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Fourth Place, Southeast Division
13th Place In Eastern Conference
Did Not Qualify For Playoffs
  24-36-13-9 (70 Pts)
176 GF
237 GA
FULL STANDINGS›
 

MIKE KEENAN  
RICK DUDLEY
GC W PCT.
GM W PCT.
82 24 .427 82 24 .427
 

# PLAYER POS   # PLAYER POS
1 Roberto Luongo
G 22 Kristian Huselius*
LW
4 Jay Bouwmeester
D 25 Viktor Kozlov
C
5 Branislav Mezei
D 30 Jani Hurme
G
8 Peter Worrell
LW 32 Stephane Matteau*
LW
9 Stephen Weiss
C 34 Mathieu Biron*
D
12 Olli Jokinen "C"
C 36 Dmitry Yushkevich
D
14 Niklas Hagman
LW 38  Eric Beaudoin
LW
17 Ryan Johnson
C 39 Ivan Novoseltsev
RW
18 Marcus Nilson
LW 44 Sandis Ozolinsh
D
19 Byron Ritchie
C 45 Brad Ference
D
20 Valeri Bure
RW 49 Lance Ward*
D
21 Denis Shvidki
RW 56 Ivan Majesky
D
           
   *Did Not Dress  
COMPLETE ROSTER›
 

 
Nabbing The Top-Ranked Prospect
The Panthers trade the number one pick and still select top-ranked prospect Jay Bouwmeester with the third overall selection in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft in Toronto on June 22, 2002. The Cats also get the right to trade first-round picks with Columbus in 2003. Florida also selects Peter Taticek with the ninth overall selection and grabs Rob Globke and Gregory Campbell in the second and third rounds, respectively. Florida finishes the 2002 Entry Draft with six selections on Day Two..
 
10 Years And Counting
The Panthers open their tenth season against cross-state rival Tampa Bay at Office Depot Center on October 10, 2002.
 
Hosting The All-Star Game
The Office Depot Center hosts the NHL All-Star game, which visits South Florida for the first time. Olli Jokinen scores a goal and adds three assists in front of his home crowd in his All-Star debut on February 2, 2003. Sheryl Crow performs live in the Office Depot Center parking lot after the game..
 
The Puck Stops Here
Roberto Luongo stops 28 shots to become the club's all-time leader in shutouts (14), passing John Vanbiesbrouck on February 6, 2003.
 
All-Rookie Bouw
Jay Bouwmeester is named to the NHL's All-Rookie Team on June 13, 2003.
 
 
 
   
Date Opponent Result
Apr. 6 PHI 2-6 L
Apr. 4 CAR 4-1 W
Apr. 1 @WSH 0-3 L
Mar. 29 @TBL 1-1 T
Mar. 27 @STL 1-2 T
GAME-BY-GAME›

   
Name G PTS
Olli Jokinen
36 65
Viktor Kozlov 22 56
Kristian Huselius 20 43
Marcus Nilson 15 34
Matt Cullen
13 33
FULL STATS›

   
Player Rd Pick
Jay Bouwmeester 1 3
Petr Taticek 1 9
Rob Globke 2 40
Gregory Campbell 3 67
Topi Jaakola 5 134
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