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John McFarland | Winger | #45

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/2/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 211
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (33) / FLA
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John McFarland has agreed to terms with SaiPa of the Finnish Elite League.
He will make the Liiga his home this season after he didn't receive a qualifying offer from the Panthers. McFarland appeared in three games with Florida last season and he produced 24 points in 56 matches with Portland of the AHL. Jul 25 - 9:21 AM

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John McFarland has been returned to the minors.

McFarland has no points in three games with Florida this season. He also has 14 goals and 22 points in 43 AHL contests.
Feb 19 - 12:42 PM

John McFarland made his NHL debut Saturday night when the Florida Panthers faced off against the Nashville Predators

McFarland was a second round selection in 2010 (33rd overall) making his NHL debut. Shawn Thornton was the scratch to make the roster spot vacant.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 13 - 7:24 PM

John McFarland will be scratched against the Blues on Friday night.

The 23-year-old has yet to make his NHL debut but he does have 14 goals and 22 points in 43 games with AHL Portland thus far.
Feb 12 - 7:15 PM

John McFarland has been summoned by the Florida Panthers.

This is the first time Florida has promoted McFarland this season. The 23-year-old forward has 14 goals and 22 points in 43 AHL contests in 2015-16.
Feb 12 - 12:20 PM

The Florida Panthers have signed John McFarland to a one-year, two-way contract extension.

McFarland recorded 10 goals and 19 points in 46 AHL games last season. He was taken with the 33rd overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Wed, Jul 15, 2015 11:12:00 PM

John McFarland scored one of the Panthers' four goals in an 8-4 blowout loss at the hands of the Predators' rookies Friday evening.

Other Florida goal scorers were Josh McFadden, Logan Shaw and Chris Clapperton. The Baby Cats were actually wining this game 3-2 going into the third period but fell completely apart. McFarland had a good season in the ECHL in 2013 but that is a long way from being successful at the NHL level.
Sat, Sep 7, 2013 09:58:00 AM

John McFarland is itching to play in the NHL this season.

McFarland is a stud OHL player who is making the push for NHL playing time. After his trade to Saginaw last year he scored 19 goals in 37 games. He will make a great compliment to Stephen Weiss, if he can crack the roster. His status will not be known until training camp breaks.
Sun, Aug 7, 2011 11:38:00 AM

John McFarland has signed an entry-level contract with the Panthers.

No terms were disclosed. McFarland was the Cats' second-round pick in 2010. The forward was an average scorer with Sudbury and Saginaw of the OHL and does not profile to be a fantasy asset to any significant degree.
Sat, Apr 23, 2011 11:08:00 AM

The Florida Panthers have returned a handful of players to their respective junior clubs and 2010 second-round pick John McFarland is one of them.

He was returned to his OHL club in Sudbury, while the Panthers also sent Alain Berger (Oshawa – OHL) Corey Durocher (Kingston – OHL), Alexander Petrovic (Red Deer – WHL) and Garrett Wilson (Owen Sound – OHL) back to their teams as well.
Mon, Sep 20, 2010 03:51:00 PM

Panthers second round pick John McFarland is hoping to prove that all the teams that passed on him in the first round of the NHL Entry draft were wrong in doing so.

The Panthers were excited to land McFarland in the second round and GM Dale Tallon likes his gritty style of play, saying "He's got a little nastiness to him." Although Florida has high hopes for the young winger, all indications are that the Panthers believe he is a year away from being able to contribute at the NHL level.
Sun, Jun 27, 2010 09:44:00 AM

The Florida Panthers have selected John McFarland with the 33rd pick in the 2010 Entry Draft.

This is a big fall for McFarland who was projected to go in the first round and possibly as high as the middle of the top round. He has excellent offensive skills but has had a problem with his attitude and that certainly did not help his draft status. McFarland could be an absolute steal here but will definitely need a change in attitude if he hopes to make it in the NHL.
Sat, Jun 26, 2010 01:28:00 PM

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