Panthers select F Adam Mascherin in second round of 2016 NHL Draft
Cats pick up hard-shooting LW from Kitchener with 38th overall pick
The Florida Panthers selected forward Adam Mascherin with their second round pick in the 2016 Entry Draft.
Florida was originally slated to pick 33rd, but moved down five spots after trading defenseman Dmitry Kulikov to the Buffalo Sabres. The Panthers also picked up a third-round pick (89th overall) from the Sabres.
Mascherin scored 35 and added 46 assists in 65 games with the Kitchener Rangers, a 23-goal improvement over his first year in the OHL.
At 5'9", Mascherin doesn't have prototypical height, but he is sturdily built with a high-motor and is blessed with a dangerous shot.
This from EliteProspects Curtis Joe:
Prolific scoring winger who combines an exceedingly high work ethic with speed, skill, and a mature approach to the game to overcome size differentials. An intense competitor with a booming shot, Masherin finds ways to score by outworking the opposition. He may not be the tallest player on the ice, but he isn't a lightweight either. He plays a fast, heavy game and isn't afraid to battle against tougher opponents. All-in-all, a lightning rod kind of player who will exceed expectations and bring energy to the game with each shift.