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In the Pipeline 4.13.15

by Mike Lewis / Florida Panthers

FloridaPanthers.com takes a look at Panthers in the pipeline in San Antonio (AHL), Cincinnati (ECHL) and more in the Apr. 13 prospect report.

SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE

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(45-21-6-1, second in AHL Western Conference)

Last Three

April 7 – San Antonio Rampage at Oklahoma City Barons (4-1 W)

April 10 – San Antonio Rampage vs. Grand Rapids Griffins (2-0 W)

April 11 – San Antonio Rampage vs. Grand Rapids Griffins (2-1 OTL)

Baron down

The Rampage topped the Barons 4-1 on April 7. In his second career AHL game, F Kyle Rau opened the scoring, notching his second career goal. The assists went to F Brett Olson and D Michael Matheson. Matheson’s assist was his first professional career point. F Rocco Grimaldi scored twice for San Antonio followed by a goal from F Wade Megan. G Sam Brittain made 24 saves on 25 shots to earn the win.

Stars Aligning

On Star Wars night at the AT&T Center, the Rampage shut out Grand Rapids with a 2-0 win as F Quinton Howden scored the game-winner for his third of the season. F Garrett Wilson notched his 22nd of the season to put the Rampage ahead 2-0. G Sam Brittain earned his first AHL shutout in the contest, stopping 22 shots in the contest.

Great Brittain

The 22-year old netminder earned his first career AHL shutout against the Griffins on April 10. Brittain has made stops in Cincinnati, San Antonio and Florida this season, playing 27 games for the Cyclones in the ECHL (14-11-1, 4 SO), six games for the Rampage in the AHL (4-1-1, 1 SO) and played a back-up role for G Dan Ellis for the Panthers, dressing in seven games for Florida.

Young Guns

The two newest Rampage players have had an early impact for the Silver and Black. F Kyle Rau recorded a goal in each of his first two professional career games, while D Michael Matheson notched a two-game assist streak Apr.10-11.

Next Up

April 14 – San Antonio Rampage vs. Texas Stars (7:00 p.m. CDT)

April 17 – San Antonio Rampage vs. Texas Stars (7:30 p.m. CDT)

April 18 – San Antonio Rampage at Texas Stars (7:00 p.m. CDT)

CINCINNATI CYCLONES

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(31-30-2-9, 9th in ECHL Eastern Conference)

Final Three

Apr. 8 – Cincinnati Cyclones at Fort Wayne Komets (3-2 SOL)

Apr. 10 – Cincinnati Cyclones at Toledo Walleye (5-2 L)

Apr. 11 – Cincinnati Cyclones at Fort Wayne Komets (3-2 SOL)

Cincinnati narrowly missed the playoffs by three points. Falling in their final three games of the season, the Cyclones finish the season with a 31-30-2-9 record.

JUNIORS

- 2013 draft choice Christopher Clapperton (fifth round, 122nd overall) finished the regular season with 76 points (35-41—76) in 61 games and a a +33 rating for Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL). Clapperton has posted ten points (6-4—10) in six playoff games for Rimouski. Clapperton and the Oceanic have advanced to the second round of the 2015 QMJHL Playoffs and are currently tied 1-1 in their series with the Gatineau Olympiques.

- 2014 draft choice Jayce Hawryluk (second round, 32nd overall) finished the regular season with 65 points (30-35—65) in 54 games and a +42 rating for the Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL). Hawryluk has recorded nine points (5-4—9) in seven playoff games for Brandon. Hawryluk and the Wheat Kings have advanced to the second round of the 2015 WHL playoffs and are currently leading the Peterborough Petes 2-0 in their series.

-2014 draft choice Juho Lammikko (third round, 65th overall) finished the season with 44 points (18-26—44) in 64 regular season games and a +23 rating for the Kingston Frontenacs (OHL). Lammikko finished the postseason with two points (1-1—2) and eight penalty minutes in four playoff games for Kingston as the Frontenacs were eliminated 4-0 in their series against the North Bay Batallion.

- 2013 draft choice Josh Brown (sixth round, 152nd overall) finished the regular season with a junior career-best 21 points (4-17—21) and plus-49 rating in 60 games with the Oshawa Generals (OHL). Brown serves as Oshawa’s Captain. Brown has recorded 11 penalty minutes in seven playoff games with Oshawa. Brown and the Generals advanced to the second round of the 2015 OHL playoffs and are currently leading the Niagara Icedogs 2-0 in their series.

The Panthers signed Josh Brown to an entry level contract on April 9.

Download the full PDF Prospect Report for April 13, 2015 here.

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