With their second-round pick, the Panthers chose forward Aleksi Heponiemi, 18, a native of Tampere, Finland, who had 86 points in the Western Hockey League last season, setting the pace for all rookies in the league on his way to being named Rookie of the Year. Heponiemi was listed at only 5-10 and 149
During Friday night's NHL Draft, Roberto Luongo could be forgiven for confusing one of the class of 2017 for his former teammate Cory Schneider.
Five months after being fired by the New York Islanders, Jack Capuano has a new coaching job. Capuano, a former University of Maine defenseman and Bangor resident who was deposed by the Islanders in January, has been named an associate head coach with the Florida Panthers, the team announced on Friday