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    Florida Panthers Franchise Information

    Have a read on below at some quick stats and facts on the Florida Panthers to get you started: 

    Established:1993
    Stadium:BB&T Center
    Colors:Red, blue & flat gold
    Hall of Famers:Ed Belfour, Pavel Bure, Dino Ciccarelli, Igor Larionov & Joe Nieuwendyk
    Hall of Fame Builders:Rogers Neilson & Bill Torrey
    Rivals:Tampa Bay Lightning, Philadelphia Flyers & Boston Bruins
    Legends: Hall of Famers plus: Roberto Luongo, Wayne Huizenga, Olli Jokinen, Jonathan Huberdeau & Aleksander Barkov
    Retired Numbers:1, 37 & 93 
    Division:Atlantic 
    Stanley Cup Titles:

    Florida Panthers History

    In December of 1992, Blockbuster Video tycoon Wayne Huizenga was awarded the right to establish an NHL franchise in Miami. After several months of deliberation it was announced that the team will enter the league as the Florida Panthers, with former New York Islanders general manager Bill Torrey as president and Bobby Clarke as the general manager.

    Along with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, the Panthers joined the league for the 1993-94 season. Following a 4-4 tie in the franchises NHL debut game, Florida won their first match in franchise history with a 2-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in front of what was then a NHL record crowd of 27,227 people. 

    The Panthers finished their debut season fifth in the Atlantic Division with a 33-34-17 record. Their second season in the league (20-22-6) saw Florida win their fewest games in franchise history, however they then made their first postseason push in year three. 

    Following their 41-31-10 record in 1995-96, the Florida Panthers made their NHL playoffs debut. After posting a 12-6 record from their first three playoff series, the Panthers claimed their first piece of NHL silverware by taking out the Eastern Conference Championship and advancing to their first and only appearance in the Stanley Cup Finals. Florida were swept in the Stanley Cup Finals by the Colorado Avalanche. 

    Between the loss in the 1996 Stanley Cup Finals and the conclusion of their 2020 season, Florida have won two division championships and made five trips to the NHL playoffs, however their 4-3 series victory over the Penguins in the 1996 Eastern Conference Finals is still the Panthers most recent playoff series victory.

    The 2021 season marked the second time in franchise history that the Panthers have made back to back trips to the NHL playoffs, posting a 37-14-5 record which saw them finish second in the Central Division. The Panthers lost to the reigning Stanley Cup champions Tampa Bay Lightning in six games in the first round of the 2021 postseason.  

    The 2021-22 campaign was a great one for the Florida Panthers. As they finished the year with a record of 58-18-6. They made the Stanley Cup Playoffs but got swept in round number two. They finished in 1st place in the Atlantic Division.

    Expert 2022-23 Picks & Preview on Florida Panthers

    If you are a fan of the Florida Panthers, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2022-23 season. Do the Florida Panthers have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and win the Stanley Cup in 2023?

    Have a read on below at SportsTips expert picks & preview on the Florida Panthers:

    Preview on the Florida Panthers’ Head Coach: Paul Maurcie 

    Paul Maurice is the head coach of the Florida Panthers, his career overall record in the National Hockey League regular season is 775-681-99. This head coaching job is his sixth head coaching job in the National Hockey League. He has previously coached the Hartford Whalers, Carolina Hurricanes (twice), Toronto Maple Leafs, and Winnipeg Jets. This will be his first season at the helm of the Florida Panthers after he resigned from his position as head coach of the Jets in the middle of the 2021-22 National Hockey League season. 

    Prior to his resignation mid-season of last year he led the Jets to four straight Stanley Cup playoff appearances. He has coached his team to the Stanley Cup Finals once during the 2001-02 season while he was the head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes. He is the youngest coach to reach the 1,000 games coached mark, he surpassed that milestone way back in 2010 at the age of 43.

    Preview on the Florida Panthers’ Key Player: Matthew Tkachuk

    Matthew Tkachuk is the top guy on this Florida Panthers roster heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season. He will be entering his seventh season in the National Hockey League this upcoming year. This will be his first season as a member of the Florida Panthers after he spent the first six years of his career with the Calgary Flames before being traded over the offseason. 

    Last season he put up some impressive numbers as he found the net 42 times over the course of last year’s National Hockey League season. He also had no problem passing off the puck and setting up his teammates to find the net as well, as he added 62 assists to his total. Overall, he finished with a total of 104 points in 82 games played. He set a career high in both goals and assists last season and he will look to get off to a hot start with his new team this season.

    Preview on the Florida Panthers’ Next Best: Aleksander Barkov

    Aleksander Barkov is yet another solid guy on this Florida Panthers roster heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season. He will be entering his tenth season in the National Hockey League this upcoming year. He has spent his entire career with the Florida Panthers and last season he set a career high in goals and assists despite missing nearly twenty games. Last season he put up some impressive numbers as he found the net 39 times over the course of last year’s National Hockey League season. 

    He also had no problem passing off the puck and setting up his teammates to find the net as well, as he added 49 assists to his total. Overall, he finished with a total of 88 points in 67 games played. He will be looking to build off of his momentum from last season and look to play more than 70 games for the first time in four years this upcoming season.

    Florida Panthers Betting & Odds Preview 2022-23

    The Florida Panthers’ campaign during the 2021-22 National Hockey League season went about as you would’ve expected. They finished the year with a record of 58-18-6 and in first place of the Atlantic Division.

    There is a lot of optimism surrounding the franchise heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season. If they want to improve or keep up their current level of play they will certainly need a ton of production from their stars over the course of the 2022-23 National Hockey League season. The most important thing in any season is how a team starts out of the gate, and then how they look when the all-star break approaches. 

    In the National Hockey League, a lot can change over a single off-season. It will be interesting to see how their offseason moves translate onto the ice over the course of the 2022-23 National Hockey League season. 

    They are set to play a full 82-game schedule for only the second time in the last four seasons thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on their odds to win some hardware headed into the season it is clear how the oddsmakers in Las Vegas feel about them heading into the year. 

    Their odds to bring home the Atlantic Division championship this season currently sit at +225 heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season, which puts them second in the Atlantic Division out of eight teams. 

    While their odds to win the Eastern Conference currently sit at +450 heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season, which puts them second in the Eastern Conference out of 16 teams. 

    Their overall odds to bring home the Stanley Cup trophy are currently sitting at +900 heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season, as they rank third out of all 32 teams in the National Hockey League.

    Florida Panthers FAQs

    Still got some burning questions about the Florida Panthers? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully, you will find the answer you are looking for below! 

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    Where do the Florida Panthers play?

    The Florida Panthers play their home games at the BB&T Center.

    Who owns the Florida Panthers?

    The Florida Panthers are owned by Sunrise Sports and Entertainment.

    Have the Florida Panthers won the Stanley Cup?

    The Florida Panthers have never won a Stanley Cup title.

    Who is the Florida Panthers general manager?

    Bill Zito is the general manager of the Florida Panthers.

    Do the Florida Panthers play tonight?

    Are you wondering if the Florida Panthers are playing tonight? Well, SportsTips has all the details you need about upcoming Florida Panthers games! Make sure you check this page at the top for all the details you are looking for.

    What is the Florida Panthers record?

    The Florida Panthers had a 58-18-6 win-loss-overtime loss record for the 2021-22 NHL season. 

    Did the Florida Panthers win last night?

    Fans of the Florida Panthers are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.

    How much are the Florida Panthers worth?

    According to Forbes Magazine, the Florida Panthers are worth $450 million. 

    Who do the Florida Panthers play tonight?

    Like a lot of things in the NHL, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the Florida Panthers play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.

    How to watch the Florida Panthers?

    You can watch the Florida Panthers games on TV channels like Fox Sports West and the NHL Network such as NHL.TV.

    Will the Florida Panthers make the playoffs this year?

    While we do not yet know if the Florida Panthers will make the playoffs this year, they did make the playoffs in 2021-22 but were swept in the second round by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

    Will the Florida Panthers get the 1st pick in the NHL draft?

    The Florida Panthers do not have the number one overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft.

    When do the Florida Panthers play?

    Florida Panthers fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here at SportsTips, we list all the information you need like the time of the puck drop, location of the game and the all important NHL odds.

    Where did the Florida Panthers finish the season?

    The Florida Panthers finished the 2021-22 NHL season in 1st place in the Atlantic Division.

    How many games did the Florida Panthers win?

    The Florida Panthers won 58 games during the 2021-22 NHL season.