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2002–03 Pittsburgh Penguins · NHL
Division 5th Atlantic
Conference 14th Eastern
2002–03 record 27–44–6
Goals for 189
Goals against 255
General Manager Craig Patrick
Coach Rick Kehoe
Captain Mario Lemieux
Alternate captains Martin Straka
Arena Mellon Arena
Team Leaders
Goals Mario Lemieux (28)
Assists Mario Lemieux (63)
Points Mario Lemieux (91)
Penalties in minutes Steve McKenna (128)
Wins Johan Hedberg (14)
Goals against average Sebastien Caron (2.64)
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The 2002–03 Pittsburgh Penguins season was the Penguins' 36th season. The team finished fifth and last in the Atlantic Division and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Offseason[]

Regular season[]

Final standings[]

Atlantic Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 2 New Jersey Devils 82 46 20 10 6 216 166 108
2 4 Philadelphia Flyers 82 45 20 13 4 211 166 107
3 8 New York Islanders 82 35 34 11 2 224 231 83
4 9 New York Rangers 82 32 36 10 4 210 231 78
5 14 Pittsburgh Penguins 82 27 44 6 5 189 255 65

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[]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 10, 2002 0–6 Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03) 0–1–0–0
2 W October 12, 2002 6–0 New York Rangers (2002–03) 1–1–0–0
3 W October 14, 2002 5–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03) 2–1–0–0
4 W October 16, 2002 3–2 Atlanta Thrashers (2002–03) 3–1–0–0
5 T October 19, 2002 3–3 OT Tampa Bay Lightning (2002–03) 3–1–1–0
6 T October 22, 2002 3–3 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (2002–03) 3–1–2–0
7 L October 25, 2002 3–7 @ Detroit Red Wings (2002–03) 3–2–2–0
8 W October 26, 2002 5–2 Buffalo Sabres (2002–03) 4–2–2–0
9 W October 28, 2002 3–2 Washington Capitals (2002–03) 5–2–2–0
10 W October 30, 2002 4–1 @ Ottawa Senators (2002–03) 6–2–2–0
11 W November 2, 2002 5–3 Tampa Bay Lightning (2002–03) 7–2–2–0
12 L November 6, 2002 3–4 OT @ Florida Panthers (2002–03) 7–2–2–1
13 L November 8, 2002 1–4 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2002–03) 7–3–2–1
14 L November 9, 2002 2–3 @ Carolina Hurricanes (2002–03) 7–4–2–1
15 T November 14, 2002 1–1 OT @ Minnesota Wild (2002–03) 7–4–3–1
16 L November 16, 2002 2–3 New York Islanders (2002–03) 7–5–3–1
17 L November 18, 2002 4–5 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (2002–03) 7–5–3–2
18 L November 20, 2002 2–3 OT Montreal Canadiens (2002–03) 7–5–3–3
19 W November 22, 2002 3–1 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2002–03) 8–5–3–3
20 W November 23, 2002 4–1 San Jose Sharks (2002–03) 9–5–3–3
21 W November 27, 2002 7–2 Philadelphia Flyers (2002–03) 10–5–3–3
22 W November 29, 2002 4–1 @ Buffalo Sabres (2002–03) 11–5–3–3
23 L November 30, 2002 2–3 Boston Bruins (2002–03) 11–6–3–3
24 L December 3, 2002 1–4 Washington Capitals (2002–03) 11–7–3–3
25 L December 6, 2002 1–3 @ New Jersey Devils (2002–03) 11–8–3–3
26 L December 7, 2002 3–6 New York Islanders (2002–03) 11–9–3–3
27 L December 10, 2002 2–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03) 11–10–3–3
28 L December 12, 2002 2–5 @ San Jose Sharks (2002–03) 11–11–3–3
29 L December 14, 2002 2–3 OT @ Los Angeles Kings (2002–03) 11–11–3–4
30 L December 15, 2002 0–5 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2002–03) 11–12–3–4
31 L December 17, 2002 2–5 @ Phoenix Coyotes (2002–03) 11–13–3–4
32 L December 19, 2002 1–3 New Jersey Devils (2002–03) 11–14–3–4
33 W December 21, 2002 2–0 Calgary Flames (2002–03) 12–14–3–4
34 W December 23, 2002 5–2 Buffalo Sabres (2002–03) 13–14–3–4
35 W December 26, 2002 6–1 @ New York Rangers (2002–03) 14–14–3–4
36 W December 28, 2002 3–2 Montreal Canadiens (2002–03) 15–14–3–4
37 L December 30, 2002 2–3 OT Atlanta Thrashers (2002–03) 15–14–3–5
38 L December 31, 2002 2–5 @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2002–03) 15–15–3–5
39 W January 3, 2003 4–1 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2002–03) 16–15–3–5
40 W January 4, 2003 3–2 OT New York Islanders (2002–03) 17–15–3–5
41 L January 7, 2003 3–6 @ New York Islanders (2002–03) 17–16–3–5
42 L January 9, 2003 2–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03) 17–17–3–5
43 L January 11, 2003 1–3 New York Rangers (2002–03) 17–18–3–5
44 W January 13, 2003 2–1 @ Boston Bruins (2002–03) 18–18–3–5
45 W January 15, 2003 2–0 @ Carolina Hurricanes (2002–03) 19–18–3–5
46 W January 17, 2003 3–2 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2002–03) 20–18–3–5
47 L January 18, 2003 0–3 @ Florida Panthers (2002–03) 20–19–3–5
48 T January 21, 2003 0–0 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (2002–03) 20–19–4–5
49 L January 23, 2003 1–4 Boston Bruins (2002–03) 20–20–4–5
50 W January 25, 2003 5–3 Chicago Blackhawks (2002–03) 21–20–4–5
51 L January 28, 2003 2–5 @ New York Islanders (2002–03) 21–21–4–5
52 L January 30, 2003 1–2 @ Washington Capitals (2002–03) 21–22–4–5
53 L February 4, 2003 2–3 Vancouver Canucks (2002–03) 21–23–4–5
54 L February 6, 2003 0–6 Florida Panthers (2002–03) 21–24–4–5
55 W February 8, 2003 5–2 @ Boston Bruins (2002–03) 22–24–4–5
56 L February 12, 2003 0–3 Ottawa Senators (2002–03) 22–25–4–5
57 L February 14, 2003 0–1 @ New York Rangers (2002–03) 22–26–4–5
58 W February 15, 2003 4–1 @ New Jersey Devils (2002–03) 23–26–4–5
59 W February 18, 2003 4–3 OT Edmonton Oilers (2002–03) 24–26–4–5
60 L February 20, 2003 2–5 Colorado Avalanche (2002–03) 24–27–4–5
61 W February 22, 2003 2–1 OT St. Louis Blues (2002–03) 25–27–4–5
62 L February 23, 2003 3–4 New Jersey Devils (2002–03) 25–28–4–5
63 L February 25, 2003 3–5 Los Angeles Kings (2002–03) 25–29–4–5
64 L February 27, 2003 0–6 @ Nashville Predators (2002–03) 25–30–4–5
65 L March 1, 2003 1–4 @ Colorado Avalanche (2002–03) 25–31–4–5
66 L March 2, 2003 1–3 @ Dallas Stars (2002–03) 25–32–4–5
67 L March 4, 2003 1–4 Phoenix Coyotes (2002–03) 25–33–4–5
68 L March 6, 2003 0–4 Carolina Hurricanes (2002–03) 25–34–4–5
69 L March 8, 2003 1–5 Ottawa Senators (2002–03) 25–35–4–5
70 L March 9, 2003 2–4 @ Ottawa Senators (2002–03) 25–36–4–5
71 T March 12, 2003 2–2 OT Nashville Predators (2002–03) 25–36–5–5
72 L March 15, 2003 1–4 Philadelphia Flyers (2002–03) 25–37–5–5
73 L March 16, 2003 2–4 Florida Panthers (2002–03) 25–38–5–5
74 L March 18, 2003 1–5 Detroit Red Wings (2002–03) 25–39–5–5
75 L March 20, 2003 2–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2002–03) 25–40–5–5
76 L March 21, 2003 1–3 @ New Jersey Devils (2002–03) 25–41–5–5
77 T March 23, 2003 1–1 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (2002–03) 25–41–6–5
78 W March 26, 2003 3–1 @ New York Rangers (2002–03) 26–41–6–5
79 L March 29, 2003 0–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2002–03) 26–42–6–5
80 L March 31, 2003 1–6 Philadelphia Flyers (2002–03) 26–43–6–5
81 W April 2, 2003 3–2 Carolina Hurricanes (2002–03) 27–43–6–5
82 L April 5, 2003 3–5 @ Washington Capitals (2002–03) 27–44–6–5

Player stats[]

Regular season[]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Lemieux, MarioMario Lemieux C 67 28 63 91 43 -25 14 0 4
Kovalev, AlexAlex Kovalev RW 54 27 37 64 50 -11 8 0 1
Straka, MartinMartin Straka C 60 18 28 46 12 -18 7 0 4
Tarnstrom, DickDick Tarnstrom D 61 7 34 41 50 -11 3 0 0
Hrdina, JanJan Hrdina C 57 14 25 39 34 1 11 0 4
Morozov, AlekseyAleksey Morozov RW 27 9 16 25 16 -3 6 0 2
Nieminen, VilleVille Nieminen LW 75 9 12 21 93 -25 0 2 1
Robitaille, RandyRandy Robitaille C 41 5 12 17 8 5 1 0 2
Primeau, WayneWayne Primeau C 70 5 11 16 55 -30 1 0 0
Fata, RicoRico Fata RW 27 5 8 13 10 -6 0 0 0
Kraft, MilanMilan Kraft C 31 7 5 12 10 -8 0 0 1
Surovy, TomasTomas Surovy C 26 4 7 11 10 0 1 0 2
McKenna, SteveSteve McKenna LW 79 9 1 10 128 -18 5 0 3
Rozsival, MichalMichal Rozsival D 53 4 6 10 40 -5 1 0 0
Donovan, SheanShean Donovan RW 52 4 5 9 30 -6 0 1 0
Daigle, AlexandreAlexandre Daigle C 33 4 3 7 8 -10 1 0 0
Bergevin, MarcMarc Bergevin D 69 2 5 7 36 -9 0 0 0
Manderville, KentKent Manderville C 82 2 5 7 46 -22 0 0 1
Laukkanen, JanneJanne Laukkanen D 17 1 6 7 8 -3 0 0 0
Moran, IanIan Moran D 70 0 7 7 46 -17 0 0 0
Meloche, EricEric Meloche RW 13 5 1 6 4 -2 2 0 1
Sivek, MichalMichal Sivek C 38 3 3 6 14 -5 1 0 0
Lefebvre, GuillaumeGuillaume Lefebvre LW 12 2 4 6 0 1 0 0 0
Johansson, MathiasMathias Johansson C 12 1 5 6 4 1 1 0 0
Lintner, RichardRichard Lintner D 19 3 2 5 10 -9 1 0 0
Jonsson, HansHans Jonsson D 63 1 4 5 36 -23 0 0 0
Pushor, JamieJamie Pushor D 76 3 1 4 76 -28 0 0 0
LaCouture, DanDan LaCouture LW 44 2 2 4 72 -8 0 0 0
Ference, AndrewAndrew Ference D 22 1 3 4 36 -16 1 0 0
Holzinger, BrianBrian Holzinger C 9 1 2 3 6 -6 0 0 0
Focht, DanDan Focht D 12 0 3 3 19 -7 0 0 0
Samuelsson, MikaelMikael Samuelsson RW 22 2 0 2 8 -21 1 0 0
Heins, ShawnShawn Heins D 27 1 1 2 33 -2 0 0 1
Hedberg, JohanJohan Hedberg G 41 0 2 2 18 0 0 0 0
Aubin, Jean-SebastienJean-Sebastien Aubin G 21 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Beech, KrisKris Beech C 12 0 1 1 6 -3 0 0 0
Bouchard, JoelJoel Bouchard D 7 0 1 1 0 -6 0 0 0
Kostopoulos, TomTom Kostopoulos RW 8 0 1 1 0 -4 0 0 0
Vujtek, VladimirVladimir Vujtek LW 5 0 1 1 0 -4 0 0 0
Abid, RamziRamzi Abid LW 3 0 0 0 2 -5 0 0 0
Caron, SebastienSebastien Caron G 24 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0
Koltsov, KonstantinKonstantin Koltsov RW 2 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Lupaschuk, RossRoss Lupaschuk D 3 0 0 0 4 -3 0 0 0
Melichar, JosefJosef Melichar D 8 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
Orpik, BrooksBrooks Orpik D 6 0 0 0 2 -5 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Hedberg, JohanJohan Hedberg 2410 41 14 22 4 126 3.14 1 1197 1071 .895
Caron, SebastienSebastien Caron 1408 24 7 14 2 62 2.64 2 741 679 .916
Aubin, Jean-SebastienJean-Sebastien Aubin 1132 21 6 13 0 59 3.13 1 589 530 .900
Team: 4950 82 27 49 6 247 2.99 4 2527 2280 .902

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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[]

Player Award
Sebastien Caron Named to the NHL All-Rookie Team
Johan Hedberg Edward J. DeBartolo Community Service Award
Mario Lemieux Most Valuable Player Award
A.T. Caggiano Booster Club Award
Leading Point Scorer Award
Steve McKenna Baz Bastein Memorial "Good Guy" Award
Edward J. DeBartolo Community Service Award
Martin Straka Pittsburgh Penguins Masterton Nominee

Transactions[]

The Penguins were involved with the following transactions during the 2002-03 season:

Trades
February 9, 2003 To Pittsburgh Penguins
3rd round draft pick in 2004; Pittsburgh selected Brian Gifford
To Calgary Flames
Andrew Ference
February 9, 2003 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Shawn Heins
To San Jose Sharks
5th round draft pick in 2003; San Jose selected Patrick Ehelechner
February 10, 2003 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Joel Bouchard
Richard Lintner
Rico Fata
Mikael Samuelsson
To New York Rangers
Alexei Kovalev
Mike Wilson
Janne Laukkanen
Dan LaCouture
March 9, 2003 To Pittsburgh Penguins
5th round draft pick in 2003 previously acquired from Philadelphia; Pittsburgh selected Evgeni Isakov
To New York Islanders
Randy Robitaille
March 11, 2003 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Ramzi Abid
Dan Focht
Guillaume Lefebvre
To Phoenix Coyotes
Jan Hrdina
Francois Leroux
March 11, 2003 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Matt Bradley
To San Jose Sharks
Wayne Primeau
March 11, 2003 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Micki Dupont
Mathais Johansson
To Calgary Flames
Shean Donovan
March 11, 2003 To Pittsburgh Penguibs
Brian Holzinger
To Tampa Bay Lightning
Marc Bergevin
March 11, 2003 To Pittsburgh Penguins
4th round draft pick in 2003; Pittsburgh selected Paul Bissonnette
To Boston Bruins
Ian Moran

Free agents signed with Pittsburgh
Player Former team Date of signing
Vujtek, VladimirVladimir Vujtek HPK Hameenlinna (Finland) July 15, 2002
Daigle, AlexandreAlexandre Daigle New York Rangers August 13, 2002

Signed with new team
Player New team Date of signing
Vujtek, VladimirVladimir Vujtek HC Vikovice (Czech) November 15, 2002

Claimed from waivers
Date Player Previous team
August 6, 2002 Dick Tarnstrom New York Islanders

Roster[]

Mario Lemieux Alex Kovalev Straka, Martin Tarnstrom, Dick Hrdina, Jan Morozov, Aleksey Nieminen, Ville Robitaille, Randy Primeau, Wayne Fata, Rico Kraft, Milan Surovy, Tomas McKenna, Steve Rozsival, Michal Donovan, Shean Daigle, Alexandre Bergevin, Marc Manderville, Kent Laukkanen, Janne Moran, Ian Meloche, Eric Sivek, Michal Lefebvre, Guillaume Johansson, Mathias Lintner, Richard Jonsson, Hans Pushor, Jamie LaCouture, Dan Ference, Andrew Holzinger, BrianB Focht, Dan Samuelsson, Mikael Heins, Shawn Hedberg, Johan Aubin, Jean-SebastienJ0 Beech, Kris Bouchard, Joel Kostopoulos, Tom Vujtek, Vladimir Abid, Ramzi Caron, Sebastien Koltsov, Konstantin Lupaschuk, Ross Melichar, Josef Orpik, Brooks

Goaltending

Hedberg, Johan Caron, Sebastien Aubin, Jean-Sebastien

Draft picks[]

Picked Marc Andre Fleury first overall

Farm teams[]

See also[]

References[]

  1. 2002-03 Pittsburgh Penguins Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.

External links[]

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