Panthers Madness 2018


Welcome to Panthers Madness 2018! In a nutshell, this is the Panthers version of March Madness. I post twitter polls of matchups between players and fans vote who they like better. Instead of 64 players, twitter users decided to make my life easier by just letting me use 32 teams. Thanks guys. There are 4 divisions. They are the Sunrise, Rat, Sun and Cat divisions. Here is who made the tournament.

Sunrise Division

1st Seed- John Vanbiesbrouck, Goalie, 1993-98 with the Panthers, Led team to 1996 Stanley Cup Finals

2nd Seed- Ed Jovanovski, Defenseman, 1995-99 & 2011-14 with the Panthers, 1st overall draft pick in 1994 NHL Draft, Captain from 2012-14

3rd Seed- Robert Svehela, Defenseman, 1994-2002 with the Panthers, Most goals by a defenseman in Panthers franchise history

4th Seed- Radek Dvorak, Right Wing, 1995-2000 & 2007-11 with the Panthers, 6th in goals in franchise history, Ambassador for South Florida Hockey

5th Seed- Peter Worrell, Left Wing, 1997-2003 with the Panthers, 2nd in penalty minutes in franchise history

6th Seed- Jonathan Huberdeau, Left Wing, 2012-Present with the Panthers, 6th in assists in franchise history

7th Seed- Nick Bjugstad, Center, 2012-Present with the Panthers

8th Seed- Evengii Dadonov, Right Wing, 2009-12 & 2017-Present with the Panthers

Rat Division

1st Seed- Roberto Luongo, Goalie, 2000-06 & 2014-Present with the Panthers, Franchise leader in Wins and Shutouts

2nd Seed- Pavel Bure, Right Wing, 1998-2002 with the Panthers, Most Goals and Points in a single season in Franchise history

3rd Seed- Aleksander Barkov, Center, 2013-Present with the Panthers, 2013 2nd overall pick

4th Seed- Jay Bouwmeester, Defenseman, 2002-09 with the Panthers, 2nd in franchise history in goals by a defenseman

5th Seed- Tomas Fleischmann, Left Wing, 2011-15 with the Panthers, South Florida Hockey Ambassador

6th Seed- David Booth, Left Wing, 2006-11 with the Panthers, Tied for 9th in most goals in a single season in franchise history

7th Seed- Rob Niedermayer, Center, 1993-2001 with the Panthers, 7th in goals in franchise history

8th Seed- Craig Anderson, Goalie, 2006-09 with the Panthers

Sun Division

1st Seed- Olli Jokinen, Center, 2000-08 with the Panthers, Captain from 2003-08, Most Goals and Points in Franchise History

2nd Seed- Stephen Weiss, Center, 2002-13 with the Panthers, Most Games Played and Assists in Franchise History

3rd Seed- Bill Lindsay, Right Wing, 1993-99 & 2001-02 with the Panthers, Radio Analyst for the Panthers, Scored most legendary goal in Panthers franchise history

4th Seed- Ray Sheppard, Right Wing, 1996-98 & 1999-2000 with the Panthers, Scored the Rat Trick Goal that infuriated Patrick Roy

5th Seed- Brian Campbell, Defenseman, 2011-16 with the Panthers, Won the Lady Byng Trophy in 2011-12, Single season plus minus leader in franchise history

6th Seed- Nathan Horton, Right Wing, 2003-10 with the Panthers, 4th in franchise history in points

7th Seed- Erik Gudbranson, Defenseman, 2011-16 with the Panthers

8th Seed- Alex Petrovic, Defenseman, 2012-Present with the Panthers

Cat Division

1st Seed- Scott Mellanby, Right Wing, 1993-2001 with the Panthers, 2nd in Franchise History in Goals, 3rd in Franchise History in Points, Captain from 1997-2001

2nd Seed- Aaron Ekblad, Defenseman, 2014-Present with the Panthers, 1st overall pick, 3rd in Franchise History in Goals Scored by a Defenseman

3rd Seed- Tomas Vokoun, Goalie, 2007-11 with the Panthers, Franchise leader in Save Percentage and Goals Against Average, South Florida Hockey Ambassador

4th Seed- Paul Laus, Defenseman, 1993-2002 with the Panthers, Franchise Leader in PIM

5th Seed- Vincent Trocheck, Center, 2013-Present with the Panthers, Best Draft Steal in Franchise History

6th Seed- Jason Garrison, Defenseman, 2008-12 with the Panthers, Most single season goals by a defenseman in franchise history

7th Seed- Viktor Kozlov, Center, 1997-2004 with the Panthers, 5th in Points in Franchise History

8th Seed- Dmitry Kulikov, Defenseman, 2009-16 with the Panthers

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