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Florida Panthers Prospects to Participate in Four-Team Rookie Tournament

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla – The Florida Panthers announced today the club’s rookie camp schedule including participation in a four-team rookie tournament taking place at Germain Arena in Estero, Fla. from Saturday, Sept. 12 to Tuesday, Sept. 15. Panthers prospects F Lawson Crouse (2015 first round, 11th overall), D Michael Matheson (2012 first round, 23rd overall) and F Rocco Grimaldi (2011 second round, 33rd overall) are among the players selected to participate in the rookie camp and tournament.

Hosted by the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Panthers join the Nashville Predators and Washington Capitals in the tournament, featuring six games showcasing each team’s prospects. All games are free and open to the public.

Prior to the tournament, Panthers rookies will skate at Florida Panthers IceDen in Coral Springs, Fla. on Friday, Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

The tournament schedule is as followed:

Saturday, Sept. 12

3:00 p.m. – Florida at Washington

7:00 p.m. – Nashville at Tampa Bay

Sunday, Sept. 13

3:00 p.m. – Nashville at Florida

7:00 p.m. – Tampa Bay at Washington

Monday, Sept. 14

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Practice

Tuesday, Sept. 15

10:00 a.m. – Washington at Nashville

2:00 p.m. – Florida at Tampa Bay

The Panthers will have a total of 26 players participating in the tournament/rookie camp with 15 forwards, eight defensemen and three goaltenders.


62 Darik Angeli*

50 Chase Balisy

86 Connor Brickley

67 Lawson Crouse

23 Rocco Grimaldi

8 Jayce Hawryluk

72 Stephen Johnston*

95 Mason Kohn*

81 Zac Larraza*

71 Matt Leitner*

98 Lukas Lofquist*

70 Stephen MacAulay

92 Kyle Rau

85 Nick Sorkin*

84 Lukas Sutter*


83 Kyle Becker*

76 Mike Boivin*

80 RJ Boyd*

96 Josh Brown

74 Evan Fiala*

56 Michael Matheson

88 Thomas Schemitsch

52 MacKenzie Weegar


31 Sam Brittain

90 Samuel Montembeault

60 Colin Stevens

* Indicates tryout
Roster and practice time are subject to change

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