Jussi Jokinen and Aleksander Barkov got to know one another while helping Finland capture bronze at the 2014 Olympics.
Now the duo hope to bring their chemistry formed in Russia to Florida.
Jokinen signed a four-year, $16 million contract with the Panthers on July 1 after spending last season with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
“He will really help Barkov,” general manager Dale...
Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov sustained a knee injury during the 2014 Winter Olympics, as a member of Finland's team. According to Ryan Dadoun of NBC Sports, Barkov attended the Panthers' development camp last week, but was unable to complete the last two days. Barkov has been working to recover from the injury for the last five months, although he still has...
Aleksander Barkov‘s rookie season was cut short when he sustained a knee injury while playing for Finland in the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Nearly five months later, Barkov is still focused on his recovery with the goal of being 100 percent in time for training camp, per the Miami Herald. He attended the Panthers’ development camp, but didn’t participate in the final two days....
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- Over the next week, the future stars of the Florida Panthers will gather for the team's annual development camp in Coral Springs.
Former first-round picks Aaron Ekblad (No. 1 overall, 2014) and Aleksander Barkov (No. 2 overall, 2013) highlight a camp roster filled with both future stars and hopeful tryouts.
For Ekblad, a defenseman, Monday's opening...
Finland forward Aleksander Barkov has been ruled out for the rest of the Sochi Games with a lower-body injury.
Barkov was hurt during Friday's win over Norway.
The Finns play Canada on Sunday in the final game of the preliminary round.
Barkov was drafted No. 2 overall in 2013 by the Florida Panthers. The 18-year-old Brakov has eight goals and 24 points in 54 games this season...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2014
Florida Panthers rookie center Aleksander Barkov has been ruled out after sustaining a lower-body injury against the Buffalo Sabres.
The Panthers announced the news early in the second period of their game on Tuesday night. It's unclear when Barkov was hurt or the severity of the injury. He did have an assist on Sean Bergenheim's goal late in the first period that tied the...
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January 21, 2014
Florida Panthers rookie Aleksander Barkov will get a shot at gold after all.
The 18-year-old Finn received the call to join his countrymen at next month's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Also headed to Sochi is Panthers winger Tomas Kopecky, who will represent Slovakia.
Prior to knowing his fate with Team Finland, the quiet Barkov agreed representing Finland in Russia would...
Ask anyone in the Florida Panthers dressing room about rookie Aleksander Barkov and they will share the same anecdote: The Finn is quiet. Very quiet.
Not so much when it comes to national pride, especially with gold on the line.
"It's a big rivalry. It always has been," Barkov said. "We hate Swedes and Swedes hate us."
If the 18-year-old was not in the midst...
Aleksander Barkov is one of the handful of first-round picks from the 2013 NHL Draft to make his regular season debut this week, and he’s already proving why the Florida Panthers were smart to take him with the No. 2 overall selection.
In the third period of Thursday’s game against the Dallas Stars, the Finnish forward found the back of the net to tie the score at 2-2 in the...
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The Florida Panthers agreed to an entry-level deal with first-round pick Aleksander Barkov, the team announced Monday.
"We are pleased to have signed Aleksander," Florida general manager Dale Tallon said in a release. "He is a mature, strong and skilled forward who plays well at both ends of the ice and strengthens our line-up down the middle. Aleksander is a creative...