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After a season short on good tidings, the Florida Panthers got a bit of good news Saturday, when center Jonathan Huberdeau was awarded Calder Memorial Trophy, given to the NHL's top rookie.
Huberdeau, a rookie from Saint-Jerome, Quebec, Canada, was second on the Panthers with 14 goals and 31 points in the lockout-shortened 48-game regular season.
He is the first Florida player to win the Rookie of the Year award. His 31 points were tied for the most by a rookie this season and finished third among first-year players in goals and tied for fourth with 17 assists.
The entire Florida Panthers organization is very proud of Jonathan and we commend him on earning this very special honor, Panthers general manager Dale Tallon said in a release. He is a young, skilled and dynamic player who handled himself with both class and professionalism throughout his exceptional rookie season. Jonathan is hard working and dedicated player who is an important part of our young nucleus of talent that will be counted upon to lead our organization to future success.
Huberdeau, who turned 20 on June 4, started off his first NHL season with a bang, netting a goal and picking up two assists as the Panthers won their opener 5-1 at home against the Carolina Hurricanes. He had three multi-goal games and seven games with two or more points this season for the Panthers, who finished with a NHL-low 36 points.
Huberdeau was the third overall pick from the 2011 draft and beat out fellow rookies Brendan Gallagher of the Canadiens and Brandon Saad of the Blackhawks for the trophy.
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What a breath of fresh air Calder Trophy winner Jonathan Huberdeau has been, especially after a shortened season turned disaster on a team that was never healthy. The 3rd pick of the 2011 NHL Draft is the first Panther to win this prestigious award. After the season ended, it was learned Huberdeau wasn't healthy either.
One of only 4 Panthers to play all 48 games, Huberdeau...
Small move today as Bob McKenzie tweeted moments ago, but Nashville trades the rights of Bobby Butler to Florida for the rights of defenseman T.J. Brennan.
FLA trades T.J. Brennan to NSH for Bobby Butler.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 14, 2013
As both are restricted free agents currently, Nashville will be getting a young left-shooting defenseman from the Panthers. Scoring...
Hockey Night In Canadaâs Elliotte Friedman confirmed during the CBC broadcast of the Stanley Cup Final Saturday night that the Toronto Maple Leafs have expressed interest in trading for Florida Panthers center Stephen Weiss.
Panthers GM Dale Tallon is interested in re-signing the 30 year old playmaker, who was drafted fourth overall by Florida in 2001 and is expected to reach...
The Florida Panthers acquired right wing Bobby Butler from the Nashville Predators in exchange for defenseman TJ Brennan.
Due to become a restricted free agent in July, Butler split last season between Nashville and the New Jersey Devils. He posted four goals and 11 points in 34 contests.
In 128 career games, the 26-year-old Butler has amassed 20 goals and 28 assists with Nashville...
The Nashville Predators have acquired defenseman T.J. Brennan from the Florida Panthers in exchange for forward Bobby Butler.
Brennan, 24, split the 2012-13 season between the Buffalo and Florida organizations. He had one goal in 10 games with the Sabres, and two goals and seven assists in 19 games with the Panthers. Brennan also had 14 goals and 21 assists in 36 games with Rochester...
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Per TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the Nashville Predators have traded forward Bobby Butler to the Florida Panthers for defenseman T.J. Brennan.
Both players are set to become restricted free agents on July 5.
At first glance, this may seem like a lateral move but look a little closer. Brennan has contributed offensively the last couple seasons. At the AHL-level last year...
After spending last season with Rapperswil in Switzerland’s top division, Juraj Kolnik has signed with Langnau in the NLB. Kolnik has played in the National Hockey League for the New York Islanders and Florida Panthers and also played with the Slovak national team in the 2004 Men’s World Hockey Championships. A high scoring winger, Kolnik played two seasons in the...
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The Nashville Predators completed their first trade of the summer Friday. Forward Bobby Butler was sent to the Florida Panthers in exchange for defenseman T.J. Brennan. Brennan, 24, is a restricted free agent. Nashville General Manager David Poile must give him an offer sheet before July 5, or he becomes a UFA.
Butler is also an RFA, but Poile...