Florida Panthers Announce 23-Player Rookie Tournament Roster

Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations Dale Tallon announced today the Panthers roster for the four-team rookie tournament taking place from Saturday, Sept. 17 to Tuesday, Sept. 20 at the Panthers IceDen in Coral Springs, FL. The Panthers will host the Nashville Predators, Tampa Bay Lightning and Washington Capitals for the tournament. The tournament features six games in total showcasing each team’s prospects.

ejsvf6ira3ggsff4mjrxh4reeAmong the 23 Panthers prospects selected to participate in the tournament are forwards Jayce Hawryluk (2014 second round, 32nd overall), Adam Mascherin (2016 second round, 38th overall) and Kyle Rau (2011 third round, 91st overall), defensemen Michael Matheson (2012 first round, 23rd overall) and Ian McCoshen (2013 second round, 31st overall) and goaltender Samuel Montembeault (2015 third round, 77th overall).

Florida will have 13 forwards, eight defensemen and two goaltenders participating in the tournament:


No. Name 2015-16 Club How Acquired
82 Jonathan Ang Peterborough (OHL) ’16 Draft (4th Round)
84 Tyson Baillie Kelowna (WHL) Amateur Tryout
72 Rihards Bukarts Portland (WHL) Free Agent (AHL)
74 Anthony Greco Ohio State (NCAA) Free Agent (AHL)
47 Jayce Hawryluk Brandon (WHL) ’14 Draft (2nd Round)
76 Matthew Highmore Saint John (QMJHL) Amateur Tryout
73 Dryden Hunt Moose Jaw (WHL) Free Agent (NHL)
91 Juho Lammikko Kingston (OHL) ’14 Draft (3rd round)
97 Zac Lynch Robert Morris (NCAA) Amateur Tryout
62 Denis Malgin ZSC Lions (National League A) ’15 Draft (4th round)
92 Kyle Rau Portland (AHL) ’11 Draft (3rd round)
64 Eric Scheid
Penn State (NCAA)
 Amateur Tryout
No. Name 2015-16 Club How Acquired
83 Spencer Abraham Queens (OUAA) Amateur Tryout
96 Joshua Brown Manchester (ECHL) ’13 Draft (6th round)
49 Michael Downing Michigan (NCAA) ’13 Draft (4th round)
19 Michael Matheson Portland (AHL) ’12 Draft (1st round)
12 Ian McCoshen Boston College (NCAA) ’13 Draft (2nd round)
88 Thomas Schemitsch Owen Sound (OHL) ’15 Draft (3rd round)
85 Ed Wittchow Wisconsin (NCAA)  Free Agent (AHL)
No. Name 2015-16 Club How Acquired
33 Samuel Montembeault Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL) ’15 Draft (3rd round)
60 Colin Stevens Manchester (ECHL) Free Agent (NHL)


The tournament schedule is as follows:

Saturday, Sept. 17
Washington vs. Tampa Bay – 2:30 p.m.
Nashville at Florida – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 18
Nashville vs. Tampa Bay – 2:30 p.m.
Washington at Florida – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 20
Nashville vs. Washington – 10:00 a.m.
Tampa Bay at Florida – 1:30 p.m.

Times are subject to change


The Florida Panthers open the regular season at the BB&T Center on Oct. 13 against the New Jersey Devils. Full and partial ticket packages are now available that include flexible payment plans. In addition, single game suites and group pricing are available for the 2016-17 season. Please call (954) 835- PUCK (7825) or visit FloridaPanthers.com/TicketCentral to purchase your ticket plan.