1997-98 Florida Panthers Roster and Statistics

Franchise Index

Record: 24-43-15 (63 points), Finished 6th in NHL Atlantic Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Doug MacLean (7-12-4), Bryan Murray (17-31-11)

Arena: Miami Arena

Goals For: 203 (20th of 26), Goals Against: 256 (23rd of 26)
SRS: -0.61 (24th of 26), SOS: 0.03 (5th of 26)

Game Results

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Team Statistics

Team AvAge GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS TG/G PP PPO PP% PPA PPOA PK% SH SHA
Florida Panthers 82 24 43 15 63 .384 203 256 -0.62 0.03 5.60 55 409 13.45 82 403 79.65 12 16
League Average 82 35 35 13 82 .500 216 216 0.00 0.00 5.28 57 380 15.08 57 380 84.92 10 10

Roster

Age is on February 1 of given season
No. Player Pos Age Ht Wt S/C Exp Birth Date Summary
12 Chris Allen D 19 6-2 197 R/- R May 8, 1978 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
2 Terry Carkner D 31 6-3 210 L/- 11 March 7, 1966 1 G, 7 A, 8 P
22 Dino Ciccarelli RW 37 5-10 185 R/- 17 February 8, 1960 5 G, 11 A, 16 P
19 Radek Dvorak LW 20 6-2 195 R/- 2 March 9, 1977 12 G, 24 A, 36 P
8 Dallas Eakins D 30 6-2 195 L/- 5 February 27, 1967 0 G, 1 A, 1 P
21 Tom Fitzgerald C 29 6-0 190 R/- 9 August 28, 1968 10 G, 5 A, 15 P
30 Mark Fitzpatrick G 29 6-2 195 -/L 9 November 13, 1968 2-7-2, 3.00 GAA
15 Dave Gagner C 33 5-10 188 L/- 13 December 11, 1964 20 G, 28 A, 48 P
29 Johan Garpenlov LW 29 6-0 185 L/- 7 March 21, 1968 2 G, 3 A, 5 P
12 Jody Hull RW 28 6-2 195 R/- 9 February 2, 1969 2 G, 0 A, 2 P
4 John Jakopin D 22 6-5 239 R/- R May 16, 1975 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
16 Ryan Johnson C 21 6-1 199 L/- R June 14, 1976 0 G, 2 A, 2 P
55 Ed Jovanovski D 21 6-3 220 L/- 2 June 26, 1976 9 G, 14 A, 23 P
25 Viktor Kozlov C 22 6-4 232 R/- 3 February 14, 1975 12 G, 11 A, 23 P
3 Paul Laus RW 27 6-1 215 R/- 4 September 26, 1970 0 G, 11 A, 11 P
11 Bill Lindsay LW 26 6-0 195 L/- 6 May 17, 1971 12 G, 16 A, 28 P
10 Dave Lowry LW 32 6-1 195 L/- 12 February 14, 1965 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
1 Kirk McLean G 31 6-0 180 -/L 12 June 26, 1966 4-2-1, 3.25 GAA
27 Scott Mellanby RW 31 6-1 210 R/- 12 June 11, 1966 15 G, 24 A, 39 P
9 Kirk Muller C 31 6-0 205 L/- 13 February 8, 1966 8 G, 21 A, 29 P
5 Gord Murphy D 30 6-2 195 R/- 9 March 23, 1967 6 G, 11 A, 17 P
51 David Nemirovsky RW 21 6-2 205 R/- 2 August 1, 1976 9 G, 12 A, 21 P
44 Rob Niedermayer C 23 6-2 203 L/- 4 December 28, 1974 8 G, 7 A, 15 P
6 Jeff Norton D 32 6-2 195 L/- 10 November 25, 1965 0 G, 7 A, 7 P
26 Ray Sheppard RW 31 6-1 195 R/- 10 May 27, 1966 14 G, 17 A, 31 P
24 Robert Svehla D 29 6-0 209 R/- 3 January 2, 1969 9 G, 34 A, 43 P
97 Esa Tikkanen LW 33 6-1 190 L/- 12 January 25, 1965 1 G, 8 A, 9 P
34 John Vanbiesbrouck G 34 5-8 176 -/L 15 September 4, 1963 18-29-11, 2.87 GAA
7 Rhett Warrener D 22 6-1 203 R/- 2 January 27, 1976 0 G, 4 A, 4 P
17 Steve Washburn C 22 6-2 198 L/- 2 April 10, 1975 11 G, 8 A, 19 P
1 Kevin Weekes G 22 6-2 215 -/L R April 4, 1975 0-5-1, 3.96 GAA
23 Chris Wells LW 22 6-6 223 L/- 2 November 12, 1975 5 G, 10 A, 15 P
14 Ray Whitney LW 25 5-10 180 R/- 6 May 8, 1972 32 G, 29 A, 61 P
28 Peter Worrell LW 20 6-6 235 L/- R August 18, 1977 0 G, 0 A, 0 P

Scoring Regular Season

Scoring Goals Assists Ice Time Point Shares
Rk Player Pos Age GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI OPS DPS PS
1 Ray Whitney LW 25 68 32 29 61 26 10 28 20 12 0 2 14 15 0 156 20.5 7.2 1.2 8.4
2 Dave Gagner C 33 78 20 28 48 19 -21 55 14 5 1 1 16 12 0 165 12.1 4.2 0.2 4.3
3 Robert Svehla D 29 79 9 34 43 14 -3 113 6 3 0 0 10 23 1 144 6.3 3.8 3.0 6.8
4 Scott Mellanby RW 31 79 15 24 39 15 -14 127 9 6 0 1 18 6 0 188 8.0 2.7 0.4 3.1
5 Radek Dvorak LW 20 64 12 24 36 13 -1 33 7 2 3 0 20 2 2 112 10.7 2.6 0.8 3.4
6 Ray Sheppard RW 31 61 14 17 31 12 -13 21 9 5 0 1 9 8 0 136 10.3 2.4 0.3 2.6
7 Kirk Muller C 31 70 8 21 29 10 -14 54 7 1 0 3 17 3 1 115 7.0 1.2 0.3 1.5
8 Bill Lindsay LW 26 82 12 16 28 11 -2 80 10 0 2 5 15 0 1 150 8.0 1.1 0.9 2.0
9 Viktor Kozlov C 22 46 12 11 23 10 -1 14 7 3 2 0 10 1 0 114 10.5 1.9 0.5 2.4
10 Ed Jovanovski D 21 81 9 14 23 9 -12 158 6 2 1 3 9 5 0 142 6.3 1.6 2.4 4.0
11 David Nemirovsky RW 21 41 9 12 21 8 -3 8 7 2 0 1 7 5 0 62 14.5 1.6 0.4 2.0
12 Steve Washburn C 22 58 11 8 19 8 -6 32 7 4 0 2 5 2 1 61 18.0 0.9 0.5 1.4
13 Gord Murphy D 30 79 6 11 17 6 -3 46 3 3 0 0 8 1 2 123 4.9 0.7 3.0 3.7
14 Dino Ciccarelli RW 37 28 5 11 16 6 -2 28 3 2 0 1 7 4 0 57 8.8 1.1 0.3 1.4
15 Tom Fitzgerald C 29 69 10 5 15 7 -4 57 9 0 1 1 5 0 0 105 9.5 0.0 0.7 0.7
16 Rob Niedermayer C 23 33 8 7 15 6 -9 41 3 5 0 2 6 1 0 64 12.5 1.2 0.1 1.2
17 Chris Wells LW 22 61 5 10 15 6 4 47 4 0 1 0 6 1 3 57 8.8 -0.2 0.9 0.7
18 Paul Laus RW 27 77 0 11 11 3 -5 293 0 0 0 0 8 2 1 64 0.0 -1.8 0.8 -1.0
19 Esa Tikkanen LW 33 28 1 8 9 3 -7 16 1 0 0 0 4 4 0 34 2.9 0.0 0.1 0.1
20 Terry Carkner D 31 74 1 7 8 2 6 63 1 0 0 1 7 0 0 34 2.9 -0.6 3.5 2.9
21 Jeff Norton D 32 19 0 7 7 2 -7 18 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 20 0.0 0.3 0.2 0.6
22 Johan Garpenlov LW 29 39 2 3 5 2 -6 8 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 43 4.7 -0.7 0.2 -0.5
23 Rhett Warrener D 22 79 0 4 4 1 -16 99 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 66 0.0 -1.3 2.0 0.7
24 John Vanbiesbrouck G 34 60 0 3 3 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8.5
25 Jody Hull RW 28 21 2 0 2 1 1 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 23 8.7 -0.4 0.3 -0.1
26 Ryan Johnson C 21 10 0 2 2 1 -4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 6 0.0 -0.2 0.0 -0.2
27 Dallas Eakins D 30 23 0 1 1 0 1 44 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 16 0.0 -0.4 1.0 0.6
28 Chris Allen D 19 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
29 Mark Fitzpatrick G 29 12 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.8
30 John Jakopin D 22 2 0 0 0 0 -3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.2
31 Dave Lowry LW 32 7 0 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 -0.3 0.0 -0.2
32 Kirk McLean G 31 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.9
33 Kevin Weekes G 22 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.5
34 Peter Worrell LW 20 19 0 0 0 0 -4 153 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0.0 -0.7 0.1 -0.6
Team Total 82 203 328 531 -139 1656 136 55 12 24 2278 8.9 27.8 23.9 62.4

Goalies Regular Season

Goalie Stats
Rk Player Pos Age GP W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN GA%- GSAA GPS
1 John Vanbiesbrouck G 34 60 18 29 11 165 1638 1473 .899 2.87 4 3451 107 -11.42 8.5
2 Kirk McLean G 31 7 4 2 1 22 207 185 .894 3.25 0 406 0.9
3 Mark Fitzpatrick G 29 12 2 7 2 32 265 233 .879 3.00 1 640 0.8
4 Kevin Weekes G 22 11 0 5 1 32 247 215 .870 3.96 0 485 0.5
Team Total 82 24 43 15 251 2357 2106 .894 3.02 5 4982 10.7