2. Robert Svehla
Playing for the Florida Panthers for 8 of his 9 NHL seasons, blueliner, Robert Svehla is as of this writing without question the greatest Defenseman in Panthers history.  The Slovakian star would represent Florida in the 1997 All Star Game and had four seasons where he would exceed 40 Points.  He was also a large reason why Florida would make the Stanley Cup Finals in the 1995/96 Season.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Defence
  • Acquired: Traded from the Calgary Flames with Magnus Svensson for Florida’s 1996 3rd Round Pick (which would be Dmitri Vlasenkov) and their 1997 4th Round Pick (which would be Ryan Ready), 9/29/94.
  • Departed: Traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Dmitry Yushkevich 7/18/02.
  • Games Played: 573
  • Notable Statistics: 61 Goals
    229 Assists
    290 Points
    603 PIM
    .51 PPG
    -18 Plus/Minus
    49.5 Point Shares
  • Major Accolades and Awards: All Star Game Participant (1997)
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