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24-3-2003 Guy Lafleur injured.
Guy Lafleur (CAR) suffered head injury during the game in an incident with Wade Belak (TOR). He is expected to be sidelined for almost a month. I hope to be back skating with the team in time for the next road trip, but they're monitoring it very closely. We'll have to see how it heals, he said as the trainers examined him.

23-3-2003 Player of the week: Pavol Demitra (R)
NHL has awarded Pavol Demitra (R) of Carolina Hurricanes 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 Slovakia, Pavol Demitra was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 9th round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 386 NHL games during his career, notching 138 goals and adding 195 assists along with 82 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has played 61 games with the Carolina Hurricanes this season, totalling 16+27=43 with 8 PIM.


20-3-2003 League suspends Dan Kesa
The league board has suspended Boston Bruins player Dan Kesa for 3 fighting three times in a game against Philadelphia Flyers.

20-3-2003 Media criticises the Montreal Canadiens
The Montreal Canadiens are stumbling in a 7 game winless streak. Montreal Canadiens center Jan Bulis 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.

19-3-2003 Luc Robitaille reaches a milestone !
Luc Robitaille(DET) scored the 1300th point of his career in tonight's game against the Nashville Predators on a feed by Sergei Fedorov. Yes, it's nice to break records but that's not the idea of this game, he commented and was all smiles.

A native of Canada, Luc Robitaille was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the 9th round of the 1984 entry draft. He has appeared in 1195 NHL games during his career, notching 626 goals and adding 674 assists along with 985 penalty minutes. The 29 year old right wing has played 71 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 36+26=62 with 4 PIM.


19-3-2003 Eric Lindros reaches a milestone !
Eric Lindros(NYR) notched the 400th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Washington Capitals on a goal by Mark Messier. It's a joy to be playing with these guys, they are the best teammates anyone could have, he said after the game in the dressing room..

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 544 NHL games during his career, notching 328 goals and adding 400 assists along with 954 penalty minutes. The 30 year old center has played 58 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 38+31=69 with 8 PIM.


17-3-2003 Scott Niedermayer reaches a milestone !
Scott Niedermayer(NJ) notched the 300th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Edmonton Oilers on a goal by Valeri Kamensky. We were playing our game tonight and I just happened to be in the right place at the right time, the player said in an interview..

A native of Canada, Scott Niedermayer was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 1st round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 711 NHL games during his career, notching 81 goals and adding 300 assists along with 395 penalty minutes. The 29 year old defenseman has played 57 games with the New Jersey Devils this season, totalling 5+26=31 with 53 PIM.


16-3-2003 Player of the week: Alexei Zhamnov (L)
NHL has awarded Alexei Zhamnov (L) of Washington Capitals 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 Russia, Alexei Zhamnov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Arizona Coyotes in the 4th round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 662 NHL games during his career, notching 222 goals and adding 370 assists along with 481 penalty minutes. The 32 year old left wing has played 71 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 21+21=42 with 8 PIM.


16-3-2003 Media criticises the Florida Panthers
We've been kicking ourselves for this streak but it seems like nothing is helping us right now said Florida Panthers coach Terry Murray after today's game against the Philadelphia Flyers. The Florida Panthers have now a 12 game winless streak.

15-3-2003 Media criticises the Montreal Canadiens
Everyone has noticed the steep dive of the Montreal Canadiens after a dreadful 5 game winless streak. We need to address the problem and get it out of our system, said team captain Doug Gilmour openly. Rejean Houle has made some good moves and some bad moves but now we could really use those good moves.

14-3-2003 Paul Kariya reaches a milestone !
Paul Kariya(ANA) notched the 300th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Montreal Canadiens on a goal by Jeff Friesen. For me this is dream come true, he said after the game in the dressing room..

A native of Canada, Paul Kariya was originally drafted to the NHL by the Anaheim Ducks in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 475 NHL games during his career, notching 256 goals and adding 300 assists along with 139 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing has played 33 games with the Anaheim Ducks this season, totalling 13+12=25 with 2 PIM.


14-3-2003 Steve Yzerman reaches a milestone !
Steve Yzerman(DET) notched the 1000th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Calgary Flames on a goal by Luc Robitaille. You gotta' hand it to their team today, they came to play and made us work for everything we got, he replied after giving his game stick to a representative of a local charity organization..

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 1378 NHL games during his career, notching 671 goals and adding 1000 assists along with 836 penalty minutes. The 27 year old center has played 68 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 26+31=57 with 2 PIM.


13-3-2003 CBS-CAR trade
Columbus Blue Jackets traded Rhett Warrener and Dave Taylor to Carolina Hurricanes for Jeff O'Neill, Josef Vasicek and Flash Hollett

A native of Canada, Jeff O'Neill was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 1st round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 517 NHL games during his career, notching 139 goals and adding 160 assists along with 409 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has played 67 games with the Carolina Hurricanes this season, totalling 15+26=41 with 14 PIM.

A native of Czech, Josef Vasicek was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 4th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 76 NHL games during his career, notching 8 goals and adding 13 assists along with 53 penalty minutes. The 22 year old center has not yet played for the Carolina Hurricanes this season. He has played 64 games with the Charlotte Checkers this season, totalling 34+39=73 with 28 PIM.

A native of Canada, Flash Hollett was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 5th round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 74 NHL games during his career, notching 4 goals and adding 19 assists along with 26 penalty minutes. The 29 year old defenseman has played 47 games with the Carolina Hurricanes this season, totalling 4+9=13 with 2 PIM.

A native of Canada, Rhett Warrener was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 436 NHL games during his career, notching 9 goals and adding 55 assists along with 559 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 68 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 1+13=14 with 75 PIM.

A native of Czech, Dave Taylor was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 4th round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 150 NHL games during his career, notching 24 goals and adding 36 assists along with 65 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has played 71 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 11+17=28 with 43 PIM.


13-3-2003 Kevin Hatcher reaches a milestone !
Kevin Hatcher(LA) scored the 700th point of his career in tonight's game against the Chicago Blackhawks on a goal by Adam Deadmarsh. I don't know why exactly, but the ice just seems to be more wide open for me this year, was his only comment for the media..

A native of USA, Kevin Hatcher was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round of the 1984 entry draft. He has appeared in 1226 NHL games during his career, notching 231 goals and adding 469 assists along with 1449 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 69 games with the Los Angeles Kings this season, totalling 4+19=23 with 55 PIM.


13-3-2003 Owen Nolan reaches a milestone !
Owen Nolan(CHI) scored the 300th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Los Angeles Kings on a feed by Steve Konowalchuk. The coach gave me a chance to play, and I'm just trying to show him he made the right decision, our record breaker told a Hockey Night in Canada reporter.

A native of Canada, 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 761 NHL games during his career, notching 300 goals and adding 307 assists along with 1385 penalty minutes. The 31 year old left wing has played 61 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 22+18=40 with 95 PIM.


10-3-2003 Media criticises the Philadelphia Flyers
The Philadelphia Flyers are spinning in a 7 game winless streak. Philadelphia Flyers right wing Pavel Brendl 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.

10-3-2003 Rod Brind'Amour reaches a milestone !
Rod Brind'Amour(CAR) notched the 500th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Boston Bruins on a goal by Niclas Wallin. My kids attended this game so it is extra special for me, he commented to the media..

A native of Canada, Rod Brind'Amour was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 1st round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 971 NHL games during his career, notching 319 goals and adding 500 assists along with 802 penalty minutes. The 30 year old center has played 67 games with the Carolina Hurricanes this season, totalling 16+20=36 with 31 PIM.


9-3-2003 Player of the week: Tim Connolly (C)
NHL has awarded Tim Connolly (C) of Buffalo Sabres 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 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 231 NHL games during his career, notching 44 goals and adding 80 assists along with 99 penalty minutes. The 21 year old center has played 68 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 20+29=49 with 13 PIM.


9-3-2003 Brendan Shanahan reaches a milestone !
Brendan Shanahan(DET) scored the 1000th point of his career in tonight's game against the Florida Panthers on a feed by Niklas Kronwall. Now it is really starting to sink in, how special it is I mean, he said while signing autographs for fans.

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 1104 NHL games during his career, notching 490 goals and adding 510 assists along with 1982 penalty minutes. The 29 year old left wing has played 66 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 24+21=45 with 47 PIM.


8-3-2003 Bill Guerin reaches a milestone !
Bill Guerin(BOS) scored the 500th point of his career in tonight's game against the Ottawa Senators on a feed by Bobby Orr. It is just part of my job, our record breaker told a Hockey Night in Canada reporter.

A native of USA, Bill Guerin was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 1st round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 722 NHL games during his career, notching 245 goals and adding 255 assists along with 1029 penalty minutes. The 32 year old right wing has played 67 games with the Boston Bruins this season, totalling 30+32=62 with 84 PIM.


7-3-2003 Andreas Dackell injured.
Andreas Dackell (MTL) suffered leg injury during the game in an incident with Chris Pronger (EDM). He is expected to be sidelined indefinitely. Coach says we'll be sending a tape of the play to the league office, but I think it will show it was unintentional. It's just too bad it had to happen at this point in the season - things were really looking good for us, he said to the press.

7-3-2003 Media praises the Chicago Blackhawks
We've worked hard this season and the results speak for them selves said Chicago Blackhawks coach Alpo Suhonen after today's win over the Los Angeles Kings. The Chicago Blackhawks have now a 9 game undefeated streak.

7-3-2003 Media criticises the Florida Panthers
The Florida Panthers are stumbling in a 8 game winless streak. Florida Panthers left wing Marian Stasny 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.

6-3-2003 Todd White injured.
Todd White (OTT) suffered head injury during the game in an incident with Ken Daneyko (NJ). He is expected to be sidelined for around two weeks. I won't be able to do much for the next few weeks, he commented in a radio interview after the game.

4-3-2003 Mike Modano reaches a milestone !
Mike Modano(DAL) scored the 400th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Anaheim Ducks on a feed by Pat Verbeek. We played some good, fundamental hockey tonight. When you do that the goals always follow, he said to the press.

A native of USA, Mike Modano was originally drafted to the NHL by the Dallas Stars in the 1st round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 928 NHL games during his career, notching 400 goals and adding 554 assists along with 596 penalty minutes. The 32 year old center has played 60 games with the Dallas Stars this season, totalling 18+36=54 with 0 PIM.


4-3-2003 Media praises the Chicago Blackhawks
The Chicago Blackhawks are flying high with a 8 game undefeated streak. Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Mathieu Schneider 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.

3-3-2003 Media praises the New York Islanders
We've worked hard this season and the results speak for them selves said New York Islanders coach Butch Goring after today's win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. The New York Islanders have now a 7 game undefeated streak.

2-3-2003 Player of the week: Wayne Gretzky (C)
NHL has awarded Wayne Gretzky (C) of Edmonton Oilers as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 5 assists for 9 points in 4 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Wayne Gretzky was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2nd round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 113 NHL games during his career, notching 36 goals and adding 45 assists along with 113 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 55 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, totalling 31+40=71 with 64 PIM.


2-3-2003 Keith Primeau reaches a milestone !
Keith Primeau(PHI) notched the 300th assist of his career in tonight's game against the New York Rangers on a goal by John LeClair. I'm happy about it but that's it, gotta think other things now, our record breaker told a Hockey Night in Canada reporter..

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 754 NHL games during his career, notching 238 goals and adding 300 assists along with 1249 penalty minutes. The 31 year old center has played 63 games with the Philadelphia Flyers this season, totalling 18+24=42 with 15 PIM.


2-3-2003 Rick Tocchet injured.
Rick Tocchet (PHI) suffered knee injury during the game in an incident with Theoren Fleury (NYR). He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month. Last time I was injured in that area I came back too soon. I'm not going to come back until I'm able to go 100%, the injured player commented.

2-3-2003 Media praises the New Jersey Devils
Let's see your headlines now..., commented New Jersey Devils GM Lou Lamoriello after today's game against the Atlanta Thrashers . This brings their current streak to 6 games undefeated.

1-3-2003 Pavel Bure reaches a milestone !
Pavel Bure(NAS) scored the 400th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Detroit Red Wings on a feed by Vitali Yachmenev. I just feel so happy now, this comes at a good time for me, he said after the game in the dressing room.

A native of Russia, Pavel Bure, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 660 NHL games during his career, notching 400 goals and adding 314 assists along with 408 penalty minutes. The 31 year old right wing has played 65 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 16+18=34 with 2 PIM.


1-3-2003 Media criticises the Nashville Predators
We've been kicking ourselves for this streak but it seems like nothing is helping us right now said Nashville Predators coach Barry Trotz after today's game against the Detroit Red Wings. The Nashville Predators have now a 13 game winless streak.

1-3-2003 Media praises the New York Islanders
When we were healthy, we were one of the best teams in the league, commented New York Islanders coach Butch Goring after today's game against the Atlanta Thrashers . This brings their current streak to 6 games undefeated.

1-3-2003 Media glorifies the Ottawa Senators
The media is impressed by the team's 23 game winning streak. Much of the credit is granted to the good work of general manager 21 and headcoach Jacques Martin

1-3-2003 Media praises the Ottawa Senators
I think one of the things that has been evident is we've had a chance to practice, commented Ottawa Senators coach Jacques Martin after today's game against the San Jose Sharks. This brings their current streak to 25 games undefeated.

1-3-2003 Player of the month: Luc Robitaille (R)
NHL has awarded Luc Robitaille (R) of Detroit Red Wings as Player Of The Month He registered 10 goals and 6 assists for 16 points in 13 games last month. He also had 3 game winning goals.

A native of Canada, Luc Robitaille was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the 9th round of the 1984 entry draft. He has appeared in 1188 NHL games during his career, notching 620 goals and adding 671 assists along with 981 penalty minutes. The 29 year old right wing has played 64 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 30+23=53 with 0 PIM.


1-3-2003 Rookie of the month: Pavel Datsyuk (C)
NHL has awarded Pavel Datsyuk (C) of Detroit Red Wings as Rookie Of The Month He registered 6 goals and 4 assists for 10 points in 13 games last month. He also had 3 game winning goals.

A native of Russia, Pavel Datsyuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 8th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 64 NHL games during his career, notching 14 goals and adding 21 assists along with 39 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center has played 64 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 14+21=35 with 39 PIM.


28-2-2003 Mike Ricci reaches a milestone !
Mike Ricci(SJ) scored the 500th point of his career in tonight's game against the Montreal Canadiens on a goal by Lanny McDonald. You've got to hand it to the other guys in the room though, they gave it their all tonight, the player said in an interview..

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 851 NHL games during his career, notching 206 goals and adding 294 assists along with 815 penalty minutes. The 31 year old center has played 62 games with the San Jose Sharks this season, totalling 10+15=25 with 46 PIM.


28-2-2003 Media criticises the New York Rangers
It isn't the happiest time for the New York Rangers as they are on a 14 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...

28-2-2003 CBS-CAR trade
Columbus Blue Jackets traded Geoff Sanderson to Carolina Hurricanes for Tomas Kurka and CAR's round 1 pick in 2006

A native of Czech, Tomas Kurka was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2nd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 13 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 2 assists along with 4 penalty minutes. The 21 year old left wing has played 13 games with the Carolina Hurricanes this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 4 PIM. He has also played 43 games with the Charlotte Checkers this season, totalling 16+16=32 with 10 PIM.

A native of Canada, Geoff Sanderson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2nd round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 784 NHL games during his career, notching 263 goals and adding 256 assists along with 337 penalty minutes. The 31 year old left wing has played 60 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 8+18=26 with 28 PIM.


28-2-2003 CBS-OTT trade
Columbus Blue Jackets traded Tyler Wright, Grant Marshall, Dave Babych and CBS's round 2 pick in 2005 to Ottawa Senators for Mike Fisher, Chris Neil, Chris Kelly and OTT's round 1 pick in 2006

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 155 NHL games during his career, notching 17 goals and adding 27 assists along with 91 penalty minutes. The 22 year old center has played 63 games with the Ottawa Senators this season, totalling 6+10=16 with 30 PIM.

A native of Canada, Chris Neil was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 6th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 38 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 8 assists along with 136 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing has played 38 games with the Ottawa Senators this season, totalling 3+8=11 with 136 PIM. He has also played 19 games with the Binghamton Senators this season, totalling 11+6=17 with 49 PIM.

A native of Canada, Tyler Wright was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1st round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 398 NHL games during his career, notching 39 goals and adding 38 assists along with 557 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 43 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 3+5=8 with 30 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 445 NHL games during his career, notching 60 goals and adding 87 assists along with 544 penalty minutes. The 29 year old left wing has played 43 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 8+5=13 with 52 PIM.

A native of USA, Dave Babych was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 3rd round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 102 NHL games during his career, notching 4 goals and adding 27 assists along with 25 penalty minutes. The 30 year old defenseman has played 63 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 2+22=24 with 0 PIM.


28-2-2003 CBS-DET trade
Columbus Blue Jackets traded Terry Yake to Detroit Red Wings for Tomas Holmstrom and Sean Avery

A native of Sweden, Tomas Holmstrom was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 377 NHL games during his career, notching 55 goals and adding 93 assists along with 231 penalty minutes. The 30 year old right wing has played 46 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 2+6=8 with 2 PIM.

A native of Canada, Sean Avery , was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 22 year old center has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season. He has played 63 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins this season, totalling 14+26=40 with 32 PIM.

A native of Canada, Terry Yake was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 4th round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 439 NHL games during his career, notching 79 goals and adding 123 assists along with 228 penalty minutes. The 33 year old right wing has played 36 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 2+3=5 with 8 PIM.


28-2-2003 CBS-BUF trade
Columbus Blue Jackets traded Kevin Dineen and Mattias Norstrom to Buffalo Sabres for Taylor Pyatt, Brian Campbell, Milan Bartovic and BUF's round 1 pick in 2006

A native of Canada, Taylor Pyatt was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 106 NHL games during his career, notching 4 goals and adding 15 assists along with 67 penalty minutes. The 21 year old left wing has played 28 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 28 PIM. He has also played 24 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 8+13=21 with 12 PIM.

A native of Canada, Brian Campbell was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 6th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 20 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 4 assists along with 6 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Buffalo Sabres this season. He has played 22 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 1+5=6 with 6 PIM.

A native of Slovakia, Milan Bartovic was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 21 year old right wing has not yet played for the Buffalo Sabres this season. He has played 63 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 47+30=77 with 42 PIM.

A native of Canada, Kevin Dineen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 3rd round of the 1982 entry draft. He has appeared in 1189 NHL games during his career, notching 366 goals and adding 413 assists along with 2191 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 64 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 16+16=32 with 36 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 513 NHL games during his career, notching 7 goals and adding 82 assists along with 396 penalty minutes. The 31 year old defenseman has played 64 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 0+7=7 with 12 PIM.


28-2-2003 CBS-BUF trade
Columbus Blue Jackets traded Scott Young to Buffalo Sabres for Stu Barnes, Rhett Warrener and Tom Poti

A native of Canada, Stu Barnes, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 736 NHL games during his career, notching 191 goals and adding 240 assists along with 292 penalty minutes. The 32 year old center has played 63 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 11+23=34 with 36 PIM.

A native of Canada, Rhett Warrener was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 431 NHL games during his career, notching 9 goals and adding 55 assists along with 559 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 63 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 1+13=14 with 75 PIM.

A native of USA, Tom Poti was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 3rd round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 282 NHL games during his career, notching 29 goals and adding 75 assists along with 190 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman has played 52 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 3+13=16 with 23 PIM. He has also played 8 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 4+7=11 with 0 PIM.

A native of USA, Scott Young was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 1st round of the 1986 entry draft. He has appeared in 967 NHL games during his career, notching 281 goals and adding 356 assists along with 328 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has played 64 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 7+21=28 with 2 PIM.


28-2-2003 BUF-ATL trade
Buffalo Sabres traded Alexei Zhitnik to Atlanta Thrashers for ATL's round 3 pick in 2003

A native of Russia, Alexei Zhitnik was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the 4th round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 725 NHL games during his career, notching 75 goals and adding 254 assists along with 787 penalty minutes. The 30 year old defenseman has played 63 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 2+14=16 with 24 PIM.


27-2-2003 Sergei Zubov reaches a milestone !
Sergei Zubov(DAL) notched the 400th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Nashville Predators on a goal by Pierre Turgeon. Tonight things went my way and what can I say, i got the record, he commented and was all smiles..

A native of Russia, Sergei Zubov was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 5th round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 679 NHL games during his career, notching 100 goals and adding 400 assists along with 197 penalty minutes. The 31 year old defenseman has played 62 games with the Dallas Stars this season, totalling 7+27=34 with 12 PIM.


27-2-2003 Sergei Zubov reaches a milestone !
Sergei Zubov(DAL) scored the 500th point of his career in tonight's game against the Nashville Predators on a goal by Pierre Turgeon. I hope this will get me in Don Cherry's good books, was the comment released to the press after the game..

A native of Russia, Sergei Zubov was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 5th round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 679 NHL games during his career, notching 100 goals and adding 400 assists along with 197 penalty minutes. The 31 year old defenseman has played 62 games with the Dallas Stars this season, totalling 7+27=34 with 12 PIM.


27-2-2003 Media criticises the Nashville Predators
The Nashville Predators are stumbling in a 12 game winless streak. Nashville Predators center Adam Hall 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.

27-2-2003 Media glorifies the Ottawa Senators
The media is impressed by the team's 22 game winning streak. Much of the credit is granted to the good work of general manager 21 and headcoach Jacques Martin

26-2-2003 Media criticises the New York Rangers
It isn't the happiest time for the New York Rangers as they are on a 13 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...

25-2-2003 Brian Leetch reaches a milestone !
Brian Leetch(NYR) scored the 900th point of his career in tonight's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Yes, it's nice to break records but that's not the idea of this game, he said after the game.

A native of USA, Brian Leetch was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 1st round of the 1986 entry draft. He has appeared in 999 NHL games during his career, notching 218 goals and adding 682 assists along with 455 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 60 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 13+27=40 with 2 PIM.


24-2-2003 Alexei Yashin reaches a milestone !
Alexei Yashin(NYI) notched the 300th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Florida Panthers on a goal by Mark Parrish. You gotta' hand it to their team today, they came to play and made us work for everything we got, our record breaker told a Hockey Night in Canada reporter..

A native of Russia, 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 564 NHL games during his career, notching 249 goals and adding 300 assists along with 224 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 60 games with the New York Islanders this season, totalling 31+27=58 with 2 PIM.


23-2-2003 Player of the week: Trevor Linden (R)
NHL has awarded Trevor Linden (R) of Vancouver Canucks 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 Canada, Trevor Linden was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 990 NHL games during his career, notching 323 goals and adding 420 assists along with 704 penalty minutes. The 29 year old right wing has played 62 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 20+24=44 with 0 PIM.


23-2-2003 Scott Mellanby injured.
Scott Mellanby (BUF) suffered knee injury during the game in an incident with Ossi Vaananen (ARI). He is expected to be sidelined for around two weeks. When you've gone as long as I have without injuries these things are hard to accept, but it's all part of the game, he said in a TV interview.

21-2-2003 Media criticises the Quebec Nordiques
The Quebec Nordiques are stumbling in a 7 game winless streak. Quebec Nordiques right wing Kyle Wanvig 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.

21-2-2003 Igor Larionov reaches a milestone !
Igor Larionov(FLA) scored the 600th point of his career in tonight's game against the Philadelphia Flyers on a goal by Lance Pitlick. I've seen my idols break records and now I am doing the same, the happy player commented..

A native of Russia, Igor Larionov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the of the 1985 entry draft. He has appeared in 788 NHL games during his career, notching 168 goals and adding 432 assists along with 384 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 60 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 21+32=53 with 28 PIM.


18-2-2003 Media criticises the Nashville Predators
The Nashville Predators are stumbling in a 8 game winless streak. Nashville Predators defenseman Gord Murphy 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.

18-2-2003 Owen Nolan reaches a milestone !
Owen Nolan(CHI) scored the 600th point of his career in tonight's game against the Dallas Stars on a goal by Chris Simon. I just want to thank this great organization for presenting me with the opportunity to play in the NHL, our record breaker told a Hockey Night in Canada reporter..

A native of Canada, 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 750 NHL games during his career, notching 296 goals and adding 304 assists along with 1373 penalty minutes. The 31 year old left wing has played 50 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 18+15=33 with 83 PIM.


18-2-2003 Adam Graves reaches a milestone !
Adam Graves(SJ) scored the 600th point of his career in tonight's game against the Quebec Nordiques on a goal by Vincent Damphousse. All of them are special, but I'm going to remember this one the most, he commented and was all smiles..

A native of Canada, Adam Graves was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2nd round of the 1986 entry draft. He has appeared in 1046 NHL games during his career, notching 322 goals and adding 278 assists along with 1188 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing has played 57 games with the San Jose Sharks this season, totalling 19+14=33 with 47 PIM.


17-2-2003 Keith Tkachuk reaches a milestone !
Keith Tkachuk(EDM) scored the 700th point of his career in tonight's game against the Colorado Avalanche on a goal by Wayne Gretzky. My parents came to see this game so I just had to deliver, he read from a prepared statement..

A native of USA, Keith Tkachuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Arizona Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 712 NHL games during his career, notching 353 goals and adding 347 assists along with 1583 penalty minutes. The 30 year old left wing has played 60 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, totalling 24+45=69 with 61 PIM.


17-2-2003 Rob Ramage reaches a milestone !
Rob Ramage(TB) notched the 300th assist of his career in tonight's game against the New York Rangers on a goal by Vincent Lecavalier. Tonight things went my way and what can I say, i got the record, he said as he packed up his gear..

A native of Canada, Rob Ramage, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 1033 NHL games during his career, notching 95 goals and adding 300 assists along with 801 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 58 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 6+27=33 with 47 PIM.


17-2-2003 Media criticises the Washington Capitals
We've been kicking ourselves for this streak but it seems like nothing is helping us right now said Washington Capitals coach Ron Wilson after today's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Washington Capitals have now a 14 game winless streak.

16-2-2003 Player of the week: Luc Robitaille (R)
NHL has awarded Luc Robitaille (R) of Detroit Red Wings as Player Of The Week He registered 5 goals and 1 assists for 6 points in 4 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Canada, Luc Robitaille was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the 9th round of the 1984 entry draft. He has appeared in 1182 NHL games during his career, notching 616 goals and adding 668 assists along with 981 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has played 58 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 26+20=46 with 0 PIM.


16-2-2003 Mike Bossy injured.
Mike Bossy (NYI) suffered leg injury during the game in an incident with Chris Pronger (EDM). He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month. Yes it does hurt, quite a bit actually, he said after the game in the dressing room.

14-2-2003 Media glorifies the Ottawa Senators
The media is impressed by the team's 15 game winning streak. Much of the credit is granted to the good work of general manager 21 and headcoach Jacques Martin

11-2-2003 OTT-SJ trade
Ottawa Senators traded OTT's round 2 pick in 2004 to San Jose Sharks for Todd Harvey

A native of Canada, Todd Harvey was originally drafted to the NHL by the Dallas Stars in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 448 NHL games during his career, notching 73 goals and adding 103 assists along with 745 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing has played 32 games with the San Jose Sharks this season, totalling 3+7=10 with 12 PIM.


11-2-2003 OTT-LA trade
Ottawa Senators traded OTT's round 2 pick in 2005 and OTT's round 2 pick in 2006 to Los Angeles Kings for Bryan Smolinski

A native of USA, Bryan Smolinski was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 656 NHL games during his career, notching 191 goals and adding 246 assists along with 382 penalty minutes. The 31 year old center has played 55 games with the Los Angeles Kings this season, totalling 13+20=33 with 4 PIM.


11-2-2003 TB-COL trade
Tampa Bay Lightning traded Dan Boyle to Colorado Avalanche for Adam Foote

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 635 NHL games during his career, notching 33 goals and adding 128 assists along with 932 penalty minutes. The 31 year old defenseman has played 42 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 2+13=15 with 22 PIM.

A native of Canada, Dan Boyle, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 160 NHL games during his career, notching 10 goals and adding 43 assists along with 44 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 56 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 3+17=20 with 6 PIM.


10-2-2003 ARI-CBS trade
Arizona Coyotes traded Ruslan Zainullin and Scott Kelman to Columbus Blue Jackets for Ray Whitney

A native of Canada, Ray Whitney was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 2nd round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 552 NHL games during his career, notching 161 goals and adding 231 assists along with 176 penalty minutes. The 30 year old left wing has played 57 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 15+22=37 with 13 PIM.

A native of Russia, Ruslan Zainullin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2nd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 20 year old right wing has not yet played for the Arizona Coyotes this season.

A native of Canada, Scott Kelman was originally drafted to the NHL by the Arizona Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 21 year old center has not yet played for the Arizona Coyotes this season. He has played 47 games with the Portland Pirates this season, totalling 12+33=45 with 32 PIM.


10-2-2003 Media criticises the Calgary Flames
The Calgary Flames are spinning in a 8 game winless streak. Calgary Flames goaltender Roman Turek 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.

9-2-2003 NHL All-Star Game
Team North America has won the annual NHL All-Star game with a score of 13-7. Game MVP was Joe Thornton.

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 344 NHL games during his career, notching 108 goals and adding 135 assists along with 287 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 55 games with the Boston Bruins this season, totalling 29+35=64 with 10 PIM.


9-2-2003 Player of the week: Joe Thornton (C)
NHL has awarded Joe Thornton (C) of Boston Bruins as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 2 assists for 5 points in 2 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

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 344 NHL games during his career, notching 108 goals and adding 135 assists along with 287 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 55 games with the Boston Bruins this season, totalling 29+35=64 with 10 PIM.


8-2-2003 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 World won the puck control relay with a team of Jaromir Jagr, Teemu Selanne and Sergei Fedorov.

Mark Messier of Team North America won the fastest skater competition, beating Teemu Selanne in the final.

John LeClair of Team North America won the hardest shot competition with a result of 96 MPH, beating Jaromir Jagr in the final.

Joe Sakic of Team North America won the accuracy shooting competition, beating Jaromir Jagr in the final.

Dominik Hasek of Team World won the goalie competition (pass&score), beating Ed Belfour in the final.

Team World won the breakaway relay with a team of Jaromir Jagr, Alexei Yashin and Alexei Kovalev.

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


6-2-2003 Media praises the Ottawa Senators
The Ottawa Senators are flying high with a 14 game undefeated streak. Ottawa Senators left wing Antti Tormanen commented about their recent success: It's just so exciting to come to the rink these days. I mean, we're even enjoying practice!

4-2-2003 Media criticises the Washington Capitals
We dug ourselves in a hole... commented Washington Capitals GM George McPhee after today's game against the Anaheim Ducks. This brings their current streak to 9 games winless.

4-2-2003 Ulf Nilsson injured.
Ulf Nilsson (ANA) suffered knee injury during the game in an incident with Brendan Witt (WSH). He is expected to be sidelined for around two weeks. This is the same injury I had as a junior. Not too serious, but it needs some time to heal, he said while limping toward the dressing room.

3-2-2003 Media glorifies the San Jose Sharks
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 25 and headcoach Darryl Sutter

2-2-2003 Player of the week: Patrick Roy (G)
NHL has awarded Patrick Roy (G) of Colorado Avalanche as Player Of The Week He registered 4 wins and allowed 3 goals in 4 games last week. He also had 1 shutout.

A native of Canada, Patrick Roy was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 3rd round of the 1984 entry draft. He has appeared in 940 NHL games during his career, booking 56 career shutouts and allowing 2364 goals. The 32 year old goaltender has played 37 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, allowing 77 goals on 691 while booking 4 shutouts.


1-2-2003 Michal Handzus injured.
Michal Handzus (ARI) suffered chest injury during the game in an incident with Vitaly Vishnevski (ANA). He is expected to be sidelined for almost half a year. I just hope that there is no lasting damage, was his answer to a reporter question after the game.

1-2-2003 Media praises the Carolina Hurricanes
The Carolina Hurricanes are flying high with a 9 game undefeated streak. Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Flash Hollett 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...

1-2-2003 Player of the month: Miikka Kiprusoff (G)
NHL has awarded Miikka Kiprusoff (G) of San Jose Sharks as Player Of The Month He registered 13 wins and allowed 18 goals in 15 games last month.

A native of Finland, Miikka Kiprusoff was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 3rd round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 44 NHL games during his career, booking 5 career shutouts and allowing 67 goals. The 27 year old goaltender has played 39 games with the San Jose Sharks this season, allowing 62 goals on 675 while booking 5 shutouts.


1-2-2003 Rookie of the month: Michel Goulet (L)
NHL has awarded Michel Goulet (L) of Florida Panthers as Rookie Of The Month He registered 7 goals and 3 assists for 10 points in 16 games last month. He also had 4 game winning goals.

A native of Canada, Michel Goulet was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 7th round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 54 NHL games during his career, notching 25 goals and adding 21 assists along with 15 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing has played 54 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 25+21=46 with 15 PIM.


30-1-2003 Shayne Corson reaches a milestone !
Shayne Corson(SJ) notched the 400th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Vancouver Canucks on a goal by Marco Sturm. Awesome, even more so because the game was televised, he read from a prepared speech..

A native of Canada, Shayne Corson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1st round of the 1984 entry draft. He has appeared in 1058 NHL games during his career, notching 265 goals and adding 400 assists along with 2191 penalty minutes. The 29 year old left wing has played 39 games with the San Jose Sharks this season, totalling 16+14=30 with 32 PIM.


28-1-2003 Media praises the Ottawa Senators
Everyone is buzzing about the strong play of the Ottawa Senators after an amazing 11 game undefeated streak. This streak belongs to our coaching and administrative staff, said team captain Daniel Alfredsson stoically.Marshall Johnston has made some very important moves and he's really shown a commitment to winning.

26-1-2003 Player of the week: Anson Carter (R)
NHL has awarded Anson Carter (R) of Edmonton Oilers as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 5 assists for 8 points in 4 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Anson Carter was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 344 NHL games during his career, notching 107 goals and adding 124 assists along with 99 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has played 53 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, totalling 18+23=41 with 0 PIM.


25-1-2003 Jamie Langenbrunner injured.
Jamie Langenbrunner (DAL) suffered abdomen injury during the game in an incident with Bob Boughner (CGY). He is expected to be sidelined for almost a month. You never expect an injury like this to happen, but it does, he quoted before being taken to the hospital for tests.

25-1-2003 Media praises the Ottawa Senators
The Ottawa Senators are flying high with a 9 game undefeated streak. Ottawa Senators left wing Todd White commented about their recent success: It's just so exciting to come to the rink these days. I mean, we're even enjoying practice!

24-1-2003 STL-TB trade
St. Louis Blues traded Jocelyn Thibault to Tampa Bay Lightning for TB's round 2 pick in 2003

A native of Canada, Jocelyn Thibault was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 416 NHL games during his career, booking 21 career shutouts and allowing 1057 goals. The 28 year old goaltender has played 13 games with the St. Louis Blues this season, allowing 31 goals on 329 while booking 0 shutouts.


23-1-2003 Media criticises the Nashville Predators
The Nashville Predators are spinning in a 9 game winless streak. Nashville Predators defenseman Gord Murphy commented about their recent play: It seems like everything is going wrong now. It's not the best of times for us right now...

23-1-2003 Media praises the Ottawa Senators
Let's see your headlines now..., commented Ottawa Senators GM Marshall Johnston after today's game against the New York Islanders. This brings their current streak to 8 games undefeated.

23-1-2003 League suspends Rostislav Klesla
The league board has suspended St. Louis Blues player Rostislav Klesla for 4 games for injuring Bryan McCabe of Toronto Maple Leafs.

23-1-2003 Bryan McCabe injured.
Bryan McCabe (TOR) suffered wrist injury during the game in an incident with Rostislav Klesla (STL). He is expected to be sidelined indefinitely. The league has got to come down hard on players that use the stick like that. This could effect my career, was his answer to a reporter question after the game.

21-1-2003 Tony Amonte reaches a milestone !
Tony Amonte(CHI) scored the 700th point of his career in tonight's game against the Philadelphia Flyers on a feed by Eric Daze. Yes, it does feel great, he said to the press.

A native of USA, Tony Amonte was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 4th round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 825 NHL games during his career, notching 344 goals and adding 356 assists along with 542 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has played 46 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 19+23=42 with 6 PIM.


21-1-2003 Sergei Fedorov reaches a milestone !
Sergei Fedorov(DET) notched the 500th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on a goal by Brendan Shanahan. You gotta' hand it to their team today, they came to play and made us work for everything we got, he commented during a post game radio interview..

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 794 NHL games during his career, notching 353 goals and adding 500 assists along with 507 penalty minutes. The 33 year old left wing has played 47 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 20+30=50 with 8 PIM.


19-1-2003 Player of the week: Joe Sakic (C)
NHL has awarded Joe Sakic (C) of Arizona Coyotes as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 3 assists for 7 points in 4 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Joe Sakic was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 980 NHL games during his career, notching 479 goals and adding 746 assists along with 402 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 46 games with the Arizona Coyotes this season, totalling 22+25=47 with 0 PIM.


19-1-2003 Teemu Selanne reaches a milestone !
Teemu Selanne(ANA) scored the 400th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Arizona Coyotes on a feed by Dan Bylsma. It's not so big but I'm still very happy about it, our record breaker told a Hockey Night in Canada reporter.

A native of Finland, Teemu Selanne was originally drafted to the NHL by the Arizona Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 685 NHL games during his career, notching 400 goals and adding 436 assists along with 233 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing has played 48 games with the Anaheim Ducks this season, totalling 21+14=35 with 0 PIM.


19-1-2003 Steve Thomas injured.
Steve Thomas (CHI) suffered wrist injury during the game in an incident with Igor Ulanov (WSH). He is expected to be sidelined for almost a month. You never expect an injury like this to happen, but it does, were his words after the game.

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 Martin St. LouisR Jaromir Jagr
C Eric LindrosC Alexei Yashin
L Mark MessierL Peter Bondra
D Brian LeetchD Bobby Orr
D Rob BlakeD Zdeno Chara
G Jacques PlanteG Miikka Kiprusoff

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 Bill Guerin
R Mark Recchi
R Jari Kurri
R Teemu Selanne
R Marian Hossa
R Alexei Kovalev
CentersCenters
C Joe Thornton
C Joe Sakic
C Adam Oates
C Igor Larionov
C Petr Nedved
C Mats Sundin
Left wingsLeft wings
L Mike Modano
L John LeClair
L Keith Tkachuk
L Sergei Samsonov
L Sergei Fedorov
L Alexander Mogilny
DefensemenDefensemen
D Mathieu Schneider
D Scott Niedermayer
D Eric Desjardins
D Barry Beck
D Sandis Ozolinsh
D Robert Svehla
D Kimmo Timonen
D Sergei Gonchar
GoaliesGoalies
G Ed Belfour
G Bob Essensa
G Dominik Hasek
G Rogatien Vachon

This years All-Star weekend starts Saturday February 8 with the Super Skills competition and continues on Sunday February 9 with the clash between the North America All-Stars and the World All-Stars.


17-1-2003 Owen Nolan reaches a milestone !
Owen Nolan(CHI) notched the 300th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Florida Panthers on a goal by Chris Simon. I'm just happy to contribute, he read from a prepared speech..

A native of Canada, 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 736 NHL games during his career, notching 289 goals and adding 300 assists along with 1356 penalty minutes. The 30 year old left wing has played 36 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 11+11=22 with 66 PIM.


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

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

Leading scorers in the tournament:
1. Zack Stortini (FIN) 6+10=16
2. Teemu Laine (FIN) 7+5=12
3. Derek Roy (CAN) 4+8=12
4. Zach Parise (FIN) 4+8=12
5. Boyd Gordon (CZE) 2+10=12
6. Chris Higgins (CZE) 5+6=11
7. Corey Perry (CAN) 7+3=10
8. Ryan Getzlaf (USA) 5+5=10
9. Thomas Vanek (CZE) 5+5=10
10. Patrick Eaves (SWE) 5+4=9


16-1-2003 Media praises the Ottawa Senators
Let's see your headlines now..., commented Ottawa Senators GM Marshall Johnston after today's game against the Dallas Stars. This brings their current streak to 5 games undefeated.

15-1-2003 Media praises the Arizona Coyotes
As a coach, if you can get your team to work hard every night, then you've done your job, commented Arizona Coyotes coach Bob Francis after today's game against the St. Louis Blues. This brings their current streak to 7 games undefeated.

15-1-2003 Media glorifies the San Jose Sharks
The media is impressed by the team's 9 game winning streak. Much of the credit is granted to the good work of general manager 25 and headcoach Darryl Sutter

14-1-2003 World Junior Championships finalists ready
Team Canada will meet Team Finland 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 Czech meets Team Slovakia.


13-1-2003 Cliff Ronning reaches a milestone !
Cliff Ronning(OTT) notched the 500th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Calgary Flames on a goal by Zdeno Chara. Making beautiful plays is fun on the ice I think, he said after the game..

A native of Canada, Cliff Ronning was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 7th round of the 1984 entry draft. He has appeared in 977 NHL games during his career, notching 275 goals and adding 500 assists along with 397 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has played 41 games with the Ottawa Senators this season, totalling 14+18=32 with 2 PIM.


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


12-1-2003 Player of the week: Miikka Kiprusoff (G)
NHL has awarded Miikka Kiprusoff (G) of San Jose Sharks 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 Finland, Miikka Kiprusoff was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 3rd round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 35 NHL games during his career, booking 5 career shutouts and allowing 52 goals. The 27 year old goaltender has played 30 games with the San Jose Sharks this season, allowing 47 goals on 533 while booking 5 shutouts.


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
Czech6198USA6177
Russia4189France41311
Belarussia2919Switzerland21215
Italy0919Latvia0918
Group CPTSGFGAGroup DPTSGFGA
Canada6225Finland6189
Slovakia41413Sweden41512
Germany21116Ukraine21115
Norway0720Poland0917

For quarterfinals, the pairs are:

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


10-1-2003 Media criticises the Montreal Canadiens
It isn't the happiest time for the Montreal Canadiens as they are on a 11 game winless streak. Montreal Canadiens coach Alain Vigneault had little to say about the way things are going: I don't know. Nothing seems to work...

10-1-2003 Mats Sundin reaches a milestone !
Mats Sundin(TOR) scored the 900th point of his career in tonight's game against the Boston Bruins on a feed by Uwe Krupp. You've got to hand it to the other guys in the room though, they gave it their all tonight, he replied before ducking into the dressing room.

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 890 NHL games during his career, notching 373 goals and adding 527 assists along with 669 penalty minutes. The 31 year old center has played 42 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 17+21=38 with 4 PIM.


8-1-2003 WSH-NAS trade
Washington Capitals traded Rastislav Stana and WSH's round 2 pick in 2005 to Nashville Predators for Mike Dunham

A native of USA, Mike Dunham was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 3rd round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 206 NHL games during his career, booking 9 career shutouts and allowing 520 goals. The 30 year old goaltender has played 21 games with the Nashville Predators this season, allowing 68 goals on 451 while booking 1 shutouts.


7-1-2003 Andrew Cassels reaches a milestone !
Andrew Cassels(VAN) scored the 600th point of his career in tonight's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on a goal by Ed Jovanovski. It is just part of my job, the player said in an interview..

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 835 NHL games during his career, notching 172 goals and adding 428 assists along with 318 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 41 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 9+15=24 with 0 PIM.


7-1-2003 Media praises the Chicago Blackhawks
The Chicago Blackhawks are flying high with a 14 game undefeated streak. Chicago Blackhawks left wing Owen Nolan 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 Calgary Flames
It isn't the happiest time for the Calgary Flames as they are on a 6 game winless streak. Calgary Flames coach Don Hay had little to say about the way things are going: I don't know. Nothing seems to work...

6-1-2003 Mario Lemieux reaches a milestone !
Mario Lemieux(PIT) scored the 1600th point of his career in tonight's game against the Carolina Hurricanes on a goal by Kris Beech. I just want to thank this great organization for presenting me with the opportunity to play in the NHL, the happy player commented..

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 828 NHL games during his career, notching 659 goals and adding 941 assists along with 757 penalty minutes. The 27 year old center has played 40 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 11+19=30 with 2 PIM.


6-1-2003 Bobby Holik reaches a milestone !
Bobby Holik(NJ) notched the 300th assist of his career in tonight's game against the New York Rangers on a goal by Brian Rafalski. It's always nice to give a good pass..., he commented during a post game radio interview..

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 836 NHL games during his career, notching 226 goals and adding 300 assists along with 871 penalty minutes. The 32 year old center has played 39 games with the New Jersey Devils this season, totalling 11+18=29 with 14 PIM.


5-1-2003 Player of the week: Miikka Kiprusoff (G)
NHL has awarded Miikka Kiprusoff (G) of San Jose Sharks as Player Of The Week He registered 4 wins and allowed 2 goals in 4 games last week. He also had 2 shutouts.

A native of Finland, Miikka Kiprusoff was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 3rd round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 32 NHL games during his career, booking 3 career shutouts and allowing 51 goals. The 27 year old goaltender has played 27 games with the San Jose Sharks this season, allowing 46 goals on 488 while booking 3 shutouts.


5-1-2003 Media criticises the Calgary Flames
The Calgary Flames are stumbling in a 5 game winless streak. Calgary Flames right wing Chuck Kobasew 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.

4-1-2003 Media praises the Tampa Bay Lightning
Let's see your headlines now..., commented Tampa Bay Lightning GM Rick Dudley after today's game against the Ottawa Senators. This brings their current streak to 9 games undefeated.

2-1-2003 World Junior Championships 2003
Icehockey World Junior Championships (U-20) 2003 in Norway 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
Belarussia
Italy
Switzerland
USA
France
Latvia
Group CGroup D
Slovakia
Canada
Germany
Norway
Sweden
Finland
Poland
Ukraine


2-1-2003 Pierre Turgeon reaches a milestone !
Pierre Turgeon(DAL) notched the 700th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Vancouver Canucks on a goal by Pat Verbeek. I'm happy about it but that's it, gotta think other things now, he commented to the media..

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 1023 NHL games during his career, notching 459 goals and adding 700 assists along with 356 penalty minutes. The 33 year old center has played 15 games with the Dallas Stars this season, totalling 6+8=14 with 0 PIM.


2-1-2003 Martin Straka reaches a milestone !
Martin Straka(PIT) notched the 300th assist of his career in tonight's game against the New Jersey Devils on a goal by Jan Hrdina. I've been fortunate enough to play with many great players and I could not have done it without them, our record breaker told a Hockey Night in Canada reporter..

A native of Czech, Martin Straka was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1st round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 631 NHL games during his career, notching 165 goals and adding 300 assists along with 250 penalty minutes. The 30 year old left wing has played 28 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 6+10=16 with 10 PIM.


1-1-2003 Media attacks the St. Louis Blues
The media is disappointed by the team's 7 game losing streak. Most of the critic is addressed to the work of general manager 26 and headcoach Joel Quenneville

1-1-2003 Player of the month: Eric Lindros (R)
NHL has awarded Eric Lindros (R) of New York Rangers as Player Of The Month He registered 14 goals and 8 assists for 22 points in 14 games last month. He also had 1 game winning goal.

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 525 NHL games during his career, notching 320 goals and adding 390 assists along with 954 penalty minutes. The 29 year old right wing has played 39 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 30+21=51 with 8 PIM.


1-1-2003 Rookie of the month: Michel Goulet (L)
NHL has awarded Michel Goulet (L) of Florida Panthers as Rookie Of The Month He registered 6 goals and 10 assists for 16 points in 16 games last month.

A native of Canada, Michel Goulet was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 7th round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 38 NHL games during his career, notching 18 goals and adding 18 assists along with 15 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing has played 38 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 18+18=36 with 15 PIM.


31-12-2002 Ray Ferraro reaches a milestone !
Ray Ferraro(WIN) scored the 400th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Chicago Blackhawks on a feed by Yannick Tremblay. We played some good, fundamental hockey tonight. When you do that the goals always follow, were his words after the game.

A native of Canada, Ray Ferraro was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 5th round of the 1982 entry draft. He has appeared in 1217 NHL games during his career, notching 400 goals and adding 839 assists along with 1216 penalty minutes. The 38 year old center has played 35 games with the Winnipeg Jets this season, totalling 6+7=13 with 2 PIM.


29-12-2002 Player of the week: Eric Lindros (R)
NHL has awarded Eric Lindros (R) of New York Rangers as Player Of The Week He registered 5 goals and 2 assists for 7 points in 3 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

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 524 NHL games during his career, notching 320 goals and adding 390 assists along with 954 penalty minutes. The 29 year old right wing has played 38 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 30+21=51 with 8 PIM.


29-12-2002 Media criticises the Carolina Hurricanes
We dug ourselves in a hole... commented Carolina Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford after today's game against the New York Islanders. This brings their current streak to 8 games winless.

27-12-2002 Stephane Richer reaches a milestone !
Stephane Richer(PIT) notched the 400th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Florida Panthers on a goal by Alexei Kovalev. You gotta' hand it to their team today, they came to play and made us work for everything we got, he commented during a post game radio interview..

A native of Canada, Stephane Richer was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round of the 1984 entry draft. He has appeared in 1021 NHL games during his career, notching 424 goals and adding 400 assists along with 619 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing has played 35 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 17+16=33 with 19 PIM.


27-12-2002 Media praises the New York Rangers
We've worked hard this season and the results speak for them selves said New York Rangers coach Ron Low after today's win over the Winnipeg Jets . The New York Rangers have now a 12 game undefeated streak.

26-12-2002 League suspends Brad Lukowich
The league board has suspended Dallas Stars player Brad Lukowich for 6 games for injuring Shayne Corson of San Jose Sharks.

26-12-2002 Shayne Corson injured.
Shayne Corson (SJ) suffered wrist injury during the game in an incident with Brad Lukowich (DAL). He is expected to be sidelined for almost a month. Come on, would you feel good having to miss some two weeks of hockey, was his comment to the press after leaving the game.

26-12-2002 Media criticises the Carolina Hurricanes
The Carolina Hurricanes are spinning in a 6 game winless streak. Carolina Hurricanes left wing Chris Dingman commented about their recent play: It seems like everything is going wrong now. It's not the best of times for us right now...

23-12-2002 Peter Bondra reaches a milestone !
Peter Bondra(WSH) scored the 400th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Florida Panthers on a feed by Adam Oates. You can't worry about the personal achievements - it's the W's that count, the happy player said in a hockey magazine.

A native of Slovakia, Peter Bondra was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 8th round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 788 NHL games during his career, notching 400 goals and adding 307 assists along with 525 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing has played 34 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 18+25=43 with 0 PIM.


23-12-2002 Media praises the New York Rangers
The New York Rangers are flying high with a 11 game undefeated streak. New York Rangers left wing Marcel Dionne 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.

22-12-2002 Player of the week: Henry Richard (C)
NHL has awarded Henry Richard (C) of Montreal Canadiens as Player Of The Week He registered 5 goals and 2 assists for 7 points in 3 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of USA, Henry Richard was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 223 NHL games during his career, notching 33 goals and adding 47 assists along with 67 penalty minutes. The 27 year old center has played 34 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 12+13=25 with 35 PIM.


21-12-2002 EDM-WIN trade
Edmonton Oilers traded TB's round 2 pick in 2004 to Winnipeg Jets for Nikolai Khabibulin

A native of Russia, Nikolai Khabibulin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Arizona Coyotes in the 9th round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 298 NHL games during his career, booking 21 career shutouts and allowing 780 goals. The 29 year old goaltender has played 12 games with the Winnipeg Jets this season, allowing 39 goals on 345 while booking 0 shutouts.


21-12-2002 NAS-SJ trade
Nashville Predators traded Shayne Corson and NAS's round 2 pick in 2003 to San Jose Sharks for SJ's round 1 pick in 2003 and SJ's round 1 pick in 2004

A native of Canada, Shayne Corson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1st round of the 1984 entry draft. He has appeared in 1054 NHL games during his career, notching 265 goals and adding 399 assists along with 2191 penalty minutes. The 29 year old left wing has played 35 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 16+13=29 with 32 PIM.


21-12-2002 NAS-BUF trade
Nashville Predators traded Tom Poti to Buffalo Sabres for BUF's round 2 pick in 2003

A native of USA, Tom Poti was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 3rd round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 263 NHL games during his career, notching 28 goals and adding 72 assists along with 173 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman has played 33 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 2+10=12 with 6 PIM.


21-12-2002 Media praises the Chicago Blackhawks
Everyone is buzzing about the strong play of the Chicago Blackhawks after an amazing 7 game undefeated streak. This streak belongs to our coaching and administrative staff, said team captain Kelly Buchberger stoically.Mike Smith has made some very important moves and he's really shown a commitment to winning.

21-12-2002 Jean Pronovost reaches a milestone !
Jean Pronovost(LA) scored the 500th point of his career in tonight's game against the New York Islanders on a feed by Steve Heinze. When you come to play, good things happen, the player said in an interview.

A native of Canada, Jean Pronovost was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 3rd round of the 1985 entry draft. He has appeared in 762 NHL games during his career, notching 199 goals and adding 301 assists along with 574 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has played 32 games with the Los Angeles Kings this season, totalling 9+10=19 with 24 PIM.


20-12-2002 Media criticises the Colorado Avalanche
We dug ourselves in a hole... commented Colorado Avalanche GM Pierre Lacroix after today's game against the Edmonton Oilers. This brings their current streak to 7 games winless.

20-12-2002 Sandis Ozolinsh reaches a milestone !
Sandis Ozolinsh(FLA) notched the 300th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Philadelphia Flyers on a goal by Igor Larionov. Whatever I can do to help the team is okay by me. As long as we get the 2 points that's the main thing, he said at the post-game press conference..

A native of Latvia, Sandis Ozolinsh was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 2nd round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 610 NHL games during his career, notching 131 goals and adding 300 assists along with 444 penalty minutes. The 30 year old defenseman has played 32 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 4+14=18 with 4 PIM.


18-12-2002 Eric Lindros reaches a milestone !
Eric Lindros(NYR) scored the 700th point of his career in tonight's game against the Florida Panthers on a goal by Mike Sillinger. This one is for the fans who are paying my salary, were his words after the game..

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 519 NHL games during his career, notching 313 goals and adding 387 assists along with 954 penalty minutes. The 29 year old right wing has played 33 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 23+18=41 with 8 PIM.


16-12-2002 Media praises the Chicago Blackhawks
The Chicago Blackhawks are flying high with a 6 game undefeated streak. Chicago Blackhawks right wing Kyle Calder commented about their recent success: It's just so exciting to come to the rink these days. I mean, we're even enjoying practice!

16-12-2002 Peter Bondra reaches a milestone !
Peter Bondra(WSH) scored the 700th point of his career in tonight's game against the Edmonton Oilers on a goal by Jaromir Jagr. Yes, it does feel great, he said at the post-game press conference..

A native of Slovakia, Peter Bondra was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 8th round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 784 NHL games during his career, notching 398 goals and adding 302 assists along with 525 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing has played 30 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 16+20=36 with 0 PIM.


15-12-2002 Player of the week: John LeClair (L)
NHL has awarded John LeClair (L) of Philadelphia Flyers as Player Of The Week He registered 2 goals and 5 assists for 7 points in 4 games last week.

A native of USA, John LeClair was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 711 NHL games during his career, notching 331 goals and adding 328 assists along with 331 penalty minutes. The 29 year old left wing has played 30 games with the Philadelphia Flyers this season, totalling 15+17=32 with 0 PIM.


15-12-2002 Kevin Stevens reaches a milestone !
Kevin Stevens(VAN) notched the 400th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on a goal by Trevor Linden. I'm just happy to contribute, the happy player said in a hockey magazine..

A native of USA, Kevin Stevens was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the 6th round of the 1983 entry draft. He has appeared in 863 NHL games during his career, notching 335 goals and adding 400 assists along with 1461 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has played 21 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 7+7=14 with 18 PIM.


15-12-2002 Eric Desjardins reaches a milestone !
Eric Desjardins(PHI) scored the 500th point of his career in tonight's game against the Florida Panthers on a goal by Jeremy Roenick. All of them are special, but I'm going to remember this one the most, the player said in an interview..

A native of Canada, Eric Desjardins was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 936 NHL games during his career, notching 120 goals and adding 380 assists along with 616 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 30 games with the Philadelphia Flyers this season, totalling 3+15=18 with 2 PIM.


14-12-2002 Peter Bondra reaches a milestone !
Peter Bondra(WSH) notched the 300th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Minnesota Wild on a goal by Adam Oates. Making beautiful plays is fun on the ice I think, the happy player said in a hockey magazine..

A native of Slovakia, Peter Bondra was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 8th round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 783 NHL games during his career, notching 398 goals and adding 300 assists along with 525 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing has played 29 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 16+18=34 with 0 PIM.


13-12-2002 Mark Recchi reaches a milestone !
Mark Recchi(PHI) scored the 400th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Montreal Canadiens on a feed by Ruslan Fedotenko. Hopefully one day this puck will end up in the Hall of Fame, he said outside the teams dressing room.

A native of Canada, Mark Recchi was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 4th round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 959 NHL games during his career, notching 400 goals and adding 637 assists along with 661 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has played 27 games with the Philadelphia Flyers this season, totalling 12+15=27 with 9 PIM.


13-12-2002 Media attacks the Montreal Canadiens
The media is disappointed by the team's 6 game losing streak. Most of the critic is addressed to the work of general manager 16 and headcoach Alain Vigneault

9-12-2002 Adam Oates reaches a milestone !
Adam Oates(WSH) scored the 1300th point of his career in tonight's game against the New Jersey Devils on a feed by Jaromir Jagr. All of them are special, but I'm going to remember this one the most, he said after the game in the dressing room.

A native of Canada, Adam Oates, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 1157 NHL games during his career, notching 329 goals and adding 971 assists along with 365 penalty minutes. The 30 year old center has played 27 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 13+18=31 with 2 PIM.


8-12-2002 Player of the week: Sergei Fedorov (L)
NHL has awarded Sergei Fedorov (L) of Detroit Red Wings as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 4 assists for 7 points in 4 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

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 776 NHL games during his career, notching 346 goals and adding 488 assists along with 499 penalty minutes. The 32 year old left wing has played 29 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 13+18=31 with 0 PIM.


8-12-2002 League suspends Mark Messier
The league board has suspended New York Rangers player Mark Messier for 3 fighting three times in a game against Buffalo Sabres.

8-12-2002 Media criticises the Buffalo Sabres
The Buffalo Sabres are stumbling in a 6 game winless streak. Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rory Fitzpatrick 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.

6-12-2002 League suspends Andy Sutton
The league board has suspended Winnipeg Jets player Andy Sutton for 6 games for injuring Flash Hollett of Carolina Hurricanes.

6-12-2002 FLA-CBS trade
Florida Panthers traded Trevor Kidd to Columbus Blue Jackets for Marc Denis

A native of Canada, Marc Denis was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 67 NHL games during his career, booking 4 career shutouts and allowing 179 goals. The 25 year old goaltender has played 7 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, allowing 17 goals on 148 while booking 1 shutouts.

A native of Canada, Trevor Kidd was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 328 NHL games during his career, booking 18 career shutouts and allowing 818 goals. The 30 year old goaltender has played 8 games with the Florida Panthers this season, allowing 11 goals on 126 while booking 1 shutouts.


6-12-2002 NAS-TOR trade
Nashville Predators traded Kimmo Timonen to Toronto Maple Leafs for Shayne Corson, CBS's round 1 pick in 2004 and TOR's round 1 pick in 2004

A native of Canada, Shayne Corson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1st round of the 1984 entry draft. He has appeared in 1047 NHL games during his career, notching 262 goals and adding 398 assists along with 2186 penalty minutes. The 29 year old left wing has played 28 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 13+12=25 with 27 PIM.

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 210 NHL games during his career, notching 27 goals and adding 64 assists along with 110 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 27 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 3+18=21 with 4 PIM.


17-6-2002 Arto Blomsten retires
Arto Blomsten has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

17-6-2002 Par Edlund retires
Par Edlund has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

17-6-2002 Stefan Elvenes retires
Stefan Elvenes has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

17-6-2002 Erik Hamalainen retires
Erik Hamalainen has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

17-6-2002 Peter Hasselblad retires
Peter Hasselblad has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

17-6-2002 Kent Hulst retires
Kent Hulst has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

17-6-2002 Fabian Joseph retires
Fabian Joseph has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

17-6-2002 Lars Karlsson retires
Lars Karlsson has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

17-6-2002 Timo Kulonen retires
Timo Kulonen has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

17-6-2002 Peter Lappin retires
Peter Lappin has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

17-6-2002 Tyler Larter retires
Tyler Larter has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

17-6-2002 Jeff Madill retires
Jeff Madill has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

17-6-2002 Rauli Raitanen retires
Rauli Raitanen has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

17-6-2002 Lindy Ruff retires
Lindy Ruff has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

17-6-2002 Vesa Salo retires
Vesa Salo has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

17-6-2002 Morgan Samuelsson retires
Morgan Samuelsson has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

17-6-2002 Steve Seftel retires
Steve Seftel has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

17-6-2002 Peter Slanina retires
Peter Slanina has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

17-6-2002 Rostislav Vlach retires
Rostislav Vlach has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

17-6-2002 Larry Dyck retires
Larry Dyck has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

17-6-2002 Steve Guenette retires
Steve Guenette has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

17-6-2002 Petr Korinek retires
Petr Korinek has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

17-6-2002 Anatoli Fedotov retires
Anatoli Fedotov has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

5-12-2002 NAS-OTT trade
Nashville Predators traded Cliff Ronning to Ottawa Senators for OTT's round 1 pick in 2005

A native of Canada, Cliff Ronning was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 7th round of the 1984 entry draft. He has appeared in 963 NHL games during his career, notching 271 goals and adding 495 assists along with 397 penalty minutes. The 27 year old center has played 27 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 10+13=23 with 2 PIM.


5-12-2002 NAS-LA trade
Nashville Predators traded Valeri Bure to Los Angeles Kings for LA's round 2 pick in 2003 and LA's round 2 pick in 2005

A native of Russia, Valeri Bure was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 498 NHL games during his career, notching 149 goals and adding 178 assists along with 175 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing has played 27 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 10+15=25 with 2 PIM.


5-12-2002 CBS-CAR trade
Columbus Blue Jackets traded Marko Jantunen to Carolina Hurricanes for David Tanabe

A native of USA, David Tanabe was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 1st round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 105 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 22 assists along with 56 penalty minutes. The 22 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Carolina Hurricanes this season. He has played 20 games with the Charlotte Checkers this season, totalling 2+8=10 with 2 PIM.

A native of Finland, Marko Jantunen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 31 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 6 assists along with 27 penalty minutes. The 32 year old right wing has played 28 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 1+6=7 with 27 PIM.


4-12-2002 Joe Hulbig injured.
Joe Hulbig (CAR) suffered wrist injury during the game in an incident with Kyle McLaren (BOS). He is expected to be sidelined for almost a month. Our trainer has assured me this is not serious, but I won't be on my skates for a few weeks anyway, he said from the locker room after being helped off the ice.

3-12-2002 Brendan Shanahan reaches a milestone !
Brendan Shanahan(DET) notched the 500th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Chicago Blackhawks on a goal by Pavel Datsyuk. I'm happy about it but that's it, gotta think other things now, he commented to the media..

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 1064 NHL games during his career, notching 470 goals and adding 500 assists along with 1952 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing has played 26 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 4+11=15 with 17 PIM.


2-12-2002 Rod Brind'Amour reaches a milestone !
Rod Brind'Amour(CAR) scored the 800th point of his career in tonight's game against the Detroit Red Wings on a feed by Sean Hill. Yes, it does feel great, was his only comment for the media.

A native of Canada, Rod Brind'Amour was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 1st round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 927 NHL games during his career, notching 311 goals and adding 489 assists along with 777 penalty minutes. The 30 year old center has played 23 games with the Carolina Hurricanes this season, totalling 8+9=17 with 6 PIM.


1-12-2002 Player of the week: Peter Stasny (C)
NHL has awarded Peter Stasny (C) of Florida Panthers 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 Canada, Peter Stasny was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 341 NHL games during his career, notching 26 goals and adding 50 assists along with 161 penalty minutes. The 30 year old center has played 23 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 7+13=20 with 15 PIM.


1-12-2002 Player of the month: Mark Messier (C)
NHL has awarded Mark Messier (C) of New York Rangers as Player Of The Month He registered 12 goals and 7 assists for 19 points in 15 games last month. He also had 5 game winning goals.

A native of Canada, Mark Messier was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 3rd round of the 1979 entry draft. He has appeared in 1586 NHL games during his career, notching 668 goals and adding 1142 assists along with 1811 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 25 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 17+11=28 with 5 PIM.


1-12-2002 Rookie of the month: Michel Goulet (L)
NHL has awarded Michel Goulet (L) of Florida Panthers as Rookie Of The Month He registered 8 goals and 3 assists for 11 points in 12 games last month. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Michel Goulet was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 7th round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 22 NHL games during his career, notching 12 goals and adding 8 assists along with 15 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing has played 22 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 12+8=20 with 15 PIM.


30-11-2002 Pavel Bure reaches a milestone !
Pavel Bure(NAS) scored the 700th point of his career in tonight's game against the Chicago Blackhawks on a feed by Cliff Ronning. I've seen my idols break records and now I am doing the same, he commented to the media.

A native of Russia, Pavel Bure, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 619 NHL games during his career, notching 395 goals and adding 305 assists along with 408 penalty minutes. The 31 year old right wing has played 24 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 11+9=20 with 2 PIM.


30-11-2002 Media attacks the Winnipeg Jets
The media is disappointed by the team's 6 game losing streak. Most of the critic is addressed to the work of general manager 2 and headcoach Curt Fraser

24-11-2002 Player of the week: Gilbert Perreault (C)
NHL has awarded Gilbert Perreault (C) of Ottawa Senators as Player Of The Week He registered 7 goals and 3 assists for 10 points in 3 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Gilbert Perreault was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 2nd round of the 1984 entry draft. He has appeared in 619 NHL games during his career, notching 119 goals and adding 210 assists along with 147 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 21 games with the Ottawa Senators this season, totalling 14+14=28 with 0 PIM.


24-11-2002 League suspends Stu Grimson
The league board has suspended Nashville Predators player Stu Grimson for 4 games for injuring Doug Weight of St. Louis Blues.

24-11-2002 Doug Weight injured.
Doug Weight (STL) suffered abdomen injury during the game in an incident with Stu Grimson (NAS). He is expected to be sidelined for at least three months. Well, you win some and you lose some...it's as simple as that. I just got thrown around today, he commented in a radio interview after the game.

24-11-2002 Media attacks the Chicago Blackhawks
The media is disappointed by the team's 5 game losing streak. Most of the critic is addressed to the work of general manager 7 and headcoach Alpo Suhonen

24-11-2002 Media praises the Philadelphia Flyers
As a coach, if you can get your team to work hard every night, then you've done your job, commented Philadelphia Flyers coach Craig Ramsay after today's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. This brings their current streak to 6 games undefeated.

22-11-2002 Brett Hull reaches a milestone !
Brett Hull(DET) scored the 1200th point of his career in tonight's game against the Vancouver Canucks on a goal by Steve Yzerman. My parents came to see this game so I just had to deliver, he said to the press..

A native of USA, Brett Hull was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 6th round of the 1984 entry draft. He has appeared in 1040 NHL games during his career, notching 655 goals and adding 545 assists along with 389 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has played 21 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 6+11=17 with 0 PIM.


22-11-2002 Theoren Fleury reaches a milestone !
Theoren Fleury(NYR) scored the 1000th point of his career in tonight's game against the New York Islanders on a goal by Marcel Dionne. I can't think about it too much because I don't want this to affect my gameplay, he said after the game..

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 968 NHL games during his career, notching 422 goals and adding 578 assists along with 1560 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing has played 20 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 3+5=8 with 13 PIM.


22-11-2002 Martin Straka injured.
Martin Straka (PIT) suffered thigh injury during the game in an incident with Alexei Zhitnik (BUF). He is expected to be sidelined for around two weeks. Well, there's not much I can say, it happens, he said to the press.

21-11-2002 TB-LA trade
Tampa Bay Lightning traded Martin Rucinsky to Los Angeles Kings for LA's round 1 pick in 2004

A native of Czech, Martin Rucinsky was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1st round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 600 NHL games during his career, notching 167 goals and adding 228 assists along with 525 penalty minutes. The 31 year old right wing has played 1 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 0 PIM.


21-11-2002 TB-LA trade
Tampa Bay Lightning traded LA's round 1 pick in 2004 to Los Angeles Kings for LA's round 2 pick in 2004

21-11-2002 Media praises the New York Rangers
The New York Rangers are flying high with a 6 game undefeated streak. New York Rangers center Marcel Dionne 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.

20-11-2002 Media praises the Columbus Blue Jackets
I think one of the things that has been evident is we've had a chance to practice, commented Columbus Blue Jackets coach Dave King after today's game against the Nashville Predators. This brings their current streak to 8 games undefeated.

18-11-2002 Geoff Sanderson reaches a milestone !
Geoff Sanderson(CBS) scored the 500th point of his career in tonight's game against the Nashville Predators on a goal by Dave Taylor. This one is for the fans who are paying my salary, he said after the game in the dressing room..

A native of Canada, Geoff Sanderson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2nd round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 743 NHL games during his career, notching 258 goals and adding 242 assists along with 319 penalty minutes. The 30 year old left wing has played 19 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 3+4=7 with 10 PIM.


18-11-2002 Media glorifies the Buffalo Sabres
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 4 and headcoach Lindy Ruff

18-11-2002 Daniel Alfredsson injured.
Daniel Alfredsson (OTT) suffered head injury during the game in an incident with Kristian Huselius (FLA). He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month. I'm just hoping it's nothing serious and the docs will let me play in a month or two again, was his answer to a reporter question after the game.

18-11-2002 League suspends Jeff Odgers
The league board has suspended Winnipeg Jets player Jeff Odgers for 3 fighting three times in a game against New Jersey Devils.

17-11-2002 Player of the week: Shayne Corson (L)
NHL has awarded Shayne Corson (L) of Toronto Maple Leafs 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 Canada, Shayne Corson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1st round of the 1984 entry draft. He has appeared in 1038 NHL games during his career, notching 260 goals and adding 396 assists along with 2174 penalty minutes. The 29 year old left wing has played 19 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 11+10=21 with 15 PIM.


17-11-2002 Media attacks the Los Angeles Kings
The media is disappointed by the team's 7 game losing streak. Most of the critic is addressed to the work of general manager 14 and headcoach Andy Murray

17-11-2002 Media glorifies the Buffalo Sabres
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 4 and headcoach Lindy Ruff

16-11-2002 Joe Sakic reaches a milestone !
Joe Sakic(ARI) scored the 1200th point of his career in tonight's game against the Vancouver Canucks on a feed by Shane Doan. The puck has been bouncing for me lately, he said to the press.

A native of Canada, Joe Sakic was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 953 NHL games during his career, notching 468 goals and adding 732 assists along with 402 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 19 games with the Arizona Coyotes this season, totalling 11+11=22 with 0 PIM.


16-11-2002 Luc Robitaille reaches a milestone !
Luc Robitaille(DET) scored the 600th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Nashville Predators on a feed by Henrik Zetterberg. It's always nice score but this was one special goal for me, were his words after the game.

A native of Canada, Luc Robitaille was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the 9th round of the 1984 entry draft. He has appeared in 1142 NHL games during his career, notching 600 goals and adding 654 assists along with 981 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has played 18 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 10+6=16 with 0 PIM.


15-11-2002 Alexei Kovalev reaches a milestone !
Alexei Kovalev(PIT) scored the 500th point of his career in tonight's game against the Montreal Canadiens on a feed by Martin Straka. When you come to play, good things happen, he said after the game in the dressing room.

A native of Russia, Alexei Kovalev was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 1st round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 643 NHL games during his career, notching 218 goals and adding 282 assists along with 688 penalty minutes. The 29 year old right wing has played 17 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 9+9=18 with 2 PIM.


13-11-2002 Markus Naslund injured.
Markus Naslund (VAN) suffered abdomen injury during the game in an incident with Chris Therien (PHI). He is expected to be sidelined for around two weeks. Our trainer has assured me this is not serious, but I won't be on my skates for a few weeks anyway, he said after the game in the dressing room.

12-11-2002 Media criticises the Winnipeg Jets
We've been kicking ourselves for this streak but it seems like nothing is helping us right now said Winnipeg Jets coach Curt Fraser after today's game against the Ottawa Senators. The Winnipeg Jets have now a 5 game winless streak.

11-11-2002 Paul Kariya injured.
Paul Kariya (ANA) suffered ankle injury during the game in an incident with Ed Jovanovski (VAN). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of months. Hey sometimes you do all the right things but something still goes wrong, you can't worry about injuries or you won't be playing long, he quoted before being taken to the hospital for tests.

11-11-2002 Alexander Mogilny reaches a milestone !
Alexander Mogilny(TOR) scored the 400th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Los Angeles Kings on a feed by Shayne Corson. I just feel so happy now, this comes at a good time for me, he said at the post-game press conference.

A native of Russia, Alexander Mogilny was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 5th round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 796 NHL games during his career, notching 400 goals and adding 451 assists along with 404 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has played 16 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 4+6=10 with 10 PIM.


11-11-2002 Jean Pronovost reaches a milestone !
Jean Pronovost(LA) notched the 300th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on a goal by Steve Heinze. Give all the credit to the goalscorer, he said after the game in the dressing room..

A native of Canada, Jean Pronovost was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 3rd round of the 1985 entry draft. He has appeared in 744 NHL games during his career, notching 197 goals and adding 300 assists along with 554 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has played 14 games with the Los Angeles Kings this season, totalling 7+9=16 with 4 PIM.


10-11-2002 Player of the week: Joe Nieuwendyk (C)
NHL has awarded Joe Nieuwendyk (C) of Dallas Stars as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 4 assists for 8 points in 4 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Joe Nieuwendyk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 2nd round of the 1985 entry draft. He has appeared in 970 NHL games during his career, notching 475 goals and adding 446 assists along with 525 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 18 games with the Dallas Stars this season, totalling 6+6=12 with 2 PIM.


9-11-2002 Mark Messier reaches a milestone !
Mark Messier(NYR) scored the 1800th point of his career in tonight's game against the Washington Capitals on a goal by Eric Lindros. This one is for the fans who are paying my salary, the happy player commented..

A native of Canada, Mark Messier was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 3rd round of the 1979 entry draft. He has appeared in 1575 NHL games during his career, notching 662 goals and adding 1138 assists along with 1806 penalty minutes. The 29 year old left wing has played 14 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 11+7=18 with 0 PIM.


9-11-2002 Eric Lindros reaches a milestone !
Eric Lindros(NYR) scored the 300th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Washington Capitals on a feed by Mark Messier. It's not so big but I'm still very happy about it, he commented during a post game radio interview.

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 500 NHL games during his career, notching 300 goals and adding 379 assists along with 950 penalty minutes. The 29 year old right wing has played 14 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 10+10=20 with 4 PIM.


9-11-2002 Jaromir Jagr reaches a milestone !
Jaromir Jagr(WSH) scored the 1100th point of his career in tonight's game against the New York Rangers on a goal by Sergei Gonchar. It is just part of my job, were his words after the game..

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 821 NHL games during his career, notching 451 goals and adding 649 assists along with 593 penalty minutes. The 30 year old right wing has played 15 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 12+9=21 with 0 PIM.


6-11-2002 Pavol Demitra injured.
Pavol Demitra (CAR) suffered thigh injury during the game in an incident with Antti Tormanen (OTT). He is expected to be sidelined for around two weeks. You never expect an injury like this to happen, but it does, was his answer to a reporter question after the game.

5-11-2002 CHI-STL trade
Chicago Blackhawks traded Jocelyn Thibault, Igor Korolev and CHI's round 1 pick in 2006 to St. Louis Blues for Fred Brathwaite, Cory Stillman and CBS's round 2 pick in 2006

A native of Canada, Fred Brathwaite, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 192 NHL games during his career, booking 11 career shutouts and allowing 489 goals. The 29 year old goaltender has played 14 games with the St. Louis Blues this season, allowing 47 goals on 330 while booking 0 shutouts.

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 419 NHL games during his career, notching 116 goals and adding 134 assists along with 217 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing has played 14 games with the St. Louis Blues this season, totalling 4+4=8 with 19 PIM.

A native of Canada, Jocelyn Thibault was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 406 NHL games during his career, booking 21 career shutouts and allowing 1032 goals. The 27 year old goaltender has played 3 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, allowing 6 goals on 51 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 617 NHL games during his career, notching 104 goals and adding 196 assists along with 268 penalty minutes. The 32 year old center has played 14 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 1+4=5 with 10 PIM.


5-11-2002 CAR-LA trade
Carolina Hurricanes traded Kevyn Adams, Cam Ward and CAR's round 1 pick in 2004 to Los Angeles Kings for Jason Allison

A native of Canada, Jason Allison was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 401 NHL games during his career, notching 114 goals and adding 215 assists along with 275 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing has played 14 games with the Los Angeles Kings this season, totalling 2+4=6 with 0 PIM.

A native of USA, Kevyn Adams was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 149 NHL games during his career, notching 16 goals and adding 27 assists along with 100 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 11 games with the Carolina Hurricanes this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 0 PIM.

A native of Canada, Cam Ward was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 6th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 20 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Carolina Hurricanes this season.


5-11-2002 CBS-ANA trade
Columbus Blue Jackets traded Petr Nedved and CBS's round 5 pick in 2006 to Anaheim Ducks for ANA's round 5 pick in 2006

A native of Czech, Petr Nedved was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 666 NHL games during his career, notching 240 goals and adding 301 assists along with 464 penalty minutes. The 30 year old center has played 14 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 6+5=11 with 0 PIM.


5-11-2002 Marian Gaborik injured.
Marian Gaborik (MIN) suffered ankle injury during the game in an incident with Bob Boughner (CGY). He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month. It's something we need to take care of now before it becomes a problem. It's one of those things where you can play with it, but as the wear and tear of the season goes on it becomes much more serious, he said after the game in the dressing room.

3-11-2002 Player of the week: Marian Hossa (L)
NHL has awarded Marian Hossa (L) of Ottawa Senators as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 6 assists for 10 points in 3 games last week.

A native of Slovakia, 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 238 NHL games during his career, notching 82 goals and adding 93 assists along with 115 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing has played 12 games with the Ottawa Senators this season, totalling 6+7=13 with 2 PIM.


2-11-2002 Josef Beranek injured.
Josef Beranek (NAS) suffered groin injury during the game in an incident with Darius Kasparaitis (PIT). He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month. Well, you win some and you lose some...it's as simple as that. I just got thrown around today, was his answer to a reporter question after the game.

1-11-2002 Player of the month: Sergei Fedorov (L)
NHL has awarded Sergei Fedorov (L) of Detroit Red Wings as Player Of The Month He registered 7 goals and 7 assists for 14 points in 12 games last month. He also had 3 game winning goals.

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 759 NHL games during his career, notching 340 goals and adding 477 assists along with 499 penalty minutes. The 32 year old left wing has played 12 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 7+7=14 with 0 PIM.


1-11-2002 Rookie of the month: Michel Goulet (L)
NHL has awarded Michel Goulet (L) of Florida Panthers as Rookie Of The Month He registered 4 goals and 5 assists for 9 points in 10 games last month. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Michel Goulet was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 7th round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 10 NHL games during his career, notching 4 goals and adding 5 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing has played 10 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 4+5=9 with 0 PIM.


31-10-2002 Alexei Yashin reaches a milestone !
Alexei Yashin(NYI) scored the 500th point of his career in tonight's game against the Boston Bruins on a feed by Roman Hamrlik. There's no 'I' in team and we have to get everyone playing the same system. It's not enough to just play a solid 20 or 40 minutes of hockey - you have to play 60. Hey, you know what? I forgot the question, he commented during a post game radio interview.

A native of Russia, 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 512 NHL games during his career, notching 223 goals and adding 277 assists along with 222 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 8 games with the New York Islanders this season, totalling 5+4=9 with 0 PIM.


29-10-2002 Mathieu Schneider reaches a milestone !
Mathieu Schneider(CHI) notched the 300th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Minnesota Wild on a goal by Tony Amonte. It's always nice to give a good pass..., he said to the press..

A native of USA, Mathieu Schneider was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 3rd round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 791 NHL games during his career, notching 133 goals and adding 300 assists along with 771 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 10 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 2+5=7 with 5 PIM.


29-10-2002 Stephane Richer reaches a milestone !
Stephane Richer(PIT) scored the 800th point of his career in tonight's game against the Washington Capitals on a feed by Robert Lang. The puck has been bouncing for me lately, he said with a wink.

A native of Canada, Stephane Richer was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round of the 1984 entry draft. He has appeared in 996 NHL games during his career, notching 413 goals and adding 387 assists along with 602 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing has played 10 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 6+3=9 with 2 PIM.


29-10-2002 Robert Reichel reaches a milestone !
Robert Reichel(STL) notched the 300th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Winnipeg Jets on a goal by Jozef Stumpel. Making beautiful plays is fun on the ice I think, he commented and was all smiles..

A native of Czech, Robert Reichel was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 4th round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 605 NHL games during his career, notching 210 goals and adding 300 assists along with 306 penalty minutes. The 31 year old right wing has played 3 games with the St. Louis Blues this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 0 PIM.


28-10-2002 Kevin Dineen reaches a milestone !
Kevin Dineen(CBS) notched the 400th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Detroit Red Wings on a goal by Scott Young. Whatever I can do to help the team is okay by me. As long as we get the 2 points that's the main thing, he said after the game in the dressing room..

A native of Canada, Kevin Dineen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 3rd round of the 1982 entry draft. He has appeared in 1135 NHL games during his career, notching 354 goals and adding 400 assists along with 2162 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 10 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 4+3=7 with 7 PIM.


27-10-2002 Player of the week: Wayne Gretzky (C)
NHL has awarded Wayne Gretzky (C) of Edmonton Oilers as Player Of The Week He registered 2 goals and 7 assists for 9 points in 3 games last week.

A native of Canada, Wayne Gretzky was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2nd round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 69 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 18 assists along with 76 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 11 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, totalling 6+13=19 with 27 PIM.


27-10-2002 League suspends Wayne Gretzky
The league board has suspended Edmonton Oilers player Wayne Gretzky for 3 fighting three times in a game against Anaheim Ducks.

27-10-2002 League suspends Ulf Nilsson
The league board has suspended Anaheim Ducks player Ulf Nilsson for 3 fighting three times in a game against Edmonton Oilers.

25-10-2002 Pavel Bure reaches a milestone !
Pavel Bure(NAS) notched the 300th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Vancouver Canucks on a goal by Cliff Ronning. The pass just found the right guy, what more can I say, was all he could say after the game..

A native of Russia, Pavel Bure, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 603 NHL games during his career, notching 387 goals and adding 300 assists along with 406 penalty minutes. The 31 year old right wing has played 8 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 3+4=7 with 0 PIM.


25-10-2002 Trevor Linden reaches a milestone !
Trevor Linden(VAN) notched the 400th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Nashville Predators on a goal by Borje Salming. Tonight things went my way and what can I say, i got the record, he replied after giving his game stick to a representative of a local charity organization..

A native of Canada, Trevor Linden was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 936 NHL games during his career, notching 307 goals and adding 400 assists along with 704 penalty minutes. The 29 year old right wing has played 8 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 4+4=8 with 0 PIM.


24-10-2002 Rob Blake reaches a milestone !
Rob Blake(COL) notched the 300th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Nashville Predators on a goal by Alex Tanguay. Making beautiful plays is fun on the ice I think, he said while posing for photo's..

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 676 NHL games during his career, notching 140 goals and adding 300 assists along with 1059 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 1 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 0 PIM.


24-10-2002 Media criticises the Winnipeg Jets
It isn't the happiest time for the Winnipeg Jets as they are on a 7 game winless streak. Winnipeg Jets coach Curt Fraser had little to say about the way things are going: I don't know. Nothing seems to work...

20-10-2002 Player of the week: Phil Esposito (C)
NHL has awarded Phil Esposito (C) of Chicago Blackhawks 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 Canada, Phil Esposito was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 5th round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 170 NHL games during his career, notching 23 goals and adding 39 assists along with 24 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 7 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 3+6=9 with 0 PIM.


19-10-2002 TOR-CAR trade
Toronto Maple Leafs traded Alyn McCauley and WIN's round 5 pick in 2006 to Carolina Hurricanes for CAR's round 5 pick in 2006

A native of Canada, Alyn McCauley was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 4th round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 165 NHL games during his career, notching 22 goals and adding 30 assists along with 20 penalty minutes. The 25 year old center has played 7 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 1+0=1 with 2 PIM.


19-10-2002 BOS-PIT trade
Boston Bruins traded Brian Rolston to Pittsburgh Penguins for Maxime Talbot

A native of Czech, Maxime Talbot was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 6th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 20 year old center has not yet played for the Pittsburgh Penguins this season. He has played 7 games with the Wilkes-Barre Penguins this season, totalling 9+5=14 with 10 PIM.

A native of USA, Brian Rolston was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 1st round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 498 NHL games during his career, notching 114 goals and adding 150 assists along with 123 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 7 games with the Boston Bruins this season, totalling 1+0=1 with 2 PIM.


19-10-2002 BOS-CHI trade
Boston Bruins traded Rob Zamuner to Chicago Blackhawks for CHI's round 2 pick in 2003 and CHI's round 2 pick in 2004

A native of Canada, Rob Zamuner was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 3rd round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 627 NHL games during his career, notching 116 goals and adding 150 assists along with 415 penalty minutes. The 33 year old left wing has played 7 games with the Boston Bruins this season, totalling 3+2=5 with 6 PIM.


19-10-2002 Petr Nedved reaches a milestone !
Petr Nedved(CBS) notched the 300th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Nashville Predators on a goal by Zigmund Palffy. I'm happy about it but that's it, gotta think other things now, he said as he packed up his gear..

A native of Czech, Petr Nedved was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 658 NHL games during his career, notching 236 goals and adding 300 assists along with 464 penalty minutes. The 30 year old center has played 6 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 2+4=6 with 0 PIM.


17-10-2002 Bobby Holik reaches a milestone !
Bobby Holik(NJ) scored the 500th point of his career in tonight's game against the Carolina Hurricanes on a feed by Brian Rafalski. The puck has been bouncing for me lately, were his words after the game.

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 800 NHL games during his career, notching 216 goals and adding 284 assists along with 861 penalty minutes. The 31 year old center has played 3 games with the New Jersey Devils this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 4 PIM.


15-10-2002 Zigmund Palffy reaches a milestone !
Zigmund Palffy(CBS) scored the 500th point of his career in tonight's game against the Calgary Flames on a feed by Ray Whitney. The puck has been bouncing for me lately, he commented and was all smiles.

A native of Slovakia, Zigmund Palffy was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 2nd round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 472 NHL games during his career, notching 236 goals and adding 264 assists along with 225 penalty minutes. The 30 year old right wing has played 4 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 3+1=4 with 0 PIM.


14-10-2002 Calle Johansson reaches a milestone !
Calle Johansson(WSH) notched the 400th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Los Angeles Kings on a goal by Steve Sullivan. The pass just found the right guy, what more can I say, he commented and was all smiles..

A native of Sweden, Calle Johansson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1st round of the 1985 entry draft. He has appeared in 1013 NHL games during his career, notching 114 goals and adding 400 assists along with 489 penalty minutes. The 35 year old defenseman has played 4 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 0 PIM.


14-10-2002 Keith Primeau reaches a milestone !
Keith Primeau(PHI) scored the 500th point of his career in tonight's game against the New York Rangers on a feed by Barry Beck. I just want to thank all the people that have supported me throughout my career. I couldn't have done this without them, he said with a wink.

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 694 NHL games during his career, notching 222 goals and adding 278 assists along with 1234 penalty minutes. The 30 year old center has played 3 games with the Philadelphia Flyers this season, totalling 2+2=4 with 0 PIM.


13-10-2002 Player of the week: Eric Lindros (R)
NHL has awarded Eric Lindros (R) of New York Rangers as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 2 assists for 5 points in 2 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

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 488 NHL games during his career, notching 293 goals and adding 371 assists along with 946 penalty minutes. The 29 year old right wing has played 2 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 3+2=5 with 0 PIM.


7-10-2002 James Patrick reaches a milestone !
James Patrick(BUF) scored the 600th point of his career in tonight's game against the Dallas Stars on a goal by Stu Barnes. All of them are special, but I'm going to remember this one the most, he commented during a post game radio interview..

A native of Canada, James Patrick was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 1st round of the 1981 entry draft. He has appeared in 1101 NHL games during his career, notching 136 goals and adding 464 assists along with 705 penalty minutes. The 29 year old defenseman has played 1 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 0 PIM.


6-10-2002 Player of the week: Teemu Selanne (R)
NHL has awarded Teemu Selanne (R) of Anaheim Ducks as Player Of The Week He registered 2 goals and 1 assists for 3 points in 1 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Finland, Teemu Selanne was originally drafted to the NHL by the Arizona Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 638 NHL games during his career, notching 381 goals and adding 423 assists along with 233 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing has played 1 games with the Anaheim Ducks this season, totalling 2+1=3 with 0 PIM.


4-10-2002 Trevor Linden reaches a milestone !
Trevor Linden(VAN) scored the 700th point of his career in tonight's game against the Los Angeles Kings on a feed by Markus Naslund. I don't know why exactly, but the ice just seems to be more wide open for me this year, he replied before ducking into the dressing room.

A native of Canada, Trevor Linden was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 928 NHL games during his career, notching 304 goals and adding 396 assists along with 704 penalty minutes. The 29 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
Tom BarrassoA-A-A-27Carolina Hurricanes
Dominik Hasek BA-A-37Detroit Red Wings
Patrick Roy88878631Colorado Avalanche
Jean-Sebastien GiguereA-BB25Anaheim Ducks
Martin BrodeurBBB30New Jersey Devils
Billy SmithBBB28New York Islanders
Ed BelfourBBB30Dallas Stars
Ken DrydenB-BB28Montreal Canadiens
Mike RichterBBB29Columbus Blue Jackets
Curtis JosephB-B-B28Toronto Maple Leafs
DEFENSEMAN
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Brian LeetchA-B-B27New York Rangers
Rob Blake85828327Colorado Avalanche
Bobby OrrBBB29Boston Bruins
Scott NiedermayerB-BB29New Jersey Devils
Chris ProngerCAB27Edmonton Oilers
Sandis OzolinshB-B-B30Florida Panthers
Nicklas LidstromB-BB32Detroit Red Wings
Kimmo TimonenB-BB27Nashville Predators
Scott StevensC-AB28New Jersey Devils
Al MacInnisB-B-B29Buffalo Sabres
LEFT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Sergei FedorovBB-B32Detroit Red Wings
John LeClairA-B-B29Philadelphia Flyers
Paul KariyaACB27Anaheim Ducks
Mike ModanoA-B-B32Dallas Stars
Mark MessierB-BB29New York Rangers
Adam GravesBB-B27San Jose Sharks
Keith TkachukBB-B30Edmonton Oilers
Gary RobertsB-B-B29Toronto Maple Leafs
Shayne CorsonB-B-B29Toronto Maple Leafs
Peter BondraBB-B28Washington Capitals
CENTER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Joe SakicAB-A-28Arizona Coyotes
Wayne GretzkyAB-A-27Edmonton Oilers
Jean BeliveauBB-A-27Minnesota Wild
Mario LemieuxAB-A-26Pittsburgh Penguins
Peter Forsberg86838529Colorado Avalanche
Ron FrancisB-BB29Carolina Hurricanes
Jeremy RoenickBBB27Philadelphia Flyers
Steve YzermanBB-B27Detroit Red Wings
Alexei YashinA-CB28New York Islanders
Adam OatesBB-B30Washington Capitals
RIGHT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Jaromir JagrAC-A-30Washington Capitals
Teemu SelanneA-B-B27Anaheim Ducks
Tony AmonteA-CB28Chicago Blackhawks
Mark RecchiBB-B28Philadelphia Flyers
Brett HullB-CB28Detroit Red Wings
Maurice RichardBB-B28Montreal Canadiens
Eric LindrosA-BB29New York Rangers
Claude LemieuxB-BB27Arizona Coyotes
Pavel BureADB31Nashville Predators
Scott MellanbyB-B-B28Buffalo Sabres


29-9-2002 CAR-STL trade
Carolina Hurricanes traded Erik Cole, CAR's round 1 pick in 2003 and CAR's round 1 pick in 2005 to St. Louis Blues for Pavol Demitra

A native of Slovakia, Pavol Demitra was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 9th round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 333 NHL games during his career, notching 126 goals and adding 172 assists along with 74 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing has played 8 games with the St. Louis Blues this season, totalling 4+4=8 with 0 PIM.

A native of USA, Erik Cole was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 3rd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 7 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 1 assists along with 4 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing has played 7 games with the Carolina Hurricanes this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 4 PIM.


29-9-2002 BUF-SJ trade
Buffalo Sabres traded Miroslav Satan to San Jose Sharks for Scott Thornton, Bryan Marchment and DAL's round 2 pick in 2003

A native of Canada, Scott Thornton was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1st round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 575 NHL games during his career, notching 74 goals and adding 80 assists along with 1025 penalty minutes. The 31 year old left wing has played 8 games with the San Jose Sharks this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 15 PIM.

A native of Canada, Bryan Marchment was originally drafted to the NHL by the Arizona Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 669 NHL games during his career, notching 34 goals and adding 105 assists along with 1823 penalty minutes. The 33 year old defenseman has played 8 games with the San Jose Sharks this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 16 PIM.

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 469 NHL games during his career, notching 168 goals and adding 149 assists along with 200 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has played 8 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 6 PIM.


29-9-2002 EDM-TB trade
Edmonton Oilers traded Georges Laraque to Tampa Bay Lightning for TB's round 2 pick in 2004

A native of Canada, Georges Laraque was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2nd round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 208 NHL games during his career, notching 24 goals and adding 26 assists along with 387 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing has not yet played for the Edmonton Oilers this season.


29-9-2002 CGY-NAS trade
Calgary Flames traded Craig Berube to Nashville Predators for NAS's round 3 pick in 2003

A native of Canada, Craig Berube, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 941 NHL games during his career, notching 56 goals and adding 93 assists along with 2906 penalty minutes. The 36 year old left wing has played 8 games with the Calgary Flames this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 21 PIM.


29-9-2002 CGY-TB trade
Calgary Flames traded Serge Bernier to Tampa Bay Lightning for TB's round 1 pick in 2004

A native of Canada, Serge Bernier was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 3rd round of the 1985 entry draft. He has appeared in 115 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 17 assists along with 113 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 8 games with the Calgary Flames this season, totalling 2+2=4 with 2 PIM.


29-9-2002 EDM-STL trade
Edmonton Oilers traded Eric Brewer, Ales Hemsky, EDM's round 1 pick in 2003, EDM's round 1 pick in 2004 and EDM's round 1 pick in 2005 to St. Louis Blues for Keith Tkachuk and Chris Pronger

A native of USA, Keith Tkachuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Arizona Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 660 NHL games during his career, notching 334 goals and adding 305 assists along with 1531 penalty minutes. The 30 year old left wing has played 8 games with the St. Louis Blues this season, totalling 5+3=8 with 9 PIM.

A native of Canada, Chris Pronger was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 567 NHL games during his career, notching 72 goals and adding 225 assists along with 880 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 8 games with the St. Louis Blues this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 0 PIM.

A native of Canada, Eric Brewer was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 174 NHL games during his career, notching 12 goals and adding 25 assists along with 107 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 8 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, totalling 0+3=3 with 2 PIM.

A native of Canada, Ales Hemsky was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 19 year old right wing has not yet played for the Edmonton Oilers this season.


29-9-2002 CBS-STL trade
Columbus Blue Jackets traded Rostislav Klesla, NYR's round 1 pick in 2003 and CBS's round 2 pick in 2006 to St. Louis Blues for Scott Young

A native of USA, Scott Young was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 1st round of the 1986 entry draft. He has appeared in 911 NHL games during his career, notching 276 goals and adding 339 assists along with 326 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing has played 8 games with the St. Louis Blues this season, totalling 2+4=6 with 0 PIM.

A native of Czech, Rostislav Klesla was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 8 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 1 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 20 year old defenseman has played 8 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 0 PIM.


29-9-2002 CGY-PIT trade
Calgary Flames traded Derek Morris to Pittsburgh Penguins for PIT's round 1 pick in 2003 and PIT's round 1 pick in 2004

A native of Canada, Derek Morris was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 1st round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 290 NHL games during his career, notching 31 goals and adding 101 assists along with 299 penalty minutes. The 24 year old defenseman has played 8 games with the Calgary Flames this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 2 PIM.


22-9-2002 Player of the week: Teemu Selanne (R)
NHL has awarded Teemu Selanne (R) of Anaheim Ducks as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 2 assists for 5 points in 3 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Finland, Teemu Selanne was originally drafted to the NHL by the Arizona Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 643 NHL games during his career, notching 383 goals and adding 426 assists along with 235 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing has played 6 games with the Anaheim Ducks this season, totalling 4+4=8 with 2 PIM.


21-9-2002 Steve Konowalchuk injured.
Steve Konowalchuk (CHI) suffered ankle injury during the game in an incident with Garry Galley (CBS). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of months. We have to play as a team in my absence. We're not playing the system right now and we're only playing 40 minutes of hockey every night, while the other team is playing 60. That's not good enough. I hope we get it in gear by the time I return, he said as the trainers examined him.

21-9-2002 League suspends Ryan Vandenbussche
The league board has suspended Nashville Predators player Ryan Vandenbussche for 10 games for injuring Nicklas Lidstrom of Detroit Red Wings.

21-9-2002 Nicklas Lidstrom injured.
Nicklas Lidstrom (DET) suffered ankle injury during the game in an incident with Ryan Vandenbussche (NAS). He is expected to be sidelined for almost half a year. They say the rehab alone will take more than a month. I've just got to hope I can make it back ahead of schedule, he said to the press.

15-9-2002 Player of the week: Pavol Demitra (R)
NHL has awarded Pavol Demitra (R) of St. Louis Blues as Player Of The Week He registered 2 goals and 3 assists for 5 points in 3 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Slovakia, Pavol Demitra was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 9th round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 329 NHL games during his career, notching 125 goals and adding 171 assists along with 74 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing has played 4 games with the St. Louis Blues this season, totalling 3+3=6 with 0 PIM.


14-9-2002 FLA-NAS trade
Florida Panthers traded Valeri Bure, Pavel Bure and FLA's round 2 pick in 2003 to Nashville Predators for Peter Stasny, Anton Stasny and Mariam Stasny

A native of Canada, Peter Stasny was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 321 NHL games during his career, notching 20 goals and adding 38 assists along with 151 penalty minutes. The 30 year old center has played 3 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 5 PIM.

A native of Sweden, Anton Stasny, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 3 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 29 year old right wing has played 3 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 0 PIM.

A native of Canada, Mariam Stasny, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 3 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 0 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 30 year old left wing has played 3 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 1+0=1 with 0 PIM.

A native of Russia, Valeri Bure was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 474 NHL games during his career, notching 141 goals and adding 165 assists along with 173 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing has played 3 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 2+2=4 with 0 PIM.

A native of Russia, Pavel Bure, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 598 NHL games during his career, notching 386 goals and adding 297 assists along with 406 penalty minutes. The 31 year old right wing has played 3 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 2+1=3 with 0 PIM.


14-9-2002 COL-ARI trade
Colorado Avalanche traded Joe Sakic and COL's round 2 pick in 2004 to Arizona Coyotes for Daniel Briere, Frederik Sjostrom and ARI's round 1 pick in 2003

A native of Canada, Daniel Briere was originally drafted to the NHL by the Arizona Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 115 NHL games during his career, notching 22 goals and adding 19 assists along with 44 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center has played 3 games with the Arizona Coyotes this season, totalling 1+0=1 with 0 PIM.

A native of Sweden, Frederik Sjostrom was originally drafted to the NHL by the Arizona Coyotes in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 19 year old right wing has not yet played for the Arizona Coyotes this season.

A native of Canada, Joe Sakic was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 937 NHL games during his career, notching 458 goals and adding 725 assists along with 404 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 3 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 1+4=5 with 2 PIM.


14-9-2002 CHI-WSH trade
Chicago Blackhawks traded Alexei Zhamnov and Steve Sullivan to Washington Capitals for Chris Simon, Steve Konowalchuk and WSH's round 2 pick in 2004

A native of Canada, Chris Simon was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2nd round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 377 NHL games during his career, notching 82 goals and adding 92 assists along with 1061 penalty minutes. The 30 year old left wing has played 3 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 0 PIM.

A native of USA, Steve Konowalchuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 3rd round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 585 NHL games during his career, notching 129 goals and adding 169 assists along with 527 penalty minutes. The 29 year old left wing has played 3 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 2 PIM.

A native of Russia, Alexei Zhamnov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Arizona Coyotes in the 4th round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 594 NHL games during his career, notching 202 goals and adding 350 assists along with 477 penalty minutes. The 31 year old center has played 3 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 4 PIM.

A native of Canada, Steve Sullivan was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 9th round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 360 NHL games during his career, notching 104 goals and adding 154 assists along with 223 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has played 3 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 0+3=3 with 0 PIM.


14-9-2002 Valeri Kamensky injured.
Valeri Kamensky (BUF) suffered wrist injury during the game in an incident with Chris Therien (PHI). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of months. You can't rush these kinds of injuries, sometimes you just have to stay off your feet for awhile, he said while limping toward the dressing room.

10-9-2002 League suspends Rob Blake
The league board has suspended Colorado Avalanche player Rob Blake for 5 games for injuring Pierre Turgeon of Dallas Stars.

10-9-2002 Pierre Turgeon injured.
Pierre Turgeon (DAL) suffered leg injury during the game in an incident with Rob Blake (COL). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of months. You can't rush these kinds of injuries, sometimes you just have to stay off your feet for awhile, he said as the trainers examined him.

8-9-2002 Player of the week: Patrik Elias (L)
NHL has awarded Patrik Elias (L) of New Jersey Devils as Player Of The Week He registered 2 goals and 1 assists for 3 points in 2 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Czech, Patrik Elias was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 2nd round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 322 NHL games during his career, notching 114 goals and adding 149 assists along with 173 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing has played 2 games with the New Jersey Devils this season, totalling 2+1=3 with 0 PIM.


2-9-2002 Joe Reekie released.
Chicago Blackhawks released Joe Reekie to free agency.

2-9-2002 Mattias Timander released.
Columbus Blue Jackets released Mattias Timander to free agency.

2-9-2002 Frantisek Kucera released.
Washington Capitals released Frantisek Kucera to free agency.

2-9-2002 Andrei Nikolishin released.
Washington Capitals released Andrei Nikolishin to free agency.

2-9-2002 OTT-NAS trade
Ottawa Senators traded Chris Bala to Nashville Predators for Alexandre Krevsun

2-9-2002 WIN-TOR trade
Winnipeg Jets traded WIN's round 5 pick in 2006 to Toronto Maple Leafs for Luca Cereda and TOR's round 5 pick in 2006

A native of La-la-land, Luca Cereda was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 20 year old center is expecting a good season for the team.


2-9-2002 CBS-NYR trade
Columbus Blue Jackets traded Mike Sillinger, Felix Potvin and Marcel Dionne to New York Rangers for Mike York, Petr Nedved, Mike Richter and NYR's round 1 pick in 2003

A native of USA, Mike York was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 6th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 161 NHL games during his career, notching 40 goals and adding 41 assists along with 38 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center is looking forward for the start of the season.

A native of Czech, Petr Nedved was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 652 NHL games during his career, notching 234 goals and adding 296 assists along with 464 penalty minutes. The 30 year old left wing is expecting a good season for the team.

A native of USA, Mike Richter was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 2nd round of the 1985 entry draft. He has appeared in 598 NHL games during his career, booking 22 career shutouts and allowing 1649 goals. The 28 year old goaltender is getting ready for the upcoming season.

A native of Canada, Mike Sillinger was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 598 NHL games during his career, notching 115 goals and adding 173 assists along with 333 penalty minutes. The 31 year old center is looking forward for the start of the season.

A native of Canada, Felix Potvin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2nd round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 499 NHL games during his career, booking 19 career shutouts and allowing 1365 goals. The 31 year old goaltender is waiting for a good start this season.

A native of Canada, Marcel Dionne was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 7th round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 53 NHL games during his career, notching 4 goals and adding 18 assists along with 14 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


2-9-2002 WIN-BUF trade
Winnipeg Jets traded Richard Martin and René Robert to Buffalo Sabres for Dmitri Kalinin, Henrik Tallinder, Jason Pominville and BUF's round 1 pick in 2004

A native of Russia, Dmitri Kalinin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 83 NHL games during his career, notching 4 goals and adding 18 assists along with 38 penalty minutes. The 22 year old defenseman is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.

A native of Sweden, Henrik Tallinder was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2nd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old defenseman is expecting a good season for the team.

A native of Canada, Jason Pominville was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2nd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 19 year old right wing is waiting for a good start this season.

A native of Canada, Richard Martin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 3rd round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 94 NHL games during his career, notching 9 goals and adding 15 assists along with 41 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing is waiting for a good start this season.

A native of Canada, René Robert was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 4th round of the 1986 entry draft. He has appeared in 543 NHL games during his career, notching 190 goals and adding 248 assists along with 599 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing is expecting a good season for the team.


2-9-2002 STL-BUF trade
St. Louis Blues traded Mike Keane, Scott Mellanby and Al MacInnis to Buffalo Sabres for Maxim Afinogenov, Ryan Miller, Keith Ballard, Derek Roy, BUF's round 1 pick in 2003 and BUF's round 1 pick in 2005

A native of Russia, Maxim Afinogenov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 3rd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 143 NHL games during his career, notching 30 goals and adding 40 assists along with 81 penalty minutes. The 22 year old right wing is waiting for a good start this season.

A native of USA, Ryan Miller was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 5th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 22 year old goaltender is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.

A native of Canada, Keith Ballard was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2nd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 19 year old defenseman is waiting for a good start this season.

A native of Canada, Derek Roy was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2nd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 19 year old center is expecting a good season for the team.

A native of Canada, Mike Keane was originally drafted to the NHL by the Dallas Stars in the 3rd round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 954 NHL games during his career, notching 149 goals and adding 277 assists along with 789 penalty minutes. The 35 year old right wing is getting ready for the upcoming season.

A native of Canada, Scott Mellanby was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2nd round of the 1984 entry draft. He has appeared in 1079 NHL games during his career, notching 285 goals and adding 356 assists along with 2016 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing is getting ready for the upcoming season.

A native of Canada, Al MacInnis was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 1st round of the 1981 entry draft. He has appeared in 1262 NHL games during his career, notching 313 goals and adding 845 assists along with 1382 penalty minutes. The 29 year old defenseman is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


1-9-2002 Andreas Karlsson released.
Winnipeg Jets released Andreas Karlsson to free agency.

1-9-2002 Pascal Rheaume released.
Winnipeg Jets released Pascal Rheaume to free agency.

1-9-2002 WIN-CBS trade
Winnipeg Jets traded Brian Pothier and CBS's round 5 pick in 2003 to Columbus Blue Jackets for WIN's round 5 pick in 2003

A native of USA, Brian Pothier, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 3 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman is looking forward for the start of the season.


1-9-2002 Ricard Persson released.
Ottawa Senators released Ricard Persson to free agency.

1-9-2002 Jody Hull released.
Ottawa Senators released Jody Hull to free agency.

1-9-2002 CBS-TOR trade
Columbus Blue Jackets traded CBS's round 1 pick in 2004 and CBS's round 2 pick in 2004 to Toronto Maple Leafs for Dmitry Yushkevich and Mikael Renberg

A native of Russia, Dmitry Yushkevich was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 6th round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 648 NHL games during his career, notching 34 goals and adding 158 assists along with 587 penalty minutes. The 30 year old defenseman is getting ready for the upcoming season.

A native of Sweden, Mikael Renberg was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2nd round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 464 NHL games during his career, notching 150 goals and adding 202 assists along with 250 penalty minutes. The 30 year old right wing is waiting for a good start this season.


31-8-2002 Bryan Muir released.
Colorado Avalanche released Bryan Muir to free agency.

31-8-2002 Todd Gill released.
Colorado Avalanche released Todd Gill to free agency.

31-8-2002 Rick Tabaracci released.
Dallas Stars released Rick Tabaracci to free agency.

31-8-2002 Bill Lindsay released.
Florida Panthers released Bill Lindsay to free agency.

31-8-2002 CBS-DAL trade
Columbus Blue Jackets traded Chris Nielsen, Pascal Leclaire and CBS's round 5 pick in 2004 to Dallas Stars for DAL's round 5 pick in 2004

A native of Canada, Chris Nielsen was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 29 NHL games during his career, notching 4 goals and adding 5 assists along with 4 penalty minutes. The 22 year old center is looking forward for the start of the season.

A native of Canada, Pascal Leclaire was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 19 year old goaltender is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


31-8-2002 CBS-DAL trade
Columbus Blue Jackets traded CBS's round 2 pick in 2003 to Dallas Stars for Daryl Sydor

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 704 NHL games during his career, notching 73 goals and adding 263 assists along with 506 penalty minutes. The 30 year old defenseman is expecting a good season for the team.


31-8-2002 CBS-WIN trade
Columbus Blue Jackets traded Tim Jackman and CBS's round 5 pick in 2003 to Winnipeg Jets for WIN's round 5 pick in 2003

A native of USA, Tim Jackman was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2nd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 20 year old right wing is waiting for a good start this season.


31-8-2002 CBS-LA trade
Columbus Blue Jackets traded Ron Tugnutt, Lyle Odelein, Rick Nash and CBS's round 1 pick in 2003 to Los Angeles Kings for Zigmund Palffy, Mattias Norstrom, Felix Potvin and Dave Babych

A native of Slovakia, Zigmund Palffy was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 2nd round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 468 NHL games during his career, notching 233 goals and adding 263 assists along with 225 penalty minutes. The 30 year old right wing is getting ready for the upcoming season.

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 449 NHL games during his career, notching 7 goals and adding 75 assists along with 384 penalty minutes. The 30 year old defenseman is expecting a good season for the team.

A native of Canada, Felix Potvin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2nd round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 499 NHL games during his career, booking 19 career shutouts and allowing 1365 goals. The 31 year old goaltender is expecting a good season for the team.

A native of USA, Dave Babych was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 3rd round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 39 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 5 assists along with 25 penalty minutes. The 29 year old defenseman is waiting for a good start this season.

A native of Canada, Ron Tugnutt was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 4th round of the 1986 entry draft. He has appeared in 451 NHL games during his career, booking 19 career shutouts and allowing 1286 goals. The 34 year old goaltender is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.

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 802 NHL games during his career, notching 37 goals and adding 169 assists along with 2004 penalty minutes. The 34 year old defenseman is waiting for a good start this season.

A native of Canada, Rick Nash was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 3rd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 20 year old left wing is expecting a good season for the team.


31-8-2002 CHI-LA trade
Chicago Blackhawks traded James Wisniewski, CHI's round 1 pick in 2003 and CHI's round 1 pick in 2005 to Los Angeles Kings for Kelly Buchberger and Mathieu Schneider

A native of Canada, Kelly Buchberger was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 9th round of the 1985 entry draft. He has appeared in 958 NHL games during his career, notching 95 goals and adding 185 assists along with 1970 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing is expecting a good season for the team.

A native of USA, Mathieu Schneider was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 3rd round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 781 NHL games during his career, notching 131 goals and adding 295 assists along with 766 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman is waiting for a good start this season.


31-8-2002 CHI-SJ trade
Chicago Blackhawks traded Tuomo Ruutu and CHI's round 1 pick in 2004 to San Jose Sharks for Owen Nolan

A native of Canada, 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 700 NHL games during his career, notching 278 goals and adding 289 assists along with 1290 penalty minutes. The 30 year old right wing is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.

A native of Finland, Tuomo Ruutu was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 19 year old center is looking forward for the start of the season.


31-8-2002 DAL-SJ trade
Dallas Stars traded DAL's round 2 pick in 2003 and DAL's round 2 pick in 2004 to San Jose Sharks for Scott Hannan

A native of Canada, Scott Hannan was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 110 NHL games during his career, notching 4 goals and adding 18 assists along with 66 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman is looking forward for the start of the season.


31-8-2002 WIN-OTT trade
Winnipeg Jets traded Gilbert Perreault to Ottawa Senators for Brooks Laich, OTT's round 1 pick in 2003, OTT's round 2 pick in 2003 and OTT's round 1 pick in 2004

A native of Canada, Brooks Laich was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 6th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 19 year old center is waiting for a good start this season.

A native of Canada, Gilbert Perreault was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 2nd round of the 1984 entry draft. He has appeared in 598 NHL games during his career, notching 105 goals and adding 196 assists along with 147 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center is waiting for a good start this season.


31-8-2002 CGY-LA trade
Calgary Flames traded LA's round 5 pick in 2003 to Los Angeles Kings for Glenn Stewart

31-8-2002 CAR-TOR trade
Carolina Hurricanes traded TOR's round 4 pick in 2003 to Toronto Maple Leafs for Doug Doull

31-8-2002 CHI-NAS trade
Chicago Blackhawks traded NAS's round 5 pick in 2003 to Nashville Predators for Matt Loen

31-8-2002 CBS-CHI trade
Columbus Blue Jackets traded CHI's round 2 pick in 2003 to Chicago Blackhawks for Mikhail Yakubov

A native of Russia, Mikhail Yakubov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 20 year old center is waiting for a good start this season.


31-8-2002 CBS-PIT trade
Columbus Blue Jackets traded PIT's round 4 pick in 2003 to Pittsburgh Penguins for Jim Leger

31-8-2002 DAL-CBS trade
Dallas Stars traded CBS's round 2 pick in 2003 to Columbus Blue Jackets for Espen Knutsen

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 85 NHL games during his career, notching 14 goals and adding 42 assists along with 30 penalty minutes. The 30 year old center is looking forward for the start of the season.


31-8-2002 DAL-OTT trade
Dallas Stars traded OTT's round 5 pick in 2003 to Ottawa Senators for Teemu Sainomaa

31-8-2002 DET-CAR trade
Detroit Red Wings traded CAR's round 2 pick in 2003 to Carolina Hurricanes for Brian Felsner

31-8-2002 FLA-NYR trade
Florida Panthers traded NYR's round 2 pick in 2003 to New York Rangers for Jeff Toms

A native of Canada, Jeff Toms was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 9th round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 176 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 26 assists along with 39 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


31-8-2002 FLA-TB trade
Florida Panthers traded TB's round 4 pick in 2003 to Tampa Bay Lightning for Ryan Hoople

31-8-2002 FLA-TB trade
Florida Panthers traded TB's round 5 pick in 2003 to Tampa Bay Lightning for Mark Bernard

31-8-2002 FLA-NYI trade
Florida Panthers traded NYI's round 5 pick in 2003 to New York Islanders for Stewart Bodtker

31-8-2002 NYR-FLA trade
New York Rangers traded FLA's round 2 pick in 2003 to Florida Panthers for Byron Ritchie

31-8-2002 NAS-CHI trade
Nashville Predators traded CHI's round 4 pick in 2003 to Chicago Blackhawks for Ryan Vandenbussche

31-8-2002 PHI-WIN trade
Philadelphia Flyers traded WIN's round 3 pick in 2003 to Winnipeg Jets for Mario Cartelli

31-8-2002 PHI-NYR trade
Philadelphia Flyers traded NYR's round 3 pick in 2003 to New York Rangers for Bryce Wandler

31-8-2002 PHI-NAS trade
Philadelphia Flyers traded NAS's round 4 pick in 2003 to Nashville Predators for Mattias Nilsson

31-8-2002 PIT-NJ trade
Pittsburgh Penguins traded NJ's round 5 pick in 2003 to New Jersey Devils for Anton But

31-8-2002 VAN-ARI trade
Vancouver Canucks traded ARI's round 3 pick in 2003 to Arizona Coyotes for Chris Winnes

23-6-2002 NAS-PHI trade rumoured
Nashville Predators are rumoured to be planning a trade sending center Steve Dubinsky, left wing David Gosselin and defenseman Mikko Lehtonen to Philadelphia Flyers for defenseman Luke Richardson

Rumours from various sources around the league say that the Nashville Predators are looking for a 1st line defenseman and that Luke Richardson would be a good fit there.


22-6-2002 CBS-PIT trade rumoured
Columbus Blue Jackets are rumoured to be planning a trade sending defenseman Petteri Nummelin, center Andrew Murray, right wing Ryan Bowness and center Artem Vostrikov to Pittsburgh Penguins for center Mario Lemieux

Rumours from various sources around the league say that the Columbus Blue Jackets are looking for a 1st line center and that Mario Lemieux would be a good fit there.


21-6-2002 FLA-PHI trade rumoured
Florida Panthers are rumoured to be planning a trade sending right wing Ivan Novoseltsev and defenseman Ivan Majesky to Philadelphia Flyers for defenseman Chris Therien and PHI 3rd round pick in 2004 draft

Rumours from various sources around the league say that the Florida Panthers are looking for a 2nd line defenseman and that Chris Therien would be a good fit there.


21-6-2002 NAS-PHI trade rumoured
Nashville Predators are rumoured to be planning a trade sending goaltender Brian Finley, left wing Scott Hartnell and defenseman Mikko Lehtonen to Philadelphia Flyers for right wing Mark Recchi

Rumours from various sources around the league say that the Nashville Predators are looking for a 1st line right wing and that Mark Recchi would be a good fit there.


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