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.
Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon began filling out Bob Boughner's coaching staff by bringing in former New York Islanders coach Jack Capuano as associate coach Friday. “He's a knowledgeable and experienced voice to have behind our bench that will work well with our young players,”