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Panthers Ranked No. 1 In Hockey’s Future NHL Organizational Rankings

Second Consecutive No. 1 Ranking for Cats’ Prospects

Friday, 06.1.2012 / 2:10 PM ET / News
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Panthers Ranked No. 1 In Hockey\u2019s Future NHL Organizational Rankings
Goaltender Jacob Markstrom saw some action with the Panthers this past season and is the Cats' second ranked prospect according to Hockey's Future. (Getty Images)

SUNRISE, FL – Sunrise Sports & Entertainment announced today that the Florida Panthers were ranked No. 1 in Hockey’s Future 2011-12 Postseason Team Rankings based on the number of top prospects in the organization and depth of talent. The Panthers held the top spot among all NHL clubs for the second consecutive ranking, and have been listed among the Top 4 NHL organizations in the last four bi-annual rankings.

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From Hockey’s Future:

“With NHL talent heading every position–some of whom have All-Star potential, the Florida Panthers are set to open the tap on a stream of prospects that will start pouring into south Florida for the foreseeable future. In fact, the system is so loaded with talent, the Panthers could split off a second team entirely and have a somewhat competitive squad based only on prospects.”

The Panthers’ organizational depth chart is highlighted by “firepower, size, and speed up front” from forwards Jonathan Huberdeau, Nick Bjugstad, and Quinton Howden supply, with nods to Colby Robak and Alex Petrovic on the blue line. Top-goalie prospect Jacob Markstrom “is arguably the best netminder in the world outside of the NHL.”

Fans can catch many of Florida’s top prospects on the ice during Panthers Development Camp at Saveology.com Iceplex during the first week of July. More event details will be released in the upcoming weeks.

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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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