Panthers Ink College Prospect

Monday, 03.31.2008 / 1:12 PM ET / Transactions
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Panthers Ink College Prospect
New Panthers prospect Adam Sweetland (Photo Credit: Michael York)
SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers General Manager and Head Coach Jacques Martin announced today that the club has agreed to terms with free agent college prospect F Andrew Sweetland on an entry level contract.

“Andrew is a player that we identified a few years ago and have followed his progress closely, and he participated in our development camp last year,” said Martin. “He is a player that posses good size, speed, skill and hockey sense. He will have an opportunity to make our team during training camp and we look forward to his long-term contributions to our team.”

Sweetland, 21, played in 28 games for the University of Maine Black Bears this year scoring eight goals with nine assists. Prior to playing for Maine, he spent the 2006-07 season with the Amherst Ramblers (Junior A) where he set a club record with 56 goals and 61 assists in 54 games played. The Bonavista, Newfoundland native also played for the Couchiching Terriers (OPJHL) for two seasons (2004-06).

"I am very excited about the opportunity presented with the Panthers organization,” said Sweetland. “It will be a challenge to make a successful step to the next level of play, but I intend to work hard this off-season to prepare myself for training camp in September.”   

The Florida Panthers 2007-08 season is presented by the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. Sunrise Sports & Entertainment is the premier company of its kind in South Florida. Home to more than 185 events annually and the Florida Panthers Hockey Club, the BankAtlantic Center is consistently a top 20 United States venue according to Pollstar. The BankAtlantic Center welcomes more than two million guests each year and is also the home of the Sinatra Theatre presented by BankAtlantic and two monthly South Florida publications: Unrestricted and Panthers Insider.

ANDREW SWEETLAND'S BIO (COURTESY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MAINE)

2007–08:
Saw action in 28 games for the Black Bears... Scored eight goals and added nine assists for 17 points... Finished fourth on the team in scoring... led Maine with four power play goals.... Scored a pair of goals in Maine's game against Providence College on Nov. 9... Scored two goals and added an assists for a career-high three points in Maine's 5-4 win over UMass on Feb. 24... Named the Hockey East Rookie of the Week on March 25... earned the UMaine Howard Neville Rookie of the Year Award in 2008.

BEFORE MAINE: Played last season for the Amherst Ramblers, where he set a club record with 56 goals ...Totalled 56 goals and 61 assists for 117 points in 54 games ... Named the team’s Most Valuable Player and recipient of the Vern Hurley Memorial Award ... Top scorer in the MJAHL, earning first-team All-Star honors ... Played the previous two seasons for the Couchiching Terriers ... He earned Rookie of the Year honors in 2004-05 as he had 58 points to lead the team ...
Attended Discovery Collegiate High School, where he won the provincial championship. 

PERSONAL:
Born October 21, 1986 ... Son of Peggy and Dave Sweetland ... Major is undecided ... Relatives - Michael Ryder played for the Montreal Canadians, Daniel Ryder drafted by Calgary Flames and Adam Pardy drafted by the Calgary Flames.

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 79 27 39 23 66
J. Jokinen 81 18 42 25 60
A. Barkov 66 28 31 18 59
J. Huberdeau 76 20 39 17 59
V. Trocheck 76 25 28 15 53
R. Smith 82 25 25 19 50
A. Ekblad 78 15 21 18 36
N. Bjugstad 67 15 19 -8 34
B. Campbell 82 6 25 31 31
B. Pirri 52 11 13 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 35 19 6 .922 2.35
A. Montoya 12 7 3 .919 2.18

 
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