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Panthers Rank No. 33 in ESPN Ultimate Team Rankings


Panthers rank No. 10 in NHL and No. 2 in South Florida


Monday, 09.10.2012 / 4:00 PM / News
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Panthers Rank No. 33 in ESPN Ultimate Team Rankings\u2028

RED Rising: Cats earn biggest ranking jump of any franchise

SUNRISE, Fla. – Sunrise Sports & Entertainment today announced that the Florida Panthers ranked No. 33 in ESPN the Magazine’s Ultimate Team Ranking of the 122 NHL, NBA, MLB and NFL franchises. 
 


The Panthers – coming off a Southeast Division Championship and with their RED Rising marketing campaign signifying one of the NHL’s hottest franchises – ranked No. 10 in the NHL and No. 2 in South Florida behind the NBA Champion Miami Heat, who came in at No. 31 overall. The Cats rose the most of any franchise from 2011 to 2012, improving from No. 111 to No. 33.
 


The ranking was based on eight different factors including: Bang For The Buck, Fan Relations, Ownership, Affordability, Stadium Experience, Players, Coaching and Title Track.
 


“This ranking is indicative of the incredible success and growth the Florida Panthers organization has experienced in nearly every facet of our business,” said Panthers president & COO Michael R. Yormark. “With the support of our owner Cliff Viner and his partners, we have worked hard not only to achieve success on the ice, but also to improve our customer service, in-arena experience and community outreach. So this great ranking is a testament to the hard work of many people throughout our franchise. 
 


“I’d also like to congratulate the Miami Heat on their No. 1 ranking in the region and the success they have achieved in representing the incredible sports market we have here in South Florida.”
 


The Panthers improved in every single category utilized by ESPN highlighted by solid increases in Coaching, Fan Relations, Players, Ownership, Affordability, Stadium Experience, and more. 
 


The Panthers are set to open the 2012-13 season Oct. 13 against the Tampa Bay Lightning and will raise a Southeast Division Championship banner in a pre-game ceremony. Select lower-bowl season tickets are available for as low as $30 now, along with single-game tickets, by calling 954-835-PUCK or clicking to FloridaPanthers.com.
 


Sunrise Sports & Entertainment is the premier company of its kind in South Florida. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Home to the Florida Panthers Hockey Club and internationally recognized concerts and events, the Broward County-owned BB&T Center is one of the top ranked venues of its kind in the world.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYI 63 41 20 2 202 174 84
3 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
4 TBL 63 38 19 6 207 167 82
5 DET 60 34 15 11 176 156 79
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 63 33 20 10 184 159 76
8 BOS 61 30 22 9 161 160 69
9 FLA 61 26 22 13 145 172 65
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 59 26 23 10 167 161 62
12 NJD 62 25 27 10 139 164 60
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 60 23 30 7 137 159 53
16 BUF 62 19 38 5 120 207 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 61 21 15 -9 36
J. Huberdeau 58 9 24 4 33
A. Ekblad 61 9 23 6 32
J. Jokinen 60 6 25 -3 31
B. Boyes 59 10 18 6 28
J. Hayes 52 17 10 -5 27
A. Barkov 50 9 12 -4 21
T. Fleischmann 52 7 14 12 21
B. Campbell 61 3 17 1 20
D. Bolland 37 3 13 2 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 22 16 11 .921 2.38
A. Montoya 4 6 2 .893 2.98
 
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