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3 Olli Jokinen

Olli Jokinen is known for having gone the longest in NHL history before tasting the NHL playoffs.  That stint largely took place when he was with the Florida Panthers, his longest tenured team by far over his career, and for his first two seasons in South Beach, he wasn’t helping the team much in any capacity and was largely viewed as a bust.

Olli Jokinen

Olli Jokinen has the dubious distinction of going the longest in the NHL (799 Games) before he played in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  While he was not exactly the beneficiary of playing with NHL elite, his accomplishments Internationally for Finland has been solid where he has won Gold in the World Juniors, and a Silver and two Bronze Medals in Olympic play.  Any chance he has for the Hall of Fame would rely on his play for Finland, but the IIHF HOF could be in his reach.

The Top 50 Florida Panthers are now up!

Our process is slowly continuing as we have another Top 50 to present in our look at the best players for every major sports team. 

The random process continues as we now look at one of the newer teams in the National Hockey League, The Florida Panthers. 

While the Panthers do not have that many trips to the playoffs, they did reach the Stanley Cup Finals in their infancy, a surprise trip in 1996, their third year of existence.  As of this writing, they haven’t been back since, but some good players have suited up in Miami. 

As this is a young team, the Top 50 Florida Panthers are likely to have significant fluctuation in the upcoming years but for now, you can find the complete list here.

We will however state here that Goaltender, Roberto Luongo has been named by as the greatest Florida Panther to date.

The remaining top five are 2. Robert Svehla, 3. Olli Jokinen, 4. John Vanbiesbrouck, 5. Pavel Bure.

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Note: Hockey lists are based on an amalgamation of tenure, traditional statistics, advanced statistics, playoff statistics and post-season accolades. 

This list is up to the end of the 2015-16 Season. 

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