D- Paul Laus
Paul Laus played for the Panthers 1993-2002.
The hard-hitting fan favorite spent most of his time in the penalty box with his impressive 1,702 penalty minutes.
The rugged blueliner was claimed by the Florida Panthers in the 1993 NHL Expansion Draft. His solid defensive work and willingness to take on the toughest players in the league made him a valuable player on the club as it set an NHL record for expansion teams with 83 points.
Two years later, he scored two goals and was a workhorse in 21 games as the Panthers reached the Stanley Cup finals. Laus continued to be an enforcer and team leader through the end of the 2000–01 season and was the only person to play in all of the club’s first eight seasons.
His grit and determination made him a fan favorite and he is still one of the most beloved all-time Panthers, Laus spent his entire NHL career with the Cats.
The Panthers have since Paul Laus’ retirement have struggled to find a player that could replace his role on the team.
Paul Laus’ Panthers Career Stats
530 GP, 14 Goals, 58 Assists, 72 Points, 1,702 PIM.
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