The very respected Scott Mellanby has an important place in Florida Panthers folklore. It was the rigged Right Winger who scored the first goal in franchise history and it was there where the “Rat Trick” was born. In the locker room, Mellanby killed a rat with his hockey stick and scored a goal later that night. It made for a good story and that season Florida went to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time and the fan favorite would see plastic rats litter the rink when the Panthers scored a goal. Mellanby’s only two 60 Point Seasons were as a Panther.