C- Olli Jokinen
Olli Jokinen played for the Panthers 2000-2008.
The Panthers’ leading point man of all time, Olli Jokinen might have made numer one on this list if the team around him had performed as well as he did…
Jokinen was with the Panthers as the face of the franchise for several years during a difficult time when the club had no successes whatsoever on the ice.
Unfortunately that’s probably what he will be remembered for in Florida.
He captained the team during his time in Florida as well and was its best player up until he was traded to Phoenix in the summer of 2008.
Jokinen is the most impressive player in franchise history when looking at stats alone. Jokinen is second in all time games played and scored a club record 188 goals, and 231 assists.
While struggling a bit in his last season with the Panthers Jokinen still managed a team-leading 71 points before being demoted to fourth line wnger…
Of course the memory of the Finish Captian in Florida was unfortunately marred further by the accident he was involved in that almost cost teammate Richard Zednik his life.
All in all though Olli deserves to be remembered as one of the great Panthers, though he didn’t lead us to the playoffs….he gave us something to watch in these dark times…
Olli Jokinen’s Panthers Career Stats
567 GP (No. 2 on club’s all-time list), 188 goals (No. 1), 231 assists (No. 1), 419 points (No. 1)
Do you agree or disagree? What was your favorite Jokinen moment in a Cat’s jersey?
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