At the conclusion of the Florida Panthers annual development camp last week, center Vincent Trocheck simply felt different than year's past as he cleaned out his locker at the Panthers IceDen in Coral Springs.
After getting a taste of the NHL in his first professional season, Trocheck was not only one of the most experienced players at camp, but also one of the oldest.
The Florida Panthers are in an envious position when it comes to their depth chart: They have too many centers.
The Panthers pride themselves on being strong up the middle, and since Panthers GM Dale Tallon took over, building a strong core of pivots has been a top priority.
If one positive emerged from a dismal 2013-14 season, it was Florida solidifying itself up the middle with...
Jimmy Hayes and Vincent Trocheck each net goals, and Roberto Luongo makes 35 saves, but the Florida Panthers end their season with a home loss to the Blue Jackets.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Ryan Johansen scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period to and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Florida Panthers for the eighth straight time, 3-2 on Saturday night.
Mark Letestu and Cam Atkinson also scored for Columbus and Sergei Bobrovsky made 33 saves.
Jimmy Hayes and Vincent Trocheck scored for the Panthers. Roberto Luongo stopped 35 shots.
So much has transpired between the Panthers' season-opening 4-2 victory in Dallas to their rematch on Sunday. Unfortunately for these mostly unrecognizable, young Panthers, most of it has been bad.
However, despite their 15th-place status in the Eastern Conference, the Panthers have shown the ability to come back from two-goal deficits all season and they did it once again in...
Vincent Trocheck scores the lone goal for the Panthers, who ratchet up 35 shots against the Flames and goalie Joey MacDonald but come up short at home against Calgary.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Mike Cammalleri scored the tiebreaking goal in the second period and the Calgary Flames beat the Florida Panthers 2-1 Friday night.
Kenny Agostino also scored for Calgary and Joey MacDonald stopped 34 shots.
Vincent Trocheck scored for the Panthers, and Roberto Luongo made 15 saves.
Luongo started his first game since March 27th against Carolina when he left...
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Although their post-Olympic struggles have crippled their playoff chances, the Carolina Hurricanes should at least feel good about a trip to South Florida.
The Hurricanes will try to sweep the season series from the Florida Panthers with their fifth win in the past six meetings on Thursday night.
Carolina (31-32-9) was...
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Vincent Trocheck and Brandon Pirri scored in a shootout to lift the Florida Panthers past the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Trocheck also scored in regulation and Sean Bergenheim scored a goal for the Panthers. Roberto Luongo made 37 saves.
Clarke MacArthur and Mark Stone scored for the Senators and Robin Lehner stopped 39 shots.
Kyle Turris scored in...
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Vincent Trocheck and Brandon Pirri scored in a shootout to lift the Florida Panthers past the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Tuesday night.
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Watch as Vincent Trocheck makes a nifty move to score his first career shootout goal for the Panthers.
SUNRISE, Fla. -- Vincent Trocheck capped a busy week with his first "snipe."
The rookie center, who hasn't had the time to be nervous during his first stint in the NHL, admitted to some butterflies as he lined up his first goal.
"The puck was rolling a little bit and I was thinking, 'If I miss this, it's an absolute joke,'" Trocheck said, "...
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Scottie Upshall scored the go-ahead goal, and the Florida Panthers beat the New Jersey Devils 5-3 on Friday night.
Vincent Trocheck, Brad Boyes, Quinton Howden and Brian Campbell also scored for Florida. Roberto Luongo stopped 28 shots. Jonathan Huberdeau had two assists, and Boyes also had an assist.
Patrik Elias had a goal and assist, and Bryce Salvador and...
Panthers prospects center Vincent Trocheck and goalie Michael Houser, who grew up in the Pittsburgh area, were banged up in a car accident on their way to a game in San Antonio Saturday night.
Trocheck, the 64th pick in the 2011 draft, smashed into the windshield with his head. Panthers General Manager Dale Tallon said that the players, "suffered no injuries.''
The Florida Panthers are turning to their cubs.
When Florida opens training camp Wednesday, a significant number of the team's top prospects will be competing for significant roles, not just roster spots.
"It's wide open," Tallon said. "We're going to put the best 23 players we can on the ice regardless of age. Whoever plays the best from here on in...
Corban Knight is headed for free agency. “@Lowetide_: Jason Gregor with a story about a center with size. Hmmm. http://t.co/qaVktgAsIE”
— North Dakota MHockey (@UNDMHockey) June 17, 2013
There has been some speculation on-line this summer where the former Hobey Baker Memorial Candidate might end up. It's beginning to sound like it might be the Edmonton Oilers organization...
The Canadian Hockey League is made up of three regional leagues: the Western Hockey League, the Ontario Hockey League and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. And the Nashville Predators just so happen to have drafted the guy who led all three in scoring this year.
Portland Winterhawks winger Brandon Leipsic (pronounced LIPE-sick) blew up the WHL in 2012-13, tallying 49 goals and...
With the win today, the Americans beat the Canadians in the World Junior Championship for just the second time in 11 tries (2/11 .188%). It was sweet watching the Canadians stand in shock at their red line – watching the American flag being raised – while the Star Spangled Banner was being played.
With the win, the USA will play the Swedes for the IIHF U20 WJC gold on Saturday...
By Andrew Weiss (@WeissFC)
The Canadian Hockey League feels like it just got underway a little bit ago and the college hockey season feels like it just started last week. As it turns out, perceptions are not reality as the CHL is almost a third of the way done with their regular season and the NCAA is a month into its own schedule.
With those portions of the season already...
(Photo courtesy of the Pittsburgh Penguins)
It is a great day for hockey in the city of Pittsburgh. At a special unveiling in front of Consol Energy Center, the Pittsburgh Penguins unveiled a bronze sculpture that honored the greatest player ever to wear their sweater - Mario Lemieux. The artwork was adapted from a specific play that came against the New York Islanders on December...