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

Second Consecutive No. 1 Ranking for Cats’ Prospects

Friday, 06.01.2012 / 2:10 PM / 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.

The article can be viewed here.

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.

Sunrise Sports & Entertainment is the premier company of its kind in South Florida. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Home to the Florida Panthers hockey club and internationally recognized concerts and events, the Broward County-owned BankAtlantic Center is one of the top ranked venues of its kind in the world.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 48 30 14 4 156 127 64
2 NYI 46 31 14 1 151 129 63
3 DET 47 27 11 9 139 119 63
4 MTL 45 29 13 3 123 106 61
5 PIT 46 26 12 8 138 117 60
6 NYR 44 27 13 4 134 106 58
7 WSH 46 24 13 9 137 120 57
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 44 20 14 10 107 122 50
10 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
11 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
12 PHI 48 19 22 7 130 146 45
13 CBJ 45 20 22 3 113 142 43
14 NJD 47 17 22 8 107 134 42
15 CAR 46 16 25 5 98 120 37
16 BUF 47 14 30 3 89 167 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 44 15 12 1 27
J. Huberdeau 41 8 17 1 25
A. Ekblad 44 6 19 7 25
J. Jokinen 43 4 20 0 24
J. Hayes 36 13 7 1 20
B. Boyes 42 9 11 1 20
S. Bergenheim 33 7 9 4 16
T. Fleischmann 38 5 8 9 13
V. Trocheck 28 4 9 6 13
D. Kulikov 39 1 12 -2 13
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 17 10 8 .923 2.32
A. Montoya 3 4 2 .887 3.09
 
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