Those attending the orientation are second-round pick Drew Shore
, Josh Birkholz
, Garrett Wilson
, Wade Megan
and Scott Timmins
. First-round pick Dmitry Kulikov
was back in Russia and Corban Knight
was training at the University of North Dakota.
“It’s been great, seeing the facility and meeting people in the organization and meeting the guys and seeing what they’re like,” Timmins said. “We’re going to be friends for a while now, and we’ll see each other in training camp again, so it’s nice to get to know everyone.”
Stay tuned for FloridaPanthers.com this weekend for video of the Fab Five working out. REINPRECHT LIKES WHAT HE SEES
Steve Reinprecht, who the Panthers are expecting to center their second line, was in South Florida earlier in the week to check things out.
Reinprecht said he first visited the Sunshine State when he was 14 and playing Little League baseball for his hometown of Edmonton. “And that was a long time ago,” he said with a smile.
Reinprecht, who took a tour Wednesday of BankAtlantic Center, said he was looking forward to his future here with the Panthers.
“It’s exciting,” said Reinprecht, who spent the past 3 ½ years with the Coyotes. “There seems to be a good mix here. They have some older guys, some younger guys…good skill. With (Tomas) Vokoun in net and some good balance on the blue line, it has a good makeup.”
More on Reinprecht next week here on FloridaPanthers.com.