PHILADELPHIA PA - DECEMBER 20: Evgeny Dadonov #63 of the Florida Panthers leaps into Scott Hartnell #19 of the Philadelphia Flyers on this check during the third period of a hockey game at the Wells Fargo Center on December 20 2010 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)
The Florida Panthers have called up Evgeny Dadonov from the San Antonio Rampage. Dadonov is tied for fifth on the Rampage's roster for points with four (tied with Angelo Esposito and Mike Kostka), as well tied for second in goals with three (with Colby Robak). Coming into the season, Dadonov was ranked 7th in my list of the top 20 Florida Panthers Prospects heading into 2011-12.
Evgeny Dadonov meteoric rise to being a part of the Panthers future continues after an impressive season with the Florida Panthers. Averaging 14 minutes on the ice, Dadonov scored 17 points (8G/9A) in 36 games, being one of the productive players on the post-deadline Panthers roster. Don't pencil him on the roster yet, Dadonov will have fight for a spot with the many forwards brought in by Tallon during the season. While making the NHL roster would be great, another season in the AHL wouldn't hurt, as his defensive game does need some work. The short, yet physical winger has NHL talent and can be a top-six forward when he cements a permanent spot in the NHL. - Crooklyn Banks