1994–95 Florida Panthers · NHL
Division 5th Atlantic
Conference 9th Eastern
1994–95 record 20–22–6
Home record 9–12–3
Road record 11–10–3
Goals for 115
Goals against 127
General Manager Bryan Murray
Coach Roger Neilson
Captain Brian Skrudland
Alternate captains Scott Mellanby
Gord Murphy
Arena Miami Arena
Team Leaders
Goals Jesse Belanger (15)
Assists Stu Barnes (19)
Points Jesse Belanger (29)
Penalties in minutes Paul Laus (138)
Wins John Vanbiesbrouck (14)
Goals against average John Vanbiesbrouck (2.47)
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The 1994–95 Florida Panthers season was the Panthers' second season. For the second straight year, they missed the playoffs by just one point. While the team tied for 6th in the league in goaltending behind the solid tandem of John Vanbiesbrouck and Mark Fitzpatrick, it finished last in the league in scoring with 115 goals.

The Panthers were one of only three teams in 1994–95 to have a better regular-season record on the road then at home (the other two teams were the Chicago Blackhawks and the Los Angeles Kings).

Offseason[edit | edit source]

NHL Draft[edit | edit source]

Round Pick Player Nationality College/junior/club team
1 1 Ed Jovanovski (D) Flag of Canada Canada Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
2 27 Rhett Warrener (Defence) Flag of Canada Canada Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
2 31 Jason Podollan (Right wing) Flag of Canada Canada Spokane Chiefs (WHL)
2 36 Ryan Johnson (Centre) Flag of Canada Canada Thunder Bay Flyers (USHL)

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Regular season[edit | edit source]

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Atlantic Division
No. CR GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 2 Philadelphia Flyers 48 28 16 4 150 132 60
2 5 New Jersey Devils 48 22 18 8 136 121 52
3 6 Washington Capitals 48 22 18 8 136 120 52
4 8 New York Rangers 48 22 23 3 139 134 47
5 9 Florida Panthers 48 20 22 6 115 127 46
6 12 Tampa Bay Lightning 48 17 28 3 120 144 37
7 13 New York Islanders 48 15 28 5 126 158 35

Note: No. = Division rank, CR = Conference rank, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
       Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Game log[edit | edit source]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L January 21, 1995 1–2 @ New York Islanders (1994–95) 0–1–0
2 L January 23, 1995 5–6 Pittsburgh Penguins (1994–95) 0–2–0
3 L January 25, 1995 2–3 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1994–95) 0–3–0
4 W January 26, 1995 4–2 Tampa Bay Lightning (1994–95) 1–3–0
5 W January 28, 1995 2–1 @ Hartford Whalers (1994–95) 2–3–0
6 W January 30, 1995 2–1 @ Boston Bruins (1994–95) 3–3–0
7 L January 31, 1995 1–5 New York Islanders (1994–95) 3–4–0
8 T February 2, 1995 1–1 OT Montreal Canadiens (1994–95) 3–4–1
9 L February 4, 1995 2–3 @ Washington Capitals (1994–95) 3–5–1
10 L February 7, 1995 3–7 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1994–95) 3–6–1
11 W February 9, 1995 3–0 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1994–95) 4–6–1
12 W February 11, 1995 4–3 Hartford Whalers (1994–95) 5–6–1
13 L February 12, 1995 2–4 New Jersey Devils (1994–95) 5–7–1
14 W February 15, 1995 2–0 Ottawa Senators (1994–95) 6–7–1
15 L February 17, 1995 4–5 Boston Bruins (1994–95) 6–8–1
16 L February 19, 1995 1–4 Quebec Nordiques (1994–95) 6–9–1
17 L February 21, 1995 3–5 New York Rangers (1994–95) 6–10–1
18 L February 23, 1995 2–5 Montreal Canadiens (1994–95) 6–11–1
19 W February 25, 1995 4–1 @ Ottawa Senators (1994–95) 7–11–1
20 T February 28, 1995 0–0 OT @ New York Rangers (1994–95) 7–11–2
21 T March 2, 1995 2–2 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (1994–95) 7–11–3
22 L March 4, 1995 1–6 @ New Jersey Devils (1994–95) 7–12–3
23 W March 8, 1995 3–2 Ottawa Senators (1994–95) 8–12–3
24 W March 11, 1995 2–0 @ Boston Bruins (1994–95) 9–12–3
25 W March 12, 1995 4–1 @ Hartford Whalers (1994–95) 10–12–3
26 L March 14, 1995 1–2 OT Buffalo Sabres (1994–95) 10–13–3
27 W March 16, 1995 5–1 Washington Capitals (1994–95) 11–13–3
28 L March 18, 1995 3–4 OT Philadelphia Flyers (1994–95) 11–14–3
29 L March 20, 1995 4–5 OT @ Quebec Nordiques (1994–95) 11–15–3
30 W March 22, 1995 3–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1994–95) 12–15–3
31 L March 24, 1995 0–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1994–95) 12–16–3
32 W March 26, 1995 2–0 Pittsburgh Penguins (1994–95) 13–16–3
33 T March 29, 1995 4–4 OT Hartford Whalers (1994–95) 13–16–4
34 W April 2, 1995 4–1 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1994–95) 14–16–4
35 L April 5, 1995 0–5 New York Rangers (1994–95) 14–17–4
36 T April 8, 1995 2–2 OT @ New York Islanders (1994–95) 14–17–5
37 L April 12, 1995 1–3 New York Islanders (1994–95) 14–18–5
38 L April 14, 1995 0–3 @ Washington Capitals (1994–95) 14–19–5
39 W April 16, 1995 4–1 Tampa Bay Lightning (1994–95) 15–19–5
40 L April 18, 1995 1–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1994–95) 15–20–5
41 W April 20, 1995 1–0 New Jersey Devils (1994–95) 16–20–5
42 W April 22, 1995 4–2 Quebec Nordiques (1994–95) 17–20–5
43 W April 24, 1995 5–1 @ Ottawa Senators (1994–95) 18–20–5
44 L April 26, 1995 0–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1994–95) 18–21–5
45 L April 28, 1995 1–3 @ New Jersey Devils (1994–95) 18–22–5
46 T April 30, 1995 2–2 OT Washington Capitals (1994–95) 18–22–6
47 W May 2, 1995 4–3 @ New York Rangers (1994–95) 19–22–6
48 W May 3, 1995 4–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1994–95) 20–22–6

Player stats[edit | edit source]

Forwards[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Jesse Belanger 47 15 14 29 18
Stu Barnes 41 10 19 29 8
Scott Mellanby 48 13 12 25 90
Dave Lowry 45 10 10 20 25
Jody Hull 46 11 8 19 8
Bill Lindsay 48 10 9 19 46
Tom Fitzgerald 48 3 13 16 31
Brian Skrudland 47 5 9 14 88
Mike Hough 48 6 7 13 38
Johan Garpenlov 27 3 9 12 0
Rob Niedermayer 48 4 6 10 36
Bob Kudelski 26 6 3 9 2
Andrei Lomakin 31 1 6 7 6
Gaetan Duchesne 13 1 2 3 2
Jeff Daniels 3 0 0 0 0
Jamie Linden 4 0 0 0 17
Dave Tomlinson 5 0 0 0 0

Defencemen[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Gord Murphy 46 6 16 22 24
Jason Woolley 34 4 9 13 18
Brian Benning 24 1 7 8 18
Magnus Svensson 19 2 5 7 10
Paul Laus 37 0 7 7 138
Geoff Smith 47 2 4 6 22
Randy Moller 17 0 3 3 16
Robert Svehla 5 1 1 2 0
Brent Severyn 9 1 1 2 37
Dallas Eakins 17 0 1 1 35
Joe Cirella 20 0 1 1 21
Stephane Richer 1 0 0 0 2
Keith Brown 13 0 0 0 2

Goaltending[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; SV% = Save percentage ; GAA = Goals against average; SO = Shutouts

Player GP W L T SV% GAA SO
John Vanbiesbrouck 37 14 15 4 .914 2.47 4
Mark Fitzpatrick 15 6 7 2 .900 2.64 2

Awards and records[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]


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