Second Place, Southeast Division
9th Place In Eastern Conference
Did Not Qualify For Playoffs
  30-34-18 (78 Pts)
210 GF
228 GA
FULL STANDINGS›
 

TERRY MURRAY   BRYAN MURRAY
GC W PCT. GM W PCT.
82 30 .476 82 30 .476
 

# PLAYER POS   # PLAYER POS
1 Kirk McLean
G 17 Steve Washburn*
C
2 Terry Carkner*
D 19 Radek Dvorak
RW
3 Paul Laus
D 21 Mark Parrish
RW
5 Gord Murphy
D 22 Dino Ciccarelli*
RW
6 Jeff Norton*
D 23 Chris Wells*
C
7 Rhett Warrener
D 24 Robert Svehla
D
8 Jaroslav Spacek
D 25 Viktor Kozlov
LW
9 Kirk Muller
C 27 Scott Mellanby "C"*
LW
11 Bill Lindsay
LW 28 Peter Worrell
LW
12 Dwayne Hay
LW 29 Johan Garpenlov
LW
14 Ray Whitney
C 31 Sean Burke
G
15 Dave Gagner
C 44 Rob Niedermayer
C
16 Oleg Kvasha
LW 55 Ed Jovanovski
D
           
  *Did Not Dress  
COMPLETE ROSTER›
 

 
A New Era
The Panthers host the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first regular-season game at the National Car Rental Center. It's the first time the Panthers have ever opened a season at home on October 9, 1998.
 
Look At That Rookie Go
Rookie Mark Parrish scores four goals at Chicago, setting a new club record and a team rookie record. Parrish notches two in the first period and two more in the third as the Panthers blast the Blackhawks, 7-3. Ray Whitney assists on three of the rookie's goals on October 30, 1998.
 
Acquiring The Russian Rocket
In the biggest trade in team history, the Panthers acquire star Right Wing Pavel Bure from the Vancouver Canucks. Florida also receives defensemen Bret Hedican and Brad Ference and a 1999 or 2000 draft choice. The Panthers send Ed Jovanovski, Dave Gagner, Mike Brown, Kevin Weekes and a 1999 or 2000 draft choice to the Canucks on January 17, 1999.
 
A First Of Many Tricks For The Rocket
The Russian Rocket ignites the Cats with his first Florida hat trick. Pavel Bure's three goals force a 3-3 tie with the Flyers in Philadelphia. Bure finishes the contest with six goals in his first three games as a Panther on January 26, 1999.
 
First Season In The Books
The Panthers complete their first season at National Car Rental Center with a 6-2 home win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Despite missing the playoffs for the second straight year, Florida improves by 15 points in the standings in its first season under Terry Murray on April 17, 1999.
 
 
 
   
Date Opponent Result
Apr. 17 TBL 6-2 W
Apr. 14 MTL 3-2 W-OT
Apr. 12 @OTT 2-0 W
Apr. 10 @TOR 1-9 L
Apr. 9 @BUF 1-3 L
GAME-BY-GAME›

   
Name G PTS
Ray Whitney 26 64
Rob Niedermayer 18 51
Viktor Kozlov 16 51
Scott Mellanby
18 45
Radek Dvorak
19 43
FULL STATS›

   
Player Rd Pick
Kyle Rossiter 2 30
Joe Dipenta 3 61
Lance Ward 3 63
Ryan Jardine 4 89
Jaroslav Spacek 5 117
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