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Fourth Place, Southeast Division
14th Place In Eastern Conference
Did Not Qualify For Playoffs
  22-44-10-6 (60 Pts)
180 GF
250 GA
FULL STANDINGS›
 

DUANE SUTTER   MIKE KEENAN   BILL TORREY   CHUCK FLETCHER
GC W PCT. GC W PCT. GM W PCT. GM W PCT.
26 6 .327 56 16 .384 26 6 .327 56 16 .384
 

# PLAYER POS   # PLAYER POS
1 Roberto Luongo
G 18 Marcus Nilson
LW
2 Lance Pitlick*
D 20 Valeri Bure
RW
3 Paul Laus
D 22 Kristian Huselius
LW
4 Bret Hedican*
D 24 Robert Svehla
D
5 Jeff Norton
D 25 Viktor Kozlov
C
8 Peter Worrell
LW 26 Dan Boyle
D
10 Pavel Bure
RW 28 Jason Wiemer
C
11 Bill Lindsay
LW 36 Joey Tetarenko*
RW
12 Olli Jokinen
C 37 Trevor Kidd
G
14 Niklas Hagman
LW 39 Ivan Novoseltsev*
RW
16 Kevyn Adams
C 45 Brad Ference
D
17 Ryan Johnson
C 49 Lance Ward
D
           
   *Did Not Dress  
COMPLETE ROSTER›
 

 
Changing Of The Guard
A group of eight primary investors, led by Alan P. Cohen, CEO of generic drug maker Andrx Corp., purchases the Panthers from Boca Resorts, Inc. The group of South Florida businessmen includes former NFL quarterback Bernie Kosar, auto magnates Al Maroone and Michael Maroone, Precision Response CEO David Epstein, advertising mogul Jordan Zimmerman and Andrx officials Steve Cohen and Dr. Elliott Hahn. H. Wayne Huizenga, the man who brought the NHL to South Florida, stays on as a minority partner on June 5, 2001.
 
Weiss Is Their Man
The Panthers host the first day of the two-day NHL Entry Draft at the Office Depot Center. It is South Florida's first major NHL event since the Panthers brought the Stanley Cup Finals to Miami Arena in 1996. Florida is the first "Sun Belt" team to host the NHL Entry Draft. The Cats make Canadian center Stephen Weiss their first selection in the draft (fourth overall). The Panthers also create a buzz by trading original Panther Rob Niedermayer to Calgary for Valeri Bure and Jason Wiemer on June 23, 2001.
 
Mid-Season Switch
Mike Keenan becomes the fifth head coach in Panthers history, replacing Duane Sutter. Chuck Fletcher takes over interim general manager duties on December 3, 2001.
 
All-Star Trade
All-Star defenseman Sandis Ozolinsh becomes a Panther, after being acquired from Carolina along with Byron Ritchie in exchange for Bret Hedican, Kevyn Adams, Tomas Malec and a draft pick. Ozolinsh makes his Panthers debut against Chicago on January 16, 2002.
 
Say It Ain't So
The Pavel Bure era ends in South Florida, as the right wing is traded to the New York Rangers for Filip Novak, Igor Ulanov and draft picks on March 18, 2002.
 
 
 
   
Date Opponent Result
Apr. 14 TBL 2-3 OTL
Apr. 12 CAR 1-3 L
Apr. 10 @ ATL 4-4 T
Apr. 8 @ PHL 4-4 T
Apr. 6 @ TOR 2-2 T
GAME-BY-GAME›

   
Name G PTS
Sandis Ozolinsh 14 52
Pavel Bure 22 49
Kristian Huselius 23 45
Marcus Nilson 14 33
Jason Wiemer 11 31
FULL STATS›

   
Player Rd Pick
Stephen Weiss 1 4
Lukas Krajicek 1 24
Greg Watson 2 34
Tomas Malec 3 64
Grant McNeill 3 68
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