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Florida Panthers Announce 23-Player Rookie Tournament Roster

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations Dale Tallon announced today the Panthers roster for the four-team rookie tournament taking place from Saturday, Sept. 17 to Tuesday, Sept. 20 at the Panthers IceDen in Coral Springs. The Panthers will host the Nashville Predators, Tampa Bay Lightning and Washington Capitals for the tournament. The tournament features six games in total showcasing each team’s prospects.

Among the 23 Panthers prospects selected to participate in the tournament are forwards Jayce Hawryluk (2014 second round, 32nd overall), Adam Mascherin (2016 second round, 38th overall) and Kyle Rau (2011 third round, 91st overall), defensemen Michael Matheson (2012 first round, 23rd overall) and Ian McCoshen (2013 second round, 31st overall) and goaltender Samuel Montembeault (2015 third round, 77th overall).

Florida will have 13 forwards, eight defensemen and two goaltenders participating in the tournament:


No. Name 2015-16 Club How Acquired

82 Jonathan Ang Peterborough (OHL) ’16 Draft (4th Round)

84 Tyson Baillie Kelowna (WHL) Amateur Tryout

72 Rihards Bukarts Portland (WHL) Free Agent (AHL)

74 Anthony Greco Ohio State (NCAA) Free Agent (AHL)

47 Jayce Hawryluk Brandon (WHL) ’14 Draft (2nd round)

76 Matthew Highmore Saint John (QMJHL) Amateur Tryout

73 Dryden Hunt Moose Jaw (WHL) Free Agent (NHL)

91 Juho Lammikko Kingston (OHL) ’14 Draft (3rd round)

97 Zac Lynch Robert Morris (NCAA) Amateur Tryout

62 Denis Malgin ZSC Lions (National League A) ’15 Draft (4th round)

80 Adam Mascherin Kitchener (OHL) ’16 Draft (2nd round)

92 Kyle Rau Portland (AHL) ’11 Draft (3rd round)

64 Eric Scheid Penn State (NCAA) Amateur Tryout


No. Name 2015-16 Club How Acquired

83 Spencer Abraham Queens (OUAA) Amateur Tryout

96 Joshua Brown Manchester (ECHL) ’13 Draft (6th round)

49 Michael Downing Michigan (NCAA) ’13 Draft (4th round)

19 Michael Matheson Portland (AHL) ’12 Draft (1st round)

12 Ian McCoshen Boston College (NCAA) ’13 Draft (2nd round)

88 Thomas Schemitsch Owen Sound (OHL) ’15 Draft (3rd round)

70 Riley Stillman Oshawa (OHL) ’16 Draft (4th round)

85 Ed Wittchow Wisconsin (NCAA) Free Agent (AHL)


No. Name 2015-16 Club How Acquired

33 Samuel Montembeault Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL) ’15 Draft (3rd round)

60 Colin Stevens Manchester (ECHL) Free Agent (NHL)

Click here to download a full roster.

The tournament schedule is as follows:

Saturday, Sept. 17

Washington vs. Tampa Bay – 2:30 p.m.

Nashville at Florida – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 18

Nashville vs. Tampa Bay – 2:30 p.m.

Washington at Florida – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 20:

Nashville vs. Washington – 10:00 a.m.

Tampa Bay at Florida – 1:30 p.m.

*Times are subject to change

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