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Cats & Coffee: New Logo Unveiling, Memorial Day

NHL.com Who’s ready to update their wardrobe?The Florida Panthers will be holding a viewing party to unveil the club’s highly anticipated new logo and uniforms on Thursday, June 2 at the BB&T Center at...
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Rats Roundup: Panthers Month & More

NHL.com Congratulations, you made it all the way to Friday! Reward yourself with a quick little break to read this week’s Rats Roundup. The biggest news from this week is obviously Wednesday night’s...
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Jared McCann Q&A: “I feel like Florida really plays my type of game”

NHL.com SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Florida Panthers made their first big splash of what is expected to be an exciting offseason on Wednesday night, sending defenseman Erik Gudbranson and a 2016 fifth-round pick...
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Florida Panthers trade Erik Gudbranson to Vancouver

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Harvey Fialkov) — The Florida Panthers continue to reshape the franchise, only this time it was on the ice. The Panthers traded veteran top-four defenseman Erik Gudbranson to the Vancouver Canucks for a...
  • 5 days ago

Panthers trade Erik Gudbranson to Vancouver

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Harvey Fialkov) — The Panthers, wasting no time in restructuring on and off the ice after a successful regular season but disappointing first-round playoff ouster, on Wednesday night have traded top-4...
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Florida Panthers Acquire Jared McCann and 2016 Second and Fourth Round Draft Picks from Vancouver

NHL.com SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations Dale Tallon announced today that the Panthers have acquired forward Jared McCann, a 2016 second round draft pick (33rd overall) and...
  • 5 days ago

Season Rewind: Derek MacKenzie

NHL.com SUNRISE, Fla. – When you talk about the veteran leadership within the Florida Panthers locker room, it’s hard not to mention Derek MacKenzie.The 34-year-old center served as one of four assistant...
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Jaromir Jagr will not play in World Cup of Hockey event

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Harvey Fialkov) — Florida Panthers leading scorer Jaromir Jagr has informed the general manager of Team Czech Republic that he will not play in the inaugural 2016 World Cup of Hockey tournament. After the...
  • 7 days ago

Hyde: Do Panthers know what they're doing?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Dave Hyde) — I can retire now. I've seen it all. I've seen teams fire everyone after bad, average and even mildly disappointing seasons. But I'd never seen a team replace people who created a...
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Florida Panthers Announce American Hockey League Affiliation with Springfield Hockey, LLC

NHL.com SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations Dale Tallon announced today that the Panthers have signed a multi-year affiliation agreement with Springfield Hockey, LLC of the...
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Panthers fire director of player personnel Scott Luce

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Harvey Fialkov, Keven Lerner) — The Florida Panthers continued their front-office shakeup by firing director of player personnel Scott Luce, according to a source. Luce, a longtime member of the Panthers' scouting...
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Cats & Coffee: Matheson wins gold, Who’s ready for summer camp?

NHL.com Cats & Coffee: Matheson wins gold, Who’s ready for summer camp?Good morning and welcome to “Cats & Coffee,” a weekly segment in which we get you caffeinated with an exciting look at the week ahead...
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Panthers' Matheson Wins Gold Medal with Team Canada at IIHF World Championship

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Florida Panthers defenseman Michael Matheson earned a Gold Medal in Team Canada's 2-0 victory over Team Finland on Sunday at the IIHF World Men's Ice Hockey Championship in Moscow, Russia. ...
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Michael Matheson Wins Gold with Team Canada at IIHF World Championship

NHL.com Moscow, Russia - Florida Panthers defenseman Michael Matheson earned a Gold Medal in Team Canada’s 2-0 victory over Team Finland today at the IIHF World Men’s Ice Hockey Championship in Moscow,...
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Rats Roundup: #HappyJussi Edition

NHL.com Another week, another fun Cats update from overseas.The quarterfinal round at the IIHF World Championships is in the books, and Finland and Canada both rolled into the semifinals. Finland flexed...
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Florida Panthers Television Play-By-Play Broadcaster Steve Goldstein to Serve as NBC Sports Radio Host for Stanley Cup Final

NHL.com Florida Panthers Television Play-By-Play Broadcaster Steve Goldstein to Serve as NBC Sports Radio Host for Stanley Cup FinalFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Friday, May 6, 2016SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida...
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Florida Panthers to Unveil New Logo & Uniforms on June 2 at BB&T Center

NHL.com SUNRISE, Fla. – The Florida Panthers announced today that the team will hold a viewing party to unveil its new logo and uniforms on Thursday, June 2 at the BB&T Center at 7:00 p.m. Activities on...
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Panthers to unveil team logo June 2

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Harvey Fialkov) — After 23 years of having a leaping panther as their primary logo the Panthers will unveil a new team logo and different colored-jersey on Tuesday, June 2 at the BB&T Center. Fans are welcome...
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Top 10 Panthers Goals from 2015-16

NHL.com Top 10 Panthers Goals from 2015-16 It was a good year to be a goal scorer in South Florida.The Florida Panthers finished the regular season with four 25-goal scorers for the first time in...
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Season Rewind: Aaron Ekblad

NHL.com SEASON REWIND: Aaron EkbladSUNRISE, Fla. – Sophomore slump? No thanks.After capturing the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s top rookie in 2014-15, former No. 1 overall pick Aaron Ekblad didn’t skip a...
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Blog Articles

Panthers sending four players to the 2016 World Cup of Hockey

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Barkov, Jokinen, Ekblad and Kulikov will represent the Cats The NHL-sanctioned World Cup of Hockey will take place in September and dotting the rosters of the eight teams participating will be...
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Barkovthe18yearold wins round three, Shane O'Donnell clinches the top spot in LBC's predictions contest

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Barkov's two for two with one bonus point does the trick - Shane can't be caught Community member Barkovthe18yearold picked the winner in both conference finals and called the San Jose Sharks ...
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LBC Predictions Contest: Pick the Stanley Cup winner

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — The battle for Lord Stanley's chalice is down to Pittsburgh and San Jose After a very exciting playoff run, it's down to the Pittsburgh Penguins and the San Jose Sharks, who are making their...
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Erik Gudbranson, a look back at the rugged Florida Panthers defenseman

Litter Box Cats (JC Smith) — Dale Tallon's first pick to start the club's turn-around, Erik grew to embrace the leadership role for a franchise many considered a laughingstock. There was little mystery involved in the 3rd...
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A look at the Florida Panthers latest acquisition, Jared McCann

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Let's get to know the centerpiece of the Erik Gudbranson trade In a move that surprised many, the Florida Panthers traded bruising defenseman Erik Gudbranson and a fifth-round pick in 2016...
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Florida Panthers trade D Erik Gudbranson to Vancouver for F Jared McCann; multiple picks involved

Litter Box Cats (Donny Rivette) — Long-heralded "future captain" - and the first of now-former GM Dale Tallon's Florida selections - sent to the 'Nucks for prime prospect and picks Was it Dale Tallon (six-year GM and...
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Florida Panthers Summer Sweater Series: #4 Per Gustafsson

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — "By The Numbers" rolls on with a look back at Pelle G's brief stint with the Cats Only eight players, again all defensemen, have sported the #4 in Florida Panthers history. And while there are...
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Panthers make AHL shift to Springfield official

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Cats' farm team will sport different name, duds for the third year in a row After twenty-three years, the Portland Pirates are officially no more. The Florida Panthers have signed a...
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Cut Luce: Florida Panthers dismiss director of player personnel

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Longtime member of Florida's scouting staff, Scott Luce, is latest casualty of front office shake up The Florida Panthers continued the reshuffle of their front office, firing director of...
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From Russia with gold: Matheson, Canada top Finland to take 2016 IIHF Worlds

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Aleksander Barkov and Jussi Jokinen settle for silver Canada won a second straight IIHF World Championship with a smothering 2-0 victory over previously undefeated Finland Sunday night in...
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Panthers at The Worlds: All three Cats advance as Finland will face Canada for gold

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Jussi Jokinen's winner puts Finns in finals against the Canadians Florida Panthers forward Jussi Jokinen scored the game-winning goal in Finland's 3-1 win over host Russia. The Finns will...
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Panthers at The Worlds: Matheson, Canada crush Sweden

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Florida defender goes +3 in 6-0 rout of Sweden Florida Panthers defenseman Mike Matheson drew an assist on Max Domi's second period goal as Canada advanced to the semifinals with a surprisingly...
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Panthers at the Worlds: Jokinen scores in Finland's 5-1 win over Denmark

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Undefeated Finns cruise into the medal round Florida Panthers forward  Jussi Jokinen scored into an empty net with 2:14 remaining in Finland's 5-1 win over Denmark in quarterfinal action...
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Florida Panthers Summer Sweater Series: #3 Paul Laus

Litter Box Cats (Kevin Kraczkowski) — We continue to go "By The Numbers" this offseason, with Florida's all-time leader in penalty minutes. Laus, from Beamsville, Ontario, was a 6'1" right-handed defenseman with the OHL Hamilton...
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Panthers at the Worlds: Finns handle Canada

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Finland blanks Canada 4-0 to take Group B The highly anticipated showdown between Canada and Finland turnned into a letdown, as the Finns shutout the Canadians by a 4-0 count to finish...
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Florida Panthers Summer Sweater Series: #2 Terry Carkner

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — As we ready to send off 'Ol Leapy Cat, our number-by-number look back continues It was a bit surprising to me to find out that only eight players, all defenseman, have sported the #2 since the...
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Panthers at the Worlds: Matheson part of Canada's shutout effort

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Canada moves to 6-0 by blanking France Florida Panthers defenseman Mike Matheson was part of a smothering effort that saw Canada limit France to just 13 shots on goal in a 4-0 win in Group B...
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Panthers at the Worlds: Barkov powers Finns to 5-0 win over Slovaks

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Craft Cat center posts three-point game as Finns move to 6-0 Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov scored his third goal of the tournament and added two assists in Finland's 5-0 rout...
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Panthers at the Worlds: Barkov bags winner for Finland

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Two assists for Jokinen, Matheson remains a plus for Canada Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov scored the eventual game-winning goal and added an assist in Finland's 3-1 win over...
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2016 Draft Prospect Profile: Tage Thompson could be the Panthers pick

Litter Box Cats (JC Smith) — This tall right wing stormed the national stage as a freshman at UConn last season. The Cats would love nothing more than to see him fall into their lap at the end of the first round. Tage...
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