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Panthers Prospects Ranked No. 1 By ESPN.COM

Huberdeau, Bjugstad, Howden, Petrovic & Matheson Among Cats Elite Prospects

Wednesday, 07.25.2012 / 4:30 PM / News
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Panthers Prospects Ranked No. 1 By ESPN.COM

SUNRISE, FL – Sunrise Sports & Entertainment announced today that the Florida Panthers prospects were ranked No. 1 in ESPN.COM’s organizational rankings that evaluate the developmental system of every NHL team to see which pipelines are supplying a steady stream of talent. It marks the second consecutive year that the Panthers have been ranked No. 1 by ESPN.COM in the prospect rankings.

Click here to view ESPN.COM article written by Grant Sonier.

From ESPN.COM

1. Florida Panthers (Previous Ranking: 1)

The Panthers have elite prospects and plenty of them. The offensive-minded Jonathan Huberdeau (Saint John-QMJHL) heads up a list of players who have a chance to make an impact in the near future. Fellow forwards Quinton Howden (Moose Jaw-WHL) and Nick Bjugstad (Minnesota-NCAA) are joined by defensemen Alex Petrovic (Red Deer-WHL) and Michael Matheson (Dubuque-USHL) -- this year's first-round selection -- to form a quality group of up-and-coming talents.

Sleeper Prospect: Alexander Delnov, LW, (RUS) (fourth round/2012) His effort is first-rate and his talent is better than the average fourth-rounder. I can see him being a steal down the line.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 63 41 17 5 171 139 87
2 NYR 62 39 17 6 196 153 84
3 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
4 TBL 64 38 20 6 210 171 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 64 34 20 10 188 159 78
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 63 28 22 13 154 178 69
10 PHI 63 27 25 11 168 183 65
11 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 62 26 32 4 160 196 56
14 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
15 TOR 63 25 33 5 170 193 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 63 22 16 -8 38
J. Huberdeau 60 9 27 4 36
J. Jokinen 62 6 28 0 34
A. Ekblad 63 10 23 8 33
B. Boyes 61 11 21 9 32
J. Jagr 59 12 19 -9 31
J. Hayes 54 17 10 -5 27
B. Campbell 63 3 20 3 23
A. Barkov 52 10 12 -4 22
T. Fleischmann 52 7 14 12 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 23 16 11 .920 2.40
A. Montoya 5 6 2 .891 2.98
 
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