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Panthers Open Camp

Saturday, 09.18.2010 / 4:11 PM ET / 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 WSH 54 40 10 4 178 124 84
2 FLA 56 32 18 6 153 132 70
3 NYR 55 31 18 6 157 140 68
4 BOS 55 30 19 6 163 150 66
5 DET 55 28 18 9 138 134 65
6 TBL 54 30 20 4 144 130 64
7 NYI 54 29 19 6 153 137 64
8 PIT 54 28 19 7 139 136 63
9 NJD 56 28 21 7 124 124 63
10 CAR 56 25 21 10 137 146 60
11 PHI 54 24 20 10 128 140 58
12 MTL 56 27 25 4 151 151 58
13 OTT 57 25 26 6 159 177 56
14 CBJ 57 23 28 6 144 175 52
15 BUF 56 22 28 6 131 155 50
16 TOR 54 20 25 9 127 151 49

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 53 17 23 13 40
J. Huberdeau 56 11 29 10 40
J. Jokinen 56 11 27 12 38
V. Trocheck 56 17 18 2 35
A. Barkov 43 16 19 13 35
R. Smith 56 18 16 11 34
B. Pirri 52 11 13 -4 24
A. Ekblad 52 11 13 17 24
B. Campbell 56 5 18 20 23
N. Bjugstad 41 9 10 -5 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 24 14 5 .924 2.29
A. Montoya 8 4 1 .926 2.06

 
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