Florida Panthers in History

Events in Sport

  • 1994-06-28 NHL Draft: Windsor Spitfires (OHL) defenceman Ed Jovanovski first pick by Florida Panthers
  • 1996-06-10 Stanley Cup Final, Miami Arena, Miami, FA: Uwe Krupp's unassisted goal in triple-OT gives Colorado Avalanche a 1-0 win over Florida Panthers and a 4 game series sweep

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1998-01-10 Vancouver Canucks veteran center Mark Messier becomes the 6th player in NHL history to record 1,000 assists in a 2-2 tie against the Florida Panthers at General Motors Place

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1998-01-15 Future Hockey Hall of Fame right wing Dino Ciccarelli finds his 5th NHL club; traded from Tampa Bay Lightning to Florida Panthers

NHL Star Dino Ciccarelli
NHL Star
Dino Ciccarelli

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1999-10-22 NHL goaltender Grant Fuhr wins his 400th career game (vs Florida Panthers)

NHL Goalie Grant Fuhr
NHL Goalie
Grant Fuhr

Sport awardNHL All-Star Game

2000-02-06 50th NHL All-Star Game, Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON: World beats North America, 9-4; MVP: Pavel Bure, Florida Panthers, RW

Ice Hockey Great Pavel Bure
Ice Hockey Great
Pavel Bure
  • 2018-04-07 Vegas Golden Knights suffer a 7-1 end of regular season defeat at Calgary but finish with an NHL expansion team record 51 victories; previous record 33 by Anaheim Ducks & Florida Panthers 1993-94
  • 2019-06-25 NHL Draft: Barrie Colts (OHL) defenceman Aaron Ekblad first pick by Florida Panthers

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1938-12-29 Wayne Huizenga, American businessman, CEO (Waste Management, Blockbuster), and sports team owner (Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers, Florida Marlins), born in Evergreen Park, Illinois (d. 2018)
  • 1952-10-01 Jacques Martin, Canadian NHL coach, executive (Ottawa Senators, Florida Panthers, Montreal Canadiens), born in Rockland, Ontario
  • 1960-03-16 Duane Sutter, Canadian NHL right wing, 1979-90 (New York Islanders, Chicago Blackhawks), and coach, 2000-02 (Florida Panthers), born in Viking, Alberta
  • 1963-02-06 Mike Hough, Canadian NHL left wing (Florida Panthers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1963-03-01 Magnus Svensson, Swedish ice hockey defenseman (Olympic gold 1994; NHL: Florida Panthers), born in Tranås, Sweden
  • 1963-07-31 Brian Skrudland, Canadian NHL center (fastest goal in playoff OT-0:09 seconds Game 2 1986), born in Peace River, Alberta
  • 1965-01-14 Dave Lowry, American NHL left wing (Florida Panthers), born in Greater Sudbury, Canada
  • 1966-03-07 Terry Carkner, Canadian NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers), born in Smiths Falls, Canada
  • 1966-05-27 Ray Sheppard, Pembroke, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers)
  • 1966-06-11 Scott Mellanby, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1967-02-23 Gord Murphy, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1968-03-21 Johan Garpenlov, NHL left wing (Florida Panthers), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1968-08-28 Tom Fitzgerald, American NHL right wing (Florida Panthers), born in Billerica, Massachusetts
  • 1968-11-13 Mark Fitzpatrick, NHL goalie (Florida Panthers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1969-01-02 Róbert Švehla, Slovak NHL defenceman (Florida Panthers 573 games; Slovakia 44 games), born in Martin, Slovakia
  • 1969-02-02 Jody Hull, Cambridge, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers)
  • 1969-03-07 Geoff Smith, Canadian NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers), born in Edmonton
  • 1969-07-27 Jason Woolley, Canadian NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1970-09-26 Paul Laus, Canadian NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers), born in Beamsville, Canada
  • 1970-10-29 Dan Ratushny, Nepean, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
  • 1970-12-25 Stu Barnes, Canadian NHL center (Florida Panthers), born in Spruce Grove, Canada

Person of interestPavel Bure

1971-03-31 Pavel Bure, Russian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (Vancouver Canucks, Florida Panthers), born in Moscow, Russia

Ice Hockey Great Pavel Bure
Ice Hockey Great
Pavel Bure
  • 1971-05-17 Bill Lindsay, Big Fork, NHL left wing (Florida Panthers)
  • 1974-12-28 Rob Niedermayer, Canadian NHL center (Florida Panthers), born in Cassiar, British Columbia
  • 1975-04-10 Steve Washburn, Canadian NHL center (Florida Panthers), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1976-01-27 Rhett Warrener, Shaunavon, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
  • 1976-02-18 Jason Podollan, Canadian NHL center (Florida Panthers), born in Vernon, Canada
  • 1976-06-26 Ed Jovanoski, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers), born in Windsor, Ontario
  • 1976-08-01 David Nemirovsky, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1977-03-09 Radek Dvorak, Czech NHL left wing (Florida Panthers), born in Tábor, Czech Republic

Deaths in Sport

  • 2018-03-22 Wayne Huizenga, American businessman, CEO (Waste Management, Blockbuster), and sports team owner (Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers, Florida Marlins), dies of cancer at 80
  • 2018-05-02 Bill Torrey, Canadian ice hockey executive (New York Islanders, Florida Panthers), dies at 83