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Florida Panthers Loan Forward Aleksi Heponiemi to Syracuse Crunch (AHL)

Forward Owen Tippett recalled from Florida's Taxi Squad

by Florida Panthers / @FlaPanthers / FloridaPanthers.com

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers General Manager Bill Zito announced today that the club has loaned forward Aleksi Heponiemi to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Heponiemi, 22, appeared in three games with Florida, scoring one goal. He made his National Hockey League debut on Jan. 30 against the Detroit Red Wings scoring his first NHL goal in overtime and became the first Panthers rookie in franchise history to score an overtime goal in his first NHL game.

The 5-foot-10, 155-pound native of Tampere, Finland, was originally selected by Florida in the second round (40th overall) of the 2017 NHL Draft.

Additionally, forward Owen Tippett has been recalled from Florida's Taxi Squad to the club's active roster.

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