NHL Friday Offseason Caterwaul: Florida Panthers Juho Lammikko heading to Finland

Thunderbirds release 2019-20 schedule

The Florida Panthers haven’t made any new roster moves over the last couple of days, but it looks like they might of lost the services of center Juho Lammikko for this season. It appears that the 23-year-old Lammikko has signed a one-year deal with Oulun Karpat of Finland’s Liiga.

Lammikko appeared in 40 games with the Cats last season and picked up six assists. In 36 AHL games with the Springfield Thunderbirds, he posted 18 points. He won a gold medal with Finland at the 2019 IIHF World Championship.

In another bit of organizational news with the Thunderbirds released its complete AHL 2019-20 schedule.

Offseason work continues around the NHL. Let’s take a look at the latest...

Hockey Headlines

We’ll start in Montreal, where the Canadiens inked RFA Artturi Lehkonen to a new two-year contract worth $4.8 million. Lehkonen put up 31 points in 82 games last season. (Eyes On The Prize)

Montreal also avoided arbitration with Joel Armia, signing the Finnish forward to a two-year deal with a cap hit of $2.6 million. (Eyes On The Prize)

Nazem Kadri explains why he nixed a deal that would have made him a member of the Calgary Flames. (Sportsnet)

Shawn Farris breaks down the Boston Bruins recent signing of UFA forward Nick Ritchie. (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

Are the Buffalo Sabres and Winnipeg Jets ideal trade partners? (Die By The Blade)

Tyler Wright is out as the Detroit Red Wings amateur director of scouting. Kris Draper is expected to be his replacement. (Winging It In Motown)

The New York Rangers signed Kaapo Kakko, the second overall pick in the draft, to an entry-level contract. Look for Kakko to be on the Rangers opening night roster. (Blueshirt Banter)

Ryan Dzingel has just signed a two-year deal with the Carolina Hurricanes worth $6.75 million. Dzingel scored a career-high 26 goals last season. (Canes Country)

The San Jose Sharks went on a feeding frenzy signing RFAs Nick DeSimone, Antti Suomela, Kyle Wood, Maxim Letunov and Dylan Gambrell to new contracts. (Fear The Fin)

The Dallas Stars and forward Jason Dickinson avoided arbitration with the forward signing a two-year deal with an AAV of $1.5 million. (Defending Big D)

Alex Iafallo and the Los Angeles Kings did the same, agreeing to a new two-year deal worth $4.85 million. (Jewels From The Crown)

The Kings also inked winger Samuel Fagemo to an entry-level contract. Fagemo was taken in the second round of the 2019 draft. (LA Kings Insider)

Brett Leason signed an entry-level contract with the Washington Capitals. Leason was taken in the second round of the 2019 draft. (Russian Machine Never Breaks)

The Anaheim Ducks signed UFA defenseman Michael Del Zotto to a one-year contract worth $750K. Del Zotto spent part of the 2018-19 season with the Ducks. (Anaheim Calling)