Good morning, and thank you for joining us in todays edition of the LBC All-Time Florida Panthers Roster Countdown. For a brief glimpse at how the list was constructed, click here.
On Friday, we went over former goaltender and current broadcaster Kevin Weekes (0-5-1, .870, 3.96 GAA), Swedish right winger Niclas Bergfors (20 games, one goal, six assists), long time Buffalo Sabre Mike Foligno (39 games, four goals, five assists), and Slovokian center Vaclav Nederost (32 games, four goals, three assists).
In today's capsule, we'll look over four Canadians, two 6'2" defensemen, a moustache twirling railroad villain, and a right winger from Saskatoon.
If you crave details, follow the jump.
184. Ric Jackman
Jackman was a 6'2" defenseman from Toronto. He was playing with the OHL Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds when selected by the Dallas Stars in the first round of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft with the fifth overall pick. In three OHL seasons he totalled 59 goals and 103 assists with 324 penalty minutes in 119 games.
Jackman made his professional debut in 1997-98 with the IHL Michigan K-Wings, playing 135 games over the next three seasons. He received his first NHL action in 1999-00, scoring one goal with two assists in 22 games with Dallas.
2000-01 would see Jackman spend most of the season with the IHL Utah Grizzlies, scoring nine goals and 19 assists in 57 games. He also played 16 games for Dallas, not scoring and finishing with 18 PIM and a minus-6.
During the 2001 offseason, the Stars traded Jackman to the Boston Bruins for Cameron Mann. He suffered a shoulder injury early in the season, and only managed two NHL and nine AHL games. After the season, The Bruins traded Jackman to the Toronto Maple Leafs for the right to negotiate with Kris Vernasky after the season.
In 2002-03, Jackman played 42 NHL games, along with 29 the following season, totalling two goals and six assists. The Leafs traded him to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Drake Berehowsky on February 11th.Jackman finished out the season with the Penguins, scoring seven goals and 17 assists in only 25 games. When the 2004-05 NHL season was cancelled, he signed on with the Swedish league IF Bjorkloven Umea, scoring 13 goals and 26 assists in 46 games.
The the NHL resumed operations in 2005-06, Jackman rejoined the Penguins, scoring six goals and 22 assists through 49 games. Pittsburgh traded him to the Panthers on March 9th for Petr Taticek. In 15 games through the end of the season, he scored one goal as the Panthers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning, 6-5 in overtime on March 20th.
Jackman opened the 2006-07 season on Florida's roster, adding one more goal to his Florida resume, a game winner in a 3-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on December 7th. The Panthers packed him off to the Anaheim Ducks for a sixth round draft choice on January 3rd. After one goal and 10 assists over 24 games with the Ducks, Jackman added another goal and an assist in seven games through the playoffs, helping the Ducks to their only Stanley Cup. He is currently skating with Anyang Halla of the Asia League.
All-Time Statline: Two seasons, 22 games, two goals, one assist, three points, minus-3 rating, 16 PIM, 0.4 APS.
183. Steve Eminger
Eminger was a 6'2" defenseman from Woodbridge, Ontario. He was with the OHL's Kitchener Rangers when the Washington Capitals picked him up in the first round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft with the 12th overall pick. In four seasons with Kitchener, he totalled 29 goals and 106 assists in 191 games.
Eminger's last season with Kitchener was 2002-03, he managed to join the Caps for 17 games near the start of the season, collecting two assists in 10 minutes per game.
2003-04 would see Eminger play 41 games each with the AHL Portland Pirates and the NHL Capitals, scoring zero goals and four assists at each level. He also posted a collective minus-16 rating and 85 penalty minutes.
In 2004-05, Eminger elected to play with the Pirates as the NHL season was cancelled. In 62 games he scored three goals and 17 assists. He joined the Caps full time starting in 2005-06 for the next three seasons, totalling 154 games with six goals and 31 assists, a minus-30 rating and 152 PIM.
Prior to the 2008-09 season, Eminger was sent off to the Philadelphia Flyers with a third round draft pick for a first round draft pick. After two assists over 12 games, the Flyers traded him to the Tampa Bay Lightning with a fourth round pick and Steve Downie for Matt Carle and a third round pick. He played the bulk of the season with the Bolts, making four goals and 19 assists in 50 games. Tampa Bay traded him to the Panthers on March 4th for Noah Welch and a third round pick. He scored a goal in nine games, with six penalty minutes in 16 minutes average time on ice.
Eminger signed a free agent contract with the Anaheim Ducks before the 2009-10 season. He scored four goals and 12 assists in 63 games. The Ducks traded him to the New York Rangers for Aaron Voros and Ryan Hillier on July 9, 2010. He has played the last two seasons with the Rangers, making four goals with seven assists and 50 PIM with a minus-5 in 107 games.
All-Time Statline: One season, nine games, one goal, zero assists, one point, plus-1 rating, six PIM, 0.4 APS.
182. Todd Bertuzzi
Bertuzzi was a 6'3" left winger from Sudbury, Ontario. He was with the Guelph Storm when chosen by New York Islanders in the first round of the 1993 NHL Entry Draft with the 23rd overall pick. He played for two more seasons with the Storm, his four season totals: 229 games, 116 goals, 165 assists, 532 penalty minutes.
For two and a half seasons with the Islanders, Bertuzzi played 192 games with 35 goals and 45 assists and 209 PIM. They traded him to the Vancouver Canucks with Bryan McCabe and a third round draft pick for Trevor Linden.
Bertuzzi had his most productive NHL seasons to date with the Canucks, ranking amongst the league leaders in goals and assists in 2002-03 and 2003-04, and twice making the All-Star roster. He ranks 20th all-time with 518 Canucks games played, is eighth with 188 goals, ninth with 261 assists, ninth with 449 points, and eighth with 822 PIM. Near the end of the 2003-04 season, Bertuzzi was involved in a famous on-ice incident, according to wikipedia:
In March 2004, Bertuzzi became infamous for his on-ice attack against Colorado Avalanche forward Steve Moore, punching him from behind in retaliation for an earlier hit by Moore against Bertuzzi's teammate Markus Näslund. He was suspended indefinitely by both the NHL and the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), but was reinstated in August 2005. Bertuzzi was conditionally discharged in a British Columbia court and was sued by Moore in both Colorado and Ontario. Moore was forced to retire because of the injuries sustained in the on-ice attack.
Bertuzzi remained a Canuck for one more season after the incident. Vancouver traded him to the Panthers with Alex Auld and Bryan Allen for Roberto Luongo, Lukas Krajicek and a sixth round pick prior to the 2006-07 season.
Bertuzzi scored a goal and three assists in the Panthers season opener, an 8-3 win over the Boston Bruins. After three more assists over the next six games, he was diagnosed with a herniated disk, and was out of the lineup for the next five months. While on the shelf, the Panthers traded him to the Detroit Red Wings for Shawn Matthias and a second round pick. He scored two goals and two assists in eight contests.
In 2007-08, Bertuzzi skated with the Anaheim Ducks (68 games, 14 goals, 26 assists). He then spent 2008-09 with the Calgary Flames (66 games, 15 goals, 29 assists). He rejoined the Red Wings beginning in 2009-10, and has spent the last three seasons with the team (234 games, 48 goals, 79 assists, plus-9 rating, 215 PIM. He is currently signed for two more seasons in Detroit.
All-Time Statline: One season, seven games, one goal, six assists, seven points, minus-4 rating, 13 PIM, 0.4 APS.
181. Joey Teterenko
Teterenko was a 6'2" right winger from Prince Albert, Saskatoon. He was with the WHL Portland Winter Hawks when the Panthers selected him in the fourth round of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft with the 82nd overall pick. In 247 WHL contests, he totalled 14 goals, 42 assists and 654 penalty minutes.
Tetarenko spent 1998-99 with the AHL Beast of New Haven, in 65 games scoring four goals and 10 assists with 154 PIM. 1999-00 would see him play 57 games with the Louisville Panthers, scoring three goals with 11 assists and 136 PIM.
2000-01 would see Tetarenko start the season with Louisville (29 games, one goal, four assists, 74 PIM), earning his first callup to the Panthers in late October. He was called up to the big club three times during the season, collecting three goals with an assist and 44 PIM in 29 NHL games.
In 2001-02, Tetarenko spent the whole season on the Panthers roster, missing half of it with injuries. In the 38 games that he skated with the team he scored one goal on 10 shots with 138 PIM, earning fourth-line minutes (5:08 ATOI).
Tetarenko later played two NHL games each with the Carolina Hurricanes and the Ottawa Senators. He spent the majority of his professional career with the AHL. He totalled 366 games over eight seasons, scoring 18 goals and 51 assists with 955 penalty minutes. He is currently a fish monger in the Houston area (per wikipedia).
All-Time Statline: Three seasons, 69 games, four goals, one assist, five points, minus-7 rating, 171 PIM, 0.4 APS.
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