Third Place, Southeast Division
12th Place In Eastern Conference
Did Not Qualify For Playoffs
  22-38-13-9 (66 Pts)
200 GF
246 GA
FULL STANDINGS›
 

TERRY MURRAY   DUANE SUTTER   BRYAN MURRAY   BILL TORREY
GC W PCT. GC W PCT. GM W PCT. GM W PCT.
36 6 .333 46 16 ..457 36 6 .333 46 16 .457
 

# PLAYER POS   # PLAYER POS
1 Robert Luongo
G 18 Marcus Nilson
LW
2 Lance Pitlick
D 19 Len Barrie*
C
3 Paul Laus
RW 21 Denis Shvidki
RW
4 Bret Hedican
D 22 Todd Simpson*
D
7 Mike Wilson
D 24 Robert Svehla
D
8 Peter Worrell
LW 25 Viktor Kozlov
C
9 Igor Larionov
C 26 Dan Boyle
D
10 Pavel Bure
RW 27 Scott Mellanby "C"
RW
12 Olli Jokinen
C 28 Jaroslav Spacek
D
14 Ray Whitney
LW 37 Trevor Kidd
G
15 John Jakopin*
D 44 Rob Niedermayer
C
16 Mike Sillinger
C
           
  *Did Not Dress  
COMPLETE ROSTER›
 

 
A Blockbuster Trade
Cats acquire Goaltender Roberto Luongo and Center Olli Jokinen from the New York Islanders in exchange for Mark Parrish and Oleg Kvasha on June 24, 2000. The trade is the talk of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft in Calgary, Alberta. The Panthers make Russian defenseman Vladimir Sapozhnikov their first selection (58th overall) at the draft.
 
An All-Star Announcement
At a press conference in downtown Ft. Lauderdale on December 11, 2000, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announces that the Panthers will host the 2003 NHL All-Star Weekend at National Car Rental Center on Feb. 1-2, 2003.
 
Change At The Top
After a 6-18-7-5 start, caused in part by a rash of early injuries, Vice President and Gerneral Manager Bryan Murray and Head Coach Terry Murray are relieved of their duties. Duane Sutter becomes the Panthers' fifth head coach on December 28, 2000.
 
Thanks For The Memories Scott
Original Panther Scott Mellanby is traded to playoff contender St. Louis in exchange for prospect David Morisset and a conditional draft choice on February 9, 2001. Only Paul Laus and Rob Niedermayer remain as original Panthers.
 
A Season Like No Other
Roberto Luongo caps an outstanding rookie season with a team record fifth shutout. His 25 saves ends his year with the second-highest save percentage ever for a rookie (.920). The 3-0 win over the NY Rangers on April 7, 2001 closes Florida's third season at National Car Rental Center. Pavel Bure's 59 goals on the season wins him the Maurice Richard Trophy for the second straight season, making him the first NHL player to accomplish the feat.
 
 
   
Date Opponent Result
Apr. 7 NYR 3-0 W
Apr. 5 @WSH 0-3 L
Apr. 3 @PHI 2-1 W
Apr. 2 BUF 3-5 L
Mar. 30 TBL 2-4 L
GAME-BY-GAME›

   
Name G PTS
Pavel Bure 59 92
Viktor Kozlov 14 37
Marcus Nilson 12 36
Mike Sillinger 13 34
Rob Niedermayer
12 32
FULL STATS›

   
Player Rd Pick
Vladimir Sapozhnikov 2 58
Robert Fried 3 77
Sean O'Connor 3 82
Chris Eade 4 115
Davis Parley 4 120
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