The Florida Panthers are a professional ice hockey team based in Sunrise, Florida, near Fort Lauderdale. They play in the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the Atlantic Division. The team was founded in 1993 and took its name from the endangered Florida panther. The Panthers have won two conference titles (1996 and 2023) and set franchise records with 58 wins and 125 points in the 2021-22 season. The team's colors are red, blue, flat gold, and white. The Panthers are owned by Sunrise Sports and Entertainment, with Vincent Viola as chairman. Bill Zito is the general manager, and Paul Maurice is the head coach. Aleksander Barkov is the team captain. The team's minor league affiliates are the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL) and the Florida Everblades of the ECHL.