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On The Farm: Kicking Off Camp

Monday, 10.1.2012 / 12:30 PM ET / Blogs
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On The Farm: Kicking Off Camp

A floridapanthers.com exclusive, Panthers Assistant General Manager and San Antonio Rampage general manager Mike Santos will be sharing his thoughts with Panthers and Rampage fans throughout the year in his blog entitled On The Farm.

Enjoy.


Greetings from the Alamo City.

This morning 36 players took to the ice at the Northwoods Ice Center, as the San Antonio Rampage opened the on-ice portion of their training camp. After undergoing medical and fitness testing on Sunday morning, followed by a team dinner last night, the players arrived this morning and took to the ice just before 10 a.m.

Training camp provides our coaching and hockey operations staff the opportunity to evaluate and assess the development of our players, as we make decisions on those who will earn spots on the Rampage’s roster for the 2012-13 season.

Head Coach Chuck Weber and Assistant Coach Jason Cipolla will conduct three practices (Mon-Wed), before the players participate in an intrasquad scrimmage at the Northwoods Ice Center on Thursday. The team will then travel to Austin on Friday to take on the Texas Stars in their first preseason game, followed by a home preseason game on Saturday against Texas at the Northwoods Ice Center at 4 p.m.

This year’s camp includes several returning players such as goalies Jacob Markstrom and Dov Grumet-Morris, defensemen Nolan Yonkman, Tyson Strachan, and Colby Robak as well as forwards Greg Rallo and Scott Timmins. The camp also includes several Panthers draft picks entering their rookie AHL season including defenseman Alex Petrovic and forwards Quinton Howden, John McFarland and Drew Shore. In addition, we have several new high quality additions that we signed or traded for this offseason including forwards Jean-Francois Jacques, Casey Wellman, and Andre Deveaux, defenseman Joshua McFadden and goaltender Michael Houser.

Both Panthers and San Antonio fans should be very excited about the potential of this year’s club after the Rampage won their first playoff series in franchise history last season defeating the Chicago Wolves. We have assembled a mix of young talented draft picks, along with quality American Hockey League players who will help the Rampage continue to build on their success, while developing players for the Florida Panthers.

It promises to be an exciting and competitive training camp as we prepare to start the 2012-13 AHL season.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 x - TBL 77 47 23 7 249 201 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 73 13 36 9 49
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
J. Jagr 71 15 26 -2 41
J. Jokinen 75 8 33 -2 41
B. Boyes 73 12 23 10 35
A. Ekblad 75 11 24 11 35
J. Hayes 66 18 13 -5 31
A. Barkov 65 14 17 -1 31
B. Campbell 76 3 22 2 25
B. Pirri 43 20 2 5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 26 17 12 .921 2.33
A. Montoya 5 7 2 .888 3.08
 
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