SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers General Manager Bill Zito announced today that the club has reassigned forward Cole Schwindt and forward Scott Wilson from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League (AHL) to Florida's Taxi Squad.
Additionally, the Panthers have reassigned forward Aleksi Heponiemi , defenseman Lucas Carlsson and defenseman Brady Keeper from Florida's Taxi Squad to Syracuse.
Schwindt, 19, appeared in 10 games with Syracuse in 2020-21, his first professional season, recording two points (1-1-2). The 6-foot-2, 182-pound native of Kitchener, Ontario, amassed a team-leading 71 points (28-43-71) in 57 games with the Mississauga Steelheads of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) in 2019-20.
He was originally selected by Florida in the third round (81st overall) of the 2019 National Hockey League Draft.
Wilson, 28, appeared in eight games this season with Syracuse, posting three points (1-2-3). The 5-foot-11, 178-pound native of Oakville, Ontario, has played in 193 career NHL games with the Buffalo Sabres (2017-18 to 2019-20), Detroit Red Wings (2017-18) and Pittsburgh Penguins (2014-15 to 2017-18), registering 51 points (20-31-51). Wilson won the 2017 Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh.
He was originally selected by Pittsburgh in the seventh round (209th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft.
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