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Cats Own Six Draft Choices in 2006 NHL Entry Draft

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers

Panthers to Make 10th Overall Selection

SUNRISE, Fla. – The Florida Panthers who own the 10th overall selection in this year's NHL Hockey League Entry Draft, will also make five additional selections in this year's draft, that will take place on Saturday, June 24 at GM Place in Vancouver at 6 p.m. (EST).

The Cats also own picks in the third round (73rd choice), fourth round (103rd choice), fifth round (133rd choice) and sixth round (155th and 163rd choice). The Panthers currently do not have a draft choice in the second or seventh round.

The Panthers first round draft choices for the last five NHL drafts include LW Kenndal McArdle (20th overall in 2005), LW Rostislav Olesz (seventh overall in 2004), RW Nathan Horton (third overall in 2003), RW Anthony Stewart (25th overall in 2003), D Jay Bouwmeester (third overall in 2002), C Stephen Weiss (fourth overall in 2001) and D Lukas Krajicek (24th overall in 2001).

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