Florida Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning: Prospect Showcase Tournament GameThread

Kiddie Cats look to take the 4-team tourney in Wesley Chapel

The Florida Panthers development camp crew will close out the Prospect Showcase Tournament today against the host Tampa Bay Lightning. After a disappointing 3-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, the Cats bounced back with an action-packed 8-5 victory over the Nashville Predators the following morning. Florida can win the tournament with a regulation win over Tampa Bay and a Nashville win in regulation over Carolina in the early game. After camp invitees Tye Austin and Olivier Adam split time in net on Sunday, look for Spencer Knight to go the distance today against the Baby Bolts.

Game Information

What: Florida Panthers vs. Nashville Predators

Time: 1 p.m.

Where: AdventHealth Center Ice - Wesley Chapel, FL

Watch: FloridaPanthers.com or TampaBayLighting.com

Roster (20 of 24 will play today)

Forwards: Eric Alarie (91), Karch Bachman (85), Henry Bowlby (41), Grigori Denisenko (14), Logan Hutsko (89), Anton Lundell (15), Justin Nachbaur (54), Serron Noel (18), Simon Pinard (78), Cole Schwindt (79), Justin Sourdif (24), Connor Trenholm (75) and Trevor Wong (84)

Defensemen: Frédéric Brunet (47), Robert Calisti (38), Max Gildon (88), Braden Haché (6), Matt Kiersted (8), Jacob LeGuerrier (36). John Ludvig (53) and Evan Nause (12)

Goaltenders: Spencer Knight (30), Olivier Adam (60) and Tye Austin (39)

Panthers News

Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov ranked 15th on part four of NHL Network’s five-part Top 50 Players Right Now series, which ranks the best players in the National Hockey league. The 2020-2021 Frank J. Selke Trophy winner Barkov finished one spot ahead of the Colorado Avalanche’s Mikko Rantanen and one spot behind Brayden Point of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Teammate Jonathan Huberdeau ranked 23rd on Sunday, September 12 during the Top 50 Players Right Now: 30-21 episode.

NHL signings

The Vegas Golden Knights signed recent acquistiion Nolan Patrick to a two-year contract worth $2.4 million. Patrick, the No. 2 overall pick from the 2017 NHL Draft, was acquired by the Golden Knights on July 17 in a three-team trade involving the Philadelphia Flyers and Nashville Predators. (Knights On Ice)

The Edmonton Oilers signed forward Kailer Yamamoto to a one-year contract worth S1.175 million. Yamamoto, 22, took a step back last year, producing just 21 points in 52 games after putting up 26 points in 27 games in 2019-20. (Copper & Blue)

The Ottawa Senators inked center Logan Brown to a one-year, two-way deal. Brown, 23, appeared in one game with the NHL Senators and 13 games with their AHL affiliate in Belleville. (Silver Seven Sens)

The Boston Bruins signed forward Zach Senyshyn to a one-year, two-way contract. During the 2020-21 season Senyshyn appeared in eight scoreless games with the Bruins and in 18 games with AHL Providence, where he totaled seven goals and 13 points. (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

Remaining restricted free agents

Buffalo Sabres: Rasmus Dahlin

Minnesota Wild: Kirill Kaprizov

New York Islanders: Kieffer Bellows, Anaoly Golyshev

Ottawa Senators: Brady Tkachuk

St. Louis Blues: Robert Thomas

Vancouver Canucks: Elias Pettersson, Quinn Hughes