Fandom

Ice Hockey Wiki

2008–09 Florida Panthers season

54,057pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

2008–09 Florida Panthers · NHL
Division 3rd Southeast
Conference 9th Eastern
2008–09 record 41-30-11
Home record 22-12-7
Road record 19-18-4
Goals for 234
Goals against 231
General Manager Jacques Martin
Coach Peter DeBoer
Captain Vacant
Alternate captains Bryan Allen
Cory Stillman
Stephen Weiss
Arena BankAtlantic Center
Average attendance 15,531
Team leaders
Goals David Booth (31)
Assists Stephen Weiss (47)
Points Stephen Weiss (61)
Penalties in minutes Nick Boynton (91)
Wins Tomas Vokoun (26)
Goals against average Tomas Vokoun (2.49)

The 2008–09 Florida Panthers season was the 15th season for the franchise in the National Hockey League. The 2008-2009 season was also the eighth consecutive season in which the Panthers did not make the playoffs, missing them via tiebreaker, based upon losing the season series vs. the Montreal Canadians (1-3).

On June 14, 2008, the Panthers named Peter DeBoer head coach and signed him to a multi-year contract.[1] Former coach Jacques Martin relinquished his coaching duties, but continues as the team's General Manager.

Pre-seasonEdit

The Florida Panthers played seven pre-season exhibition games before the start of the regular season. The team went on a road trip across North America to play six games on six consecutive nights, winning only the first two games. The trip included the first ever NHL game played on Prince Edward Island, against the New York Islanders. After one final pre-season game at home, the Panthers finished the pre-season with a 3–2–2 record.

Regular seasonEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

Southeast Division GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
y-Washington Capitals 82 50 24 8 272 245 108
x-Carolina Hurricanes 82 45 30 7 239 226 97
e-Florida Panthers 82 41 30 11 234 231 93
e-Atlanta Thrashers 82 35 41 6 257 280 76
e-Tampa Bay Lightning 82 24 40 18 210 279 66

Conference standingsEdit

Eastern Conference GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
z-Boston Bruins * 82 53 19 10 274 196 116
y-Washington Capitals * 82 50 24 8 272 245 108
y-New Jersey Devils * 82 51 27 4 244 209 106
x-Pittsburgh Penguins 82 45 28 9 264 239 99
x-Philadelphia Flyers 82 44 27 11 264 238 99
x-Carolina Hurricanes 82 45 30 7 239 226 97
x-New York Rangers 82 43 30 9 210 218 95
x-Montreal Canadiens 82 41 30 11 249 247 93
e-Florida Panthers 82 41 30 11 234 231 93
e-Buffalo Sabres 82 41 32 9 250 234 91
e-Ottawa Senators 82 36 35 11 217 237 83
e-Toronto Maple Leafs 82 34 35 13 250 293 81
e-Atlanta Thrashers 82 35 41 6 257 280 76
e-Tampa Bay Lightning 82 24 40 18 210 279 66
e-New York Islanders 82 26 47 9 201 279 61
x - clinched playoff spot, y - clinched division title, z - clinched best conference record, e - eliminated from playoff contention

* – division leader

Game logEdit

2008–09 Game Log
</div></div>

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

PlayoffsEdit

The Panthers failed to make the playoffs for the eighth consecutive season. They last made the playoffs in 2000.

Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

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

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Weiss, StephenStephen Weiss 78 14 47 61 +18 22
Booth, DavidDavid Booth 72 31 29 60 +10 38
Stillman, CoryCory Stillman 63 17 32 49 +1 37
Horton, NathanNathan Horton 67 22 23 45 -5 48
Frolik, MichaelMichael Frolik 79 21 24 45 +9 22
Bouwmeester, JayJay Bouwmeester 82 15 27 42 -2 68
McCabe, BryanBryan McCabe 69 15 24 39 -1 41
Dvorak, RadekRadek Dvorak 81 15 21 36 0 42
Ballard, KeithKeith Ballard 82 6 28 34 +14 72
Zednik, RichardRichard Zednik 70 17 16 33 +2 46
Campbell, GregoryGregory Campbell 77 13 19 32 0 76
Peltonen, VilleVille Peltonen 79 12 19 31 +6 31
Boynton, NickNick Boynton 68 5 16 21 +7 91
McLean, BrettBrett McLean 80 7 12 19 -11 29
Kreps, KamilKamil Kreps 66 4 15 19 +3 18
Skrastins, KarlisKarlis Skrastins 80 4 14 18 +9 30
Cullimore, JassenJassen Cullimore 68 2 8 10 -10 37
Olesz, RostislavRostislav Olesz 37 4 5 9 -5 8
Stewart, AnthonyAnthony Stewart 59 2 5 7 -6 34
Tarnasky, NickNick Tarnasky 34 1 5 6 -2 33
Welch, NoahNoah Welch 23 1 1 2 -5 11
Matthias, ShawnShawn Matthias 16 0 2 2 -3 2
Repik, MichalMichal Repik 5 2 0 2 +1 2
Allen, BryanBryan Allen 2 0 1 1 +2 0
Eminger, SteveSteve Eminger 9 1 0 1 +1 6
Murphy, CoryCory Murphy 7 0 1 1 -1 2
Belak, WadeWade Belak 15 0 0 0 0 25
Sprukts, JanisJanis Sprukts 1 0 0 0 0 0
McArdle, KenndalKenndal McArdle 3 0 0 0 -1 2
Glass, TannerTanner Glass 3 0 0 0 0 7
Garrison, JasonJason Garrison 1 0 0 0 0 0

GoaltendersEdit

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 Sv% SO
Vokoun, TomasTomas Vokoun 59 3324 26 23 6 138 2.49 1855 1717 .926 6
Anderson, CraigCraig Anderson 31 1635 15 7 5 74 2.71 977 903 .924 3

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 recordsEdit

RecordsEdit

MilestonesEdit

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Jason Garrison 1st NHL Game October 25, 2008
Jay Bouwmeester 400th NHL Game November 2, 2008
Kamil Kreps 100th NHL Game November 2, 2008
Tomas Vokoun 500th NHL Game March 7, 2009

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

June 20, 2008
To Florida Panthers
Nick Boynton
Keith Ballard
2nd round pick in 2008
To Phoenix Coyotes
Olli Jokinen
September 2, 2008 To Florida Panthers
Bryan McCabe[2]
4th round pick in 2009
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Mike Van Ryn
November 27, 2008
To Florida Panthers
Nick Tarnasky
To Nashville Predators
Wade Belak
March 4, 2009
To Florida Panthers
Steve Eminger
To Tampa Bay Lightning
Noah Welch
3rd round pick in 2009

Free agentsEdit

Player Former team Contract Terms
Player New team

Claimed from waiversEdit

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers

Draft picksEdit

Florida's picks at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft in OttawaOntario.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
2 31 (from Tampa Bay) Jacob Markstrom (G) Flag of Sweden Sweden Brynäs IF (Sweden Jr.)
2 46 (Nashville via Phoenix) Colby Robak (D) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
3 80 (from Colorado) Adam Comrie (D) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Saginaw Spirit (OHL)
4 100 AJ Jenks (LW) Flag of the United States United States Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
7 190 Matthew Bartkowski (D) Flag of the United States United States Lincoln Stars (USHL)

RosterEdit

Updated April 13, 2009.[3]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
5 Flag of Canada.svg Allen, BryanBryan Allen

 (A)

D L 36 2006 Kingston, Ontario
31 Flag of the United States Anderson, CraigCraig Anderson

G L 35 2006 Park Ridge, Illinois
2 Flag of the United States Ballard, KeithKeith Ballard

D L 34 2008 Baudette, Minnesota
10 Flag of the United States Booth, DavidDavid Booth

LW L 32 2004 Detroit, Michigan
4 Flag of Canada.svg Bouwmeester, JayJay Bouwmeester

D L 33 2002 Edmonton, Alberta
44 Flag of Canada.svg Boynton, NickNick Boynton

D R 37 2008 Nobleton, Ontario
11 Flag of Canada.svg Campbell, GregoryGregory Campbell

C L 32 2002 London, Ontario
22 Flag of Canada.svg Cullimore, JassenJassen Cullimore

D L 43 2007 Simcoe, Ontario
14 Flag of the Czech Republic Dvorak, RadekRadek Dvorak

RW R 39 2007 Tábor, Czechoslovakia
55 Flag of Canada.svg Eminger, SteveSteve Eminger

D R 33 2009 Woodbridge, Ontario
67 Flag of the Czech Republic Frolik, MichaelMichael Frolik

C L 28 2006 Kladno, Czechoslovakia
16 Flag of Canada.svg Horton, NathanNathan Horton

RW R 31 2003 Welland, Ontario
28 Flag of the Czech Republic Kreps, KamilKamil Kreps

C R 32 2003 Litoměřice, Czechoslovakia
24 Flag of Canada.svg McCabe, BryanBryan McCabe

D L 41 2008 St. Catharines, Ontario
53 Flag of Canada.svg McLean, BrettBrett McLean

C L 38 2007 Comox, British Columbia
85 Flag of the Czech Republic Olesz, RostislavRostislav Olesz

LW L 31 2004 Bílovec, Czechoslovakia
18 Flag of Finland Peltonen, VilleVille Peltonen

LW L 43 2006 Vantaa, Finland
3 Flag of Latvia Skrastins, KarlisKarlis Skrastins

D L 42 2008 Riga, U.S.S.R.
13 Flag of Canada.svg Stewart, AnthonyAnthony Stewart

C R 31 2003 La Salle, Quebec
61 Flag of Canada.svg Stillman, CoryCory Stillman

 (A)

LW L 42 2008 Peterborough, Ontario
74 Flag of Canada.svg Tarnasky, NickNick Tarnasky

C L 32 2008 Rocky Mountain House, Alberta
29 Flag of the Czech Republic Vokoun, TomasTomas Vokoun

G R 40 2007 Karlovy Vary, Czechoslovakia
9 Flag of Canada.svg Weiss, StephenStephen Weiss

 (A)

C L 33 2001 Toronto, Ontario
20 Flag of Slovakia Zednik, RichardRichard Zednik

LW L 40 2007 Banská Bystrica, Czechoslovakia

See alsoEdit

Farm teamsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at 2008–09 Florida Panthers season. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Ice Hockey Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0 (Unported) (CC-BY-SA).


Also on Fandom

Random Wiki