Best Players: Scott Mellanby, Olli Jokinen, John Vanbiesbrouck, Paul Laus
Rivals: Carolina Hurricanes, Tampa Bay Lightning, Montreal Canadiens
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The Florida Panthers was established in 1992 by Wayne Huizenga, who owned the Miami Dolphins and Blockbuster Video. The Panthers began to play as an NHL team in 1993 at the Miami Arena for the first five seasons. In 1996, they made their way into the Stanley Cup Finals. That year, player Scott Mellanby scored two goals and beat the Calgary Flames. The Panthers were sold to Alan Cohen in 2000-2001. The Panthers made it to the playoffs, where they played against the New Jersey Devils in 2011-2012. The Panthers were sold again to Vincent Viola and Doug Cifu—both from New York—in 2013. The franchise made it to the playoffs again that year and won 47 games—the most in the team’s history. The Panthers won their conference title in 1996. The Panthers is not the only NHL team in Florida. They also play alongside Tampa Bay Lightning. You can find Florida Panthers tickets at StubHub.
What was the Florida Panthers’ record in 2018-2019?
In 2018, the Florida Panthers’ record was 36 wins to 32 losses and 14 ties. They finished 5th in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.
Who are the career leaders of the Florida Panthers?
Scott Mellanby, as the Panthers’ right-wing, is considered the team’s best player. He is followed by Olli Jokinen, the center. John Vanbieskbrouck is recognized as the Panthers’ lead goalie. Another excellent right-wing player is Pavel Bure. All-time goals are led by Olli Jokinen. Jokinen is also the lead for the most points of all time for the franchise. Pavel Bure is recognized for the most goals in the franchise’s history. The most points scored per season is led by Aleksander Barkov.
Who is the head coach for the Florida Panthers?
The Florida Panthers’ head coach is Joel Quenneville. Coach Quenneville has over 20 years of experience in the NHL. He worked with the St. Louis Blues, Colorado Avalanche and Chicago Blackhawks. He is the recipient of the Jack Adams Award for NHL coach (1999-2000). During his assistant coach tenure, he won the 1996 Stanley Cup. Coach Quenneville played for the Toronto Maple Leafs since the NHL 1978 draft. He was also a player and assistant coach to the Quebec Nordiques. He won the Stanley Cup during his tenure with the Avalanches. When he was with the Chicago Blackhawks, coach Quenneville brought the team to the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals against the Calgary Flames. He also brought them to the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals against the Boston Bruins. Coach Quenneville was recognized as the second most winning coach for Chicago. Coach Quenneville was hired by the Florida Panthers in 2019.
Where do the Florida Panthers play their home games?
The BB&T Center is home to the Florida Panthers. All home games are played at this impressive arena that brings in over 2 million patrons a year. The arena opened in 2012, and it not only hosts all Panthers home games but also major entertainment events by headliners including Lady Gaga, Billy Joel, Jay-Z, Pearl Jam, Beyonce, Bruce Springsteen and Garth Brooks. Other family shows such as Cirque du Soleil and Disney on Ice have also performed at BB&T Center’s impressive ice arena.
Who are the rivals to the Florida Panthers?
The Carolina Hurricanes are the Florida Panthers’ biggest rival. Their feud is primarily motivated by their proximity, their division rivalry and the fact that the two teams tend to trade players to each other.Back to Top