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Panthers Announce Opening Night 24-Man Roster

Panthers Ink 2009 First Round Draft Pick Dmitry Kulikov

Wednesday, 09.30.2009 / 4:15 PM / Transactions
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Panthers Announce Opening Night 24-Man Roster
SUNRISE, FL – Florida Panthers Assistant General Manager Randy Sexton today announced the club’s opening night 24-man roster, that includes Panthers 2009 first round draft pick D Dmitry Kulikov, who agreed to an entry level contract with the team on Tuesday.
 
Florida’s roster includes three goaltenders (Tomas Vokoun, Scott Clemmensen, Alexander Salak), eight defensemen (Bryan Allen, Keith Ballard, Jaso Garrison, Ville Koistinen, Kulikov, Jordan Leopold, Bryan McCabe, Dennis Seidenberg) and 13 forwards (David Booth, Stephen Weiss, Nathan Horton, Cory Stillman, Steven Reinprecht, Michael Frolik, Rostislav Olesz, Gregory Campbell, Radek Dvorak, Mike Duco, Shawn Matthias, Kamil Kreps, Michal Repik).
 
In order to reach the 24-man playing roster, Florida assigned C Jeff Taffe to the Rochester Americans and released D Christian Backman from his professional try-out. In addition, forward Nick Tarnasky has been placed on injured reserve.
 
Kulikov, 18, was selected by Florida with the 14th overall pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. A native of Lipetsk, Russia, Kulikov played his first season of hockey last year in North America for Drummondville (QMJHL), leading all defensemen with 62 points (50 assists) in 57 games. He was named Rookie of the Year and the Best Professional Prospect and Defenseman of the Year by the QMJHL.
 
Florida opens regular season competition this weekend with a pair of games against the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2009 Compuware NHL Premiere on Friday, Oct, 2 and Saturday, Oct. 3.
 
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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 PIT 32 22 6 4 102 72 48
2 NYI 33 23 10 0 104 91 46
3 MTL 34 21 11 2 92 83 44
4 TBL 35 20 11 4 113 93 44
5 DET 34 17 8 9 94 84 43
6 TOR 34 19 12 3 114 102 41
7 NYR 31 17 10 4 93 81 38
8 WSH 32 16 10 6 95 85 38
9 BOS 34 17 14 3 86 88 37
10 FLA 31 14 9 8 69 79 36
11 OTT 33 14 13 6 89 92 34
12 PHI 33 13 14 6 92 99 32
13 CBJ 32 14 15 3 79 102 31
14 NJD 35 12 17 6 77 102 30
15 BUF 34 13 18 3 66 109 29
16 CAR 33 9 20 4 68 92 22

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 31 12 7 0 19
A. Ekblad 31 5 14 4 19
J. Jokinen 30 3 13 -2 16
B. Boyes 30 5 9 0 14
J. Hayes 23 7 6 2 13
J. Huberdeau 28 3 10 0 13
V. Trocheck 20 3 9 2 12
S. Bergenheim 21 5 4 2 9
S. Upshall 20 4 5 1 9
T. Fleischmann 29 3 5 6 8
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Montoya 2 2 2 .915 2.27
R. Luongo 12 7 6 .926 2.28
 
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