2016–17 Florida Panthers · NHL
Division 6th Atlantic
Conference 13th Eastern
2016–17 record 35–36–11
Home record 19–19–3
Road record 16–17–8
Goals for 210
Goals against 237
General Manager Tom Rowe
Coach Gerard Gallant (Oct. 13 – Nov. 27)
Tom Rowe (Nov. 27 – Apr. 9)
Captain Derek MacKenzie
Alternate captains Aaron Ekblad
Jussi Jokinen
Arena BB&T Center
Team Leaders
Goals Jonathan Marchessault (30)
Assists Keith Yandle (36)
Points Vincent Trocheck (54)
Penalties in minutes Alex Petrovic (79)
Wins James Reimer (18)
Goals against average James Reimer (2.53)
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The 2016–17 Florida Panthers season was the 24th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 14, 1993.[1] This season saw the Panthers unable to qualify for the playoffs.

Standings[edit | edit source]

Divisional standings[edit | edit source]

Atlantic Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Montreal Canadiens 82 47 26 9 44 226 200 +26 103
2 x – Ottawa Senators 82 44 28 10 38 212 214 −2 98
3 x – Boston Bruins 82 44 31 7 42 234 212 +22 95
4 x – Toronto Maple Leafs 82 40 27 15 39 251 242 +9 95
5 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 42 30 10 38 234 227 +7 94
6 Florida Panthers 82 35 36 11 30 210 237 −27 81
7 Detroit Red Wings 82 33 36 13 24 207 244 −37 79
8 Buffalo Sabres 82 33 37 12 31 201 237 −36 78
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.

Conference standings[edit | edit source]

Top 3 (Metropolitan Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 p – Washington Capitals 82 55 19 8 53 263 182 +81 118
2 x – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 50 21 11 46 282 234 +48 111
3 x – Columbus Blue Jackets 82 50 24 8 47 249 195 +54 108
Source: National Hockey League
p – Clinched Presidents' Trophy; x – Clinched playoff spot.
Top 3 (Atlantic Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Montreal Canadiens 82 47 26 9 44 226 200 +26 103
2 x – Ottawa Senators 82 44 28 10 38 212 214 −2 98
3 x – Boston Bruins 82 44 31 7 42 234 212 +22 95
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.
Eastern Conference Wild Card
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 ME x – New York Rangers 82 48 28 6 45 256 220 +36 102
2 AT x – Toronto Maple Leafs 82 40 27 15 39 251 242 +9 95
3 ME New York Islanders 82 41 29 12 39 241 242 −1 94
4 AT Tampa Bay Lightning 82 42 30 10 38 234 227 +7 94
5 ME Philadelphia Flyers 82 39 33 10 32 219 236 −17 88
6 ME Carolina Hurricanes 82 36 31 15 33 215 236 −21 87
7 AT Florida Panthers 82 35 36 11 30 210 237 −27 81
8 AT Detroit Red Wings 82 33 36 13 24 207 244 −37 79
9 AT Buffalo Sabres 82 33 37 12 31 201 237 −36 78
10 ME New Jersey Devils 82 28 40 14 25 183 244 −61 70
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot.

Schedule and results[edit | edit source]

Pre-season[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

2016–17 Game Log

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

Player stats[edit | edit source]

Final Stats

Skaters[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[4]
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Trocheck, VincentVincent Trocheck 82 23 31 54 −13 43
Barkov, AleksanderAleksander Barkov 61 21 31 52 13 10
Marchessault, JonathanJonathan Marchessault 75 30 21 51 –21 38
Jagr, JaromirJaromir Jagr 82 16 30 46 2 56
Yandle, KeithKeith Yandle 82 5 36 41 −6 39
Smith, ReillyReilly Smith 80 15 22 37 −13 17
Jokinen, JussiJussi Jokinen 69 11 17 28 −15 39
Demers, JasonJason Demers 81 9 19 28 –14 53
Huberdeau, JonathanJonathan Huberdeau 31 10 16 26 –2 13
Sceviour, ColtonColton Sceviour 80 9 15 24 −16 25
Ekblad, AaronAaron Ekblad 68 10 11 21 −23 58
Matheson, MichaelMichael Matheson 81 7 10 17 –5 36
Pysyk, MarkMark Pysyk 82 4 13 17 0 10
MacKenzie, DerekDerek MacKenzie 82 6 10 16 –7 50
Bjugstad, NickNick Bjugstad 54 7 7 14 −19 22
Petrovic, AlexAlex Petrovic 49 1 13 14 –1 79
Malgin, DenisDenis Malgin 47 6 4 10 −5 8
Vanek, ThomasThomas Vanek

|| 20 || 2 || 8 || 10 || –7 || 6

Sgarbossa, MichaelMichael Sgarbossa

|| 29 || 2 || 5 || 7 || –3 || 9

McCann, JaredJared McCann 29 1 6 7 –1 4
McKegg, GregGreg McKegg

|| 31 || 3 || 3 || 6 || −5 || 11

Griffith, SethSeth Griffith

|| 21 || 0 || 5 || 5 || 6 || 8

Thornton, ShawnShawn Thornton 50 2 2 4 −7 67
Kindl, JakubJakub Kindl 39 0 4 4 −11 28
Harper, ShaneShane Harper

|| 14 || 2 || 1 || 3 || −1 || 18

Rau, KyleKyle Rau 24 2 1 3 −3 4
Thompson, PaulPaul Thompson 21 0 3 3 −4 22
McIlrath, DylanDylan McIlrath

|| 5 || 1 || 0 || 1 || –2 || 10

McCoshen, IanIan McCoshen 3 0 1 1 0 0
Kampfer, StevenSteven Kampfer

|| 1 || 0 || 0 || 0 || −1 || 4

Weegar, MacKenzieMacKenzie Weegar 3 0 0 0 0 4

Goaltenders[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[5]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Reimer, JamesJames Reimer 43 39 2324:35 18 16 5 98 2.53 1222 .920 3 0 0 2
Luongo, RobertoRoberto Luongo 40 39 2336:34 17 15 6 104 2.68 1217 .915 1 0 1 4
Berra, RetoReto Berra 7 4 313:07 0 5 0 18 3.45 145 .876 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.

Roster[edit | edit source]

Transactions[edit | edit source]

The Panthers were involved in the following transactions during the 2016–17 season:

Trades[edit | edit source]

Date Details Ref
June 25, 2016 (2016-06-25) To Buffalo Sabres
Dmitri Kulikov
VAN's 2nd-round pick in 2016
To Florida Panthers
Mark Pysyk
2nd-round pick in 2016
STL's 3rd-round pick in 2016
[6]
June 25, 2016 (2016-06-25) To Boston Bruins
7th-round pick in 2017
To Florida Panthers
7th-round pick in 2016
[7]
August 25, 2016 (2016-08-25) To Arizona Coyotes
Lawson Crouse
Dave Bolland
To Florida Panthers
3rd-round pick in 2017
conditional 2nd-round pick in 2018
[8]
October 8, 2016 (2016-10-08) To Montreal Canadiens
Jonathan Racine
To Florida Panthers
Tim Bozon
[9]
October 11, 2016 (2016-10-11) To Carolina Hurricanes
Connor Brickley
To Florida Panthers
Brody Sutter
[10]
November 8, 2016 (2016-11-08) To New York Rangers
Steven Kampfer
conditional 7th-round pick in 2018
To Florida Panthers
Dylan McIlrath
[11]
November 16, 2016 (2016-11-16) To Anaheim Ducks
Logan Shaw
To Florida Panthers
Michael Sgarbossa
[12]
March 1, 2017 (2017-03-01) To Detroit Red Wings
Dylan McIlrath
conditional 3rd-round pick in 2017
To Florida Panthers
Thomas Vanek
[13]
March 1, 2017 (2017-03-01) To Tampa Bay Lightning
Mike McKenna
To Florida Panthers
Adam Wilcox
[14]
March 1, 2017 (2017-03-01) To New Jersey Devils
Shane Harper
To New Jersey Devils
Reece Scarlett
[15]

Free agents acquired[edit | edit source]

Date Player Former team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) James Reimer San Jose Sharks 5 years, $17 million [16]
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Colton Sceviour Dallas Stars 2 years, $1.9 million [17]
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Jonathan Marchessault Tampa Bay Lightning 2 years, $1.5 million [17]
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Jason Demers Dallas Stars 5 years, $22.5 million [18]

Free agents lost[edit | edit source]

Date Player New team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Brian Campbell Chicago Blackhawks 1 year, $1.5 million [19]
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Quinton Howden Winnipeg Jets 1 year, $650,000 [20]
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Al Montoya Montreal Canadiens 1 year, $950,000 [21]
July 6, 2016 (2016-07-06) Teddy Purcell Los Angeles Kings 1 year, $1.6 million [22]
July 7, 2016 (2016-07-07) Garrett Wilson Pittsburgh Penguins 1 year, $575,000 [23]
August 24, 2016 (2016-08-24) Jiri Hudler Dallas Stars 1 year, $2 million [24]

Claimed via waivers[edit | edit source]

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers Ref
Seth Griffith Toronto Maple Leafs November 12, 2016 (2016-11-12) [25]

Lost via waivers[edit | edit source]

Player New team Date claimed off waivers Ref
Seth Griffith Toronto Maple Leafs January 20, 2017 (2017-01-20) [26]
Greg McKegg Tampa Bay Lightning February 27, 2017 (2017-02-27) [27]

Lost via retirement[edit | edit source]

Player Ref

Player signings[edit | edit source]

Date Player Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
June 24, 2016 (2016-06-24) Keith Yandle 7 years, $44.5 million [28]
June 27, 2016 (2016-06-27) Connor Brickley 1 year, $650,000 [29]
June 27, 2016 (2016-06-27) Sam Brittain 1 year, $750,000 [29]
June 29, 2016 (2016-06-29) Greg McKegg 1 year, $700,000 [30]
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Ian McCoshen 3 years, entry-level contract [31]
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Aaron Ekblad 8 years, $60 million contract extension [32]
July 3, 2016 (2016-07-03) Vincent Trocheck 6 years, $28.5 million [33]
July 3, 2016 (2016-07-03) Reilly Smith 5 years, $25 million contract extension [34]
July 6, 2016 (2016-07-06) Derek MacKenzie 2 years, $2.7 million contract extension [35]
July 20, 2016 (2016-07-20) Logan Shaw 1 year, $660,000 [36]
July 21, 2016 (2016-07-21) Jonathan Racine 1 year, $660,000 [37]
July 25, 2016 (2016-07-25) Denis Malgin 3 years, $2.08 million entry-level contract [38]
September 6, 2016 (2016-09-06) Jonathan Huberdeau 6 years, $35.4 million contract extension [39]
September 6, 2016 (2016-09-06) Thomas Schemitsch 3 years, $2.775 million entry-level contract [40]
May 31, 2017 (2017-05-31) Maxim Mamin 2 years, entry-level contract [41]
May 31, 2017 (2017-05-31) Henrik Haapala 2 years, $2.7 million entry-level contract [41]

Draft picks[edit | edit source]

See also: List of Florida Panthers draft picks

Below are the Florida Panthers' selections at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, to be held on June 24–25, 2016 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 23 Henrik Borgstrom C Flag of Finland Finland HIFK JR. (FIN-Jr.)
2 38[a] Adam Mascherin LW Flag of Canada Canada Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
3 89[b] Linus Nassen D Flag of Sweden Sweden Lulea HF (SHL)
4 94[c] Jonathan Ang C Flag of Canada Canada Peterborough Petes (OHL)
4 114 Riley Stillman D Flag of Canada Canada Oshawa Generals (OHL)
6 175[d] Maxim Mamin C/RW Flag of Russia Russia CSKA Moscow (KHL)
7 195[e] Benjamin Finkelstein D Flag of the United States United States Kimball Union Academy Wildcats (US-NH HS)
Notes
The Buffalo Sabres' second-round pick went to the Florida Panthers as the result of a trade on June 25, 2016 that sent Dmitri Kulikov and Vancouver's second-round pick in 2016 (33rd overall) to Buffalo in exchange for Mark Pysyk, St. Louis' third-round pick in 2016 (89th overall) and this pick.[42]
  • The Florida Panthers' second-round pick went to the Calgary Flames as the result of a trade on February 27, 2016 that sent Jiri Hudler to Florida in exchange for a fourth-round pick in 2018 and this pick.[43]
  • The Florida Panthers' third-round pick went to the Edmonton Oilers as the result of a trade on February 27, 2016 that sent Teddy Purcell to Florida in exchange for this pick (being conditional at the time of the trade).[44] The condition – Edmonton will receive the lower of Minnesota or Florida's third-round pick in 2016[44] – was converted on April 24, 2016 when Minnesota was eliminated from the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs ensuring that the Florida's pick would be lower than Minnesota's.
  • [b]
The St. Louis Blues' third-round pick went to the Florida Panthers as the result of a trade on June 25, 2016 that sent Dmitri Kulikov and Vancouver's second-round pick in 2016 (33rd overall) to Buffalo in exchange for Mark Pysyk, a second-round pick in 2016 (38th overall) and this pick.[42]
Buffalo previously acquired this pick as the result of a trade on February 28, 2014 that sent Ryan Miller, Steve Ott and conditional second and third-round picks in 2014 to St. Louis in exchange for Jaroslav Halak, Chris Stewart, William Carrier, a first-round pick in 2015 and this pick (being conditional at the time of the trade).[45] The condition – Buffalo will receive a third-round pick in 2016 if Miller does not re-sign with St. Louis for the 2014–15 NHL season – was converted on July 1, 2014 when Miller signed with Vancouver.[46]
The Vancouver Canucks' fourth-round pick went to the Florida Panthers as the result of a trade on May 25, 2016 that sent Erik Gudbranson and the Islanders fifth-round pick in 2016 to Vancouver in exchange for Jared McCann, a second-round pick in 2016 and this pick.[47]
Chicago previously acquired this pick as the result of a trade on March 2, 2014 that sent Brandon Pirri to Florida in exchange for a third-round pick in 2014 and this pick.[49]
The Anaheim Ducks' sixth-round pick went to the Florida Panthers as the result of a trade on February 29, 2016 that sent Brandon Pirri to Anaheim in exchange for this pick.[51]
The Boston Bruins' seventh-round pick went to the Florida Panthers as the result of a trade on June 25, 2016 that sent a seventh-round pick in 2017 to Boston in exchange for this pick.[52]

References[edit | edit source]

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  9. Panthers Acquire Forward Tim Bozon from Montreal. Arizona Coyotes (October 8, 2016).
  10. Panthers Acquire Forward Brody Sutter from Carolina. Arizona Coyotes (October 11, 2016).
  11. Florida Panthers Acquire Dylan McIlrath from NYR. Florida Panthers (November 8, 2016).
  12. Florida Panthers Acquire Forward Michael Sgarbossa. Florida Panthers (November 16, 2016).
  13. Panthers acquire Thomas Vanek from Detroit Red Wings. Florida Panthers (March 1, 2017).
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  19. Blackhawks agree to terms with Campbell. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 5, 2016.
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  21. Canadiens agree to terms on a one-year contract with free agent Al Montoya. Canadiens.com. Retrieved on July 1, 2016.
  22. Kings sign free agent forward Teddy Purcell. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 6, 2016.
  23. Penguins Sign Forward Garrett Wilson. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 11, 2016.
  24. Dallas Stars Sign Right Wing Jiri Hudler to a One-Year Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on August 25, 2016.
  25. Florida Panthers Claim Forward Seth Griffith From TOR. NHL.com (November 12, 2016). Retrieved on November 14, 2016.
  26. Ice Chips: Leafs claim F Griffith, again. TSN (January 20, 2017). Retrieved on January 20, 2017.
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  29. 29.0 29.1 Florida Panthers Sign Forward Connor Brickley and Goaltender Sam Brittain to One-Year Contracts. Florida Panthers. Retrieved on June 29, 2016.
  30. Florida Panthers Sign Forward Greg McKegg to One-Year Contract. Florida Panthers. Retrieved on June 29, 2016.
  31. Florida Panthers Sign Defenseman Ian McCoshen to Entry-Level Contract. Florida Panthers. Retrieved on July 6, 2016.
  32. Florida Panthers Announce Eight-Year Contract Extension for Defenseman Aaron Ekblad. Florida Panthers. Retrieved on July 6, 2016.
  33. Florida Panthers Re-Sign Forward Vincent Trocheck to Six-Year Contract. Florida Panthers. Retrieved on July 6, 2016.
  34. Panthers sign forward Reilly Smith to a five-year extension. Florida Panthers. Retrieved on July 6, 2016.
  35. Florida Panthers Sign Forward Derek MacKenzie to a Two-Year Extension. Florida Panthers. Retrieved on July 6, 2016.
  36. Florida Panthers Re-Sign Forward Logan Shaw. Florida Panthers. Retrieved on July 22, 2016.
  37. Florida Panthers Re-Sign Defenseman Jonathan Racine. Florida Panthers. Retrieved on July 22, 2016.
  38. Panthers Sign Forward Denis Malgin to Entry-Level Contract. Florida Panthers. Retrieved on August 2, 2016.
  39. Florida Panthers Announce Six-Year Contract Extension for Forward Jonathan Huberdeau. Florida Panthers. Retrieved on May 28, 2017.
  40. Panthers Sign Defenseman Thomas Schemitsch to ELC. Florida Panthers. Retrieved on May 28, 2017.
  41. 41.0 41.1 Panthers Sign Henrik Haapala and Maxim Mamin to Entry-Level Contracts. NHL.com. Retrieved on June 3, 2017.
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  44. 44.0 44.1 Oilers acquire third-round pick for Purcell (February 27, 2016). Retrieved on February 27, 2016.
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  46. Canucks sign Ryan Miller to three-year contract (July 1, 2014). Retrieved on July 20, 2014.
  47. Panthers trade Gudbranson to Canucks for McCann (May 25, 2016). Retrieved on May 25, 2016.
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  51. Panthers trade forward Brandon Pirri to Ducks for pick (February 29, 2016). Retrieved on February 29, 2016.
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  53. Wild acquire Bergenheim from Panthers in trade (February 24, 2015). Retrieved on February 24, 2015.
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