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Panthers add center and defenseman on Day 2 of NHL draft

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Harvey Fialkov) — Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon continues his trend of amassing as many Finnish players he can in the organization by selecting center Aleksi Heponiemi with the 40th pick in the...
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Panthers hire assistant coach Paul McFarland

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Harvey Fialkov) — The Florida Panthers continued to fill out Bob Boughner’s coaching staff Saturday by hiring Paul McFarland. “We are thrilled to add Paul to our coaching staff,” Boughner said. “In three...
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Get to know Panthers' first-round pick Owen Tippett

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Harvey Fialkov) — Round; No.: First; 10th overall Position: Right wing Experience: Mississauga Steelheads of the Ontario Hockey League Height: 6-0; Weight: 203 Key stats: Tippett, 18, recorded 20 points...
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Panthers select right wing Owen Tippett with 10th pick in NHL draft

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Harvey Fialkov) — Although Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon said he’d select the best player available regardless of position, he decided to wing it after all. Two days after losing two of his...
  • 15 hr 23 min ago

Panthers hire former Isles coach Jack Capuano as associate coach under Boughner, as per source

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Harvey Fialkov) — Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon began filling out Bob Boughner’s coaching staff by bringing in former New York Islanders coach Jack Capuano as associate coach Friday, according to...
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Panthers to face Marchessault, Smith in December when they play Golden Knights

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ian Cohen) — The Panthers will get a chance to face two of their leading goal scorers from last season — Jonathan Marchessault and Reilly Smith — when they travel to Las Vegas to face the Golden Knights in...
  • 1 day 20 hr ago

Panthers expect to bolster organization's depth in NHL Entry Draft

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Harvey Fialkov) — The day before losing two of their top three right wings to the expansion Vegas Golden Knights, Florida Panthers director of amateur scouting Jason Bukala said the team’s goal was to select...
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Tallon said loss of Marchessault and Smith based on defense winning championships

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Harvey Fialkov) — Panthers general manager Dale Tallon’s simple explanation for giving up two of his top-scoring right wings for no on-ice assets in return to join the Vegas Golden Knights was that, “defense...
  • 1 day 23 hr ago

Panthers lose Marchessault and Smith to Vegas Golden Knights

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Harvey Fialkov) — Florida’s leading goal scorer Jonathan Marchessault was snatched from the Panthers by the Vegas Golden Knights in the NHL expansion draft Wednesday. What wasn’t expected is Marchessault will...
  • 2 days ago

Panthers hope to continue recent success in NHL draft

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Harvey Fialkov) — Hockey’s Future ranked the Florida Panthers’ prospects 19th of 30 teams last year, but that’s mostly because they’ve been so successful in recent drafts that their young players are already...
  • 2 days ago

Panthers open 2016-17 season with back-to-back set against Lightning

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Harvey Fialkov) — The NHL released the regular-season home openers for all 31 NHL teams Wednesday, and the Florida Panthers will begin the 2017-18 season with a back-to-back set against intrastate rival, the...
  • 2 days ago

Panthers unveil new adidas uniforms

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Harvey Fialkov) — A year after a major re-design of their uniforms and logo, the Florida Panthers tweaked their jerseys again because of the NHL’s switch from Reebok to adidas. The National Hockey League and...
  • 3 days ago

Panthers likely to lose 30-goal scorer Jonathan Marchessault in NHL expansion draft

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Harvey Fialkov) — Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon rolled the dice by not placing Jonathan Marchessault, the team’s leading goal scorer last season, on the Panthers’ protected list and risks losing...
  • 3 days ago

Panthers have five picks in this weekend's NHL draft

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Staff report) — Here’s a look at where the Florida Panthers will be making their picks in this week’s NHL draft: 2017 NHL draft at United Center, Chicago First round: Friday, 7 p.m. (NBCSN) Rounds two...
  • 3 days ago

Panthers development camp begins on June 27

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Harvey Fialkov) — The Panthers have five picks in this weekend’s NHL Entry Draft, including No. 10 in the first round. All are expected to participate in the team’s annual development which will take place...
  • 4 days ago

Panthers unable to reach deal to keep last season's leading scorer, according to Marchessault

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Harvey Fialkov) — Changes are coming for the Florida Panthers this week and it will most likely begin with the expansion Las Vegas Golden Knights pilfering Jonathan Marchessault, Florida’s leading goal scorer...
  • 4 days ago

Panthers surprisingly leave Marchessault exposed for expansion draft, source says

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Harvey Fialkov) — When it came down to compiling their protection list in preparation for the upcoming NHL expansion draft, the Florida Panthers clearly prioritized defense over offense. As a result,...
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Who will Panthers make available to Las Vegas Knights in expansion draft?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Harvey Fialkov) — In the NHL’s last expansion draft in 2000, the Florida Panthers lost 37-year-old goalie Mike Vernon to the neophyte Minnesota Wild with the third pick. The Panthers will most likely leave...
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Panthers promote Bryan McCabe to director of player personnel

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Harvey Fialkov) — The Florida Panthers announced Wednesday that former NHL defenseman Bryan McCabe has been promoteed to director of player personnel. McCabe, 42, who played 15 seasons in the NHL, including...
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Blog Articles

NHL Draft 2017: Florida Panthers select Aleksi Heponiemi with No. 40 overall pick

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Cats grab pint-sized Finn from Swift Current The Florida Panthers have selected Finnish-born center Aleksi Heponiemi in the second round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Heponiemi scored 26 goals...
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LBC's 2017 Florida Panthers / NHL Draft Day Two Open Thread

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Tippett selected; Cats with four more picks on Saturday After choosing Mississauga Steelheads right wing Owen Tippett in the first round last night, the Florida Panthers will (barring trades)...
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NHL Draft 2017: Florida Panthers select Owen Tippett with No. 10 overall pick

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Cats land consensus best pure goal scorer in the draft After a rough last few days due to the expansion draft, Florida Panthers fans got a bit of palate cleanser with the selection of Owen...
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LBC's 2017 Florida Panthers / NHL Draft First Round Open Thread

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Cats hit the Windy City with the 10th overall pick Thanks for joining us as the revamped Florida Panthers begin the two-day process of bolstering their prospect ranks. Or perhaps far more...
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NHL Draft 2017: A list of every Florida Panthers draft pick

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Cats currently with five selections in Chicago The final order for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft was set with the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Final between the Piitsburgh Penguins and Nashville...
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Panthers Name Jack Capuano Associate Coach

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Former Islanders coach joins Bob Boughner’s staff Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that former New York Islanders head coach Jack...
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2017 NHL Draft: Lots of options for Panthers at 10 spot

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Cats should target a goal scorer with first-round pick Capping off what’s been a busy week in the hockey world, the first round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft will take place tonight at United...
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Florida Panthers release 2017-18 schedule

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Cats open with Tampa Bay, close with Buffalo Alright, enough about the expansion draft already... The Florida Panthers 2017-18 schedule is out. As already reported, the Cats open the 2017-18...
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Here’s your 2017 NHL Award Winners

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Big night for center Oilers’ Connor McDavid Hart Trophy | MVP Connor McDavid Ted Lindsay Award | Best Player as voted by NHLPA Connor McDavid Norris Trophy | Best Defenseman Brent...
  • 2 days ago

Panthers lose Marchessault, trade Smith to Golden Knights

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Are the Cats reloading or rebuilding? As expected, once its confounding protection list was revealed on Sunday, the Florida Panthers lost last season’s leading goalscorer Jonathan Marchessault...
  • 2 days ago

Florida Panthers retain look for 2017-18 season

Litter Box Cats (Francisco Oporta) — New ADIZERO uniforms from Adidas do not make any change to the Cats’ Reebok rebrand. On June 20, 2017 the NHL world was treated to the unveiling of Adidas’ new ADIZERO uniforms which will...
  • 3 days ago

Wednesday Caterwaul: Florida Panthers, NHL Awards and Expansion Draft Open Forum

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Golden Knights will finally unveil roster tonight Tonight’s the night. Will everything be alright? For the Florida Panthers, that is. The Cats, along with the 29 other existing NHL franchises,...
  • 3 days ago

Tuesday Offseason Caterwaul: Florida Panthers and Expansion Draft Open Forum

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Panthers fail to reach a deal with Vegas After feverishly working the phones on Sunday and Monday, the Vegas Golden Knights will stop wheeling and dealing and assemble their roster of 30 players...
  • 4 days ago

Monday Offseason Caterwaul: Florida Panthers and Expansion Draft Open Forum

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — NHL grinds to a halt as Vegas painstakingly builds roster The Vegas Golden Knights enter day two of the expansion process as they attempt to not only build a team for next season, but more...
  • 5 days ago

NHL Expansion Draft begins today

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Panthers protection list is... surprising The 2017 NHL Expansion Draft to stock the Vegas Golden Knights will begin today at 10 a.m. ET. All 30 of the league’s existing clubs submitted their...
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NHL Expansion Draft: Roster freeze goes into effect today

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — If Panthers make a move, it’s got to happen before 3 p.m. We are one step closer to the NHL’s first expansion draft in seventeen years. Today at 3 p.m. ET, a league-wide roster freeze will go...
  • 7 days ago
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Florida Panthers Expansion Draft Primer

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Which Cat will end up being Knighted? The NHL’s newest team, the Vegas Golden Knights, are about to take center stage. After a roster freeze goes into effect at 3 p.m. Saturday, the Golden...
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NHL Mock Draft 2017: Florida Panthers select Kristian Vesalainen with No. 10 pick

Litter Box Cats (JC Smith) — Cats hypothetically go Finn (again) for first-round choice With the 10 th pick in this year’s SBN’s NHL Mock Entry Draft, Litter Box Cats is proud to select, on behalf of the Florida Panthers,...
  • 8 days ago
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NHL Mock Draft 2017: Florida Panthers select Kristian Vesalainen with No. 10 pick

Litter Box Cats (JC Smith) — Cats hypothetically go Finn (again) for first-round choice With the 10 th pick in this year’s SBN’s NHL Mock Entry Draft, Litter Box Cats is proud to select, on behalf of the Florida Panthers,...
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Wednesday Offseason Caterwaul: Florida Panthers Open Forum

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — No pre-expansion draft moves for the Cats... yet. We draw another day closer to the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft to stock the Vegas Golden Knights. The Cats have until 3 p.m. Saturday to make any...
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