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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
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 64 41 18 5 172 142 87
2 NYR 63 39 17 7 197 155 85
3 NYI 65 41 21 3 207 182 85
4 TBL 65 39 20 6 213 171 84
5 DET 62 36 15 11 182 160 83
6 PIT 63 36 18 9 182 158 81
7 WSH 65 35 20 10 193 162 80
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 64 28 23 13 156 181 69
10 OTT 62 28 23 11 176 167 67
11 PHI 64 27 25 12 170 186 66
12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
13 TOR 64 26 33 5 173 195 57
14 CBJ 63 26 33 4 163 201 56
15 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
16 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 64 22 16 -9 38
J. Huberdeau 61 9 28 3 37
A. Ekblad 64 11 23 7 34
J. Jokinen 63 6 28 -1 34
B. Boyes 62 11 21 8 32
J. Jagr 60 12 19 -10 31
J. Hayes 55 17 12 -4 29
B. Campbell 64 3 20 2 23
A. Barkov 53 10 12 -5 22
V. Trocheck 34 5 11 8 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 23 16 11 .921 2.37
A. Montoya 5 7 2 .888 3.08
 
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