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Rats Roundup: Worlds Update, Group Deposits

by Peter Rossi / FloridaPanthers.com

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

Evgenii Dadonov and Juho Lammikko are onto the semifinals in the World Championship, group deposits are now open and more! Sit back, relax and catch up on all the latest Panthers news!

Around the Worlds

With a 4-3 victory over the United States, Dadonov and the rest of Team Russia are moving on to the semifinal round at the World Championship on Saturday.

Dadonov will be skating against fellow Panther Juho Lammikko and Team Finland to see who gets to the Gold Medal game on Sunday. The matchup will be this Saturday at 9:45 AM.

So far, Dadonov has tallied 11 points (7G, 4A) in eight games while Lammikko has not found the scoresheet yet, but his defensive play has been a main reason Finland finds themselves in the semifinal round.

Everything Is Better In A Group

Looking for that perfect outing for your friends, family or co-workers? Then place a deposit on group tickets for the 2019-20 season today!

Being part of a group gets you amazing benefits:

• Discounted Tickets

• Welcome Message on the Jumbotron

• Access to Exclusive Fan Experiences

• Fundraising Opportunities

• Parking Included in Each Individual Ticket

• & more!

Placing a group deposit guarantees your spot in our priority list!

Group priority gets you:

• First priority to the best games of the season and most desirable seating locations

• Tailored group experiences

For more info and to see some of our available group experiences, visit FloridaPanthers.com/Groups

Flashback Friday

This week, our Season Rewind series continued looking back at the 2018-19 campaigns of Vincent Trocheck and Josh Brown.

In the time Trocheck was out of the lineup with a fractured ankle he suffered on Nov. 19, the Panthers struggled to string together wins, amassing a 9-13-5 record while scoring an average of 2.85 goals per game. Upon his return, however, the team improved, finishing the season 19-12-6 while averaging a whopping 3.43 goals per game.

Upon his return to the lineup, the ice time of Panthers star captain Aleksander Barkov was reduced, allowing Barkov's torrid scoring touch to light up the league in the second half of the season.

"When Troch came back, I was a little fresher on the ice," said Barkov, who posted 52 points (18 goals, 34 assists) in 37 games following Trocheck's return to the ice. "I didn't have to play those big minutes. I think I was playing three or four minutes less than I played before that."

But for Trocheck, the future is the focus now, as he plans to take this offseason to fully prepare and train to help the Cats get back into the playoff picture next season.

"Missing the playoffs is unacceptable, especially with the team that we have and the talent that we have," Trocheck said. "Going forward, I think now it's on us to realize what a talented team we do have, start maturing mentally as a team, take it to the next level and go on a run."

To read more on Trocheck's 2018-19 season, click HERE

Video: 2018-19 Season Rewind: Vincent Trocheck

Brownie Points

If you watched Josh Brown for the majority of games he suited up for this season, you wouldn't be able to tell it was his first taste of NHL action.

The young blueliner suited up in 37 contests for the Cats, amassing one goal, one assist, 31 blocked shots and 80 hits.

While Brown isn't known for his offense, he certainly showed fans what he brings to the table with his physicality and tenacity on the penalty kill. Heading into next season, Brown knows he can't get complacent and that he needs to continue to work on his game and earn his spot.

"I don't think the mindset can change," Brown said. "Just because I played 37 games doesn't mean that I have a spot locked up by any means. I want to keep that mindset… 'The wolf's always scratching at the door,' as the cliché goes. There's always someone coming to take your place… I'm just going to take that onus onto myself and make sure that I'm working as hard as I can."

To read more on Brown's mindset heading into the 2019-20 season, click HERE

Video: 2018-19 Season Rewind: Josh Brown

Territory Talk

A new week means a new installment of Territory Talk was released this week, focusing on the signing of forward prospect Aleksi Heponiemi, Dale Tallon's appearance on the NHL Executive Suite podcast and more! Listen below and be sure to visit FloridaPanthers.com/TerritoryTalk for past episodes! 

Quick Hitters

- Keep those votes coming in for the NHL Fan Choice Awards! Fans can vote on the following categories: Best Handshake, Best Beard, and Best Goal by clicking HERE

Tweet from @FlaPanthers: Goal of the year? Um, yeah. No question.Vote now for the #NHLFanChoice Awards �� https://t.co/8nx1XXDb0X pic.twitter.com/LtiNKQAvYI

- The Panthers partnered with Miami Lighthouse to create a mobile eye exam truck! 

Tweet from @FlaPanthersCARE: Debuting our brand new #FlaPanthers @Miamilighthouse mobile eye exam truck! 🚗 pic.twitter.com/ygSjpwHJyW

- Along with Community Champion YMCA South Florida, the Panthers have taken the Water Watcher pledge. 

Tweet from @FlaPanthersCARE: The #FlaPanthers proudly take the Water Watcher pledge with Community Champion @ymcasoflo! pic.twitter.com/YcKjCYjK6V

- Click HERE to read up on some fun facts about Vincent Trocheck in this article by the NHLPA! 

- Mike Matheson and Team USA Women's Ice Hockey Olympic Gold Medalist Emily Pfalzer stopped by a Girls Learn to Play session at the Florida Panthers IceDen last weekend!

Video: Girls Learn to Play Program ft. Matheson & Pfalzer

- Panthers Forward Jayce Hawryluk will be the guest instructor during the Panthers IceDen Summer Skill Hockey Camp June 17-21! 

Tweet from @PanthersIceDen: We are very excited to announce that @JayceHawryluk will be our special guest instructor this year for the Panthers Summer Hockey Camp to be held June 17th - 21st! Be sure to sign up today to secure your athletes spot in the camp ������ https://t.co/RN8wSSggSe pic.twitter.com/iVzfcuZBYy

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