2009–10 Florida Panthers season

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2009–10 Florida Panthers
Division 5th Southeast
Conference 14th Eastern
2009–10 record 32–37–13
Home record 16–16–9
Road record 16–21–4
Goals for 208
Goals against 244
Team information
General Manager Randy Sexton
Coach Peter DeBoer
Captain Bryan McCabe
Alternate captains Cory Stillman
Stephen Weiss
Arena BankAtlantic Center
Average attendance 14,896 (77.4%)
(after 20 games)
Team leaders
Goals Stephen Weiss (28)
Assists Nathan Horton (37)
Points Stephen Weiss (60)
Penalties in minutes Bryan Allen (99)
Plus/minus Jason Garrison (+5)
Wins Tomas Vokoun (23)
Goals against average Tomas Vokoun (2.55)

The 2009–10 Florida Panthers season was the 17th season for the franchise in the National Hockey League. After earning 77 points in the season, the Panthers did not qualify for the playoffs.

Off-season[edit]

The Panthers moved their training facilities and administrative center to the 'Incredible Ice' complex in Coral Springs, Florida. A new $10 million, 50,000 square feet (4,600 m2) expansion was built to accommodate the Panthers.[1]

On June 1, 2009, General Manager Jacques Martin resigned his position to become the head coach of the Montreal Canadiens.[2] Assistant General Manager Randy Sexton assumed the duties of general manager on an interim basis, and was named general manager just prior to the start of the season. This is Sexton's second time as an NHL general manager. He was the Ottawa Senators general manager in the early 1990s. After the season, the Panthers replaced Sexton with new general manager, Dale Tallon.[3]

Pre-season[edit]

2009 Pre-season Game Log: 5–3–1 (Home: 2–0–0 ; Road: 3–3–1)
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record
1 September 15 (in Halifax, NS) Ottawa Senators 1 - 3 Florida Panthers Clemmensen 6,178 1–0–0
2 September 16 Florida Panthers 2 - 1 Ottawa Senators Vokoun 15,205 2–0–0
3 September 17 Florida Panthers 2 - 3 Montreal Canadiens Clemmensen 21,273 2–1–0
4 September 18 Florida Panthers 0 - 4 Edmonton Oilers Vokoun 16,601 2–2–0
5 September 20 Florida Panthers 2 - 5 Calgary Flames Vokoun 19,289 2–3–0
6 September 22 Florida Panthers 3 - 1 Dallas Stars Clemmensen 14,815 3–3–0
7 September 23 Dallas Stars 1 - 4 Florida Panthers Vokoun 8,923 4–3–0
8 September 28 (in Tampere, Finland) Florida Panthers 2 - 3 Tappara (Finland) OT Clemmensen - 4–3–1
9 September 30 (in Helsinki, Finland) Florida Panthers 4 - 2 Jokerit (Finland) Vokoun - 5–3–1

Regular season[edit]

Divisional standings[edit]

Southeast Division[4]
GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 p – Washington Capitals 82 54 15 13 318 233 121
2 Atlanta Thrashers 82 35 34 13 234 256 83
3 Carolina Hurricanes 82 35 37 10 230 256 80
4 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 34 36 12 217 260 80
5 Florida Panthers 82 32 37 13 208 244 77

Conference standings[edit]

Eastern Conference[5]
R Div GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 p – Washington Capitals SE 82 54 15 13 318 233 121
2 y – New Jersey Devils AT 82 48 27 7 222 191 103
3 y – Buffalo Sabres NE 82 45 27 10 235 207 100
4 Pittsburgh Penguins AT 82 47 28 7 257 237 101
5 Ottawa Senators NE 82 44 32 6 225 238 94
6 Boston Bruins NE 82 39 30 13 206 200 91
7 Philadelphia Flyers AT 82 41 35 6 236 225 88
8 Montreal Canadiens NE 82 39 33 10 217 223 88
8.5
9 New York Rangers AT 82 38 33 11 222 218 87
10 Atlanta Thrashers SE 82 35 34 13 234 256 83
11 Carolina Hurricanes SE 82 35 37 10 230 256 80
12 Tampa Bay Lightning SE 82 34 36 12 217 260 80
13 New York Islanders AT 82 34 37 11 222 264 79
14 Florida Panthers SE 82 32 37 13 208 244 77
15 Toronto Maple Leafs NE 82 30 38 14 214 267 74

bold – Qualified for playoffs; y – Won division; p – Won Presidents' Trophy (and division)

AT - Atlantic Division, NE - Northeast Division, SE - Southeast Division

Game log[edit]

2009–10 Game Log
October: 4–7–1 (Home: 1–4–0 ; Road: 3–3–1)
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
1 October 2
(in Helsinki, FI)
Florida Panthers 4 - 3 Chicago Blackhawks SO Vokoun 12,056 1-0-0 2
2 October 3
(in Helsinki, FI)
Chicago Blackhawks 4 - 0 Florida Panthers Vokoun 11,526 1-1-0 2
3 October 9 Florida Panthers 2 - 7 Carolina Hurricanes Vokoun 13,597 1-2-0 2
4 October 10 New Jersey Devils 3 - 2 Florida Panthers Vokoun 18,802 1-3-0 2
5 October 12 Florida Panthers 2 - 3 Tampa Bay Lightning Vokoun 14,126 1-4-0 2
6 October 16 Philadelphia Flyers 2 - 4 Florida Panthers Clemmensen 15,557 2-4-0 4
7 October 21 Buffalo Sabres 5 - 2 Florida Panthers Clemmensen 12,607 2-5-0 4
8 October 23 Florida Panthers 2 - 3 Pittsburgh Penguins SO Vokoun 16,971 2-5-1 5
9 October 24 Florida Panthers 1 - 5 Philadelphia Flyers Vokoun 19,007 2-6-1 5
10 October 28 Ottawa Senators 4 - 3 Florida Panthers Vokoun 12,596 2-7-1 5
11 October 30 Florida Panthers 6 - 5 Dallas Stars SO Clemmensen 16,824 3-7-1 7
12 October 31 Florida Panthers 4 - 0 St. Louis Blues Vokoun 17,943 4-7-1 9
November: 6–5–3 (Home: 2–2–3 ; Road: 4–3–0)
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
13 November 4 Carolina Hurricanes 0 - 3 Florida Panthers Vokoun 12,424 5-7-1 11
14 November 6 Washington Capitals 1 - 4 Florida Panthers Vokoun 15,877 5-8-1 11
15 November 7 Florida Panthers 4 - 7 Washington Capitals Clemmensen 18,277 5-9-1 11
16 November 12 Florida Panthers 1 - 0 Boston Bruins SO Vokoun 17,074 6-9-1 13
17 November 14 New York Islanders 4 - 5 Florida Panthers SO Vokoun 15,921 7-9-1 15
18 November 16 Los Angeles Kings 4 - 3 Florida Panthers SO Vokoun 12,502 7-9-2 16
19 November 18 Florida Panthers 6 - 2 Buffalo Sabres Vokoun 18,546 8-9-2 18
20 November 20 Florida Panthers 2 - 1 Detroit Red Wings OT Vokoun 16,424 9-9-2 20
21 November 21 Florida Panthers 3 - 2 New York Rangers Vokoun 18,200 10-9-2 22
22 November 23 Pittsburgh Penguins 3 - 2 Florida Panthers OT Vokoun 17,024 10-9-3 23
23 November 25 New York Rangers 2 - 1 Florida Panthers SO Vokoun 16,281 10-9-4 24
24 November 27 Toronto Maple Leafs 6 - 4 Florida Panthers Vokoun 16,101 10-10-4 24
25 November 28 Florida Panthers 1 - 4 Nashville Predators Clemmensen 14,120 10-11-4 24
26 November 30 Florida Panthers 3 - 4 Atlanta Thrashers Clemmensen 10,310 10-12-4 24
December: 6–6–3 (Home: 3–2–2 ; Road: 3–4–1)
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
27 December 2 Colorado Avalanche 5 - 6 Florida Panthers SO Clemmensen 12,403 11-12-4 26
28 December 3 Florida Panthers 2 - 6 Washington Capitals Salak 18,277 11-13-4 26
29 December 5 Atlanta Thrashers 2 - 1 Florida Panthers SO Vokoun 13,291 11-13-5 27
30 December 7 Edmonton Oilers 3 - 2 Florida Panthers SO Vokoun 11,469 11-13-6 28
31 December 9 Florida Panthers 0 - 3 Columbus Blue Jackets Vokoun 12,800 11-14-6 28
32 December 11 Florida Panthers 4 - 2 New Jersey Devils Clemmensen 14,132 12-14-6 30
33 December 12 Florida Panthers 2 - 3 Pittsburgh Penguins OT Vokoun 16,977 12-14-7 31
34 December 14 Florida Panthers 7 - 1 New York Islanders Vokoun 10,489 13-14-7 33
35 December 16 Atlanta Thrashers 4 - 3 Florida Panthers Vokoun 11,672 14-14-7 35
36 December 18 Carolina Hurricanes 6 - 3 Florida Panthers Vokoun 15,107 15-14-7 37
37 December 19 Florida Panthers 2 - 3 Carolina Hurricanes Clemmensen 12,758 15-15-7 37
38 December 21 Florida Panthers 4 - 1 Philadelphia Flyers Vokoun 19,323 16-15-7 39
39 December 23 Florida Panthers 1 - 4 New York Rangers Vokoun 18,200 16-16-7 39
40 December 27 Boston Bruins 1 - 2 Florida Panthers Clemmensen 18,799 16-17-7 39
41 December 31 Montreal Canadiens 4 - 5 Florida Panthers Vokoun 19,851 16-18-7 39
January: 8–4–2 (Home: 6–0–1 ; Road: 2–4–1)
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
42 January 3 Pittsburgh Penguins 2 - 6 Florida Panthers Vokoun 18,110 17-18-7 41
43 January 5 Florida Panthers 2 - 3 Toronto Maple Leafs Vokoun 18,984 17-19-7 41
44 January 7 Florida Panthers 0 - 2 Montreal Canadiens Vokoun 21,273 17-20-7 41
45 January 9 Florida Panthers 3 - 0 Ottawa Senators Vokoun 16,506 18-20-7 43
46 January 13 Washington Capitals 5 - 4 Florida Panthers SO Vokoun 14,776 18-20-8 44
47 January 14 Florida Panthers 3 - 2 Tampa Bay Lightning Vokoun 13,516 19-20-8 46
48 January 16 Tampa Bay Lightning 2 - 5 Florida Panthers Vokoun 15,971 20-20-8 48
49 January 18 Atlanta Thrashers 0 - 1 Florida Panthers Vokoun 11,818 21-20-8 50
50 January 20 Florida Panthers 0 - 2 New Jersey Devils Vokoun 13,931 21-21-8 50
51 January 21 Florida Panthers 1 - 2 New York Islanders SO Vokoun 12,138 21-21-9 51
52 January 23 Toronto Maple Leafs 0 - 2 Florida Panthers Vokoun 18,087 22-21-9 53
53 January 26 Montreal Canadiens 1 - 2 Florida Panthers Vokoun 17,104 23-21-9 55
54 January 29 Florida Panthers 1 - 4 Washington Capitals Vokoun 18,277 23-22-9 55
55 January 31 New York Islanders 0 - 2 Florida Panthers Vokoun 16,023 24-22-9 57
February: 0–5–1 (Home: 0–3–1 ; Road: 0–2–0)
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
56 February 1 Anaheim Ducks 3 - 0 Florida Panthers Vokoun 10,843 24-23-9 57
57 February 5 Calgary Flames 2 - 1 Florida Panthers Vokoun 16,781 24-24-9 57
58 February 6 Florida Panthers 2 - 4 Atlanta Thrashers Vokoun 16,743 24-25-9 57
59 February 9 Florida Panthers 1 - 4 Carolina Hurricanes Vokoun 18,393 24-26-9 57
60 February 11 Vancouver Canucks 3 - 0 Florida Panthers Vokoun 13,787 24-27-9 57
61 February 13 Boston Bruins 2 - 3 Florida Panthers SO Vokoun 17,109 24-27-10 58
March: 6–7–2 (Home: 3–2–2 ; Road: 3–5–0)
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
62 March 2 Florida Panthers 2 - 4 Atlanta Thrashers Clemmensen 13,818 24-28-10 58
63 March 3 Philadelphia Flyers 4 - 7 Florida Panthers Vokoun 15,878 25-28-10 60
64 March 6 Carolina Hurricanes 1 - 4 Florida Panthers Vokoun 16,202 26-28-10 62
65 March 9 Florida Panthers 3 - 2 Minnesota Wild SO Vokoun 18,191 27-28-10 64
66 March 11 Florida Panthers 0 - 3 Colorado Avalanche Vokoun 11,458 27-29-10 64
67 March 13 Florida Panthers 3 - 2 San Jose Sharks OT Vokoun 17,562 28-29-10 66
68 March 16 Washington Capitals 7 - 3 Florida Panthers Vokoun 15,123 28-30-10 66
69 March 18 Phoenix Coyotes 4 - 3 Florida Panthers SO Vokoun 12,282 28-30-11 67
70 March 20 Buffalo Sabres 3 - 1 Florida Panthers Vokoun 18,217 28-31-11 67
71 March 21 Tampa Bay Lightning 2 - 5 Florida Panthers Clemmensen 14,831 29-31-11 69
72 March 23 Florida Panthers 4 - 1 Toronto Maple Leafs Clemmensen 19,158 30-31-11 71
73 March 25 Florida Panthers 1 - 4 Montreal Canadiens Vokoun 21,273 30-32-11 71
74 March 27 Florida Panthers 2 - 3 Ottawa Senators Vokoun 18,689 30-33-11 71
75 March 29 Nashville Predators 3 - 2 Florida Panthers OT Clemmensen 13,679 30-33-12 72
76 March 31 Florida Panthers 6 - 2 Buffalo Sabres Vokoun 18,690 30-34-12 72
April: 2–3–1 (Home: 1–3–0 ; Road: 1–0–1)
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
77 April 1 Florida Panthers 1 - 0 Boston Bruins Clemmensen 17,565 31-34-12 74
78 April 3 New York Rangers 4 - 1 Florida Panthers Clemmensen 18,011 31-35-12 74
79 April 6 Ottawa Senators 5 - 2 Florida Panthers Vokoun 11,790 31-36-12 74
80 April 8 New Jersey Devils 2 - 3 Florida Panthers Clemmensen 15,273 32-36-12 76
81 April 10 Florida Panthers 3 - 4 Tampa Bay Lightning SO Clemmensen 17,050 32-36-13 77
82 April 11 Tampa Bay Lightning 3 - 1 Florida Panthers Clemmensen 15,884 32-37-13 77

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

Playoffs[edit]

The Panthers failed to make the playoffs for the ninth consecutive season. They have not qualified for the playoffs since the 1999–2000 season.

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Goaltenders[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime Losses; GA = Goals Against; GAA= Goals Against Average; SA= Shots Against; SV= Saves; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO= Shutouts

Regular season
Player GP TOI W L OT GA GAA SA Sv% SO G A PIM
Vokoun, TomasTomas Vokoun 63 3695 23 28 11 157 2.55 2081 .925 7 0 2 0
Clemmensen, ScottScott Clemmensen 23 1215 9 8 2 59 2.91 668 .912 1 0 0 0
Salak, AlexanderAlexander Salak 2 67 0 1 0 6 5.37 40 .850 0 0 0 0

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

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
Stephen Weiss[6] NHL Second Star of the Week December 7, 2009
Tomas Vokoun[7] NHL Third Star of the Month January 2010
Bryan McCabe[8] NHL Third Star of the Week March 8, 2010

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Dmitri Kulikov 1st Career NHL Game October 2, 2009
Dmitri Kulikov 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
October 10, 2009

Transactions[edit]

The Panthers were involved in the following transactions during the 2009–10 season.

Draft picks[edit]

Florida's picks at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft in Montreal, Quebec.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 14 Dmitri Kulikov (D)  Russia Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL)
2 44 Drew Shore (C)  United States US National Team Development Program
3 67 (from Phoenix via Calgary) Josh Birkholz (RW)  United States Fargo Force (USHL)
4 107 (from Columbus via Calgary and Los Angeles) Garrett Wilson (F)  Canada Owen Sound Attack (WHL)
5 135 Corban Knight (C)  Canada Okotoks Oilers (AJHL)
5 138 (from St. Louis via Los Angeles) Wade Megan (C)  United States South Kent School (United States High School)
6 165 Scott Timmins (C)  Canada Windsor Spitfires (OHL)

Final roster[edit]

Updated April 9, 2010.[39]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
30 Canada Allen, BryanBryan Allen D L 36 2006 Kingston, Ontario
2 United States Ballard, KeithKeith Ballard D L 34 2008 Baudette, Minnesota
12 Canada Bitz, ByronByron Bitz RW R 32 2010 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
10 United States Booth, DavidDavid Booth Injured Reserve LW L 32 2004 Detroit, Michigan
11 Canada Campbell, GregoryGregory Campbell Injured Reserve C L 33 2002 London, Ontario
30 United States Clemmensen, ScottScott Clemmensen G L 39 2009 Des Moines, Iowa
63 Russia Dadonov, EvgenyEvgeny Dadonov RW L 28 2007 Chelyabinsk, Soviet Union
14 Czech Republic Dvorak, RadekRadek Dvorak RW R 40 2007 Tábor, Czechoslovakia
39 Canada Ellerby, KeatonKeaton Ellerby D L 28 2007 Strathmore, Alberta
67 Czech Republic Frolik, MichaelMichael Frolik C L 29 2006 Kladno, Czechoslovakia
52 Canada Garrison, JasonJason Garrison D L 32 2008 White Rock, British Columbia
16 Canada Horton, NathanNathan Horton RW R 32 2003 Welland, Ontario
28 Czech Republic Kreps, KamilKamil Kreps C R 32 2003 Litoměřice, Czechoslovakia
43 Russia Kulikov, DmitriDmitri Kulikov D L 26 2009 Lipetsk, Soviet Union
33 Canada MacIntyre, SteveSteve MacIntyre LW L 36 2009 Brock, Saskatchewan
41 Canada Matthias, ShawnShawn Matthias C L 29 2007 Mississauga, Ontario
24 Canada McCabe, BryanBryan McCabe (C) D L 42 2008 St. Catharines, Ontario
85 Czech Republic Olesz, RostislavRostislav Olesz LW L 31 2004 Bílovec, Czechoslovakia
65 Canada Oreskovich, VictorVictor Oreskovich RW R 30 2009 Whitby, Ontario
27 Canada Reinprecht, StevenSteven Reinprecht C L 41 2009 Edmonton, Alberta
61 Canada Stillman, CoryCory Stillman (A) LW L 43 2008 Peterborough, Ontario
74 Canada Tarnasky, NickNick Tarnasky C L 32 2008 Rocky Mountain House, Alberta
29 Czech Republic Vokoun, TomasTomas Vokoun G R 40 2007 Karlovy Vary, Czechoslovakia
9 Canada Weiss, StephenStephen Weiss (A) C L 34 2001 Toronto, Ontario

See also[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

The Florida Panthers maintain affiliations with two minor league teams, the Rochester Americans and the Florida Everblades.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zbar, Jeff (June 26, 2009). "IncredibleICE rink is hot for cool business". South Florida Business Journal. Retrieved 2009-10-19. [dead link]
  2. ^ Search For GM Begins, Martin to Montreal Archived July 3, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Dale Tallon Named Florida Panthers General Manager
  4. ^ "2009–2010 Standings by Division". National Hockey League. 
  5. ^ "2009–2010 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. 
  6. ^ Backstrom, Weiss, Duchene named '3 Stars of Week'
  7. ^ Ovi, Henrik Sedin, Vokoun named January's best
  8. ^ Stewart, Stamkos, McCabe named Stars of the Week
  9. ^ Cats Sign Reinprecht To Three-Year Deal
  10. ^ Cats Acquire Leopold, Pick For Bouwmeester
  11. ^ Panthers Acquire Second Round Pick From Montreal For Dominic Moore
  12. ^ Florida Panthers Acquire Pittsburgh Penguins 2010 Second Round Draft Pick in Exchange for D Jordan Leopold
  13. ^ Panthers Acquire Bitz, Weller and Second Round Pick From Boston For Dennis Seidenberg
  14. ^ Florida Panthers Acquire D Mathieu Roy
  15. ^ Panthers Sign Goalie Alexander Salak[permanent dead link]
  16. ^ Panthers Ink Clemmensen To 3-Year Deal[permanent dead link]
  17. ^ Koistinen Inks Two-Year Deal With Cats[permanent dead link]
  18. ^ Florida Panthers Sign Clay Wilson
  19. ^ Florida Panthers Sign C Jeff Taffe[permanent dead link]
  20. ^ Florida Panthers Sign RW Graham Mink[permanent dead link]
  21. ^ Florida Panthers Sign Jamie Johnson[permanent dead link]
  22. ^ Seidenberg Added To Cats Blueline
  23. ^ Panthers Ink Dominic Moore
  24. ^ Avalanche Signs Craig Anderson
  25. ^ Stars Sign Karlis Skrastins To Two-Year Deal Archived July 4, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  26. ^ Ducks Sign Defenseman Boynton Archived July 13, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  27. ^ Thrashers Sign Unrestricted Free Agents Anthony Stewart and Noah Welch[permanent dead link]
  28. ^ Canucks sign three[permanent dead link]
  29. ^ Ducks Sign Eminger to Two-Year Deal
  30. ^ Blackhawks Sign Cullimore, Assign Him To Rockford
  31. ^ Panthers Claim LW Steve MacIntyre From Edmonton
  32. ^ Cats Sign Reinprecht To Three-Year Deal[permanent dead link]
  33. ^ Cats Resign Dvorak[permanent dead link]
  34. ^ Panthers Sign Booth To Six-Year Deal
  35. ^ Florida Panthers Ink D Jordan Leopold[permanent dead link]
  36. ^ Panthers Sign Evgeny Dadonov
  37. ^ Cats Sign Kulikov
  38. ^ Panthers Agree To Entry Level Contract With Marc Cheverie
  39. ^ "Florida Panthers - Team - Roster". Florida Panthers. Retrieved 2010-04-09.