The season previews will cover the Panthers' forwards, defense, and goaltending. Please refer to the glossary at the end of this article if a certain statistic is new to you.


The most difficult task for general manager Dale Tallon in the off-season was replacing Jason Garrison, who signed a six-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks during the summer. Garrison provided offense on the first pairing with 16 goals, handled top competition, and played in every situation. He was also Florida's best penalty killer. In hopes of filling that void, Filip Kuba was brought back to Florida with a two-year contract.