2001-02 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)

2001-02 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)


(27-41-8-5) Finished 5th in Atlantic Division

TRANSACTIONS

July 11 - Obtained Kris Beech, Ross Lupaschuk, Michal Sivek and future considerations from Washington for Jaromir Jagr and Frantisek Kucera.

January 4 - Claimed Randy Robitaille from waivers from Los Angeles.

March 15 - Claimed Shean Donovan from waivers from Atlanta.

March 17 - Obtained Kent Manderville from Philadelphia for Billy Tibbetts.

March 19 - Obtained Ville Nieminen and Rick Berry from Colorado for Darius Kasparaitis.

• The Penguins opened their 35th season at home, losing 3-1, to the defending Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche.

• Rick Kehoe was named the team’s 20th head coach on October 15.

• Johan Hedberg recorded his first career shutout, making 29 saves in a 3-0 Penguins’ win in Ottawa on October 18.

• Alexei Kovalev recorded back-to-back hat tricks, November 13 at New Jersey and November 14 vs. the New York Islanders. The six goal outburst came immediately after Kovalev missed 13 games following knee surgery.

• Mario Lemieux led Canada to an Olympic Gold Medal.

• Kovalev earned his 500th career point December 11, against the Washington Capitals.

• Lemieux plays his 800th career game on January 12,  against the St. Louis Blues.

• The Penguins defeated the Washington Capitals, 6-2, on March 24 at Mellon Arena. Six different Penguins score goals.

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Front row: Johan Hedberg, Aleksey Morozov, Robert Lang, Kevin Stevens, Martin Straka, Mario Lemieux (Owner/Captain), Darius Kasparaitus, Alexei Kovalev, Jan Hrdina, Ian Moran & Jean-Sebastien Aubin

Middle row: Paul DeFazio (Locker room attendant), Mark Mortland (Trainer), Paul DeFazio (Locker room attendant), Scott Johnson (Trainer), Tom Plasko (Physical Therapist), Wayne Primeau, Kent Manderville, Randy Hillier (Asst. Coach), Rick Kehoe (Head Coach), Craig Patrick (General Manager), Ken Sawyer (President, Lemieux Group LP), Tom Rooney (President, Team Lemieux LLC), Ed Johnston (Asst. General Manager), Joe Mullen (Asst. Coach), Andrew Ference, Randy Robitaille, Steve Latin (Equip. Manager), John Welday (Conditioning Coach), & Paul Flati (Asst. Equip. Manager)

Back row: Mike Wilson, Milan Kraft, Josef Melichar, Dan LaCouture, John Jakopin, Stephane Richer, Krzysztof Oliwa, Michal Rozsival, Kris Beech & Toby Peterson

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2001-02 Pittsburgh Penguins

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# Player GP G A PTS PIM . GP G A PTS PIM
27 Alexei Kovalev 67 32 44 76 80   - - - - -
38 Jan Hrdina 79 24 33 57 50   - - - - -
20 Robert Lang 62 18 32 50 16   - - - - -
95 Aleksey Morozov 72 20 29 49 16   - - - - -
66 Mario Lemieux 24 6 25 31 14   - - - - -
22 Randy Robitaille 40 10 20 30 16   - - - - -
28 Michal Rozsival 79 9 20 29 47   - - - - -
16 Kris Beech 79 10 15 25 45   - - - - -
44 Stephane Richer 58 13 12 25 14   - - - - -
17 Toby Petersen 79 8 10 18 4   - - - - -
33 Dan LaCouture 82 6 11 17 71   - - - - -
14 Milan Kraft 68 8 8 16 16   - - - - -
11 Darius Kasparaitis 69 2 12 14 123   - - - - -
5 Janne Laukkanen 47 6 7 13 28   - - - - -
7 Andrew Ference 75 4 7 11 73   - - - - -
24 Ian Moran 64 2 8 10 54   - - - - -
15 Wayne Primeau 33 3 7 10 18   - - - - -
82 Martin Straka 13 5 4 9 0   - - - - -
8 Hans Jonsson 53 2 5 7 22   - - - - -
12 Billy Tibbetts 33 1 5 6 109   - - - - -
25 Kevin Stevens 32 1 4 5 25   - - - - -
23 John Jakopin 19 0 4 4 42   - - - - -
18 Shean Donovan 13 2 1 3 4   - - - - -
37 Tom Kostopoulos 11 1 2 3 9   - - - - -
2 Josef Melichar 60 0 3 3 68   - - - - -
10 Ville Nieminen 13 1 2 3 8   - - - - -
46 & 9 Jeff Toms 14 2 1 3 4   - - - - -
6 Rick Berry 13 0 2 2 21   - - - - -
29 Krzysztof Oliwa 57 0 2 2 150   - - - - -
3 & 4 Jamie Pushor 15 0 2 2 30   - - - - -
4 & 6 Mike Wilson 21 1 1 2 17   - - - - -
41 Shane Endicott 4 0 1 1 4   - - - - -
47 & 26 Kent Manderville 4 1 0 1 4   - - - - -
72 Eric Meloche 23 0 1 1 8   - - - - -

2001-02 Pittsburgh Penguins Goaltending

# Goalie GP G A PTS PIM W L T MIN GA GAA SO SV PCT
1 Johan Hedberg 66 0 1 1 22 25 34 7 3877 178 2.75 6 1851 0.904
30 J.S. Aubin 21 0 0 0 0 3 12 1 1094 65 3.56 0 537 0.879

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LEADERSHIP

Primary Owner:
Mario Lemieux
(Lemieux Group LP) 

General Manager:
Craig Patrick

Head Coaches:
Ivan Hlinka & Rick Kehoe

Captain:
Mario Lemieux

 

AWARDS

Rookie of the Year:
Johan Hedberg

Player’s Player:
Alexei Kovalev & Ian Moran

Most Valuable Player:
Alexei Kovalev

Booster Club:
Alexei Kovalev

Masterton Nominee:
Stephane Richer

Baz Bastien Good Guy:
Johan Hedberg

Edward J. Debartolo:
Andrew Ference

Bob Johnson Memorial:
Ian Moran

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