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2018–19 Florida Panthers · NHL
Division 5th Atlantic
Conference 10th Eastern
2018–19 record 36–32–14
Home record 20–13–8
Road record 16–19–6
Goals for 267
Goals against 280
General Manager Dale Tallon
Coach Bob Boughner
Captain Aleksander Barkov
Alternate captains Aaron Ekblad
Jonathan Huberdeau
Vincent Trocheck
Keith Yandle
Arena BB&T Center
Team Leaders
Goals Mike Hoffman (36)
Assists Jonathan Huberdeau (62)
Points Aleksander Barkov (96)
Penalties in minutes MacKenzie Weegar (64)
Wins Roberto Luongo (18)
Goals against average Sam Montembeault (3.04)
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The 2018–19 Florida Panthers season was the 26th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 14, 1993.[1] The Panthers were eliminated from playoff contention on March 26, 2019, after losing 6–1 to the Montreal Canadiens.[2] This was also the final season for Roberto Luongo, who announced his retirement on June 26, 2019 after playing 19 seasons in the NHL.

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

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Conference standingsEdit

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Schedule and resultsEdit

PreseasonEdit

The preseason schedule was published on June 14, 2018.[3]

Regular seasonEdit

The regular season schedule was released on June 21, 2018.[4]

2018–19 game log

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)
Note:
a  Game will be played at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland.

Player statisticsEdit

As of April 6, 2019[5][6]

SkatersEdit

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Barkov, AleksanderAleksander Barkov 82 35 61 96 –3 8
Huberdeau, JonathanJonathan Huberdeau 82 30 62 92 –14 40
Hoffman, MikeMike Hoffman 82 36 34 70 –24 30
Dadonov, EvgeniiEvgenii Dadonov 82 28 42 70 –6 8
Yandle, KeithKeith Yandle 82 9 53 62 –17 50
Vatrano, FrankFrank Vatrano 81 24 15 39 –10 38
Ekblad, AaronAaron Ekblad 82 13 24 37 1 47
Trocheck, VincentVincent Trocheck 55 10 24 34 –9 54
Matheson, MikeMike Matheson 75 8 19 27 –24 44
Brouwer, TroyTroy Brouwer 75 12 9 21 –6 47
McCann, JaredJared McCann

|| 46 || 8 || 10 || 18 || –9 || 18

Borgstrom, HenrikHenrik Borgstrom 50 8 10 18 –14 4
Malgin, DenisDenis Malgin 50 7 9 16 –10 14
Sceviour, ColtonColton Sceviour 59 5 10 15 –2 15
Weegar, MacKenzieMacKenzie Weegar 64 4 11 15 –3 64
Hawryluk, JayceJayce Hawryluk 42 7 5 12 –8 16
Bjugstad, NickNick Bjugstad

|| 32 || 5 || 7 || 12 || 2 || 16

Pysyk, MarkMark Pysyk 70 1 10 11 –1 26
Hunt, DrydenDryden Hunt 31 3 7 10 0 8
Sheahan, RileyRiley Sheahan

|| 33 || 2 || 8 || 10 || –2 || 4

Kiselevich, BogdanBogdan Kiselevich

|| 32 || 0 || 8 || 8 || –3 || 12

McGinn, JamieJamie McGinn 19 4 3 7 –5 6
Lammikko, JuhoJuho Lammikko 40 0 6 6 –7 6
Brassard, DerickDerick Brassard

|| 10 || 1 || 3 || 4 || –6 || 2

Haley, MichealMicheal Haley

|| 24 || 1 || 2 || 3 || –2 || 30

McCoshen, IanIan McCoshen 19 1 1 2 –2 8
Brown, JoshJosh Brown 37 1 1 2 –3 28
MacDonald, JacobJacob MacDonald 2 1 0 1 1 0
Petrovic, AlexAlex Petrovic

|| 26 || 0 || 1 || 1 || –8 || 24

Wideman, ChrisChris Wideman

|| 1 || 0 || 0 || 0 || –1 || 2

Mamin, MaximMaxim Mamin 7 0 0 0 –2 5
MacKenzie, DerekDerek MacKenzie 1 0 0 0 0 0
Greco, AnthonyAnthony Greco 1 0 0 0 –3 0
Stillman, RileyRiley Stillman 1 0 0 0 0 2
Keeper, BradyBrady Keeper 1 0 0 0 1 0

GoaltendersEdit

Regular season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Luongo, RobertoRoberto Luongo 43 40 2,346:38 18 16 5 122 3.12 1,205 .899 1 0 1 0
Reimer, JamesJames Reimer 36 29 1,805:11 13 12 5 93 3.09 929 .900 0 0 0 0
Montembeault, SamSam Montembeault 11 10 591:24 4 3 2 30 3.04 282 .894 0 0 1 0
Hutchinson, MichaelMichael Hutchinson

|| 4 || 3 || 201:14 || 1 || 1 || 2 || 14 || 4.17 || 87 || .839 || 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.

TransactionsEdit

The Panthers have been involved in the following transactions during the 2018–19 season.

TradesEdit

Date Details Ref
June 23, 2018 (2018-06-23) To Nashville Predators
3rd-round pick in 2019
To Florida Panthers
3rd-round pick in 2018
[7]
December 29, 2018 (2018-12-29) To Toronto Maple Leafs
Michael Hutchinson
To Florida Panthers
5th-round pick in 2020
[8]
December 30, 2018 (2018-12-30) To Edmonton Oilers
Alex Petrovic
To Florida Panthers
Chris Wideman
Conditional 3rd-round pick in 2019
[9]
February 1, 2019 (2019-02-01) To Pittsburgh Penguins
Nick Bjugstad
Jared McCann
To Florida Panthers
Derick Brassard
Riley Sheahan
2nd-round pick in 2019
4th-round pick in 2019
MIN 4th-round pick in 2019
[10]
February 22, 2019 (2019-02-22) To San Jose Sharks
Future considerations
To Florida Panthers
Vincent Praplan
[11][12]
February 25, 2019 (2019-02-25) To Carolina Hurricanes
Future considerations
To Florida Panthers
Cliff Pu
[13]
February 25, 2019 (2019-02-25) To Colorado Avalanche
Derick Brassard
Conditional 6th-round pick in 2020
To Florida Panthers
3rd-round pick in 2020
[14]
February 25, 2019 (2019-02-25) To Pittsburgh Penguins
Chris Wideman
To Florida Panthers
Jean-Sebastien Dea
[15]
February 25, 2019 (2019-02-25) To Winnipeg Jets
Bogdan Kiselevich
To Florida Panthers
7th-round pick in 2021
[15]

Free agentsEdit

Date Player Team Contract term Ref
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Connor Brickley to Nashville Predators 1-year [16]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Alexandre Grenier to Laval Rocket (AHL) 1-year [17]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Michael Hutchinson from Winnipeg Jets 1-year [18]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Harri Sateri to Detroit Red Wings 1-year [19]
July 2, 2018 (2018-07-02) Jacob MacDonald from Binghamton Devils (AHL) 2-year [20]
July 2, 2018 (2018-07-02) Paul Thompson from Vegas Golden Knights 2-year [20]
July 3, 2018 (2018-07-03) Curtis Valk to Barys Astana (KHL) 1-year [21]
July 3, 2018 (2018-07-03) Ed Wittchow to KooKoo (Liiga) 1-year [22]
July 13, 2018 (2018-07-13) Julian Melchiori from Winnipeg Jets 1-year [23]
August 27, 2018 (2018-08-27) Troy Brouwer from Calgary Flames 1-year [24]
August 30, 2018 (2018-08-30) Gregory Chase to Wichita Thunder (ECHL) 1-year [25]
February 24, 2019 (2019-02-24) Chris Driedger from Springfield Thunderbirds (AHL) 1-year [26]
March 18, 2019 (2019-03-18) Brady Keeper from Maine Black Bears (Hockey East) 2-year [27]
May 16, 2019 (2019-05-16) Ludvig Bystrom to Oulun Kärpät (Liiga) 2-year [28]
May 17, 2019 (2019-05-17) Henrik Haapala to Jokerit (Liiga) 2-year [29]
May 17, 2019 (2019-05-17) Vincent Praplan to SC Bern (NL) 4-year [30]
May 28, 2019 (2019-05-28) Rodrigo Abols from Örebro HK (SHL) 2-year [31]

WaiversEdit

Date Player Team Ref
February 20, 2019 (2019-02-20) Micheal Haley to San Jose Sharks [32]

Contract terminationsEdit

Date Player Via Ref

RetirementEdit

Date Player Ref
April 8, 2018 (2018-04-08) Radim Vrbata [33]

SigningsEdit

Date Player Contract term Ref
June 29, 2018 (2018-06-29) Frank Vatrano 1-year [34]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Jared McCann 2-year [35]
July 6, 2018 (2018-07-06) Alex Petrovic 1-year [36]
July 25, 2018 (2018-07-25) MacKenzie Weegar 1-year [37]
February 25, 2019 (2019-02-25) Frank Vatrano 3-year [38]
March 8, 2019 (2019-03-08) Serron Noel 3-year [39]
April 2, 2019 (2019-04-02) Ryan Bednard 2-year [40]
April 30, 2019 (2019-04-30) Chris Driedger 2-year [41]
May 15, 2019 (2019-05-15) Aleksi Heponiemi 3-year [42]

Draft picksEdit

See also: List of Florida Panthers draft picks

Below are the Florida Panthers' selections at the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, which was held on June 22 and 23, 2018, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 15 Grigori Denisenko LW Flag of Russia.png Russia Loko Yaroslavl (MHL)
2 341 Serron Noel RW Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada Oshawa Generals (OHL)
3 892 Logan Hutsko RW Flag of the United States.png United States Boston College (Hockey East)
6 170 Justin Schutz LW Flag of Germany.png Germany Red Bull Hockey Akademie (Czech U18)
7 201 Cole Krygier D Flag of the United States.png United States Lincoln Stars (USHL)
7 2073 Santtu Kinnunen D Flag of Finland.png Finland Pelicans U20 (Nuorten SM-liiga)

Notes:

  1. The Arizona Coyotes' second-round pick went to the Florida Panthers as the result of a trade on August 25, 2016, that sent Dave Bolland and Lawson Crouse to Arizona in exchange for a third-round pick in 2017 and this pick (being conditional at the time of the trade).[43]
  2. The Nashville Predators' third-round pick went to the Florida Panthers as the result of a trade on June 23, 2018, that sent a third-round pick in 2019 to Nashville in exchange for this pick.[44]
  3. The San Jose Sharks' seventh-round pick went to the Florida Panthers as the result of a trade on June 19, 2018, that sent Vegas' fourth-round pick in 2018, a fifth-round pick in 2018 and a second-round pick in 2019 to San Jose in exchange for Mike Hoffman and this pick.[45]

ReferencesEdit

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  10. Panthers Acquire Brassard, Sheahan and 3 Draft Picks from Pittsburgh (February 1, 2019). Retrieved on February 1, 2019.
  11. Panthers acquire Vincent Praplan from Sharks (February 22, 2019). Retrieved on February 24, 2019.
  12. Barracuda trade forward Vincent Praplan to the Florida Panthers (February 22, 2019). Retrieved on February 24, 2019.
  13. Florida Panthers Acquire Forward Cliff Pu from Carolina Hurricanes (February 25, 2019). Retrieved on February 25, 2019.
  14. Panthers Acquire 3rd-Round Pick from Avalanche for Derick Brassard (February 25, 2019). Retrieved on February 25, 2019.
  15. 15.0 15.1 Florida Panthers Announce Acquisitions from 2019 NHL Trade Deadline Day (February 25, 2019). Retrieved on February 25, 2019.
  16. Preds Ink Forward Connor Brickley to One-Year Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 1, 2018.
  17. THE ROCKET AGREES TO TERMS ON A ONE-YEAR CONTRACT WITH LAVAL NATIVE ALEXANDRE GRENIER. rocketlaval.com. Retrieved on July 4, 2018.
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  25. CHASE RETURNS TO WICHITA. wichitathunder.com. Retrieved on September 1, 2018.
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  28. Pesonen palaa Kärppiin, Byström Ouluun kaksivuotisella sopimuksella (fi-FI) (May 16, 2019). Retrieved on May 17, 2019.
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  30. Vincent Praplan bis 2023 beim SCB (de-CH) (May 17, 2019). Retrieved on May 20, 2019.
  31. Panthers Agree to Terms with Forward Rodrigo Abols on a 2-Year Contract (May 28, 2019). Retrieved on May 29, 2019.
  32. Sharks Claim Center Micheal Haley Off Waivers (February 20, 2019). Retrieved on February 20, 2019.
  33. Panthers eliminated from playoffs despite win vs Sabres (April 8, 2018). Retrieved on June 8, 2018.
  34. Panthers Agree to Terms with Forward Frank Vatrano on a 1-Year Contract (June 29, 2018). Retrieved on June 30, 2018.
  35. Panthers Agree to Terms with Forward Jared McCann to a 2-Year Contract (July 1, 2018). Retrieved on July 5, 2018.
  36. Panthers Agree to Terms with Alexander Petrovic on a 1-Year Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 10, 2018.
  37. Florida Panthers Agree to Terms with Defenseman MacKenzie Weegar. nhl.com. Retrieved on August 5, 2018.
  38. Panthers Agree to Terms with Forward Frank Vatrano on a 3-Year Contract (February 25, 2019). Retrieved on February 26, 2019.
  39. Panthers Agree to Terms with Serron Noel on 3-Year, Entry-Level Contract (March 8, 2019). Retrieved on March 10, 2019.
  40. Florida Panthers Agree to Terms with Goaltender Ryan Bednard (April 2, 2019). Retrieved on April 3, 2019.
  41. Panthers Agree to Terms with Chris Driedger on 2-Year Contract Extension (April 30, 2019). Retrieved on April 30, 2019.
  42. Florida Panthers Agree to Terms with Aleksi Heponiemi on 3-Year Contract (May 15, 2019). Retrieved on May 16, 2019.
  43. Dave Bolland, Lawson Crouse traded to Coyotes (August 25, 2016). Retrieved on June 7, 2018.
  44. 2018 NHL Draft Notes (June 23, 2018). Retrieved on June 23, 2018.
  45. Hoffman traded to Panthers by Sharks after being acquired from Senators (June 19, 2018). Retrieved on June 19, 2018.


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