Logo: Florida Panthers Logo
Year Founded: 1993
Conference / Division: Eastern Conference / Southeast Division
The Florida Panthers are a professional ice hockey team based in Sunrise, Florida, in the Miami metropolitan area. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). They play their games at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise and are the southernmost team in the NHL. The Panthers have been one of the least successful teams in League history, holding the eighth-worst record in NHL history among active teams when measured in points percentage (points divided by maximum points), and having made the playoffs only 3 times in their 17 seasons, which translates to 17.6%, third worst among active teams. They made one trip to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1996, losing to the Colorado Avalanche in four games.
In an attempt to bring playoff hockey back to South Florida, the Panthers management hired Dale Tallon as the team's new general manager on May 17, 2010. Tallon had previously been GM in Chicago where he helped to build the Blackhawks team that eventually won the Stanley Cup. He quickly made his mark at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by drafting 13 players including Erik Gudbranson and Quinton Howden. Also during the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, a trade was made with the Vancouver Canucks to send Steve Bernier and Michael Grabner and the Canucks first round choice in the draft, the twenty-fifth selection (used to select Quinton Howden) to the Panthers for Keith Ballard and Victor Oreskovich. He also made a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks to acquire Marty Reasoner shortly after the draft.
They Win Prince of Wales Trophy, Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy.
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