Louisville Panthers

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Louisville Panthers
City Louisville, Kentucky
League American Hockey League
Operated 1999–2001
Home arena Freedom Hall
Colors navy blue, red, and gold
Affiliates Florida Panthers
Franchise history
1999–2001 Louisville Panthers
2005–2008 Iowa Stars
2008–2009 Iowa Chops
2009–present Texas Stars

The Louisville Panthers were an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They played in Louisville, Kentucky. Their home venue was Freedom Hall at the Kentucky Exposition Center. The mascot was a light brown "panther" named Paws. They were affiliates of the Florida Panthers. The team became dormant following the 2000–01 season, until it was resurrected in 2005 as the Iowa Stars. Today, the franchise is known as the Texas Stars.

Notable players

Career leaders

  • Goals: 48 (Paul Brousseau, 1999–01)
  • Assists: 63 (Paul Brousseau, 1999–01)
  • Points: 111 (Paul Brousseau, 1999–01)
  • PIM: 481 (Brent Thompson, 1999–01)

Season-by-season results

Regular season
Season Games Won Lost Tied OTL Points Goals
1999–00 80 42 30 7 1 92 278 254 4th, Mid-Atlantic
2000–01 80 21 51 5 3 50 200 285 4th, South
Season 1st round 2nd round 3rd round Finals
1999–00 L, 1-3, Kentucky
2000–01 Out of playoffs.

See also