FloridaPanthers.com takes a look at Panthers in the pipeline in San Antonio (AHL), Cincinnati (ECHL) and more in the Jan. 20th prospect report.
SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE
(22-13-3, sixth in AHL Western Conference)
Jan. 17 – San Antonio Rampage vs. Rochester Americans (5-3 W)
The Rampage and Americans squared off on Saturday (Jan. 17) in San Antonio. The Silver and Black may have played host, but there were no pleasantries between the home team and the visitors as the game saw a combined 26 penalty minutes.
D Jonathan Racine and F Corban Knight each recorded two assists in the contest earning first and second star honors respectively. F Andrew Yogan, F Bobby Butler, F Mark Mancari, F Connor Brickley and F Ryan Martindale all registered goals for San Antonio. G Dan Ellis stopped 30 of 33 shots to earn his 17th win of the season.
The game marked the ninth time this season that the Rampage have scored five or more goals in a game.
Highlights from the game can be seen here:
Dan the Man
G Dan Ellis owns a 17-8-1 record this season for San Antonio. The 34-year old netminder's 17 wins ranks him tied for third in the AHL in wins.
The New Guy
The recently acquired F Corban Knight has recorded three points (0-3—3) in two games with the Rampage since making his debut with the Silver and Black on Jan. 10. Knight, a 2009 draft choice of the Florida Panthers (fifth round, 135th overall) has recorded 15 points (8-7—15) in 24 games this season between San Antonio and the Adirondack Flames.
In only his second professional season, Knight is building off of a strong rookie performance last season as he recorded 45 points (18-27—45) in 70 games with the Abbotsford Heat (now Adirondack Flames). Knight has also played nine NHL games and recorded his first NHL goal as a member of the Calgary Flames on Mar. 12, 2014 against the Anaheim Ducks.
Leading the Way
F Bobby Butler leads the Rampage in scoring with 35 points (16-19—35) in 36 games.
Jan. 20 – San Antonio Rampage vs. Texas Stars (7:00 P.M CST)
Jan. 22 – San Antonio Rampage at Lake Erie Monsters (7:00 P.M EST)
Jan. 24 – San Antonio Rampage at Lake Erie Monsters (7:00 P.M. EST)
(18-14-4, eighth in ECHL Eastern Conference)
Jan. 14 – Cincinnati Cyclones vs. Evansville Icemen (4-0 W)
Jan. 16 – Cincinnati Cyclones at Kalamazoo Wings (5-2 L)
Jan. 17 – Cincinnati Cyclones at Evansville Icemen (4-3 W)
Jan. 19 – Cincinnati Cyclones at Evansville Icemen (4-3 OTW)
G Sam Brittain recorded his second shutout of the season, turning away all 18 shots faced on Jan. 14 against the Icemen. Brittain now owns a 10-6-1 record this season with Cincinnati.
D MacKenzie Weegar has been making some noise on the Cincinnati blueline, notching four points (1-3–4) in five games with the Cyclones. In his second game with the Cyclones (Jan. 14 vs. Evansville), Weegar recorded his first ECHL goal. On Jan. 19 he registered two assists, recording his first multi-point game in the ECHL. Weegar owns a plus-four rating through his first five games.
Jan. 23 - Cincinnati Cyclones vs. Evansville Icemen (7:35 EST)
Jan. 24 - Cincinnati Cyclones vs. Kalamazoo Wings (7:35 EST)
- 2013 draft choice Christopher Clapperton (fifth round, 122nd overall) has posted 44 points (20-24—44) in 37 games with a plus-18 rating for Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL).
- 2014 draft choice Jayce Hawryluk (second round, 32nd overall) has posted 47 points (19-28—47) in 40 games with a plus-27 rating for the Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL).
-2014 draft choice Juho Lammikko (third round, 65th overall) has posted 26 points (9-17—26) in 37 games with a plus-21 rating for the Kingston Frontenacs (OHL).
- 2013 draft choice Michael Downing (fourth round, 97th overall) has 14 points (4-10—14) in 20 games for the University of Michigan.
- 2010 draft choice Zach Hyman (fifth round, 123rd overall) has posted 29 points (13-16—29) in 20 games for the University of Michigan.
- 2013 draft choice Michael Matheson (first round, 23rd overall) has 14 points (2-12—14) in 23 games for Boston College.
- 2013 draft choice Ian McCoshen (second round, 31st overall) has recorded eight points (2-6—8) in 20 games for Boston College and recently represented Team USA at the 2015 World Junior Championship.
- 2011 draft choice Kyle Rau (third round, 91st overall) has posted 21 points (7-14—21) in 20 games for the University of Minnesota.
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