Florida Panthers Projected Future


Let’s look at how I see the Panthers stacking up for 2019-20 if they make the right moves.

2019-20

RESIGNED PLAYERS

-Panthers resign D Mackenzie Weegar to a 3 year $2,733,333 deal

– Panthers resign F Troy Brouwer, F Jayce Hawryluk, F Denis Malgin and F Dryden Hunt to  1 year $925,000 deals

-Panthers resign F Anthony Greco to a 1 year $720,000 deal

-Panthers resign F Juho Lammikko to a 1 year $850,000 deal

-Panthers resign D Ian McCoshen to a 1 year $900,000 deal

-Panthers resign G Sam Montembeault to a 3 year $1,400,000 deal

-Panthers resign F Riley Sheahan to a 1 year $1,400,000 deal

-Panthers resign D Michael Downing, D Thomas Schmentish and G Chris Dreidger to 1 year deals worth $700,000

-Panthers extend F Mike Hoffman and F Evengii Dadonov to 5 year deals worth $5,900,000

FREE AGENT DEPARTURES

-Panthers do not resign D Ludwig Bystrom, F Jean Sebastein-Dea, F Henrik Haapala, F Jamie McGinn, D Julian Melchori and F Vincent Praplan

-Maxim Mamin does not resign with the Panthers and decides to play professionally in the KHL.

-F Derek Mackenzie retires

-G Roberto Luongo is forced to retire due to injuries and joins the Panthers front office

COACHING CHANGES

-Panthers fire Head Coach Bob Boughner and hire Toronto Marlies Head Coach Sheldon Keefe to be their Head Coach

-Panthers fire Associate Coach Jack Capuano and name Derek Mackenzie an Assistant Coach

-Paul McFarland is promoted to Associate Coach

-Springfield Thunderbirds Head Coach Geordie Kinnear is fired and replaced by Assistant Coach Doug Jannik.

FRONT OFFICE CHANGES

-Dale Tallon is fired as GM

-The Panthers name Chris Progner GM

-Assistant GM Eric Joyce is fired and replaced by Director of Player Personnel Bryan McCabe

-Panthers name Roberto Luongo Director of Player Personnel

FREE AGENT SIGNINGS

-Panthers sign F Artemi Panarin to a 7 year deal worth $9,000,000

-Panthers sign G Seymon Varlamov to a 2 year deal worth $4,225,000

-Panthers sign D Martin Marincin to a 1 year deal worth $800,000

TRADES

-The Panthers trade D Mark Pysyk to the Anaheim Ducks for F Carter Rowney

-The Panthers trade D Michael Matheson to the Montreal Canadiens for D Noah Juulsen and a 2nd round pick

-The Panthers trade G James Reimer and C Riley Sheahan to the Calgary Flames for C Derek Ryan and a 5th Round Pick

ROOKIE MOVES

-Panthers sign F Aleski Heponiemi

-Panthers let F Joe Wegwerth walk

-F Owen Tippett makes the Opening Night 23 Man Roster

OPENING NIGHT ROSTER

Forwards- Aleksander Barkov, Jonathan Huberdeau, Artemi Panarin, Evengii Dadonov, Vincent Trocheck, Frank Vatrano, Mike Hoffman, Henrik Borgstrom, Owen Tippett, Carter Rowney, Jayce Hawryluk, Derek Ryan, Colton Sceviour, Troy Brouwer

Defensemen- Aaron Ekblad, Keith Yandle, Ian McCoshen, Mackenzie Weegar, Noah Juulsen, Josh Brown, Martin Marincin

Goalies-Seymon Varlamov, Sam Montembeault

Lines: Huberdeau-Barkov-Panarin; Hoffman-Trocheck-Dadonov; Vatrano-Borgstrom-Hawryluk; Sceviour-Ryan-Tippett; Yandle-Ekblad; Weegar-Juulsen; Marincin-Brown; Varlamov; Montembeault

SPRINGFIELD THUNDERBIRDS LINEUP

Hunt-Lammikko-Malgin; Pu-Heponiemi-Greco; Thompson-Ang-Repo; Bajkov-?-?; MacDonald-Stillman; Downing-Schmentish; ?-?; Dreidger; ?

 

 

 

 

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