2003 - Jay Bouwmeester, Stephen Weiss and Niklas Hagman represent the Panthers and the Eastern Conference in the 2003 NHL YoungStars Game at the Office Depot Center. Weiss scores a goal and adds an assist and Bouwmeester chips in an assist. Olli Jokinen represents Florida in the 2003 All-Star Super Skills Competition.


2003 - 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. Sheryl Crow performs live in the Office Depot Center parking lot after the game.

Dino Ciccarelli

2001 - Cory Stillman becomes the 262nd player in NHL history to skate in 1,000 career games when he skates against Philadelphia at the BankAtlantic Center.

1998 -
Right wing Dino Ciccarelli scored his 600th career goal vs. the Detroit Red Wings in a 1-1 tie. At the time of the goal Ciccarelli was the ninth player to tally 600 or more goals in a career.


2001 - Right wing Pavel Bure notches two assists as the Panthers' lone representative in the 2001 NHL All-Star Game in Denver, Colorado.


2008 - Florida sets a franchise record for largest margin of victory as well as most goals ever scored in a road game as they defeat Toronto at the Air Canada Center 8-0 behind a Richard Zednik hat-trick.

Pavel Bure

2003 - Roberto Luongo stops 28 shots to become the club's all-time leader in shutouts (14), passing John Vanbiesbrouck.

2000 - The Panthers are the highlight of the 2000 All-Star Game at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Pavel Bure wins game MVP honors with a hat trick and an assist. Viktor Kozlov leads all players with three assists and Ray Whitney leads the North American team with a goal and an assist.

2004 - Roberto Luongo represents the Panthers and the Eastern Conference in the 2004 All-Star Superskills Competition, winning the goaltending event.


1999 - The Panthers announce they have signed Pavel Bure to a five-year contract extension, locking up rights to the “Russian Rocket” through the 2005-2006 season.

1998 - The Panthers and 25 other NHL teams begin their “Winter Break” as the league shuts down to enable its players to participate in the Winter Olympics for the first time. John Vanbiesbrouck (USA), Robert Svehla (Slovakia) and Esa Tikkanen (Finland) are the Panthers who head to Nagano, Japan. Tikkanen’s club wins the Bronze Medal.

Rob Niedermayer

2004 - Assistant Coach John Torchetti becomes the eighth head coach in Panthers history. Rick Dudley continues his duties as general manager.

2001 - Original Panther Scott Mellanby is traded to playoff contender St. Louis in exchange for prospect David Morisset and a conditional draft choice. Only Paul Laus and Rob Niedermayer remain as original Panthers.


2007 - Ed Belfour records his 76th career shutout to tie Tony Esposito for eighth on the NHL's all-time shutouts list at Montreal.


2006 - Six Cats represented the Panthers at the 2006 Torino Winter Olympic games with Olli Jokinen (Finland) collecting a silver medal and Rostislav Olesz (Czech Republic) collecting a bronze medal. Jaques Martin (Canada), Jay Bouwmeester (Canada), Roberto Luongo (Canada) and Jozef Stumpel (Slovakia) also were selected to represent their respective countries at the Olympics.

Roberto Luongo

2003 - Roberto Luongo makes 24 saves to record his sixth shutout of the season and sets a new Panthers single-season shutout record.


2012 - Stephen Weiss becomes the franchise’s all-time leader in games played when he takes the ice against Minnesota for his 614th game. Weiss finishes the season with 637.


2013 - Right Wing Tomas Kopecky netted his first career hat trick, recording four points (3-1-4) in a 6-4 win vs Pittsburgh.

- Pavel Bure goes top shelf on Detroit's Chris Osgood and scores the first penalty-shot goal in franchise history.


2012 - The Panthers jump out to a big lead against Toronto from the onset behind goals by Marcel Goc and Mike Santorelli. The quick 2-0 lead just 2:21 into the game is the fastest two goals in an away game in franchise history.

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