Player News - Panthers

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Adam Mascherin is still probably a couple of years away from turning pro, but he was impressive at Florida's development camp last week.

He is known for having a laser of a shot and an excellent worth ethic. Both of those aspects were on full display when he skated with other Panthers prospects. Mascherin netted 35 goals and posted 81 points in 65 games with the Kitchener Rangers of the OHL last year. He was chosen in the second round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
Jul 26 - 11:27 AM

Jayce Hawryluk is hoping to stay with the Panthers out of training camp.

"I think about it every day," Hawryluk said. "My goal is to come in here and make the team this year. I'm going to do everything I can this summer to set myself up for the best chance to do that ... and show them I deserve to be here." He is facing tough competition for a spot behind players like Colton Sceviour, Jonathan Marchessault, Logan Shaw and Corban Knight. Hawryluk also had a sprained ankle at development camp, but he is expected to be ready for training camp. He intends to be an agitating scorer when he makes the jump to the pro ranks. However, the start of his professional career may be in the minors with Springfield in 2016-17.
Jul 26 - 9:01 AM

Florida has signed Denis Malgin to a three-year, entry-level contract.

He tallied five goals and 17 points in 38 matches with the ZSC Lions of the Swiss National League A last season. Malgin also starred for Switzerland at the 2016 World Junior Championship, where he posted nine points in six outings. The 19-year-old forward was picked in the fourth round, with the 102nd overall selection, in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
Jul 25 - 4:23 PM

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

Jonathan Racine has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract.

Racine had a goal, nine points, and 89 penalty minutes in 69 AHL contests. The 23-year-old has appeared in a single career NHL game.
Jul 22 - 4:58 AM

Brett Olson has signed with Austria's EC Salzburg.

Olson had 13 goals and 26 points in 67 games with the AHL's Portland Pirates last season. The 29-year-old forward spent the last four campaigns in the minors and didn't appear in an NHL contest over that span.
Jul 15 - 8:30 PM

Logan Shaw has inked a one-year, two-way deal with the Florida Panthers.

Shaw can earn $660,000 in the NHL or $70,000 at the AHL level. He had five goals and seven points in 53 contests with Florida last season.
Jul 14 - 1:26 PM

Denis Malgin has signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Florida Panthers.

Malgin had seven goals and 22 points in 45 Swiss league games with Zurich SC and GCK Lions last season. He was taken by Florida with the 102nd overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
Jul 14 - 12:40 PM

Lawson Crouse will be competing for a third line spot with the Panthers during training camp.

Crouse had 23 goals, 59 points, and 62 penalty minutes in 49 OHL contests last season. He's certainly got the size to play in the NHL at 6-foot-4, 212 pounds, but the Panthers might ultimately decide that he'd benefit more from another season at the junior level. "I feel the Panthers will do what's best for my development so whatever they want me to do or wherever they see me fitting best is what I'm going to do and do it with a positive attitude," Crouse said.
Jul 12 - 9:46 AM

Derek MacKenzie's two-year extension is worth $2.7 million.

That gives MacKenzie a $1.35 million cap hit, which is slightly more than the $1.3 million cited in an earlier report. He had six goals and 13 points in 64 contests last season.
Jul 7 - 3:29 PM

The Florida Panthers have officially signed Derek MacKenzie to a two-year contract extension.

The deal was previously reported on Sunday, but the Panthers didn't initially confirm it. "Derek is a leader on our team and a true professional," said Panthers GM Tom Rowe. "His experience, work ethic and character make him a respected presence on the ice and throughout our organization." He had six goals and 13 points in 64 games in 2015-16.
Jul 6 - 5:18 PM

The Florida Panthers will reportedly sign Derek MacKenzie to a two-year contract extension.

The deal is reportedly worth $1.3 million per season. MacKenzie has one year left on his current contract at the same amount. The 35-year-old had six goals and 13 points in 64 games last season.
Jul 3 - 7:21 PM

The Florida Panthers have signed Reilly Smith to a five-year extension reportedly worth $25 million.

The 25-year-old had a solid 2015-16 campaign, as he scored a career-high 25 goals and 50 points in 82 games last season. He added four goals and four assists in six games in the postseason. Smith still has one year remaining on his current deal at $3.425 million, which means this extension will kick-in starting in 2017-18. Florida has now locked up core players like Aleksander Barkov, Vincent Trocheck, Nick Bjugstad, Aaron Ekblad and Smith to long-term deals.
Jul 3 - 3:23 PM

Vincent Trocheck has reportedly agreed to a six-year, $28.5 million contract extension.

Trocheck was a restricted free agent after completing his entry-level deal. He stepped up last season with 25 goals and 53 points in 76 contests. He's still just 22 years old (he'll turn 23 on July 11), so it's entirely possible that he'll keep developing and make that cap hit look fairly good. But he only has the one impressive year under his belt so far, so the Panthers are taking a significant chance here.
Jul 2 - 5:51 PM

The Florida Panthers announced that they have signed Jason Demers.

The agreement had already been reported, but now we have confirmation. The Panthers specified that it was a five-year deal, but didn't disclose the financial terms. Based on the original report, Demers will earn $22.5 million over the life of his contract. "We are excited to sign Jason and we are thrilled that he chose Florida," Panthers GM Tom Rowe said. "He will play an integral role on our blue line and will help our transition game and special teams. This is another important signing for us this offseason."
Jul 2 - 1:18 PM


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