1997-98 Florida Panthers Roster and Statistics

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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)

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 34 35 13 81 .493 215 218 -0.04 0.00 5.28 57 380 14.98 58 382 84.83 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