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Panthers acquire forward Vincent Praplan from Sharks

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Future considerations on the way to San Jose, at some point...

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The Florida Panthers have acquired Swiss-born and trained forward Vincent Praplan from the San Jose Sharks for future considerations.

Praplan, his first professional season in North America, has produced 4 goals and 12 assists in 27 games with the San Jose Barracuda of the American Hockey League.

Dobber Prospects Chris Legg had this to say about Praplan in November

Praplan has had a nice start to his AHL career. The Swiss forward hasn’t played regularly on a North American rink since the 2013-2014 season when he was with the North Bay Battalion. He hasn’t taken long to adjust, however, as he finds himself skating primarily on the Barracuda’s top line alongside Dylan Gambrell. Praplan has managed six points through 11 games so far, look for these totals to improve as he continues to get more comfortable on the smaller ice surface.

Look for Praplan to join the Springfield Thunderbirds to try and help that club get back in the playoff chase,