 0 0 0
Esche, RobertRobert Esche G 25 0 3 3 2 0 0 0 0
Joseph, ChrisChris Joseph D 24 1 1 2 16 -4 0 1 0
Burke, SeanSean Burke G 62 0 1 1 16 0 0 0 0
Nagy, LadislavLadislav Nagy LW 6 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Simpson, ToddTodd Simpson D 13 0 1 1 12 -4 0 0 0
Cullen, DavidDavid Cullen D 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Debrusk, LouieLouie DeBrusk LW 39 0 0 0 79 -5 0 0 0
Hansen, TavisTavis Hansen RW 7 0 0 0 4 -1 0 0 0
Ralph, BradBrad Ralph LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Burke, SeanSean Burke 3644 62 25 22 13 138 2.27 4 1766 1628 .922
Esche, RobertRobert Esche 1350 25 10 8 4 68 3.02 2 657 589 .896
Team: 4994 82 35 30 17 206 2.47 6 2423 2217 .915

[2]

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;

Roster[edit | edit source]

Awards and records[edit | edit source]

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Trades[edit | edit source]

March 5, 2001 To Tampa Bay Lightning
Nikolai Khabibulin
Stan Neckar
To Phoenix Coyotes
Mike Johnson
Paul Mara
Ruslan Zainullin
Second-round pick in 2001 - Matthew Spiller
March 13, 2001 To St. Louis Blues
Keith Tkachuk
To Phoenix Coyotes
Ladislav Nagy
Michal Handzus
Jeff Taffe
First-round pick in 2002 - Ben Eager
March 13, 2001 To Florida Panthers
Second-round pick in 2001 - Igor Pohanka
To Phoenix Coyotes
Todd Simpson
June 12, 2001 To Toronto Maple Leafs
Robert Reichel
Travis Green
Craig Mills
To Phoenix Coyotes
Danny Markov
June 15, 2001 To Montreal Canadiens
Joe Juneau
To Phoenix Coyotes
Future considerations
June 18, 2001 To Tampa Bay Lightning
Juha Ylonen
To Phoenix Coyotes
Todd Warriner
June 19, 2001 To Anaheim Mighty Ducks
Keith Carney
To Phoenix Coyotes
Second-round pick in 2001 - Andrei Taratukhin
June 22, 2001 To Toronto Maple Leafs
Mikael Renberg
To Phoenix Coyotes
Sergei Berezin
June 23, 2001 To Calgary Flames
First-round pick in 2001 - Chuck Kobasew
Second-round pick in 2001 - Andrei Taratukhin
To Phoenix Coyotes
First-round pick in 2001 - Fredrik Sjostrom
June 23, 2001 To New Jersey Devils
Fourth-round pick in 2001 - Milan Gajic
Second-round pick in 2002 - Marek Chvatal
To Phoenix Coyotes
Third-round pick in 2001 - Beat Schiess-Forster
June 23, 2001 To Dallas Stars
Jyrki Lumme
To Phoenix Coyotes
Tyler Bouck

Waivers[edit | edit source]

January 2, 2001 To Nashville Predators
Robert Schnabel
February 14, 2001 To Atlanta Thrashers
Chris Joseph

Free agents[edit | edit source]

Player Former team
Landon Wilson Boston Bruins
Justin Hocking Toronto Maple Leafs
Joel Bouchard Dallas Stars
Claude Lemieux New Jersey Devils
Martin Grenier Boston Bruins
Branko Radivojevic Undrafted free agent
Player New team
J. J. Daigneault Minnesota Wild
Bob Essensa Vancouver Canucks
Eric Houde Dallas Stars
David Oliver Ottawa Senators
Benoit Hogue Dallas Stars
Mika Alatalo TPS Turku

References[edit | edit source]


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