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25-year-old winger off to hot start for Panthers

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After just two games in Florida Panthers gear, Jonathan Marchessault is making waves across the league.

The 25-year-old winger has been filling in for Jonathan Huberdeau on the Panthers' top line, playing alongside stars Aleksander Barkov and Jaromir Jagr. Marchessault, one of the team's top target at forward over the past offseason, already leads the team in goals (2) and points (4) through the first weekend of the season.

That effort's caught the eyes of Panthers fans across South Florida, and media across North America. The latest comes in the form of a feature by ESPN's Pierre LeBrun.

LeBrun wrote about Marchessault's journey to the Panthers - from in-state rival Tampa - and the opportunity he's getting here in Sunrise. For Panthers fans, it's a must-read.

"When I talked to Florida management, they told me they saw me in a bigger role and able to play in all the games and on a good line," Marchessault told LeBrun over the phone earlier this week. "That's just what I wanted, is to play more in the NHL."

LeBrun also highlights the Panthers front office's pursuit of the winger, and the early chemistry he's established with Barkov and Jagr.

You can read LeBrun's full feature here. 

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