SUNRISE (CBSMiami) – Sunrise has a new “Sheriff” in town, and the BB&T Center will be his headquarters.READ MORE: CBS4 Exclusive: Support Beams At Dadeland Mall Parking Garage Alarms Shoppers
That “Sheriff” is 18-year-old left wing Lawson Crouse who the Florida Panthers selected with the 11th pick in the 2015 NHL draft.
Crouse, a power forward, stands at 6’4” and a very hearty 213 pounds.READ MORE: Arrest Made In Miami-Beach Deadly Stabbing
Last season he led the Kingston Frontenacs in goals (29) and points (51).
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His Frontenacs’ teammates honored him with the nickname “The Sheriff” because he would look out for them.