Florida Panthers: August 30 in 30

Mark Allan

2016-08-13

 

 

The Florida Panthers have a prospect pool with some incredible talent, with a few of them ready to take the next step to the NHL.

The Panthers had a great season in 2015/16, capturing the Atlantic Division title and, with off-season moves and top-level prospects ready to take the next step, it is looking like they are inching towards a deep playoff run. The 2016 draftees help build on what is already a deep prospect pool, adding one center, three forwards and three defensemen.

Florida fans should be excited about the future of their team, arguably a top Eastern Conference team and a team that is positioned for years of success.

 

Depth Chart-Top Prospects

 

Forwards

 

Left Wing

Center

Right Wing

Lawson Crouse

Henrik Borgstrom

Jayce Hawryluk

Adam Mascherin

Kyle Rau

Logan Shaw

Juho Lammikko

Denis Malgin

John McFarland

Dryden Hunt

Corban Knight

Jonathan Ang

Connor Brickley

 

Maxim Mamin

Miguel Fidler

 

 

 

Defensemen

 

Left

Right

Michael Matheson

Mackenzie Weegar

Ian McCoshen

Thomas Schemitsch

Linus Nassen

Linus Hultstrom

Michael Downing

Benjamin Finkelstein

Riley Stillman

 

 

Goaltenders

 

Samuel Montembeault

Sam Brittain

Evan Cowley

 

 

 

Rising Stars

 

  1. Jayce Hawryluk: Hawryluk had a breakout season in helping the Brandon Wheat Kings win the WHL championship. He has the ability to get under opponents’ skin with his physical play, while putting up some great numbers offensively. He led his team with 106 regular-season points in 58 games played. In addition, he also showed he can play in high-pressure situations. In the WHL playoffs, he was second in league scoring with 30 points in 21 games. It will be interesting to see if Haw