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Rats Roundup: Coaching Staff Announced, 'Panther Prowl'

by Peter Rossi /

Good morning and welcome to the latest edition of Rats Roundup!

The Cats announced their coaching staff, 'Panther Prowl' AR experience launched and more! Sit back, relax and catch up on all the latest Panthers news!

Coaches Announced

On Tuesday, the Panthers announced coaches that will be joining Joel Quenneville's staff for the 2019-20 season. Mike Kitchen, Andrew Brunette and Derek MacKenzie were named assistant coaches and Robb Tallas will serve in his 11th season as the Panthers Goaltending Coach.

"We have assembled a talented coaching staff with unique perspectives and a wealth of hockey experience," said Quenneville. "I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to work with a proven coach and a quality person like Mike Kitchen again, as well as Andrew Brunette who is a bright, young, hockey mind who I coached as a player. It's exciting to welcome former Panthers captain Derek MacKenzie to our staff as he enters the NHL coaching ranks following a great playing career. Together with longtime goaltending coach Robb Tallas, we are motivated by the task ahead of us. Our staff is eager to begin working towards our goal of bringing playoff hockey back to South Florida."

To read more on each coach's background, click HERE.

On The Prowl

Calling all Cats fans! Grab your smartphone and head to the Museum of discovery and Science (MODS) to experience the brand-new Augmented Reality experience "Panther Prowl".

Students, museum visitors and fans alike can download the MODS mobile application and begin the prowl by watching a 10-minute educational video about the Florida panther. Then, the user can embark on a journey around the museum trying to find the augmented reality Florida panthers animals with photo opportunities and more.

Video: Museum of Discovery and Science Panther Prowl

Read all about the launch of the program HERE!

Be sure to take some pics and post them to social media with the hashtag #MODSPantherProwl.

Talk of the Territory

The 2019 NHL Draft is right around the corner, so this week Doug and Jameson welcomed ESPN's Chris Peters to discuss the upcoming 2019 NHL Draft. Listen below and be sure to listen to any episodes you may have missed at

If you haven't already, be sure to subscribe to Territory Talk on iTunes, Google Play, Soundcloud or Spotify!

Quick Hitters

- The second annual Summer Reading tour starts next week!

Tweet from @BrowardLibrary: We are happy to announce dates for the Second-Annual Summer Reading Tour with the #FloridaPanthers. Come enjoy games with the Panther Patrol and Stanley C. Panther. Meet Panthers players, alumni and broadcasters. Info �� #OneTerritory @FlaPanthersCARE

- took a look at the top 10 Plays from Aleksander Barkov this season. Check out the countdown below!

Watch: Youtube Video

- REWIND: Click HERE to take a look back at the 2018-19 campaign of Sam Montembeault.

Video: 2018-19 Season Rewind: Sam Montembeault

- Place a deposit today for one of our amazing group ticket experiences!

Tweet from @FlaPanthers: Now is the time to secure priority access to group seating for next season! Plan your #FlaPanthers family, friends or co-worker outing today. More info��

- Ready to show you have what it takes to be a member of the ROAR Corps? RSVP for our auditions!

Tweet from @ROARCorps: 1������7������ days until AUDITIONS!! 😻😻 Have you RSVP yet?! Visit: for more information!

- Deck your phone out with the latest Panthers wallpapers!

Tweet from @FlaPanthers: Keep your favorite #FlaPanthers on your home screen. Download the latest Wallpaper Wednesdays ������

- Keep those votes coming for the NHL Fan Choice Awards!

Tweet from @NHL: 😲 @Barkovsasha95 broke #HockeyTwitter with this unbelievable score, but was it the Goal of the Year? #NHLFanChoiceVOTE NOW ������

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