Despite a disappointing end to the season, the Florida Panthers wrapped up their best regular-season campaign in franchise history and won their first playoff round in 26 years.
With that came a lot of surprises out of the 2021-22 season.
Sam Reinhart hit the coveted 82-point mark during his first season in South Florida while Sam Bennett, Carter Verhaeghe and Anthony Duclair (among others) each hit career-bests in goals and points.
A Florida coach ended up finishing second in the Jack Adams Award — and it was not Joel Quenneville.
Andrew Brunette, who took over on an interim basis, was announced as the NHL’s Coach of the Year runners-up on Thursday.