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Florida Panthers Sign Juho Lammikko to Entry-Level Contract

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers Executive Vice President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the Panthers have signed forward Juho Lammikko to a three-year entry-level contract and have assigned him to the club's American Hockey League affiliate, the Portland Pirates.

The 20-year old Lammikko recorded a career-high 55 points (22-33-55) in 59 games with the Kingston Frontenacs (OHL) this season and registered seven points (3-4-7) in nine playoff games. The 6-foot-2, 207-pound native of Noormarkku, Finland played in all seven 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship games with Team Finland, earning a gold medal.

Lammikko was originally selected by the Panthers in the third round (65th overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft.

Additionally, forward Lawson Crouse has been assigned to Portland.

The 18-year old Crouse recorded a career-high 62 points (23-39-62) in 49 games this season with Kingston and posted 11 points (7-4-11) in nine playoff games. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound native of Mt. Brydges, Ontario recorded five points (2-3-5) in five games with Team Canada at the 2016 World Junior Championship.

Crouse was originally selected by the Panthers in the first round (11th overall) of the 2015 NHL Draft.

Individual game tickets for the Panthers home games during the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs are on sale now. For ticket information please call (954) 835-PUCK (7825) or visit FloridaPanthers.com/Playoffs.

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