SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers Executive Vice President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that forward John McFarland has been recalled from the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Portland Pirates.
The 23-year old McFarland has played in 43 games with Portland this season, recording a career-high 14 goals and 22 points. The 6-foot, 211-pound native of Richmond Hill, Ontario has played in 177 career AHL games, recording 79 points (39-40-79).
McFarland was originally selected by the Panthers in the second round (33rd overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft.
Additionally, the Panthers announced Corban Knight has been assigned to Portland.
The 25-year-old Knight has played in 20 games with Florida this season recording seven points (2-5-7). The 6-foot-2, 200-pound native of Oliver, British Columbia was originally selected by Florida in the fifth round (135th overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft.
The Panthers begin a six-game homestand tonight against the St. Louis Blues (7:30 p.m.). For ticket information call (954) 835-PUCK (7825) or visit FloridaPanthers.com/TicketCentral.