The Florida Panthers fell on a lot of hard times in the lockout-shortened 2013 season. But, the team’s luck may be about to changes thanks in large part to the Colorado Avalanche and Sunday’s NHL Draft.
The Florida Panthers secured part of their defense Thursday when they signed defenseman Dmity Kulikov to a two-year contract worth $5 million.
Florida Panthers defenseman Ed Jovanoski became only the seventh player in team history to be designated the team captain. Head coach Kevin Dineen made the announcement Friday, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
The Florida Panthers were concerned about their goalie situation exiting the preseason. After one regular season game, consider the concerns eased.
The Florida Panthers were wheeling and dealing over the weekend before and after Friday’s NHL Draft. The Panthers need an influx of talent and managed to get plenty to fill both needs.
The Florida Panthers continued their annual fire sale of the roster Monday by trading defenseman Dennis Wideman for prospect Jake Hauswirth and a third-round pick in the upcoming draft.