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Panthers Open Camp

Saturday, 09.18.2010 / 4:11 PM / News
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Panthers Open Camp
Highlights: Session 1
Highlights: Session 2
Peter DeBoer
Bryan McCabe
David Booth
Michael Frolik
Mike Weaver
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By Glenn Odebralski for floridapanthers.com

At just before 9am, the whistle blew.

Coming from head coach Peter DeBoer, practice had officially started and with that, the kick off to the 2010-11 NHL season for the Panthers.

With 50 guys partaking in Training Camp at Saveology.com Iceplex, DeBoer and the coaches split the group into two teams with first team starting on the ice and going for an hour and a half before working out off ice while the other group doing their workout first before skating on the ice.

"It was good," said DeBoer of the first day of training camp and the surprises that it entailed. "I think what stood out was the fitness levels, the energy levels of the guys.

"The guys attitude that I think they came back with, with obviously something to prove. I think you can feel the excitement there and that's a good sign."

"It's the first day," said defenseman Mike Weaver. "Everybody getting the feet under them and kind of getting in the practice environment. I thought it went pretty good. You always want to break yourself in the first day. The second day you come back and feel a lot better."

For the Panthers, it was a long summer, just over five months since they ended their season and that created a lot of anxiousness for the guys.

"I think we've had more guys in town the last two weeks since I've been coaching here over the last two years," said DeBoer. "Guys got back in town early and they had some good skates prior to camp which shows me that it's been a long summer for them too."

While winded after going through their first official skate, all of the players were just to be playing and skating again, gearing up for another season.

"I felt good out there," said forward David Booth. "It was awesome to get back out there, skating with the guys."

"The first day is always exciting," said forward Michael Frolik. "I was excited to wait for the first day and it was good and hopefully it's going to be better every day."

The Panthers will host their first Hockey Day In South Florida tomorrow as it's all things hockey at the Iceplex.

It opens up with a youth hockey coaching clinic, led by the Panthers and Amerks coaches. Then the teams hit the ice at 1pm for a duo practice (one team will be on Panther Den while the second team will be skating on the Mezzanine side) and then at 2pm, the two teams will compete in the Blue/White scrimmage. An autograph session with the players following the scrimmage.

There will also be plenty of other activities going on around the arena with inflatables outside. Admission is free all of the events.

"I think it's a great idea," said DeBoer. "Our staff came up with the idea of having a Hockey Day in South Florida.

"We've got to grow grass roots hockey in Florida here and how we start that is by these types of days. Having training camp down here, having the kids and the coaches involved and absolutely the players pick up on that and it adds to the excitement."


TEAM A
Forwards
Christopher Higgins Shawn Matthias Cory Stillman
Michael Grabner Michael Santorelli Steve Bernier
John McFarland Marty Reasoner Byron Bitz
Kenndal McArdle Scott Timmins Bill Thomas
Mike Duco Alain Berger
 
Defense
Bryan Allen     Erik Gudbranson
Colby Robak     Nathan Paetsch
Keaton Ellerby     Joe Callahan
Michael Caruso     Dennis Wideman
Goaltenders
Tomas Vokoun
Jacob Markstrom

TEAM B

Forwards
David Booth Stephen Weiss Michael Frolik
Rostislav Olesz Steven Reinprecht Radek Dvorak
Quinton Howden Tyler Arnason Michal Repik
Triston Grant Adrian Foster Evgeny Dadonov
Garrett Wilson Corey Durocher Andrew Peters
 
Defense
Dmitry Kulikov     Bryan McCabe
Jason Garrison     Alexander Petrovic
Clay Wilson     Mike Weaver
Adam Comrie     Mike Kostka
Goaltenders
Scott Clemmensen
Tyler Plante

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 50 31 15 4 163 132 66
2 MTL 47 31 13 3 127 108 65
3 NYI 48 32 15 1 157 135 65
4 DET 49 28 12 9 145 128 65
5 PIT 49 28 13 8 145 125 64
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
7 BOS 49 26 16 7 131 123 59
8 NYR 46 27 15 4 135 111 58
9 FLA 46 21 15 10 114 129 52
10 PHI 50 21 22 7 139 151 49
11 TOR 50 22 24 4 144 155 48
12 OTT 47 19 19 9 129 134 47
13 CBJ 47 21 23 3 119 148 45
14 NJD 49 18 22 9 110 137 45
15 CAR 48 17 25 6 104 125 40
16 BUF 50 14 33 3 94 179 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 46 16 13 -1 29
A. Ekblad 46 7 21 6 28
J. Huberdeau 43 9 17 1 26
J. Jokinen 45 4 21 -3 25
B. Boyes 44 10 12 2 22
J. Hayes 38 13 7 1 20
S. Bergenheim 35 8 9 2 17
A. Barkov 35 5 10 -5 15
B. Campbell 46 3 11 -1 14
D. Kulikov 41 1 13 -3 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 18 11 8 .920 2.42
A. Montoya 3 4 2 .891 2.96
 
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