SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers Executive Vice President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that defenseman Michael Matheson and forward Kyle Rau have been recalled from the club’s American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Portland Pirates.
The 21-year old Matheson has recorded 14 points (5-9-14) and a plus-14 rating in 43 games with Portland this season. The 6-foot-2, 192-pound native of Pointe-Claire, Quebec is in his first full professional season with Portland after playing 112 games for Boston College (2012-15) recording 71 points (14-57-71).
Matheson was originally selected by Florida in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft.
The 23-year old Rau is tied for the Portland team lead with 17 goals and is tied for second on the team with 27 points. The 5-foot-8, 178-pound native of Eden Prairie, Minn., is in his first full professional season with Portland after playing in 160 games for the University of Minnesota (2011-2015) recording 164 points (67-97-164).
Rau was originally selected by Florida in the third round (91st overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft.
Additionally, the Panthers announced that forward John McFarland and defenseman Brent Regner have been assigned to Portland.
The Panthers continue their six-game homestand on Feb. 20 against the Winnipeg Jets (7:00 p.m.). For ticket information call (954) 835-PUCK (7825) or visit FloridaPanthers.com/TicketCentral.