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8-4-2003 Media attacks the New York Islanders
The media is disappointed by the team's 5 game losing streak. Most of the critic is addressed to the work of general manager Islanders and headcoach Butch Goring

7-4-2003 Media criticises the New York Rangers
Everyone has noticed the steep dive of the New York Rangers after a dreadful 5 game winless streak. We need to address the problem and get it out of our system, said team captain Adam Graves openly. Glen Sather has made some good moves and some bad moves but now we could really use those good moves.

4-4-2003 Media attacks the Minnesota Wild
The media is disappointed by the team's 8 game losing streak. Most of the critic is addressed to the work of general manager Minnesota and headcoach Jacques Lemairre

3-4-2003 Player of the week: Keith Tkachuk (L)
NHL has awarded Keith Tkachuk (L) of Toronto Maple Leafs as Player Of The Week He registered 7 goals and 0 assists for 7 points in 4 games last week. He also had 3 game winning goals.

A native of USA, Keith Tkachuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 242 NHL games during his career, notching 113 goals and adding 88 assists along with 160 penalty minutes. The 30 year old left wing has played 78 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 40+29=69 with 29 PIM.


3-4-2003 Media praises the New Jersey Devils
As a coach, if you can get your team to work hard every night, then you've done your job, commented New Jersey Devils coach Larry Robinson after today's game against the Washington Capitals. This brings their current streak to 8 games undefeated.

31-3-2003 Cory Stillman agrees on a contract with Calgary Flames.
Cory Stillman has signed a $3 500 000 per year, 3 year deal with the Calgary Flames. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Cory Stillman was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 1st round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 242 NHL games during his career, notching 52 goals and adding 70 assists along with 42 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 78 games with the Calgary Flames this season, totalling 19+23=42 with 7 PIM.


1-4-2003 Player of the month: Fredrik Modin (C)
NHL has awarded Fredrik Modin (C) of Phoenix Coyotes as Player Of The Month He registered 10 goals and 10 assists for 20 points in 15 games last month. He also had 4 game winning goals.

A native of Sweden, Fredrik Modin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 3rd round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 244 NHL games during his career, notching 75 goals and adding 92 assists along with 14 penalty minutes. The 27 year old center has played 79 games with the Phoenix Coyotes this season, totalling 29+35=64 with 2 PIM.


1-4-2003 Rookie of the month: Derek Roy (C)
NHL has awarded Derek Roy (C) of Florida Panthers as Rookie Of The Month He registered 7 goals and 10 assists for 17 points in 13 games last month.

A native of Canada, Derek Roy was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 78 NHL games during his career, notching 26 goals and adding 37 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 19 year old center has played 78 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 26+37=63 with 2 PIM.


29-3-2003 Media criticises the Columbus Blue Jackets
The Columbus Blue Jackets are stumbling in a 18 game winless streak. Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Christobal Huet commented about their recent play: We don't even want to think about it anymore. We need to find our game and get out of this.

27-3-2003 Player of the week: Jamie McLennan (G)
NHL has awarded Jamie McLennan (G) of Tampa Bay Lightning as Player Of The Week He registered 3 wins and allowed 2 goals in 4 games last week. He also had 2 shutouts.

A native of Canada, Jamie McLennan was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 3rd round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 14 NHL games during his career, booking 2 career shutouts and allowing 25 goals. The 31 year old goaltender has played 14 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, allowing 25 goals on 249 while booking 2 shutouts.


26-3-2003 Media criticises the Columbus Blue Jackets
It isn't the happiest time for the Columbus Blue Jackets as they are on a 16 game winless streak. Columbus Blue Jackets coach Dave King had little to say about the way things are going: I don't know. Nothing seems to work...

24-3-2003 Media criticises the Columbus Blue Jackets
We've been kicking ourselves for this streak but it seems like nothing is helping us right now said Columbus Blue Jackets coach Dave King after today's game against the Edmonton Oilers. The Columbus Blue Jackets have now a 15 game winless streak.

24-3-2003 Media praises the Toronto Maple Leafs
The Toronto Maple Leafs are flying high with a 6 game undefeated streak. Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Frank Banham commented about their recent success: Let's face it, we've got a great core of guys here, some real strong young guys and a good squad of leaders. If every team had that then they'd do just as good.

20-3-2003 Player of the week: Gary Roberts (L)
NHL has awarded Gary Roberts (L) of Edmonton Oilers as Player Of The Week He registered 5 goals and 3 assists for 8 points in 4 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Gary Roberts was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 1st round of the 1984 entry draft. He has appeared in 235 NHL games during his career, notching 73 goals and adding 68 assists along with 158 penalty minutes. The 36 year old left wing has played 72 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, totalling 23+22=45 with 41 PIM.


17-3-2003 Media criticises the New York Rangers
It isn't the happiest time for the New York Rangers as they are on a 7 game winless streak. New York Rangers coach Ron Low had little to say about the way things are going: I don't know. Nothing seems to work...

14-3-2003 Media criticises the New York Rangers
The New York Rangers are spinning in a 6 game winless streak. New York Rangers center Pavol Demitra commented about their recent play: Things are not looking good for us but I think if we stay positive, we can climb out of this hole.

13-3-2003 Player of the week: Jarome Iginla (R)
NHL has awarded Jarome Iginla (R) of Calgary Flames as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 2 assists for 6 points in 4 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Canada, Jarome Iginla was originally drafted to the NHL by the Dallas Stars in the 1st round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 234 NHL games during his career, notching 90 goals and adding 80 assists along with 59 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing has played 70 games with the Calgary Flames this season, totalling 27+24=51 with 13 PIM.


11-3-2003 Media praises the St. Louis Blues
Everyone is buzzing about the strong play of the St. Louis Blues after an amazing 8 game undefeated streak. This streak belongs to our coaching and administrative staff, said team captain Chris Pronger stoically.Larry Pleau has made some very important moves and he's really shown a commitment to winning.

10-3-2003 Media criticises the Carolina Hurricanes
It isn't the happiest time for the Carolina Hurricanes as they are on a 6 game winless streak. Carolina Hurricanes coach Paul Maurice had little to say about the way things are going: I don't know. Nothing seems to work...

10-3-2003 Media criticises the Columbus Blue Jackets
Everyone has noticed the steep dive of the Columbus Blue Jackets after a dreadful 9 game winless streak. We need to address the problem and get it out of our system, said team captain Jason Spezza openly. Doug MacLean has made some good moves and some bad moves but now we could really use those good moves.

9-3-2003 Media attacks the Columbus Blue Jackets
The media is disappointed by the team's 8 game losing streak. Most of the critic is addressed to the work of general manager Columbus and headcoach Dave King

8-3-2003 Kevin Haller released.
New York Islanders released Kevin Haller to free agency.

8-3-2003 DAL-NYI trade
Dallas Stars traded Grant Marshall to New York Islanders for Matthew Lombardi and BOS's round 3 pick in 2003

A native of Canada, Matthew Lombardi was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 7th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 95 NHL games during his career, notching 7 goals and adding 13 assists along with 39 penalty minutes. The 20 year old center has played 68 games with the New York Islanders this season, totalling 2+6=8 with 39 PIM.

A native of Canada, Grant Marshall was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1st round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 232 NHL games during his career, notching 42 goals and adding 51 assists along with 126 penalty minutes. The 29 year old left wing has played 68 games with the Dallas Stars this season, totalling 13+22=35 with 31 PIM.


8-3-2003 CBS-NJ trade
Columbus Blue Jackets traded Bruce Gardiner to New Jersey Devils for Pierre Dagenais and Christian Berglund

A native of Canada, Pierre Dagenais was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 2nd round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 62 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 7 assists along with 30 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has played 40 games with the New Jersey Devils this season, totalling 3+3=6 with 0 PIM. He has also played 27 games with the Albany River Rats this season, totalling 5+8=13 with 2 PIM.

A native of Sweden, Christian Berglund was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 22 year old right wing has not yet played for the New Jersey Devils this season. He has played 61 games with the Albany River Rats this season, totalling 17+6=23 with 8 PIM.

A native of Canada, Bruce Gardiner was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 6th round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 230 NHL games during his career, notching 22 goals and adding 34 assists along with 28 penalty minutes. The 30 year old center has played 66 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 5+13=18 with 12 PIM.


8-3-2003 TB-PIT trade
Tampa Bay Lightning traded TB's round 3 pick in 2003 and TB's round 4 pick in 2003 to Pittsburgh Penguins for PIT's round 4 pick in 2003

8-3-2003 TB-PIT trade
Tampa Bay Lightning traded PIT's round 4 pick in 2003 to Pittsburgh Penguins for TB's round 4 pick in 2003

8-3-2003 VAN-PIT trade
Vancouver Canucks traded Andrew Cassels to Pittsburgh Penguins for TB's round 3 pick in 2003

A native of Canada, Andrew Cassels was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1st round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 232 NHL games during his career, notching 39 goals and adding 58 assists along with 46 penalty minutes. The 33 year old center has played 68 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 3+10=13 with 16 PIM.


8-3-2003 WSH-NAS trade
Washington Capitals traded Steve Eminger and WSH's round 1 pick in 2003 to Nashville Predators for Mats Sundin

A native of Sweden, Mats Sundin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 227 NHL games during his career, notching 74 goals and adding 85 assists along with 10 penalty minutes. The 31 year old center has played 68 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 21+26=47 with 2 PIM.


8-3-2003 TOR-NAS trade
Toronto Maple Leafs traded R.J. Umberger and TOR's round 1 pick in 2003 to Nashville Predators for Patrick Marleau

A native of Canada, Patrick Marleau was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 232 NHL games during his career, notching 72 goals and adding 76 assists along with 8 penalty minutes. The 22 year old right wing has played 68 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 24+23=47 with 0 PIM.

A native of USA, R.J. Umberger was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 68 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 8 assists along with 27 penalty minutes. The 20 year old center has played 68 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 5+8=13 with 27 PIM.


7-3-2003 Media glorifies the Washington Capitals
The media is impressed by the team's 5 game winning streak. Much of the credit is granted to the good work of general manager Washington and headcoach Ron Wilson

6-3-2003 Player of the week: Fredrik Modin (C)
NHL has awarded Fredrik Modin (C) of Phoenix Coyotes as Player Of The Week He registered 5 goals and 3 assists for 8 points in 4 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Sweden, Fredrik Modin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 3rd round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 232 NHL games during his career, notching 69 goals and adding 85 assists along with 14 penalty minutes. The 27 year old center has played 67 games with the Phoenix Coyotes this season, totalling 23+28=51 with 2 PIM.


6-3-2003 Media praises the Phoenix Coyotes
The Phoenix Coyotes are flying high with a 9 game undefeated streak. Phoenix Coyotes right wing Brian Holzinger commented about their recent success: We're all kind of excited, we just can't hide it. I hope we continue to play like this in the future...

1-3-2003 Player of the month: Jan Bulis (C)
NHL has awarded Jan Bulis (C) of Washington Capitals as Player Of The Month He registered 6 goals and 9 assists for 15 points in 11 games last month. He also had 3 game winning goals.

A native of Czech, Jan Bulis was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 2nd round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 227 NHL games during his career, notching 61 goals and adding 105 assists along with 6 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center has played 63 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 21+32=53 with 0 PIM.


1-3-2003 Rookie of the month: Derek Roy (C)
NHL has awarded Derek Roy (C) of Florida Panthers as Rookie Of The Month He registered 4 goals and 7 assists for 11 points in 11 games last month. He also had 3 game winning goals.

A native of Canada, Derek Roy was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 65 NHL games during his career, notching 19 goals and adding 27 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 19 year old center has played 65 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 19+27=46 with 2 PIM.


28-2-2003 Media praises the Florida Panthers
Everyone is buzzing about the strong play of the Florida Panthers after an amazing 10 game undefeated streak. This streak belongs to our coaching and administrative staff, said team captain Scott Mellanby stoically.Bryan Murray has made some very important moves and he's really shown a commitment to winning.

28-2-2003 Media criticises the New York Rangers
Everyone has noticed the steep dive of the New York Rangers after a dreadful 5 game winless streak. We need to address the problem and get it out of our system, said team captain Adam Graves openly. Glen Sather has made some good moves and some bad moves but now we could really use those good moves.

28-2-2003 Media attacks the Montreal Canadiens
The media is disappointed by the team's 9 game losing streak. Most of the critic is addressed to the work of general manager Montreal and headcoach Alain Vigneault

27-2-2003 Player of the week: Jan Bulis (C)
NHL has awarded Jan Bulis (C) of Washington Capitals as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 5 assists for 8 points in 4 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Czech, Jan Bulis was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 2nd round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 227 NHL games during his career, notching 61 goals and adding 105 assists along with 6 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center has played 63 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 21+32=53 with 0 PIM.


24-2-2003 CGY-NYI trade
Calgary Flames traded Steve Montador to New York Islanders for Trent Hunter

A native of Canada, Trent Hunter was originally drafted to the NHL by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the 6th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 53 NHL games during his career, notching 9 goals and adding 5 assists along with 4 penalty minutes. The 22 year old left wing has played 53 games with the New York Islanders this season, totalling 9+5=14 with 4 PIM.

A native of Canada, Steve Montador, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 64 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 9 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 22 year old defenseman has played 28 games with the Calgary Flames this season, totalling 2+5=7 with 0 PIM.


24-2-2003 Boris Svitov released.
Washington Capitals released Boris Svitov to free agency.

24-2-2003 Vincent Simpson released.
Washington Capitals released Vincent Simpson to free agency.

24-2-2003 Media praises the Florida Panthers
As a coach, if you can get your team to work hard every night, then you've done your job, commented Florida Panthers coach Terry Murray after today's game against the Philadelphia Flyers. This brings their current streak to 8 games undefeated.

23-2-2003 Media criticises the Montreal Canadiens
Everyone has noticed the steep dive of the Montreal Canadiens after a dreadful 11 game winless streak. We need to address the problem and get it out of our system, said team captain Trevor Linden openly. Rejean Houle has made some good moves and some bad moves but now we could really use those good moves.

22-2-2003 Mike Fisher injured.
Mike Fisher (FLA) suffered ankle injury during the game in an incident with Darius Kasparaitis (OTT). He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month. Now I need to rest for the time being but a month or two of rest will do the job, he said while limping toward the dressing room.

20-2-2003 Player of the week: Martin Brodeur (G)
NHL has awarded Martin Brodeur (G) of New Jersey Devils as Player Of The Week He registered 3 wins and allowed 1 goals in 3 games last week. He also had 2 shutouts.

A native of Canada, Martin Brodeur was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 195 NHL games during his career, booking 18 career shutouts and allowing 361 goals. The 30 year old goaltender has played 59 games with the New Jersey Devils this season, allowing 115 goals on 1076 while booking 8 shutouts.


19-2-2003 Media attacks the Dallas Stars
The media is disappointed by the team's 5 game losing streak. Most of the critic is addressed to the work of general manager Dallas and headcoach Ken Hitchcock

19-2-2003 Joe Thornton injured.
Joe Thornton (BOS) suffered head injury during the game in an incident with Eric Lindros (NJ). He is expected to be sidelined for more than six months. Give me a break please, I don't want to talk about my injury now, he quoted before being taken to the hospital for tests.

19-2-2003 Pavel Kubina injured.
Pavel Kubina (CHI) suffered chest injury during the game in an incident with Steve Staios (NYR). He is expected to be sidelined for around two weeks. I'd like to play as soon as I can but I think the doctors are going to tell me to rest for a while now, he said to the press.

18-2-2003 Media praises the Ottawa Senators
The Ottawa Senators are flying high with a 6 game undefeated streak. Ottawa Senators defenseman Gary Suter commented about their recent success: We're playing like a team out there. The whole team has really bought into our system and not one player is slacking off.

18-2-2003 Media glorifies the San Jose Sharks
The media is impressed by the team's 6 game winning streak. Much of the credit is granted to the good work of general manager San Jose and headcoach Darryl Sutter

17-2-2003 Media glorifies the Washington Capitals
The media is impressed by the team's 6 game winning streak. Much of the credit is granted to the good work of general manager Washington and headcoach Ron Wilson

13-2-2003 Player of the week: Shane Doan (R)
NHL has awarded Shane Doan (R) of Chicago Blackhawks as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 1 assists for 4 points in 3 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Canada, Shane Doan was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 221 NHL games during his career, notching 62 goals and adding 69 assists along with 96 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing has played 57 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 20+10=30 with 18 PIM.


13-2-2003 NHL All-Star Game
Team World has won the annual NHL All-Star game with a score of 13-7. Game MVP was Sergei Fedorov.

A native of Russia, Sergei Fedorov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 4th round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 223 NHL games during his career, notching 64 goals and adding 104 assists along with 6 penalty minutes. The 32 year old center has played 57 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 20+32=52 with 2 PIM.


12-2-2003 NHL All-Star Skill Competitions
The annual All-Star event kicked off today with the skill competitions. Team North America and Team World competed in six different races and the fans got to see their stars shine.

Team North America won the puck control relay with a team of Joe Thornton, Paul Kariya and Jarome Iginla.

Marian Hossa of Team World won the fastest skater competition, beating Jarome Iginla in the final.

Mario Lemieux of Team North America won the hardest shot competition with a result of 101 MPH, beating Peter Forsberg in the final.

Paul Kariya of Team North America won the accuracy shooting competition, beating Oleg Tverdovsky in the final.

Martin Brodeur of Team North America won the goalie competition (pass&score), beating Dominik Hasek in the final.

Team North America won the breakaway relay with a team of Joe Thornton, Paul Kariya and Joe Sakic.

The yearly clash between Team North America and Team World will take place tomorrow.


12-2-2003 PHO-TB trade
Phoenix Coyotes traded Eric Boguniecki to Tampa Bay Lightning for Brian Holzinger

A native of USA, Brian Holzinger was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 6th round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 219 NHL games during his career, notching 41 goals and adding 42 assists along with 66 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 55 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 5+10=15 with 12 PIM.

A native of USA, Eric Boguniecki was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 8th round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 82 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 8 assists along with 38 penalty minutes. The 26 year old center has not yet played for the Phoenix Coyotes this season. He has played 56 games with the Springfield Falcons this season, totalling 5+15=20 with 12 PIM.


12-2-2003 VAN-NAS trade
Vancouver Canucks traded Brent Sopel to Nashville Predators for DET's round 2 pick in 2004

A native of Canada, Brent Sopel was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 6th round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 197 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 30 assists along with 14 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman has played 57 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 2+7=9 with 6 PIM.


8-2-2003 Media praises the Nashville Predators
Let's see your headlines now..., commented Nashville Predators GM David Poile after today's game against the Carolina Hurricanes. This brings their current streak to 7 games undefeated.

7-2-2003 Media criticises the New York Islanders
Everyone has noticed the steep dive of the New York Islanders after a dreadful 11 game winless streak. We need to address the problem and get it out of our system, said team captain Claude Lapointe openly. Mike Milbury has made some good moves and some bad moves but now we could really use those good moves.

6-2-2003 Player of the week: Lasse Jamsen (L)
NHL has awarded Lasse Jamsen (L) of Dallas Stars as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 2 assists for 6 points in 3 games last week.

A native of Finland, Lasse Jamsen, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 138 NHL games during his career, notching 25 goals and adding 31 assists along with 14 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing has played 56 games with the Dallas Stars this season, totalling 16+16=32 with 12 PIM.


3-2-2003 Media praises the Colorado Avalanche
I think one of the things that has been evident is we've had a chance to practice, commented Colorado Avalanche coach Bob Hartley after today's game against the Montreal Canadiens. This brings their current streak to 8 games undefeated.

1-2-2003 Media glorifies the Tampa Bay Lightning
The media is impressed by the team's 7 game winning streak. Much of the credit is granted to the good work of general manager Tampa Bay and headcoach Steve Ludzik

1-2-2003 Player of the month: Daniel Sedin (R)
NHL has awarded Daniel Sedin (R) of Vancouver Canucks as Player Of The Month He registered 11 goals and 9 assists for 20 points in 15 games last month. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Sweden, Daniel Sedin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 217 NHL games during his career, notching 96 goals and adding 77 assists along with 36 penalty minutes. The 21 year old right wing has played 53 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 29+26=55 with 2 PIM.


1-2-2003 Rookie of the month: Mike Cammalleri (L)
NHL has awarded Mike Cammalleri (L) of Calgary Flames as Rookie Of The Month He registered 10 goals and 8 assists for 18 points in 15 games last month. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Mike Cammalleri was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 55 NHL games during his career, notching 23 goals and adding 22 assists along with 4 penalty minutes. The 20 year old left wing has played 55 games with the Calgary Flames this season, totalling 23+22=45 with 4 PIM.


31-1-2003 TOR-MIN trade
Toronto Maple Leafs traded Steve Shields and Igor Korolev to Minnesota Wild for Kevin Weekes

A native of Canada, Kevin Weekes was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 24 NHL games during his career, booking 1 career shutouts and allowing 58 goals. The 27 year old goaltender has played 24 games with the Minnesota Wild this season, allowing 58 goals on 439 while booking 1 shutouts.

A native of Canada, Steve Shields was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 5th round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 18 NHL games during his career, booking 1 career shutouts and allowing 40 goals. The 30 year old goaltender has played 10 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, allowing 24 goals on 189 while booking 0 shutouts.

A native of Russia, Igor Korolev was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 2nd round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 51 NHL games during his career, notching 7 goals and adding 9 assists along with 20 penalty minutes. The 31 year old center has not yet played for the Toronto Maple Leafs this season.


31-1-2003 TOR-TB trade
Toronto Maple Leafs traded Ryan Vandenbussche and TOR's round 3 pick in 2003 to Tampa Bay Lightning for TB's round 3 pick in 2003

A native of Canada, Ryan Vandenbussche was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 8th round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 82 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 5 assists along with 136 penalty minutes. The 29 year old right wing has not yet played for the Toronto Maple Leafs this season. He has played 52 games with the St. Johns Maple Leafs this season, totalling 9+8=17 with 32 PIM.


31-1-2003 TOR-TB trade
Toronto Maple Leafs traded TB's round 3 pick in 2003 to Tampa Bay Lightning for TOR's round 3 pick in 2003

31-1-2003 TOR-PHO trade
Toronto Maple Leafs traded Alexei Mikhnov, Radek Martinek and TOR's round 1 pick in 2004 to Phoenix Coyotes for Keith Tkachuk

A native of USA, Keith Tkachuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 215 NHL games during his career, notching 97 goals and adding 79 assists along with 150 penalty minutes. The 30 year old left wing has played 51 games with the Phoenix Coyotes this season, totalling 24+20=44 with 19 PIM.

A native of Ukraine, Alexei Mikhnov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 19 year old left wing has not yet played for the Toronto Maple Leafs this season. He has played 52 games with the St. Johns Maple Leafs this season, totalling 6+11=17 with 0 PIM.

A native of Czech, Radek Martinek was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 8th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 164 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 26 assists along with 27 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Toronto Maple Leafs this season.


31-1-2003 LA-ATL trade
Los Angeles Kings traded Ted Donato and LA's round 3 pick in 2003 to Atlanta Thrashers for Michael Ryder

A native of Canada, Michael Ryder was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 8th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 41 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 5 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing has played 41 games with the Atlanta Thrashers this season, totalling 5+5=10 with 0 PIM. He has also played 11 games with the Chicago Wolves this season, totalling 8+4=12 with 0 PIM.

A native of USA, Ted Donato was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 5th round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 210 NHL games during his career, notching 26 goals and adding 38 assists along with 175 penalty minutes. The 33 year old right wing has played 51 games with the Los Angeles Kings this season, totalling 9+6=15 with 14 PIM.


30-1-2003 Player of the week: Saku Koivu (C)
NHL has awarded Saku Koivu (C) of Anaheim Mighty Ducks as Player Of The Week He registered 5 goals and 1 assists for 6 points in 3 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Finland, Saku Koivu was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 216 NHL games during his career, notching 55 goals and adding 82 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 27 year old center has played 51 games with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks this season, totalling 17+29=46 with 0 PIM.


29-1-2003 Media praises the Tampa Bay Lightning
The Tampa Bay Lightning are flying high with a 6 game undefeated streak. Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Jarkko Ruutu commented about their recent success: Let's face it, we've got a great core of guys here, some real strong young guys and a good squad of leaders. If every team had that then they'd do just as good.

27-1-2003 Media criticises the St. Louis Blues
The St. Louis Blues are spinning in a 6 game winless streak. St. Louis Blues defenseman Barret Jackman commented about their recent play: Things are not looking good for us but I think if we stay positive, we can climb out of this hole.

26-1-2003 Media praises the Toronto Maple Leafs
As a coach, if you can get your team to work hard every night, then you've done your job, commented Toronto Maple Leafs coach Pat Quinn after today's game against the Buffalo Sabres. This brings their current streak to 5 games undefeated.

26-1-2003 Shean Donovan injured.
Shean Donovan (BUF) suffered leg injury during the game in an incident with Georges Laraque (TOR). He is expected to be sidelined for almost a month. I'd like to play as soon as I can but I think the doctors are going to tell me to rest for a while now, he murmured as he grimaced in pain.

23-1-2003 Player of the week: Teemu Selanne (R)
NHL has awarded Teemu Selanne (R) of Anaheim Mighty Ducks as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 1 assists for 5 points in 4 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Finland, Teemu Selanne was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 212 NHL games during his career, notching 102 goals and adding 75 assists along with 31 penalty minutes. The 32 year old right wing has played 48 games with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks this season, totalling 30+17=47 with 2 PIM.


20-1-2003 Mark Francis released.
Cincinnati Mighty Ducks released Mark Francis to free agency.

20-1-2003 Peter Hamerlik released.
Dallas Stars released Peter Hamerlik to free agency.

19-1-2003 Tommy Albelin released.
Minnesota Wild released Tommy Albelin to free agency.

19-1-2003 DAL-ANA trade
Dallas Stars traded Rob Gribbin to Anaheim Mighty Ducks for Matt Violin

18-1-2003 All-Star Teams selected
Starting lineups for the 2003 All-Star Game have been decided according to votes given by hockey fans around the world. The fans voted the starting lineup consisting of 1 goaltender, 2 defenseman, 1 left wing, 1 center and 1 right wing for both North America All-Stars and World All-Stars. Here are the final results of the voting:

North AmericaWorld
R Theoren FleuryR Teemu Selanne
C Joe SakicC Alexei Yashin
L Steve YzermanL Peter Forsberg
D Rob BlakeD Sergei Gonchar
D Chris ProngerD Oleg Tverdovsky
G Martin BrodeurG Dominik Hasek

Traditionally, the coaching staff of the two All-Star teams will selected rest of the players to participate in this most profilic annual sports event. The following players have been selected to the All-Star teams by the coaching staff.
North AmericaWorld
Right wingsRight wings
R Jarome Iginla
R Tony Amonte
R Chris Drury
R Marian Gaborik
R Jaromir Jagr
R Daniel Sedin
CentersCenters
C Paul Kariya
C Joe Thornton
C Mario Lemieux
C Sergei Fedorov
C Pavel Datsyuk
C Patrik Elias
Left wingsLeft wings
L Dany Heatley
L Ryan Smyth
L Luc Robitaille
L Daniel Alfredsson
L Marian Hossa
L Alexei Kovalev
DefensemenDefensemen
D Derek Morris
D Brian Leetch
D Wade Redden
D Ed Jovanovski
D Martin Skoula
D Sergei Zubov
D Nicklas Lidstrom
D Kenny Jonsson
GoaliesGoalies
G Roberto Luongo
G Nikolai Khabibulin
G Tommy Salo
G Christobal Huet

This years All-Star weekend starts Saturday February 12 with the Super Skills competition and continues on Sunday February 13 with the clash between the North America All-Stars and the World All-Stars.


16-1-2003 Team Canada wins World Junior Championship
Team Canada has beaten Team Russia in the final of the 2003 World Junior Championships.

In the game for bronze medal, Team USA has beaten Team Czech.

Leading scorers in the tournament:
1. Ji Me (JAP) 6+7=13
2. Evgeni Malkin (RUS) 6+7=13
3. Yuri Artemenkov (RUS) 2+11=13
4. Carl Mallette (CAN) 5+7=12
5. Jan Bohac (CZE) 4+8=12
6. Matt Moulson (CAN) 5+6=11
7. Joe Pavelski (USA) 4+7=11
8. Lee Stempniak (USA) 7+3=10
9. David Backes (USA) 5+5=10
10. Jeff Carter (CAN) 2+7=9


16-1-2003 Player of the week: Brendan Morrison (L)
NHL has awarded Brendan Morrison (L) of Vancouver Canucks as Player Of The Week He registered 6 goals and 2 assists for 8 points in 4 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Brendan Morrison was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 2nd round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 210 NHL games during his career, notching 37 goals and adding 46 assists along with 27 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has played 46 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 19+18=37 with 15 PIM.


14-1-2003 World Junior Championships finalists ready
Team Russia will meet Team Canada in the final of the 2003 World Championships. Both teams will make a good run for the championship in this exciting game.

In the game for the bronze medal, Team USA meets Team Czech.


12-1-2003 World Junior Championships semifinals
World Junior Championships have reached semifinal stage. In the first semifinal on January 14th, Team Russia will meet Team USA . In the second clash, Team Canada will challenge Team Czech. Winners from both games will meet on January 16th in the final game to decide the 2003 World Champion of icehockey.


10-1-2003 World Junior Championships quarterfinals
World Junior Championships have reached quarterfinal stage. Here are the final standings for the starting groups.
Group APTSGFGAGroup BPTSGFGA
Russia6198Canada6207
Czech4189USA41511
Slovenia2918Austria21116
Germany0819Poland0719
Group CPTSGFGAGroup DPTSGFGA
Japan61710Slovakia61710
Sweden4189Finland41710
Latvia21018Norway1713
Switzerland01018Belarussia1614

For quarterfinals, the pairs are:

Russia-Finland
Slovakia-Czech
Canada-Sweden
Japan-USA


9-1-2003 Player of the week: Jason Spezza (C)
NHL has awarded Jason Spezza (C) of Columbus Blue Jackets as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 3 assists for 7 points in 3 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Canada, Jason Spezza was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 97 NHL games during his career, notching 29 goals and adding 35 assists along with 10 penalty minutes. The 19 year old center has played 43 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 15+17=32 with 2 PIM.


7-1-2003 ANA-PIT trade
Anaheim Mighty Ducks traded Andy McDonald, Samuel Pahlsson and BUF's round 3 pick in 2003 to Pittsburgh Penguins for Milan Kraft and Brooks Laich

A native of Czech, Milan Kraft was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 132 NHL games during his career, notching 24 goals and adding 26 assists along with 69 penalty minutes. The 21 year old center has played 40 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 9+15=24 with 17 PIM.

A native of Canada, Brooks Laich was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2nd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 40 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 5 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 19 year old center has played 40 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 3+5=8 with 2 PIM.

A native of Canada, Andy McDonald, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 139 NHL games during his career, notching 29 goals and adding 56 assists along with 4 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing has played 39 games with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks this season, totalling 11+12=23 with 0 PIM.

A native of Sweden, Samuel Pahlsson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 7th round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 203 NHL games during his career, notching 26 goals and adding 39 assists along with 71 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center has played 39 games with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks this season, totalling 4+9=13 with 7 PIM.


7-1-2003 FLA-NAS trade
Florida Panthers traded Wade Belak and Stephane Veilleux to Nashville Predators for Jonas Andersson

A native of Sweden, Jonas Andersson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Nashville Predators in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 32 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 2 assists along with 8 penalty minutes. The 21 year old right wing has played 32 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 8 PIM.

A native of Canada, Wade Belak was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 64 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 13 assists along with 82 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 11 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 11 PIM.


7-1-2003 NJ-LA trade
New Jersey Devils traded John Madden and NJ's round 2 pick in 2003 to Los Angeles Kings for Ian Laperriere and Ed Ward

A native of Canada, Ian Laperriere was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 7th round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 206 NHL games during his career, notching 19 goals and adding 29 assists along with 139 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 42 games with the Los Angeles Kings this season, totalling 5+6=11 with 2 PIM.

A native of Canada, Ed Ward was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 6th round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 107 NHL games during his career, notching 10 goals and adding 11 assists along with 14 penalty minutes. The 32 year old right wing has played 42 games with the Los Angeles Kings this season, totalling 4+7=11 with 4 PIM.

A native of Canada, John Madden, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 204 NHL games during his career, notching 24 goals and adding 33 assists along with 49 penalty minutes. The 27 year old center has played 40 games with the New Jersey Devils this season, totalling 5+4=9 with 16 PIM.


7-1-2003 Media praises the Columbus Blue Jackets
When we were healthy, we were one of the best teams in the league, commented Columbus Blue Jackets coach Dave King after today's game against the Calgary Flames. This brings their current streak to 6 games undefeated.

7-1-2003 Media criticises the Philadelphia Flyers
We've been kicking ourselves for this streak but it seems like nothing is helping us right now said Philadelphia Flyers coach Craig Ramsay after today's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Philadelphia Flyers have now a 7 game winless streak.

6-1-2003 Media praises the Columbus Blue Jackets
The Columbus Blue Jackets are flying high with a 5 game undefeated streak. Columbus Blue Jackets center Jay McKenney commented about their recent success: We're all kind of excited, we just can't hide it. I hope we continue to play like this in the future...

6-1-2003 Media criticises the New York Islanders
It isn't the happiest time for the New York Islanders as they are on a 7 game winless streak. New York Islanders coach Butch Goring had little to say about the way things are going: I don't know. Nothing seems to work...

5-1-2003 Media glorifies the Washington Capitals
The media is impressed by the team's 5 game winning streak. Much of the credit is granted to the good work of general manager Washington and headcoach Ron Wilson

2-1-2003 World Junior Championships 2003
Icehockey World Junior Championships (U-20) 2003 in Germany start in just two days. There are 16 nations battling for the championship in the following two weeks. Many believe that the team of Canada will make a good run for the gold.

Here are the starting groups:
Group AGroup B
Czech
Russia
Germany
Slovenia
Canada
USA
Austria
Poland
Group CGroup D
Switzerland
Sweden
Japan
Latvia
Finland
Slovakia
Norway
Belarussia


2-1-2003 Player of the week: Eric Daze (R)
NHL has awarded Eric Daze (R) of Ottawa Senators as Player Of The Week He registered 6 goals and 0 assists for 6 points in 4 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of USA, Eric Daze was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 4th round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 202 NHL games during his career, notching 81 goals and adding 47 assists along with 87 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing has played 38 games with the Ottawa Senators this season, totalling 18+8=26 with 2 PIM.


1-1-2003 Player of the month: Viktor Kozlov (R)
NHL has awarded Viktor Kozlov (R) of Detroit Red Wings as Player Of The Month He registered 8 goals and 9 assists for 17 points in 15 games last month. He also had 3 game winning goals.

A native of Russia, Viktor Kozlov was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 203 NHL games during his career, notching 68 goals and adding 58 assists along with 6 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing has played 41 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 19+17=36 with 2 PIM.


1-1-2003 Rookie of the month: Derek Roy (C)
NHL has awarded Derek Roy (C) of Florida Panthers as Rookie Of The Month He registered 6 goals and 6 assists for 12 points in 16 games last month. He also had 3 game winning goals.

A native of Canada, Derek Roy was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 38 NHL games during his career, notching 12 goals and adding 14 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 19 year old center has played 38 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 12+14=26 with 2 PIM.


30-12-2002 Media criticises the Boston Bruins
The Boston Bruins are stumbling in a 13 game winless streak. Boston Bruins left wing Matthew Stajan commented about their recent play: This is bad. It's one of those streaks that you don't want to remember when you're old.

26-12-2002 Player of the week: Marian Hossa (L)
NHL has awarded Marian Hossa (L) of Pittsburgh Penguins as Player Of The Week He registered 5 goals and 3 assists for 8 points in 4 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Czech, Marian Hossa was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 200 NHL games during his career, notching 67 goals and adding 54 assists along with 17 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing has played 36 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 17+10=27 with 11 PIM.


26-12-2002 NJ-DAL trade
New Jersey Devils traded Kyle Wanvig to Dallas Stars for Bob Boughner

A native of Canada, Bob Boughner was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2nd round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 136 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 18 assists along with 126 penalty minutes. The 31 year old defenseman has played 18 games with the Dallas Stars this season, totalling 1+3=4 with 17 PIM.


26-12-2002 NYR-COL trade
New York Rangers traded Krys Kolanos to Colorado Avalanche for Stephane Yelle

A native of Canada, Stephane Yelle was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 8th round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 200 NHL games during his career, notching 20 goals and adding 35 assists along with 48 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing has played 36 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 7+14=21 with 22 PIM.

A native of Canada, Krys Kolanos was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 118 NHL games during his career, notching 25 goals and adding 31 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 21 year old center has played 36 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 10+11=21 with 0 PIM.


26-12-2002 LA-NAS trade
Los Angeles Kings traded Mattias Norstrom and Phillipe Boucher to Nashville Predators for Mike Commodore and Adam Burish

A native of Canada, Mike Commodore was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 149 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 22 assists along with 44 penalty minutes. The 22 year old defenseman has played 32 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 0+6=6 with 8 PIM.

A native of Sweden, Mattias Norstrom was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 2nd round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 190 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 24 assists along with 55 penalty minutes. The 30 year old defenseman has played 36 games with the Los Angeles Kings this season, totalling 1+7=8 with 7 PIM.

A native of Canada, Phillipe Boucher was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1st round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 200 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 44 assists along with 27 penalty minutes. The 29 year old defenseman has played 36 games with the Los Angeles Kings this season, totalling 2+11=13 with 2 PIM.


23-12-2002 Media attacks the Florida Panthers
The media is disappointed by the team's 5 game losing streak. Most of the critic is addressed to the work of general manager Florida and headcoach Terry Murray

23-12-2002 Media glorifies the Montreal Canadiens
The media is impressed by the team's 5 game winning streak. Much of the credit is granted to the good work of general manager Montreal and headcoach Alain Vigneault

23-12-2002 Media praises the Tampa Bay Lightning
The Tampa Bay Lightning are flying high with a 5 game undefeated streak. Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Jarkko Ruutu commented about their recent success: Let's face it, we've got a great core of guys here, some real strong young guys and a good squad of leaders. If every team had that then they'd do just as good.

22-12-2002 Media praises the Edmonton Oilers
When we were healthy, we were one of the best teams in the league, commented Edmonton Oilers coach Craig MacTavish after today's game against the Calgary Flames. This brings their current streak to 7 games undefeated.

19-12-2002 Player of the week: Viktor Kozlov (R)
NHL has awarded Viktor Kozlov (R) of Detroit Red Wings as Player Of The Week He registered 2 goals and 6 assists for 8 points in 4 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Russia, Viktor Kozlov was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 197 NHL games during his career, notching 65 goals and adding 56 assists along with 6 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing has played 35 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 16+15=31 with 2 PIM.


15-12-2002 Media glorifies the Dallas Stars
The media is impressed by the team's 6 game winning streak. Much of the credit is granted to the good work of general manager Dallas and headcoach Ken Hitchcock

14-12-2002 PHO-DET trade
Phoenix Coyotes traded PHO's round 1 pick in 2003 to Detroit Red Wings for DET's round 1 pick in 2003 and DET's round 2 pick in 2004

14-12-2002 PHO-DET trade
Phoenix Coyotes traded DET's round 1 pick in 2003 to Detroit Red Wings for PHO's round 1 pick in 2003

14-12-2002 PHO-NAS trade
Phoenix Coyotes traded DET's round 2 pick in 2004 to Nashville Predators for Robert Lang

A native of Czech, Robert Lang was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the 7th round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 153 NHL games during his career, notching 26 goals and adding 45 assists along with 4 penalty minutes. The 31 year old center has played 19 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 5+6=11 with 0 PIM.


14-12-2002 TB-CAR trade
Tampa Bay Lightning traded TB's round 2 pick in 2004 to Carolina Hurricanes for DET's round 3 pick in 2003 and CAR's round 1 pick in 2004

14-12-2002 TB-CAR trade
Tampa Bay Lightning traded CAR's round 1 pick in 2004 to Carolina Hurricanes for CAR's round 2 pick in 2004

14-12-2002 TB-MIN trade
Tampa Bay Lightning traded Kevin Weekes and DET's round 3 pick in 2003 to Minnesota Wild for Dominik Hasek

A native of Czech, Dominik Hasek was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the of the 1983 entry draft. He has appeared in 154 NHL games during his career, booking 11 career shutouts and allowing 304 goals. The 37 year old goaltender has played 27 games with the Minnesota Wild this season, allowing 59 goals on 668 while booking 1 shutouts.

A native of Canada, Kevin Weekes was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 24 NHL games during his career, booking 1 career shutouts and allowing 58 goals. The 27 year old goaltender has played 24 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, allowing 58 goals on 439 while booking 1 shutouts.


14-12-2002 FLA-PIT trade
Florida Panthers traded Todd Simpson to Pittsburgh Penguins for Timofei Shiskanov

A native of Canada, Todd Simpson, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 164 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 31 assists along with 208 penalty minutes. The 29 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season.


14-12-2002 CGY-VAN trade
Calgary Flames traded Steve Begin to Vancouver Canucks for Peter Schaefer

A native of Canada, Peter Schaefer was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 3rd round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 195 NHL games during his career, notching 22 goals and adding 28 assists along with 14 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing has played 31 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 1+5=6 with 10 PIM.

A native of Canada, Steve Begin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 2nd round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 115 NHL games during his career, notching 9 goals and adding 18 assists along with 105 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center has played 33 games with the Calgary Flames this season, totalling 4+9=13 with 31 PIM.


14-12-2002 FLA-CGY trade
Florida Panthers traded Jaroslav Spacek to Calgary Flames for Wade Belak, Stephane Veilleux and Scottie Upshall

A native of Canada, Wade Belak was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 64 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 13 assists along with 82 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 11 games with the Calgary Flames this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 11 PIM.

A native of Canada, Scottie Upshall was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 2nd round of the 2002 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 19 year old left wing has not yet played for the Calgary Flames this season.

A native of Czech, Jaroslav Spacek was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 5th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 193 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 56 assists along with 28 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 29 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 2+10=12 with 2 PIM.


14-12-2002 MIN-CAR trade
Minnesota Wild traded Wes Walz to Carolina Hurricanes for Erik Christensen

A native of Canada, Wes Walz was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 3rd round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 196 NHL games during his career, notching 29 goals and adding 41 assists along with 21 penalty minutes. The 32 year old center has played 32 games with the Minnesota Wild this season, totalling 4+6=10 with 0 PIM.


14-12-2002 TB-NAS trade
Tampa Bay Lightning traded Nick Schultz and TB's round 1 pick in 2004 to Nashville Predators for NAS's round 1 pick in 2003 and NAS's round 2 pick in 2003

A native of Canada, Nick Schultz was originally drafted to the NHL by the Minnesota Wild in the 2nd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 145 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 20 assists along with 4 penalty minutes. The 20 year old defenseman has played 28 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 1+4=5 with 0 PIM.


14-12-2002 TB-NAS trade
Tampa Bay Lightning traded NAS's round 1 pick in 2003, NAS's round 2 pick in 2003 and TB's round 3 pick in 2003 to Nashville Predators for NAS's round 4 pick in 2003

14-12-2002 TB-NAS trade
Tampa Bay Lightning traded NAS's round 4 pick in 2003 to Nashville Predators for TB's round 3 pick in 2003

14-12-2002 TB-NAS trade
Tampa Bay Lightning traded TB's round 3 pick in 2003 to Nashville Predators for Nick Schultz and NAS's round 1 pick in 2003

A native of Canada, Nick Schultz was originally drafted to the NHL by the Minnesota Wild in the 2nd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 145 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 20 assists along with 4 penalty minutes. The 20 year old defenseman has played 28 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 1+4=5 with 0 PIM.


14-12-2002 TB-NAS trade
Tampa Bay Lightning traded NAS's round 1 pick in 2003 to Nashville Predators for TB's round 3 pick in 2003

14-12-2002 PIT-NAS trade
Pittsburgh Penguins traded Brendan Shanahan and Tom Kostopoulos to Nashville Predators for NAS's round 2 pick in 2003 and TB's round 1 pick in 2004

A native of Canada, Brendan Shanahan was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 1st round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 201 NHL games during his career, notching 77 goals and adding 59 assists along with 219 penalty minutes. The 33 year old right wing has played 32 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 13+7=20 with 17 PIM.

A native of Canada, Tom Kostopoulos was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 7th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old right wing has not yet played for the Pittsburgh Penguins this season. He has played 30 games with the Wilkes-Barre Penguins this season, totalling 5+5=10 with 22 PIM.


14-12-2002 VAN-PHI trade
Vancouver Canucks traded Donald Brashear to Philadelphia Flyers for Gino Odjick

A native of Canada, Gino Odjick was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 5th round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 193 NHL games during his career, notching 16 goals and adding 20 assists along with 395 penalty minutes. The 31 year old left wing has played 29 games with the Philadelphia Flyers this season, totalling 1+5=6 with 10 PIM.

A native of USA, Donald Brashear, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 195 NHL games during his career, notching 17 goals and adding 24 assists along with 247 penalty minutes. The 30 year old left wing has played 31 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 3+4=7 with 24 PIM.


12-12-2002 Player of the week: Tim Connolly (L)
NHL has awarded Tim Connolly (L) of New York Islanders as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 2 assists for 5 points in 4 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of USA, Tim Connolly was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 175 NHL games during his career, notching 48 goals and adding 46 assists along with 12 penalty minutes. The 21 year old left wing has played 30 games with the New York Islanders this season, totalling 13+10=23 with 2 PIM.


10-12-2002 Media praises the Los Angeles Kings
We've worked hard this season and the results speak for them selves said Los Angeles Kings coach Andy Murray after today's win over the Vancouver Canucks. The Los Angeles Kings have now a 9 game undefeated streak.

5-12-2002 Player of the week: Joe Thornton (C)
NHL has awarded Joe Thornton (C) of Boston Bruins as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 1 assists for 5 points in 4 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Joe Thornton was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 191 NHL games during his career, notching 93 goals and adding 87 assists along with 49 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 27 games with the Boston Bruins this season, totalling 17+13=30 with 0 PIM.


2-12-2002 Sylvain Cloutier released.
New Jersey Devils released Sylvain Cloutier to free agency.

2-12-2002 Miroslav Mateej released.
New Jersey Devils released Miroslav Mateej to free agency.

2-12-2002 Joel Spears released.
New Jersey Devils released Joel Spears to free agency.

2-12-2002 Mark Sevigny released.
New Jersey Devils released Mark Sevigny to free agency.

1-12-2002 Player of the month: Marian Gaborik (R)
NHL has awarded Marian Gaborik (R) of New York Rangers as Player Of The Month He registered 9 goals and 7 assists for 16 points in 15 games last month. He also had 4 game winning goals.

A native of Slovakia, Marian Gaborik was originally drafted to the NHL by the Minnesota Wild in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 184 NHL games during his career, notching 61 goals and adding 50 assists along with 18 penalty minutes. The 20 year old right wing has played 25 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 14+10=24 with 0 PIM.


1-12-2002 Rookie of the month: Derek Roy (C)
NHL has awarded Derek Roy (C) of Florida Panthers as Rookie Of The Month He registered 5 goals and 6 assists for 11 points in 12 games last month. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Derek Roy was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 22 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 8 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 19 year old center has played 22 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 6+8=14 with 0 PIM.


28-11-2002 Player of the week: Mario Lemieux (C)
NHL has awarded Mario Lemieux (C) of Ottawa Senators as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 3 assists for 7 points in 4 games last week.

A native of Canada, Mario Lemieux was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1st round of the 1984 entry draft. He has appeared in 188 NHL games during his career, notching 109 goals and adding 89 assists along with 5 penalty minutes. The 36 year old center has played 24 games with the Ottawa Senators this season, totalling 13+16=29 with 0 PIM.


21-11-2002 Player of the week: Miroslav Satan (L)
NHL has awarded Miroslav Satan (L) of Buffalo Sabres as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 2 assists for 6 points in 3 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Slovakia, Miroslav Satan was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 5th round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 182 NHL games during his career, notching 61 goals and adding 46 assists along with 68 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has played 18 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 8+6=14 with 2 PIM.


20-11-2002 WSH-LA trade
Washington Capitals traded Byron Dafoe to Los Angeles Kings for Stephane Fiset

A native of Canada, Stephane Fiset was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2nd round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 40 NHL games during his career, booking 3 career shutouts and allowing 79 goals. The 32 year old goaltender has played 4 games with the Los Angeles Kings this season, allowing 5 goals on 86 while booking 0 shutouts.

A native of La-la-land, Byron Dafoe, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 118 NHL games during his career, booking 6 career shutouts and allowing 279 goals. The 31 year old goaltender has played 15 games with the Washington Capitals this season, allowing 35 goals on 269 while booking 1 shutouts.


20-11-2002 NJ-MIN trade
New Jersey Devils traded Shaun Van Allen to Minnesota Wild for Mika Alatalo

A native of Finland, Mika Alatalo was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 170 NHL games during his career, notching 15 goals and adding 20 assists along with 53 penalty minutes. The 31 year old center has played 21 games with the Minnesota Wild this season, totalling 1+3=4 with 6 PIM.

A native of Canada, Shaun Van Allen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 5th round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 185 NHL games during his career, notching 19 goals and adding 26 assists along with 60 penalty minutes. The 35 year old center has played 19 games with the New Jersey Devils this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 5 PIM.


15-11-2002 Media praises the Colorado Avalanche
Everyone is buzzing about the strong play of the Colorado Avalanche after an amazing 7 game undefeated streak. This streak belongs to our coaching and administrative staff, said team captain Mike Keane stoically.Pierre Lacroix has made some very important moves and he's really shown a commitment to winning.

14-11-2002 Player of the week: Martin Brodeur (G)
NHL has awarded Martin Brodeur (G) of New Jersey Devils as Player Of The Week He registered 3 wins and allowed 3 goals in 4 games last week. He also had 2 shutouts.

A native of Canada, Martin Brodeur was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 153 NHL games during his career, booking 13 career shutouts and allowing 279 goals. The 30 year old goaltender has played 17 games with the New Jersey Devils this season, allowing 33 goals on 291 while booking 3 shutouts.


8-11-2002 Boris Svitov released.
San Jose Sharks released Boris Svitov to free agency.

8-11-2002 Colin Neely released.
San Jose Sharks released Colin Neely to free agency.

8-11-2002 Jason Marshall released.
Tampa Bay Lightning released Jason Marshall to free agency.

8-11-2002 Ben Clymer released.
Tampa Bay Lightning released Ben Clymer to free agency.

8-11-2002 PHI-DAL trade
Philadelphia Flyers traded Michael Nylander to Dallas Stars for Sylvain Lefebvre and DAL's round 2 pick in 2004

A native of Canada, Sylvain Lefebvre, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 169 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 28 assists along with 20 penalty minutes. The 34 year old defenseman has played 11 games with the Dallas Stars this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 2 PIM.

A native of Sweden, Michael Nylander was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 3rd round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 164 NHL games during his career, notching 31 goals and adding 59 assists along with 34 penalty minutes. The 29 year old left wing has not yet played for the Philadelphia Flyers this season.


8-11-2002 Media praises the Vancouver Canucks
As a coach, if you can get your team to work hard every night, then you've done your job, commented Vancouver Canucks coach Marc Crawford after today's game against the Dallas Stars. This brings their current streak to 5 games undefeated.

7-11-2002 Player of the week: Marian Gaborik (R)
NHL has awarded Marian Gaborik (R) of New York Rangers as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 3 assists for 7 points in 4 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Slovakia, Marian Gaborik was originally drafted to the NHL by the Minnesota Wild in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 173 NHL games during his career, notching 56 goals and adding 46 assists along with 18 penalty minutes. The 20 year old right wing has played 14 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 9+6=15 with 0 PIM.


31-10-2002 Player of the week: Steve Yzerman (L)
NHL has awarded Steve Yzerman (L) of Detroit Red Wings as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 5 assists for 8 points in 3 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Steve Yzerman was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 1983 entry draft. He has appeared in 176 NHL games during his career, notching 51 goals and adding 75 assists along with 8 penalty minutes. The 37 year old left wing has played 12 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 6+10=16 with 0 PIM.


31-10-2002 Dan Boyle agrees on a contract with Florida Panthers.
Dan Boyle has signed a $3 500 000 per year, 3 year deal with the Florida Panthers. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Dan Boyle, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 134 NHL games during his career, notching 10 goals and adding 41 assists along with 34 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 10 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 1+4=5 with 0 PIM.


1-11-2002 Player of the month: Theoren Fleury (R)
NHL has awarded Theoren Fleury (R) of Vancouver Canucks as Player Of The Month He registered 5 goals and 11 assists for 16 points in 11 games last month. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Theoren Fleury was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 8th round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 174 NHL games during his career, notching 65 goals and adding 70 assists along with 84 penalty minutes. The 34 year old right wing has played 11 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 5+11=16 with 12 PIM.


1-11-2002 Rookie of the month: Stephen Weiss (C)
NHL has awarded Stephen Weiss (C) of Colorado Avalanche as Rookie Of The Month He registered 5 goals and 5 assists for 10 points in 12 games last month. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Stephen Weiss was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 12 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 5 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 19 year old center has played 12 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 5+5=10 with 2 PIM.


28-10-2002 Jason Blake injured.
Jason Blake (LA) suffered thigh injury during the game in an incident with Andy Sutton (PHO). He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month. Hopefully the team won't suffer for the next month or so, he said while limping toward the dressing room.

27-10-2002 NYR-PHO trade
New York Rangers traded Jeff Brown to Phoenix Coyotes for Cal Benazic

A native of Canada, Cal Benazic was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 6th round of the 1994 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 26 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Phoenix Coyotes this season. He has played 10 games with the Springfield Falcons this season, totalling 1+3=4 with 0 PIM.


27-10-2002 NJ-PHI trade
New Jersey Devils traded Bobby Holik and Alexei Yashin to Philadelphia Flyers for Keith Primeau and Eric Lindros

A native of Canada, Keith Primeau was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 171 NHL games during his career, notching 39 goals and adding 34 assists along with 97 penalty minutes. The 30 year old center has played 7 games with the Philadelphia Flyers this season, totalling 1+3=4 with 2 PIM.

A native of Canada, Eric Lindros was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 171 NHL games during his career, notching 48 goals and adding 46 assists along with 111 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 7 games with the Philadelphia Flyers this season, totalling 3+2=5 with 0 PIM.

A native of Czech, Bobby Holik was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 1st round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 172 NHL games during his career, notching 42 goals and adding 43 assists along with 52 penalty minutes. The 31 year old right wing has played 8 games with the New Jersey Devils this season, totalling 4+2=6 with 2 PIM.

A native of La-la-land, Alexei Yashin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 172 NHL games during his career, notching 65 goals and adding 75 assists along with 91 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 8 games with the New Jersey Devils this season, totalling 5+6=11 with 0 PIM.


27-10-2002 ANA-PIT trade
Anaheim Mighty Ducks traded Brendan Shanahan and ANA's round 1 pick in 2004 to Pittsburgh Penguins for Owen Nolan

A native of La-la-land, Owen Nolan was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 174 NHL games during his career, notching 80 goals and adding 56 assists along with 143 penalty minutes. The 30 year old right wing has played 9 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 3+3=6 with 15 PIM.

A native of Canada, Brendan Shanahan was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 1st round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 180 NHL games during his career, notching 69 goals and adding 56 assists along with 212 penalty minutes. The 33 year old right wing has played 11 games with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks this season, totalling 5+4=9 with 10 PIM.


27-10-2002 BOS-NYR trade
Boston Bruins traded Steve Rucchin to New York Rangers for Travis Green

A native of Canada, Travis Green was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 2nd round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 154 NHL games during his career, notching 20 goals and adding 30 assists along with 24 penalty minutes. The 31 year old center has played 9 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 0 PIM.

A native of Canada, Steve Rucchin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 172 NHL games during his career, notching 36 goals and adding 44 assists along with 36 penalty minutes. The 31 year old center has played 9 games with the Boston Bruins this season, totalling 5+6=11 with 0 PIM.


27-10-2002 VAN-PIT trade
Vancouver Canucks traded Denis Pederson to Pittsburgh Penguins for Ryan Malone

A native of USA, Ryan Malone was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 4th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 9 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 1 assists along with 12 penalty minutes. The 22 year old left wing has played 9 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 12 PIM.

A native of Canada, Denis Pederson was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 175 NHL games during his career, notching 19 goals and adding 24 assists along with 145 penalty minutes. The 26 year old right wing has played 11 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 3+2=5 with 11 PIM.


25-10-2002 Media praises the Tampa Bay Lightning
The Tampa Bay Lightning are flying high with a 7 game undefeated streak. Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Jarkko Ruutu commented about their recent success: It's just so exciting to come to the rink these days. I mean, we're even enjoying practice!

24-10-2002 Player of the week: Pavel Bure (R)
NHL has awarded Pavel Bure (R) of San Jose Sharks as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 1 assists for 5 points in 4 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Russia, Pavel Bure was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 6th round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 170 NHL games during his career, notching 71 goals and adding 68 assists along with 18 penalty minutes. The 31 year old right wing has played 7 games with the San Jose Sharks this season, totalling 5+2=7 with 0 PIM.


20-10-2002 Nicklas Lidstrom agrees on a contract with Detroit Red Wings.
Nicklas Lidstrom has signed a $7 000 000 per year, 2 year deal with the Detroit Red Wings. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Sweden, Nicklas Lidstrom was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 3rd round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 171 NHL games during his career, notching 27 goals and adding 72 assists along with 4 penalty minutes. The 32 year old defenseman has played 7 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 1+5=6 with 0 PIM.


19-10-2002 Mike Ricci agrees on a contract with Detroit Red Wings.
Mike Ricci has signed a $3 500 000 per year, 2 year deal with the Detroit Red Wings. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Mike Ricci was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 168 NHL games during his career, notching 31 goals and adding 35 assists along with 28 penalty minutes. The 30 year old center has played 7 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 0 PIM.


18-10-2002 Eric Lindros agrees on a contract with Philadelphia Flyers.
Eric Lindros has signed a $8 000 000 per year, 2 year deal with the Philadelphia Flyers. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Eric Lindros was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 168 NHL games during his career, notching 46 goals and adding 46 assists along with 111 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 4 games with the Philadelphia Flyers this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 0 PIM.


17-10-2002 Player of the week: Theoren Fleury (R)
NHL has awarded Theoren Fleury (R) of Vancouver Canucks as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 3 assists for 7 points in 3 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Theoren Fleury was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 8th round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 169 NHL games during his career, notching 64 goals and adding 63 assists along with 72 penalty minutes. The 34 year old right wing has played 6 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 4+4=8 with 0 PIM.


17-10-2002 Bobby Holik agrees on a contract with New Jersey Devils.
Bobby Holik has signed a $3 250 000 per year, 2 year deal with the New Jersey Devils. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Czech, Bobby Holik was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 1st round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 168 NHL games during his career, notching 40 goals and adding 43 assists along with 50 penalty minutes. The 31 year old right wing has played 4 games with the New Jersey Devils this season, totalling 2+2=4 with 0 PIM.


15-10-2002 Rob Blake agrees on a contract with Los Angeles Kings.
Rob Blake has signed a $7 000 000 per year, 2 year deal with the Los Angeles Kings. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Rob Blake was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the 4th round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 170 NHL games during his career, notching 24 goals and adding 57 assists along with 65 penalty minutes. The 32 year old defenseman has played 6 games with the Los Angeles Kings this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 2 PIM.


15-10-2002 Jeremy Roenick agrees on a contract with Tampa Bay Lightning.
Jeremy Roenick has signed a $6 000 000 per year, 2 year deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of USA, Jeremy Roenick was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 167 NHL games during his career, notching 54 goals and adding 58 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 32 year old center has played 4 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 0 PIM.


15-10-2002 Bryan McCabe agrees on a contract with Toronto Maple Leafs.
Bryan McCabe has signed a $3 500 000 per year, 2 year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Bryan McCabe was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 2nd round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 170 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 46 assists along with 47 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 6 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 0+4=4 with 0 PIM.


10-10-2002 Player of the week: Ulf Dahlen (R)
NHL has awarded Ulf Dahlen (R) of Montreal Canadiens as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 1 assists for 5 points in 3 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Sweden, Ulf Dahlen was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 1st round of the 1985 entry draft. He has appeared in 140 NHL games during his career, notching 37 goals and adding 28 assists along with 8 penalty minutes. The 35 year old right wing has played 3 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 4+1=5 with 0 PIM.


5-10-2002 Jaromir Jagr agrees on a contract with St. Louis Blues.
Jaromir Jagr has signed a $6 000 000 per year, 2 year deal with the St. Louis Blues. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Czech, Jaromir Jagr was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 164 NHL games during his career, notching 73 goals and adding 78 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 30 year old right wing looks to stay a member of the team for a long time.


4-10-2002 Oleg Tverdovsky agrees on a contract with San Jose Sharks.
Oleg Tverdovsky has signed a $5 500 000 per year, 3 year deal with the San Jose Sharks. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of La-la-land, Oleg Tverdovsky was originally drafted to the NHL by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the 1st round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 151 NHL games during his career, notching 14 goals and adding 58 assists along with 11 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman looks to stay a member of the team for a long time.


4-10-2002 Dainius Zubrus agrees on a contract with Phoenix Coyotes.
Dainius Zubrus has signed a $4 000 000 per year, 2 year deal with the Phoenix Coyotes. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of La-la-land, Dainius Zubrus was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1st round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 166 NHL games during his career, notching 34 goals and adding 50 assists along with 30 penalty minutes. The 24 year old left wing looks to stay a member of the team for a long time.


4-10-2002 Vincent Lecavalier agrees on a contract with St. Louis Blues.
Vincent Lecavalier has signed a $5 000 000 per year, 2 year deal with the St. Louis Blues. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Vincent Lecavalier was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 166 NHL games during his career, notching 58 goals and adding 49 assists along with 15 penalty minutes. The 22 year old center looks to stay a member of the team for a long time.


2-10-2002 Miroslav Satan agrees on a contract with Buffalo Sabres.
Miroslav Satan has signed a $4 000 000 per year, 2 year deal with the Buffalo Sabres. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Slovakia, Miroslav Satan was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 5th round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 164 NHL games during his career, notching 53 goals and adding 40 assists along with 66 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing looks to stay a member of the team for a long time.


2-10-2002 Boris Mironov agrees on a contract with San Jose Sharks.
Boris Mironov has signed a $3 250 000 per year, 2 year deal with the San Jose Sharks. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Russia, Boris Mironov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2nd round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 148 NHL games during his career, notching 8 goals and adding 49 assists along with 90 penalty minutes. The 30 year old defenseman looks to stay a member of the team for a long time.


1-10-2002 Pavel Bure agrees on a contract with San Jose Sharks.
Pavel Bure has signed a $6 500 000 per year, 2 year deal with the San Jose Sharks. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Russia, Pavel Bure was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 6th round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 163 NHL games during his career, notching 66 goals and adding 66 assists along with 18 penalty minutes. The 31 year old right wing looks to stay a member of the team for a long time.


30-9-2002 Media rates the best players in the league
GOALTENDER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Martin Brodeur92929030New Jersey Devils
Dominik Hasek92908937Minnesota Wild
Roberto Luongo90918923Florida Panthers
Patrick Roy86878636Colorado Avalanche
Olaf Kolzig87878632Washington Capitals
Henrik Lundqvist88858520Nashville Predators
Curtis Joseph85868535Toronto Maple Leafs
Jocelyn Thibault84848427Chicago Blackhawks
Marty Turco83838427Dallas Stars
Tommy Salo84858431Edmonton Oilers
DEFENSEMAN
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Nicklas Lidstrom91878632Detroit Red Wings
Chris Pronger83928527St. Louis Blues
Zdeno Chara76938325New York Islanders
Rob Blake88818232Los Angeles Kings
Derek Morris83818124Calgary Flames
Scott Niedermayer79868128New Jersey Devils
Sergei Gonchar89798128Washington Capitals
Oleg Tverdovsky84828026San Jose Sharks
Teppo Numminen77838034Ottawa Senators
Sergei Zubov85737932Colorado Avalanche
LEFT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Peter Forsberg91849129Colorado Avalanche
Steve Yzerman90738537Detroit Red Wings
Daniel Alfredsson86788329Ottawa Senators
Rod Brind'Amour83768232Carolina Hurricanes
Henrik Zetterberg84768221Nashville Predators
Marian Hossa93728223Pittsburgh Penguins
Dany Heatley92768121Montreal Canadiens
Keith Tkachuk85818130Phoenix Coyotes
Daniel Sedin85778121Vancouver Canucks
Ilya Kovalchuk87738019San Jose Sharks
CENTER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Joe Thornton97788823Boston Bruins
Alexei Yashin91818828New Jersey Devils
Joe Sakic92768733Colorado Avalanche
Pavel Datsyuk88858724Detroit Red Wings
Mario Lemieux92668736Ottawa Senators
Vincent Lecavalier91818722St. Louis Blues
Paul Kariya97708627Edmonton Oilers
Patrik Elias94818626New Jersey Devils
Jason Allison87818527Tampa Bay Lightning
Eric Lindros86848529Philadelphia Flyers
RIGHT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Teemu Selanne90738632Anaheim Mighty Ducks
Jarome Iginla81778325Calgary Flames
Jaromir Jagr93748330St. Louis Blues
Marian Gaborik93808220New York Rangers
Patrick Marleau82788222Nashville Predators
Chris Drury83738126Colorado Avalanche
Pavel Bure87728131San Jose Sharks
Milan Hejduk89678026New York Islanders
Viktor Kozlov81708027Detroit Red Wings
Jason Arnott76898027New Jersey Devils


30-9-2002 Mike Fisher agrees on a contract with Florida Panthers.
Mike Fisher has signed a $3 500 000 per year, 3 year deal with the Florida Panthers. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Mike Fisher was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 26 NHL games during his career, notching 9 goals and adding 5 assists along with 22 penalty minutes. The 22 year old center is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


30-9-2002 Joe Murphy released.
Buffalo Sabres released Joe Murphy to free agency.

30-9-2002 Jason Holland released.
Buffalo Sabres released Jason Holland to free agency.

30-9-2002 Jason Cipolla released.
Buffalo Sabres released Jason Cipolla to free agency.

30-9-2002 Carl Mallette released.
Atlanta Thrashers released Carl Mallette to free agency.

30-9-2002 Doug Ast released.
Detroit Red Wings released Doug Ast to free agency.

30-9-2002 Jeff Bateman released.
Dallas Stars released Jeff Bateman to free agency.

30-9-2002 Justin Cox released.
Dallas Stars released Justin Cox to free agency.

30-9-2002 Rich Parent released.
Pittsburgh Penguins released Rich Parent to free agency.

30-9-2002 Garry Galley released.
New York Islanders released Garry Galley to free agency.

30-9-2002 Sami Helenius released.
Toronto Maple Leafs released Sami Helenius to free agency.

30-9-2002 Kelly Fairchild released.
Colorado Avalanche released Kelly Fairchild to free agency.

30-9-2002 Hugues Gervais released.
Colorado Avalanche released Hugues Gervais to free agency.

30-9-2002 James Black released.
Washington Capitals released James Black to free agency.

30-9-2002 Jamie Allison released.
Washington Capitals released Jamie Allison to free agency.

30-9-2002 BUF-STL trade
Buffalo Sabres traded BUF's round 3 pick in 2003 and BUF's round 2 pick in 2004 to St. Louis Blues for Dallas Drake and Peter Smrek

A native of Canada, Dallas Drake was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 6th round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 164 NHL games during his career, notching 12 goals and adding 31 assists along with 25 penalty minutes. The 33 year old right wing is getting ready for the upcoming season.

A native of Slovakia, Peter Smrek was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 3rd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old defenseman is looking forward for the start of the season.


30-9-2002 ANA-STL trade
Anaheim Mighty Ducks traded ANA's round 1 pick in 2003 to St. Louis Blues for Mike Van Ryn and BUF's round 3 pick in 2003

A native of Canada, Mike Van Ryn was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 82 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 15 assists along with 4 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


30-9-2002 DAL-NJ trade
Dallas Stars traded Dan Jancevski to New Jersey Devils for Randy McKay

A native of Canada, Randy McKay was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 6th round of the 1985 entry draft. He has appeared in 164 NHL games during his career, notching 21 goals and adding 26 assists along with 117 penalty minutes. The 35 year old right wing is getting ready for the upcoming season.

A native of Canada, Dan Jancevski was originally drafted to the NHL by the Dallas Stars in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 21 year old defenseman is getting ready for the upcoming season.


30-9-2002 COL-FLA trade
Colorado Avalanche traded Adam Foote to Florida Panthers for Eric Godard and FLA's round 2 pick in 2003

A native of Canada, Eric Godard, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 22 year old left wing is waiting for a good start this season.

A native of Canada, Adam Foote was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2nd round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 164 NHL games during his career, notching 7 goals and adding 49 assists along with 87 penalty minutes. The 31 year old defenseman is looking forward for the start of the season.


30-9-2002 ANA-CHI trade
Anaheim Mighty Ducks traded Dan Bylsma to Chicago Blackhawks for Dimitri Levinski

A native of USA, Dan Bylsma, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 164 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 10 assists along with 136 penalty minutes. The 31 year old left wing is expecting a good season for the team.


30-9-2002 ANA-CHI trade
Anaheim Mighty Ducks traded Niclas Havelid to Chicago Blackhawks for Igor Grigorenko

A native of Sweden, Niclas Havelid was originally drafted to the NHL by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the 3rd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 154 NHL games during his career, notching 7 goals and adding 34 assists along with 27 penalty minutes. The 29 year old defenseman is waiting for a good start this season.


30-9-2002 WSH-MTL trade
Washington Capitals traded Ulf Dahlen to Montreal Canadiens for Konstantin Baranov

A native of Sweden, Ulf Dahlen was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 1st round of the 1985 entry draft. He has appeared in 137 NHL games during his career, notching 33 goals and adding 27 assists along with 8 penalty minutes. The 35 year old right wing is getting ready for the upcoming season.


30-9-2002 DAL-WSH trade
Dallas Stars traded Richard Matvichuk to Washington Capitals for Martin Vagner

A native of Canada, Richard Matvichuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Dallas Stars in the 1st round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 146 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 29 assists along with 82 penalty minutes. The 29 year old defenseman is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


30-9-2002 DAL-BOS trade
Dallas Stars traded Alexei Teraschenko to Boston Bruins for Brett Nowak

A native of USA, Brett Nowak was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 4th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 21 year old center is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


30-9-2002 LA-NAS trade
Los Angeles Kings traded Petri Varis to Nashville Predators for Andrew Murray

A native of Finland, Petri Varis, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 82 NHL games during his career, notching 25 goals and adding 15 assists along with 6 penalty minutes. The 33 year old left wing is waiting for a good start this season.


28-9-2002 Media glorifies the Vancouver Canucks
The media is impressed by the team's 6 game winning streak. Much of the credit is granted to the good work of general manager Vancouver and headcoach Marc Crawford

26-9-2002 Player of the week: Shawn McEachern (R)
NHL has awarded Shawn McEachern (R) of Boston Bruins as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 4 assists for 8 points in 3 games last week.

A native of USA, Shawn McEachern was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 6th round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 172 NHL games during his career, notching 29 goals and adding 35 assists along with 44 penalty minutes. The 33 year old right wing has played 8 games with the Boston Bruins this season, totalling 4+5=9 with 0 PIM.


19-9-2002 Player of the week: Petr Sykora (R)
NHL has awarded Petr Sykora (R) of New Jersey Devils as Player Of The Week He registered 1 goals and 6 assists for 7 points in 2 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Czech, Petr Sykora was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 1st round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 169 NHL games during his career, notching 50 goals and adding 74 assists along with 9 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing has played 5 games with the New Jersey Devils this season, totalling 2+6=8 with 0 PIM.


18-9-2002 Media praises the Detroit Red Wings
Let's see your headlines now..., commented Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland after today's game against the Chicago Blackhawks. This brings their current streak to 5 games undefeated.

12-9-2002 Player of the week: Mike Fisher (C)
NHL has awarded Mike Fisher (C) of Florida Panthers as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 3 assists for 6 points in 3 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Mike Fisher was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 29 NHL games during his career, notching 12 goals and adding 8 assists along with 24 penalty minutes. The 22 year old center has played 3 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 3+3=6 with 2 PIM.


5-9-2002 Player of the week: Jean-Pierre Dumont (R)
NHL has awarded Jean-Pierre Dumont (R) of Buffalo Sabres as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 0 assists for 3 points in 1 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Jean-Pierre Dumont was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 165 NHL games during his career, notching 36 goals and adding 33 assists along with 24 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has played 1 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 3+0=3 with 0 PIM.


27-8-2002 Milan Hejduk agrees on a contract with New York Islanders.
Milan Hejduk has signed a $4,000,000 per year, 3 year deal with the New York Islanders. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Czech, Milan Hejduk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 4th round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 164 NHL games during his career, notching 47 goals and adding 52 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 26 year old right wing is getting ready for the upcoming season.


24-8-2002 Brad Richards agrees on a contract with New York Islanders.
Brad Richards has signed a $4,000,000 per year, 3 year deal with the New York Islanders. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Brad Richards was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 3rd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 164 NHL games during his career, notching 30 goals and adding 38 assists along with 4 penalty minutes. The 22 year old center is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


23-8-2002 COL-MTL trade
Colorado Avalanche traded COL's round 2 pick in 2003 to Montreal Canadiens for COL's round 1 pick in 2003 and COL's round 2 pick in 2005

23-8-2002 COL-MTL trade
Colorado Avalanche traded COL's round 1 pick in 2003 to Montreal Canadiens for COL's round 2 pick in 2003

23-8-2002 COL-MTL trade
Colorado Avalanche traded COL's round 2 pick in 2005 to Montreal Canadiens for Jiri Hudler and MTL's round 2 pick in 2003

A native of Czech, Jiri Hudler was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 18 year old center is waiting for a good start this season.


23-8-2002 COL-MTL trade
Colorado Avalanche traded COL's round 2 pick in 2003 and MTL's round 2 pick in 2003 to Montreal Canadiens for COL's round 1 pick in 2003

23-8-2002 COL-MTL trade
Colorado Avalanche traded COL's round 1 pick in 2003 to Montreal Canadiens for COL's round 2 pick in 2003

15-8-2002 Marc Savard agrees on a contract with Calgary Flames.
Marc Savard has signed a $6,000,000 per year, 3 year deal with the Calgary Flames. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Marc Savard was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 4th round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 164 NHL games during his career, notching 43 goals and adding 55 assists along with 25 penalty minutes. The 25 year old center is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


31-8-2002 Joe Thornton agrees on a contract with Boston Bruins.
Joe Thornton has signed a $7,000,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Boston Bruins. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Joe Thornton was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 164 NHL games during his career, notching 76 goals and adding 74 assists along with 49 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


29-8-2002 Daryl Sydor agrees on a contract with Anaheim Mighty Ducks.
Daryl Sydor has signed a $3,500,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Daryl Sydor was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 162 NHL games during his career, notching 14 goals and adding 55 assists along with 31 penalty minutes. The 30 year old defenseman is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


27-8-2002 MTL-COL trade
Montreal Canadiens traded Jiri Hudler and MTL's round 5 pick in 2003 to Colorado Avalanche for COL's round 5 pick in 2003

A native of Czech, Jiri Hudler was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 18 year old center is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


27-8-2002 MTL-COL trade
Montreal Canadiens traded COL's round 5 pick in 2003 to Colorado Avalanche for MTL's round 5 pick in 2003

27-8-2002 ANA-WSH trade
Anaheim Mighty Ducks traded Lyle Odelein to Washington Capitals for Alexandre Giroux

A native of USA, Alexandre Giroux was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 7th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 21 year old center is waiting for a good start this season.

A native of Canada, Lyle Odelein was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 7th round of the 1986 entry draft. He has appeared in 163 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 32 assists along with 178 penalty minutes. The 34 year old defenseman is looking forward for the start of the season.


27-8-2002 STL-DET trade
St. Louis Blues traded Roman Turek to Detroit Red Wings for Chris Osgood

A native of Canada, Chris Osgood was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 3rd round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 134 NHL games during his career, booking 14 career shutouts and allowing 243 goals. The 29 year old goaltender is expecting a good season for the team.

A native of Czech, Roman Turek was originally drafted to the NHL by the Dallas Stars in the 6th round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 128 NHL games during his career, booking 9 career shutouts and allowing 257 goals. The 32 year old goaltender is looking forward for the start of the season.


27-8-2002 STL-CHI trade
St. Louis Blues traded Pierre Turgeon to Chicago Blackhawks for CHI's round 1 pick in 2004

A native of Canada, Pierre Turgeon was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1st round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 96 NHL games during his career, notching 30 goals and adding 34 assists along with 11 penalty minutes. The 33 year old center is waiting for a good start this season.


27-8-2002 PIT-DAL trade
Pittsburgh Penguins traded Bob Boughner to Dallas Stars for Jussi Tarvainen

A native of Finland, Jussi Tarvainen, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 60 NHL games during his career, notching 14 goals and adding 8 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing is waiting for a good start this season.

A native of Canada, Bob Boughner was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2nd round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 118 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 15 assists along with 109 penalty minutes. The 31 year old defenseman is getting ready for the upcoming season.


25-8-2002 BOS-SJ trade
Boston Bruins traded Boris Mironov and Pavel Bure to San Jose Sharks for Richard Zednik, SJ's round 1 pick in 2003 and SJ's round 1 pick in 2004

A native of Slovakia, Richard Zednik was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 164 NHL games during his career, notching 66 goals and adding 49 assists along with 6 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing is waiting for a good start this season.

A native of Russia, Boris Mironov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2nd round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 148 NHL games during his career, notching 8 goals and adding 49 assists along with 90 penalty minutes. The 30 year old defenseman is looking forward for the start of the season.

A native of Russia, Pavel Bure was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 6th round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 163 NHL games during his career, notching 66 goals and adding 66 assists along with 18 penalty minutes. The 31 year old right wing is looking forward for the start of the season.


25-8-2002 BOS-NYI trade
Boston Bruins traded Kimmo Timonen and BOS's round 3 pick in 2003 to New York Islanders for NYI's round 2 pick in 2003 and NYI's round 1 pick in 2004

A native of Finland, Kimmo Timonen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 163 NHL games during his career, notching 9 goals and adding 53 assists along with 4 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman is waiting for a good start this season.


25-8-2002 ANA-CAR trade
Anaheim Mighty Ducks traded Espen Knutsen to Carolina Hurricanes for Marek Malik

A native of Czech, Marek Malik was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 3rd round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 164 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 14 assists along with 116 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman is looking forward for the start of the season.

A native of Norway, Espen Knutsen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 158 NHL games during his career, notching 21 goals and adding 27 assists along with 34 penalty minutes. The 30 year old left wing is looking forward for the start of the season.


25-8-2002 SJ-NYR trade
San Jose Sharks traded Wade Redden to New York Rangers for Kim Johnsson and John Boychuk

A native of Sweden, Kim Johnsson was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 164 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 36 assists along with 16 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman is waiting for a good start this season.

A native of Canada, John Boychuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 18 year old defenseman is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.

A native of Canada, Wade Redden was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 152 NHL games during his career, notching 14 goals and adding 37 assists along with 12 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman is getting ready for the upcoming season.


25-8-2002 STL-PIT trade
St. Louis Blues traded Ladislav Nagy, OTT's round 1 pick in 2003 and STL's round 1 pick in 2004 to Pittsburgh Penguins for Jaromir Jagr

A native of Czech, Jaromir Jagr was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 164 NHL games during his career, notching 73 goals and adding 78 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 30 year old right wing is getting ready for the upcoming season.

A native of Czech, Ladislav Nagy was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 3rd round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 82 NHL games during his career, notching 15 goals and adding 12 assists along with 5 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing is getting ready for the upcoming season.


25-8-2002 Martin Prusek released.
Ottawa Senators released Martin Prusek to free agency.

25-8-2002 Mike Hall released.
Ottawa Senators released Mike Hall to free agency.

25-8-2002 Matti Jalkanen released.
Ottawa Senators released Matti Jalkanen to free agency.

30-6-2002 Mike Vernon retires
Mike Vernon has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2002 Ray Ferraro retires
Ray Ferraro has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2002 Dave Andreychuk retires
Dave Andreychuk has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2002 Doug Gilmour retires
Doug Gilmour has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2002 James Patrick retires
James Patrick has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2002 Chris Terreri retires
Chris Terreri has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2002 Phil Housley retires
Phil Housley has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2002 Ron Francis retires
Ron Francis has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2002 Bob Essensa retires
Bob Essensa has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2002 Alexei Gusarov retires
Alexei Gusarov has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2002 Dave Reid retires
Dave Reid has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2002 Brett Hull retires
Brett Hull has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2002 Ed Belfour retires
Ed Belfour has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2002 Doug Brown retires
Doug Brown has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2002 Steve Duchesne retires
Steve Duchesne has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2002 Greg Adams retires
Greg Adams has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2002 John Vanbiesbrouck retires
John Vanbiesbrouck has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2002 John MacLean retires
John MacLean has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2002 Sergei Nemchinov retires
Sergei Nemchinov has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2002 Rick Tocchet retires
Rick Tocchet has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2002 Ulf Samuelsson retires
Ulf Samuelsson has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2002 Kevin Stevens retires
Kevin Stevens has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2002 Claude Lemieux retires
Claude Lemieux has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2002 Wendell Young retires
Wendell Young has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2002 Tony Granato retires
Tony Granato has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2002 Al MacInnis retires
Al MacInnis has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2002 Marc Bergevin retires
Marc Bergevin has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2002 Steve Thomas retires
Steve Thomas has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2002 Joe Reekie retires
Joe Reekie has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2002 Raimo Helminen retires
Raimo Helminen has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

24-6-2002 Ed Jovanovski agrees on a contract with Vancouver Canucks.
Ed Jovanovski has signed a $5,500,000 per year, 3 year deal with the Vancouver Canucks. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Ed Jovanovski was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 164 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 61 assists along with 114 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman is getting ready for the upcoming season.


22-6-2002 Henrik Sedin agrees on a contract with Vancouver Canucks.
Henrik Sedin has signed a $5,500,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Vancouver Canucks. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Sweden, Henrik Sedin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 164 NHL games during his career, notching 47 goals and adding 65 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 20 year old center is looking forward for the start of the season.


Eastside Hockey Manager