Third Place, Atlantic Division
4th Place In Eastern Conference
Eastern Conference Champions
  41-31-10 (92 Pts)
254 GF
234 GA
FULL STANDINGS›
 

DOUG MacLEAN
  BRYAN MURRAY
GC W PCT. GM W PCT.
82 41 .561 48 20 .561
 

# PLAYER POS   # PLAYER POS
2 Terry Carkner*
D 22 Bob Kudelski*
RW
3 Paul Laus
D 24 Robert Svehla
D
5 Gord Murphy
D 25 Geoff Smith
D
6 Jason Woolley
D 26 Jesse Belanger
C
8 Magnus Svensson*
D 27 Scott Mellanby
RW
9 Radek Dvorak
LW 29 Johan Garpenlov
LW
10 Dave Lowry
LW 30 Mark Fitzpatrick
G
11 Bill Lindsay
LW 34 John Vanbiesbrouck
G
12 Jody Hull
RW 44 Rob Niedermayer
C
14 Stu Barnes
C 45 Rhett Warrener
D
18 Mike Hough
LW 51 David Nemirovsky*
RW
20 Brian Skrudland "C"
C 55 Ed Jovanovski*
D
21 Tom Fitzgerald
C
           
   *Did Not Dress  
COMPLETE ROSTER›
 

 
The Original Rat Trick
Scott Mellanby scores two goals and kills a rat in the Panthers' dressing room prior to the team's 4-3 victory over the Calgary Flames. Mellanby's feat is dubbed a "Rat Trick" by John Vanbiesbrouck, and within weeks, fans begin tossing rats onto the ice to celebrate Florida goals on October 8, 1995.
 
And A Real Hat Trick
Johan Garpenlov scores three goals in the Panthers' 5-4 win at Washington to record the first hat trick in team history on January 23, 1996.
 
A Successful Third Season
The Panthers conclude the 1995-96 season with 92 points (41-31-10), good for fourth place in the Eastern Conference. The team qualifies for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time on April 14, 1996.
 
What A Goal!
In Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against Boston, Bill Lindsay scores a spectacular goal with 4:57 left in the thrid period to break a 3-3 tie and give the Panther their first-ever playoff series victory on April 27, 1996.
 
No. Thank You.
A capacity crowd fills Miami Arena to thank the Panthers for a wonderful season. The highlight of the evening occurs when Ed Jovanovski and Rhett Warrener dump a bucket of water over the head of coach Doug MacLean on June 12, 1996.
 
 
 
   
Date Opponent Result
Apr. 14 NYR 5-1 W
Apr. 12 @NYI 1-1 T
Apr. 10 TBL 1-2 L
Apr. 8 @NYR 5-3 W
Apr. 6 @MTL 1-2 L
GAME-BY-GAME›

   
Name G PTS
Scott Mellanby
32 70
Rob Niedermayer 26 61
Ray Sheppard
37 60
Robert Svehla 8 57
Johan Garpenlov 23 51
FULL STATS›

   
Player Rd Pick
Radek Dvorak 1 10
Aaron MacDonald 2 36
Mike O'Grady 3 62
Dave Duerden 4 80
Daniel Tjarnqvist 4 88
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