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Yandle has high hopes for re-energized Panthers

Defenseman thrilled to have Tallon back in GM role, says players are eager for training camp

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / Senior Writer

BOSTON -- Florida Panthers defenseman Keith Yandle has sensed optimism and excitement from his teammates in the past few weeks.

"Just on vacation recently at [Panthers defenseman] Mark Pysyk's wedding and there were probably seven or eight of us on the team at his wedding, and everyone just seemed so ready for the season to start," Yandle said from the Commonwealth Avenue Charity Classic Hockey game at his alma mater, Boston University, on July 14. "I was even talking to [Jonathan] Huberdeau today on the phone and he was like, 'I wish it was training camp right now.' That's a good thing to hear.

"Even though it's only mid-July, guys are champing at the bit."

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Rats Roundup: Tippett Agrees to Terms

by Peter Rossi /

The dog days of summer have come to South Florida, but the Cats are still busy trying to stay cool with player signings and energetic auditions.

So sit back, relax and check out the latest Panthers #content as you prepare to beat the heat this weekend.

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Panthers Agree to Terms with Forward Owen Tippett on Entry-Level Contract

10th overall pick in 2017 NHL Entry Draft inks 1st NHL deal

by Staff /

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has agreed to terms with 2017 first-round pick, forward Owen Tippett, on a three-year entry-level contract.

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Hawryluk Hopes to be a Pest for the Panthers

by Jameson Olive / @JamesonCoop /

CORAL SRPINGS, Fla. - No one likes playing against Jayce Hawryluk.

Hawryluk, a second-round pick (32nd overall) of the Florida Panthers in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, is known as an agitator, the type of player that can inspire teammates and demoralize opponents by utilizing a fast paced, in-your-face style of play.

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Team Reset

Panthers have different look after step back

Changes at forward, coach following disappointing season

by Jon Lane @JonLaneNHL / Staff Writer

After the NHL Draft, free agency and other offseason moves, is taking a look at where each team stands. Today, the Florida Panthers:

The Florida Panthers promised changes after finishing 35-36-11 last season, 14 points out of the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Eastern Conference after winning the Atlantic Division in 2015-16.

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Cats and Coffee: Bjugy's a Beauty

by Jameson Olive / JamesonCoop /

Good morning and welcome to "Cats & Coffee," a weekly segment presented by Community Coffee in which we get you caffeinated with an exciting look at the week ahead for the Florida Panthers.

There is no offseason in Minnesota.

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Rats Roundup: Haley's Ninja Turtle Takes

by Kyle Morrison /

Well, we're right in the thick of it.

The NHL Draft was a full three weeks ago. The start of free agency was two weeks ago. Now, it's time to wait. Next up? The Cats prospects take on rookie teams from the Lightning, Capitals and Predators in Estero, Fla. in September.

On that note, let's go ahead and take a look back on the last week worth of Panthers #content, before you head home for the weekend.

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Prospects Notebook: Hunt Adapts to AHL; Downing The D-Camp Vet

by Jameson Olive / @JamesonCoop /

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - The transition from junior to professional hockey isn't easy.

For Dryden Hunt, moving from the Western Hockey League to the American Hockey League meant tougher competition, fewer shots and lower point totals. After scoring a league-high 58 goals during his final season with WHL's Moose Jaw Warriors, the 6-foot, 201-pound left winger managed to score just 13 goals and 31 points in 70 games during his first season with the AHL's Springfield Thunderbirds in 2016-17.

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Panthers' Borgström A Big Fan of the NCAA Experience

by Jameson Olive / @JamesonCoop /

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - When Henrik Borgström arrived on campus at the University of Denver last summer, the lanky, wide-eyed hockey player from Helsinki, Finland admittedly didn't know what to expect as he prepared for his first extended stay away from home.

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Panthers Launch Second Year of Community Champions Grant Program

Over $1 million given to local organizations last season

by Florida Panthers @FlaPanthersCARE /

Community Champions Grant Program

Community Champions Grant Program

Learn about the successes of our Community Champions Grant Program from the 2016-17 season

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SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers Owner, Chairman and Governor Vincent J. Viola and Vice Chairman, Partner and Alternate Governor Douglas A. Cifu announced today the launch of the second year of the Florida Panthers Foundation Community Champions Grant Program. The program allows charitable organizations throughout South Florida to request financial support for programs and initiatives that are benefitting our community.

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