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2015–16 Florida Panthers · NHL
Atlantic Division Champions
Division 1st Atlantic
Conference 3rd Eastern
2015–16 record 47–26–9
Home record 25–11–5
Road record 22–15–4
Goals for 239
Goals against 203
General Manager Dale Tallon
Coach Gerard Gallant
Captain Willie Mitchell
Alternate captains Dave Bolland
Brian Campbell
Jussi Jokinen
Derek MacKenzie
Arena BB&T Center
Team leaders
Goals Aleksander Barkov (28)
Assists Jussi Jokinen (42)
Points Jaromir Jagr (66)
Penalties in minutes Alex Petrovic (90)
Wins Roberto Luongo (35)
Goals against average Al Montoya (2.18)

The 2015–16 Florida Panthers season was the 23rd season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 14, 1993.[1] The Panthers' regular season began on October 10, 2015 against the Philadelphia Flyers with a 7–1 home win.[2] The Panthers won the Atlantic Division but fell in six games in the opening round of the playoffs to the wild card entrant New York Islanders.

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

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Conference standingsEdit

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Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

2015–16 Game Log[2]

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

PlayoffsEdit

2016 Stanley Cup playoffs

Legend:       Win       Loss

Player stats Edit

Final stats

SkatersEdit

Regular Season[3]
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Jagr, JaromirJaromir Jagr 79 27 39 66 23 48
Jokinen, JussiJussi Jokinen 81 18 42 60 25 42
Huberdeau, JonathanJonathan Huberdeau 76 20 39 59 17 43
Barkov, AleksanderAleksander Barkov 66 28 31 59 18 8
Trocheck, VincentVincent Trocheck 76 25 28 53 15 44
Smith, ReillyReilly Smith 82 25 25 50 19 31
Ekblad, AaronAaron Ekblad 78 15 21 36 18 41
Bjugstad, NickNick Bjugstad 67 15 19 34 −8 41
Campbell, BrianBrian Campbell 82 6 25 31 31 26
Pirri, BrandonBrandon Pirri

|| 52 || 11 || 13 || 24 || −4 || 30

Petrovic, AlexAlex Petrovic 66 2 15 17 17 90
Kulikov, DmitriDmitri Kulikov 74 1 16 17 8 51
MacKenzie, DerekDerek MacKenzie 64 6 7 13 7 36
Hudler, JiriJiri Hudler

|| 19 || 6 || 5 || 11 || 0 || 10

Purcell, TeddyTeddy Purcell

|| 15 || 3 || 8 || 11 || −2 || 2

Howden, QuintonQuinton Howden 58 6 5 11 –1 18
Gudbranson, ErikErik Gudbranson 64 2 7 9 3 49
Shaw, LoganLogan Shaw 53 5 2 7 −7 13
Knight, CorbanCorban Knight 20 2 5 7 3 4
Mitchell, WillieWillie Mitchell 46 1 6 7 −2 18
Bolland, DaveDave Bolland 25 1 4 5 −2 16
Brickley, ConnorConnor Brickley 23 1 4 5 1 14
Thornton, ShawnShawn Thornton 50 1 4 5 −2 80
Grimaldi, RoccoRocco Grimaldi 20 3 2 5 −4 2
Kampfer, StevenSteven Kampfer 47 0 4 4 5 26
Kindl, JakubJakub Kindl

|| 19 || 0 || 2 || 2 || 10 || 4

McKegg, GregGreg McKegg 15 2 0 2 1 2
Olsen, DylanDylan Olsen 8 0 1 1 −1 2
Matheson, MichaelMichael Matheson 3 0 0 0 1 2
McFarland, JohnJohn McFarland 3 0 0 0 −1 0
Rau, KyleKyle Rau 9 0 0 0 −1 2
Regner, BrentBrent Regner 7 0 0 0 −2 4
Wilson, GarrettGarrett Wilson 29 0 0 0 −3 24

Playoffs
Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Smith, ReillyReilly Smith 6 4 4 8 7 0
Jokinen, JussiJussi Jokinen 6 1 3 4 5 4
Kulikov, DmitriDmitri Kulikov 6 1 3 4 4 4
Petrovic, AlexAlex Petrovic 6 1 3 4 5 4
Bjugstad, NickNick Bjugstad 5 2 2 4 6 2
Huberdeau, JonathanJonathan Huberdeau 6 1 2 3 1 10
Barkov, AleksanderAleksander Barkov 6 2 1 3 −2 2
Jagr, JaromirJaromir Jagr 6 0 2 2 −2 4
Purcell, TeddyTeddy Purcell 6 2 0 2 −3 0
Campbell, BrianBrian Campbell 6 0 1 1 −3 0
MacKenzie, DerekDerek MacKenzie 6 0 1 1 −1 4
Hudler, JiriJiri Hudler 6 0 1 1 −2 4
Wilson, GarrettGarrett Wilson 6 0 1 1 −1 4
Trocheck, VincentVincent Trocheck 2 0 1 1 1 0
Matheson, MichaelMichael Matheson 5 0 1 1 1 0
Ekblad, AaronAaron Ekblad 6 0 1 1 0 0
Thornton, ShawnShawn Thornton 4 0 0 0 0 2
Kindl, JakubJakub Kindl 1 0 0 0 −1 0
McKegg, GregGreg McKegg 1 0 0 0 0 2
Gudbranson, ErikErik Gudbranson 6 0 0 0 −2 2
Shaw, LoganLogan Shaw 3 0 0 0 −2 0
Grimaldi, RoccoRocco Grimaldi 2 0 0 0 −1 2

GoaltendersEdit

Regular Season[4]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Luongo, RobertoRoberto Luongo 62 60 3602:51 35 19 6 141 2.35 1801 .922 4 0 2 4
Montoya, AlAl Montoya 25 22 1351:15 12 7 3 49 2.18 608 .919 0 0 0 2
Playoffs
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Luongo, RobertoRoberto Luongo 6 6 438 2 4 15 2.05 227 .934 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Panthers. Stats reflect time with the Panthers only.
Denotes player was traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with the Panthers only.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record.

RosterEdit

Awards and honoursEdit

Awards Edit

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
Jagr, J.J. Jagr NHL All-Star game captain[5] January 2, 2016
Ekblad, A.A. Ekblad NHL All-Star game selection[6] January 6, 2016
Luongo, R.R. Luongo NHL All-Star game selection[6] January 6, 2016
Trocheck, V.V. Trocheck NHL Third Star of the Week[7] February 8, 2016

Milestones Edit

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Brickley, C.C. Brickley 1st Career NHL Game October 10, 2015
C. Brickley 1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
October 13, 2015
MacKenzie, D.D. MacKenzie 400th Career NHL Game October 31, 2015
Ekblad, A.A. Ekblad 100th Career NHL Game November 19, 2015
Trocheck, V.V. Trocheck 100th Career NHL Game December 12, 2015


Transactions Edit

The Panthers were involved in the following transactions during the 2015–16 season:

TradesEdit

Date Details Ref
June 27, 2015 (2015-06-27) To New York Islanders
MTL's 5th-round pick in 2015
To Florida Panthers
5th-round pick in 2016
[8]
July 1, 2015 (2015-07-01) To Boston Bruins
Jimmy Hayes (rights)
To Florida Panthers
Reilly Smith
Marc Savard
[9]
February 27, 2016 (2016-02-27) To Calgary Flames
2nd-round pick in 2016
4th-round pick in 2018
To Florida Panthers
Jiri Hudler
[10]
February 27, 2016 (2016-02-27) To Edmonton Oilers
conditional 3rd-round pick in 2016
To Florida Panthers
Teddy Purcell
[10]
February 27, 2016 (2016-02-27) To Detroit Red Wings
6th-round pick in 2017
To Florida Panthers
Jakub KindlNote 1 
[11]
February 29, 2016 (2016-02-29) To Anaheim Ducks
Brandon Pirri
To Florida Panthers
6th-round pick in 2016
[12]
May 25, 2016 (2016-05-25) To Vancouver Canucks
Erik Gudbranson
NYI's 5th-round pick in 2016
To Florida Panthers
Jared McCann
2nd-round pick in 2016
4th-round pick in 2016
[13]
June 10, 2016 (2016-06-10) To New Jersey Devils
Marc Savard
2nd-round pick in 2018
To Florida Panthers
Paul Thompson
Graham Black
[14]
June 20, 2016 (2016-06-20) To New York Rangers
6th-round pick in 2016
Conditional 4th-round pick in 2017Note 2 
To Florida Panthers
Keith Yandle (negotiating rights)
[15]
June 23, 2016 (2016-06-23) To Colorado Avalanche
Rocco Grimaldi
To Florida Panthers
Reto Berra
[16]
Notes
  • Note 1 Detroit to retain 15% ($720,000) of salary as part of trade.
  • Note 2 Conditional on Yandle signing with Panthers.

Free agents acquired Edit

Date Player Former team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2015 (2015-07-01) Mike McKenna Arizona Coyotes 2 years, $1.15 million [17]
July 1, 2015 (2015-07-01) Shane Harper Chicago Wolves 1 year, $575,000 [17]
July 1, 2015 (2015-07-01) Sena Acolatse Adirondack Flames 1 year, $575,000 [17]
July 1, 2015 (2015-07-01) Cameron Gaunce Texas Stars 1 year, $575,000 [18]
July 1, 2015 (2015-07-01) Brent Regner Chicago Wolves 2 years, $1.2 million [18]
July 2, 2015 (2015-07-02) Rob Flick Providence Bruins 1 year, $575,000 [19]
March 2, 2016 (2016-03-02) Dryden Hunt Moose Jaw Warriors entry-level contract [20]
May 3, 2016 (2016-05-03) Linus Hultstrom Djurgardens IF entry-level contract [21]

Free agents lost Edit

Date Player New team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 4, 2015 (2015-07-04) Dan Ellis Washington Capitals 1 year, $650,000 [22]
July 16, 2015 (2015-07-16) Shane O'Brien Anaheim Ducks 1 year, $600,000 [23]
October 5, 2015 (2015-10-05) Scottie Upshall St. Louis Blues 1 year, $700,000 [24]
September 27, 2015 (2015-09-27) Brad Boyes Toronto Maple Leafs 1 year, $700,000 [25]

Claimed via waivers Edit

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers Ref

Lost via waivers Edit

Player New team Date claimed off waivers Ref

Lost via retirement Edit

Player Ref

Player signingsEdit

Date Player Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 8, 2015 (2015-07-08) Corban Knight 1 year, $750,000 [26]
July 8, 2015 (2015-07-08) Garrett Wilson 1 year, $675,000 [26]
July 8, 2015 (2015-07-08) Greg McKegg 1 year, $700,000 [27]
July 15, 2015 (2015-07-15) Lawson Crouse 3 years, entry-level contract [28]
July 15, 2015 (2015-07-15) Alex Petrovic 2 years, $2.1 million [29]
July 15, 2015 (2015-07-15) Quinton Howden 1 year, $850,500 [29]
July 15, 2015 (2015-07-15) John McFarland 1 year, $850,500 [29]
September 17, 2015 (2015-09-17) Jonathan Huberdeau 2 years, $6.5 million [30]
January 26, 2016 (2016-01-26) Aleksander Barkov 6 years, $35.4 million contract extension [31]
February 25, 2016 (2016-02-25) Shawn Thornton 1 year, contract extension [32]
March 1, 2016 (2016-03-01) Jayce Hawryluk entry-level contract [33]
March 29, 2016 (2016-03-29) Michael Downing entry-level contract [34]
April 15, 2016 (2016-04-15) Juho Lammikko 3 years, entry-level contract [35]
May 5, 2016 (2016-05-05) Jaromir Jagr 1 year, $4 million [36]
May 9, 2016 (2016-05-09) Erik Gudbranson 1 year, $3.5 million [37]
May 10, 2016 (2016-05-10) Sam Montembeault 3 years, entry-level contract [38]
May 11, 2016 (2016-05-11) Shane Harper 1 year [39]

Draft picksEdit

See also: List of Florida Panthers draft picks

Below are the Florida Panthers' selections at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, held on June 26–27, 2015 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 11 Lawson Crouse LW Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)
3 77[a] Sam Montembault G Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (QMJHL)
3 88[b] Thomas Schemitsch D Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada Owen Sound Attack (OHL)
4 102 Denis Malgin C Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland ZSC Lions (NLA)
5 132 Karch Bachman LW Flag of the United States.png United States Culver Academy (HS-Indiana)
6 162 Christopher Wilkie RW Flag of the United States.png United States Tri-City Storm (USHL)
7 192 Patrick Shea C Flag of the United States.png United States Kimball Union Academy Wildcats (HS-New Hampshire)
7 206[c] Ryan Bednard G Flag of the United States.png United States Johnstown Tomahawks (NAHL)
Draft notes[40]
  • The Florida Panthers' second-round pick went to the New York Rangers as the result of a trade on June 27, 2015 that sent Carl Hagelin and a second and sixth-round pick in 2015 (59th and 179th overall) to Anaheim in exchange for Emerson Etem and this pick.[41]
    Anaheim previously acquired this pick as the result of a trade on June 26, 2015 that sent Kyle Palmieri to New Jersey in exchange for a third-round pick in 2016 and this pick.[41]
    New Jersey previously acquired this pick as the result of a trade on February 26, 2015 that sent Jaromir Jagr to Florida in exchange for a conditional third-round pick in 2016 and this pick.[42]
  • The Florida Panthers' third-round pick went to the Tampa Bay Lightning as the result of a trade on June 26, 2015 that sent the Rangers' first-round pick in 2015 (28th overall) to the New York Islanders in exchange for Edmonton's second-round pick in 2015 (33rd overall) and this pick.[43]
    The Islanders previously acquired this pick as the result of a trade on June 28, 2014 that sent a third-round pick in 2014 to Florida in exchange for this pick.[44]
  • a  The Pittsburgh Penguins' third-round pick went to the Florida Panthers as the result of a trade on March 5, 2014 that sent Marcel Goc to Pittsburgh in exchange for a fifth-round pick in 2014 and this pick.[45]
  • b  The Anaheim Ducks' third-round pick went to the Florida Panthers as the result of a trade on February 28, 2015 that sent Tomas Fleischmann to Anaheim in exchange for Dany Heatley and this pick.[46]
  • c  The St. Louis Blues' seventh-round pick went to the Florida Panthers as the result of a trade on September 28, 2013 that sent Scott Timmins and a sixth-round pick in 2014 to New Jersey in exchange for Krys Barch and this pick.[47]
    New Jersey previously acquired this pick as the result of a trade on March 22, 2013 that sent a conditional fourth-round pick to St. Louis in exchange for Matt D'Agostini and this pick.[48]

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  28. Florida Panthers Agree to Entry-Level Contract with F Lawson Crouse. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 Florida Panthers Agree to Terms with D Alex Petrovic. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
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