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Florida Panthers Announce 2022-23 Regular Season Schedule

Highlights include Oct. 19 Home Opener and 2023 Honda All-Star Weekend

by Florida Panthers @FlaPanthers / FloridaPanthers.com

SUNRISE, Fla. - The Florida Panthers announced today, in conjunction with the National Hockey League, their schedule for the 2022-23 regular season.

The Panthers open the regular season on a three-game road trip, facing the New York Islanders on Thursday, Oct. 13; the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday, Oct. 15; and the Boston Bruins on Monday, Oct. 17.

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Territory Talk: Chatting NHL Draft with Chris Peters

by Jameson Olive & Doug Plagens @JamesonCoop / FloridaPanthers.com

With the 2022 NHL Draft scheduled to take place on Thursday and Friday in Montreal, draft and prospect analyst Chris Peters joined this week's episode of the Territory Talk podcast to discuss the theme of this year's draft class, what the Cats might do with their six picks, and much more.

Highlights of the episode include:

  • The Panthers will try to find more diamonds in this year's draft. (3:00)
  • NHL Draft and prospects analyst Chris Peters joins the show! (9:15)
  • Peters talks about approaching a draft with no high picks. (12:00)
  • Peters shares his thoughts on Florida's last two draft classes. (18:00)
  • Doug and Jameson try to predict some late-round picks for the Cats. (27:00)

If you'd like new episodes of Territory Talk delivered directly to your phone or inbox each week, click HERE to subscribe to the show on your preferred podcast platform.

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Florida Panthers, Florida Everblades Enter Affiliation Agreement

2021-22 Kelly Cup Champion will serve as ECHL affiliate for the Panthers and the Charlotte Checkers (AHL)

by Florida Panthers @FlaPanthers / FloridaPanthers.com

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers General Manager Bill Zito announced today that the club has entered into a multi-year affiliation agreement with the Florida Everblades of the ECHL. The Everblades will serve as the ECHL affiliate for the Panthers as well as its American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers.

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2020 Draft Check-In: Panthers continue to enjoy fruits of deep 2020 class

by Jameson Olive @JamesonCoop / FloridaPanthers.com

The Panthers have already gotten incredible value out of their 2020 draft class.

In addition to nailing their first-round selection by scooping up Anton Lundell with the 13th overall pick, the Panthers bolstered their deepening pipeline with eight more picks. While many of those prospects remain in the system, others were used to help construct the team's new foundation.

To catch up on how the organization's 2022 draft class did this season, continue reading below.

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Florida Panthers Re-Sign Forward Aleksi Heponiemi to a One-Year Contract

by Florida Panthers @FlaPanthers / FloridaPanthers.com

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers General Manager Bill Zito announced today that the club has re-signed forward Aleksi Heponiemi to a one-year, two-way contract.

"Aleksi is a skilled, energetic forward," said Zito. "We look forward to his continued development within our Panthers system."

Heponiemi, 23, skated in six games with Florida in 2021-22, notching one assist. He has appeared in 15 total NHL games with the Panthers from 2020-21 to 2021-22, logging three points (1-2-3).

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Florida Panthers Announce Third Annual Summer Reading Tour

Kids Club Announces Summer Reading Challenge

by Florida Panthers @FlaPanthers / FloridaPanthers.com

SUNRISE, Fla. - The Florida Panthers announced today that they will present their third annual summer reading tour in conjunction with Broward County Library as part of their Summer Learning Program.

The South Florida community is encouraged to visit local libraries and enjoy a variety of books read by Panthers guests and personalities. Fans can learn more about Broward Public Libraries Summer Learning program by clicking here.

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2021-22 Season Rewind: Aleksander Barkov

by Jameson Olive @JamesonCoop / FloridaPanthers.com

Barkov's 2021-22 Rewind

Barkov's 2021-22 Rewind

From scoring a career-high 39 goals to playing Selke Trophy-worthy defense, take a look back at Aleksander Barkov's 2021-22 season.

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It's safe to say that Aleksander Barkov can no longer be described as "underrated" when talking about the NHL's top players, but his skills as a goal scorer might still be flying under the radar.

Despite being limited to just 67 games, the Panthers superstar captain surpassed the 30-goal plateau for the second time in his career while finding the back of the net 39 times this season, which was not only a career-best number, but also six more scores than any of his teammates.

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Anthony Duclair undergoes successful surgery

Florida Panthers forward is expected to return mid-season 2022-23

by Florida Panthers @FlaPanthers / FloridaPanthers.com

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers General Manager Bill Zito announced today that Panthers forward Anthony Duclair underwent successful surgery to repair an Achilles tendon injury and is expected to return mid-season 2022-23.

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Florida Panthers Announce 2022-23 Preseason Schedule

Panthers to play six total preseason contests, two at FLA Live Arena

by Florida Panthers @FlaPanthers / FloridaPanthers.com

SUNRISE, Fla. - The Florida Panthers announced today the club's preseason schedule for the 2022-23 season. Florida will play six total preseason games, including a doubleheader in Nashville and two home preseason games at FLA Live Arena.

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2021-22 Season Rewind: Sam Reinhart

by Jameson Olive @JamesonCoop / FloridaPanthers.com

Reinhart 2022 Rewind

Reinhart 2022 Rewind

Reinhart 2022 Rewind

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Sam Reinhart reached new heights during his first season with the Panthers.

Taking his considerable talents to South Florida after being acquired in a savvy draft-day deal with the Sabres last summer, the 26-year-old forward went on to post new career-high marks in goals (33), assists (49) and points (82) during an incredibly productive 2021-22 campaign.

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