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by Savannah Hollis / @FlaPanthers /

The Florida Panthers have had a busy offseason with a few new acquisitions, the 2018 NHL Draft and Free Agency, but they're not the only ones making moves this summer.

The players have been sharing their summertime rad-ness with us on social media with photos from all over the world.

Before leaving South Florida for Finland, Aleksander Barkov made sure to channel his inner Karate Kid out on the beach in Fort Lauderdale. 



But as we all know, Barky doesn't take many off days, even in the offseason. Once he got back home, he quickly showed off his superior hockey skills all in the #pursuitofgreatness.



Barky's pal and fellow Florida Panthers forward Maxim Mamin has been having a lot of fun training this offseason. Between practicing his layups, and working on his serve, Mams found some time to exercise his brain… and his vocal cords. Who doesn't love playing sudoku while jamming out to Imagine Dragons?


Разгадать✏- whatever it takes

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The 23-year-old Russian also took part in the #kindnesscup with some fellow NHLers in Moscow, Russia in support of orphaned kids.


#кубокДоброты #kindnesscup

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Speaking of Russia and soccer. How about the World Cup?

Forward Evgenii Dadonov made sure to take advantage of having one of the world's largest sporting spectacles in his home country by attending some of the games in Saint Petersburg.


Посмотрели футбол в хорошей компании⚽️

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Defenseman Aaron Ekblad took his travels to Europe this summer as a member of Team Canada for the 2018 IIHF World Championships in Denmark before heading down south for a scenic and relaxing vacation throughout Greece and Italy.


Mykonos + Santorini, Greece 🇬🥗🌹

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Meanwhile, across the Atlantic and back in North America, Jonathan Huberdeau celebrated his 25th birthday in style with some friends in Montreal…



…before enjoying the honor to be the first inductee into the Saint John's Sea Dogs Hall of Fame. Way to go Huby! 



Newly acquired forward Mike Hoffman donned the Florida Panthers crest for the first time on a trip to the Grand River Hospital Foundation and Cancer Centre.



In other news, Mike Matheson popped the question to long-time girlfriend and 2018 Olympic Gold Medalist Emily Pfalzer (don't worry, she said yes). We'll be anxiously awaiting for our invite to the wedding, Mike!

Tweet from @mmatheson19: Can���t wait to spend the rest of our lives together! P.S. thanks for saying yes������

To celebrate, hockey's power couple got themselves the sweetest good boy you'll ever see. We may be Cat people here, but 100/10 agree that this pup will melt your heart.



Now, we're not saying we've saved the best for last… but we saved the best for last.

Vincent Trocheck welcomed the newest member of the Florida Panthers family into the world, and, well, this may just be one of the cutest Panthers cubs we've ever seen.

World, meet Leonardo Vincent Trocheck - he is just precious. *heart eyes emoji*


Leonardo Vincent Trocheck 🦁#ProudPops

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Leo sitting around waiting for the @nhl season to start like.... #swimmin

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