The Florida Panthers saw their 2016-17 season come to an end Sunday in Washington with a victory over the Capitals. But, for some player,s their hockey season continues either at the World Championships or in the American Hockey League.
Future Hall of Fame forward Jaromir Jagr didn’t shed any new light on his potential future with the Florida Panthers as the team broke for the summer Tuesday. Aaron Ekblad and Roberto Luongo, however, both said they were looking forward to next season after ending this year on the shelf.
The Florida Panthers have one singular voice in their hockey operations department moving forward as Dale Tallon was reinstated as general manager on Monday morning. Tom Rowe, Florida’s now former GM and interim head coach, will not return behind the bench but will remain with the organization in an advisory role.
Tom Rowe is the interim head coach of the Florida Panthers no more as he was told Monday morning that he would not be returning behind the bench next season. Rowe had replaced Gerard Gallant in November.
The Florida Panthers, who suffered a major drop-off this season, finished with a 2-0 victory Sunday night over the first-place Washington Capitals in the regular-season finale for both teams at the Verizon Center.
Florida Panthers goalie James Reimer ended the season with another shutout in the the teams’ 2-0 victory over the Washington Capitals. Reimer says he’s excited to see what the team can do in the future.
The Florida Panthers ended their home schedule in style Saturday night as they beat the Buffalo Sabres at BB&T Center in their 2016-17 NHL home finale on April 8, 2017. Florida’s season comes to a close Sunday against the Washington Capitals.
As the Florida Panthers wrap up their 2016-17 season, a number of young players — such as Denis Malgin, MacKenzie Weegar and Ian McCoshen — are seeing extended playing time as Shawn Thornton played in his final game.
After 705 games in the NHL and 605 in the AHL, Shawn Thornton’s on-ice hockey career will end Saturday night as the Florida Panthers play their home finale against the Buffalo Sabres. As Thornton’s career ends, Ian McCoshen’s is just starting as he makes his NHL debut Thursday.