Top 20 Florida Panthers Prospects – May

By Greg Komarnicky
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May 17th, 2015
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The Florida Panthers have a surprisingly deep prospect pool. Most of their list is playing the the AHL, or NCAA. Ekblad just barely makes the list after playing a full season this season.

Jayce Hawryluk had a fantastic season in the NCAA. He finished with far over a pt per game for his school. The NCAA is a defensive league, so any player getting a pt per game or higher had a brilliant season. The senior likely will join the Panthers organization next season.

Evan Cowley also had a fantastic season in the NCAA. The goaltender kept his GAA very low this season. The Panthers don’t have a solidified #1 goalie prospect after Markstrom was traded leaving a bit of a battle. Cowley is a goalie that can change this fact.

Christopher Clapperton stepped it up this season for Oceanic. The forward posted over a pt per game and is now leading his team to a Memorial Cup appearance. Clapperton has a while to go, but he’s not the first Panther pick to explode.

This list contains any skater below 100gp in the regular season and under the age of 26. For goalies it is under 50gp in the regular season and under the age of 26. Ranks 11-20 are on the 2nd page.

RankPrevious RankPlayer NamePositionCurrent TeamHeightWeightAcquiredGames Played
1N/AAaron EkbladDFlorida Panthers (NHL)6'3''216lbsDraft (1st, 1st, 2014)81
2N/AVincent TrocheckCSan Antonio Rampage (AHL)5'10''185lbsDraft (3rd, 64th, 2011)70
3N/AMike MathesonDSan Antonio Rampage (AHL)6'2''194lbsDraft (1st, 23rd, 2012)0
4N/ARocco GrimaldiC/RWSan Antonio Rampage (AHL)5'6''172lbsDraft (2nd, 33rd, 2011)7
5N/AJayce HawrylukCBrandon Wheat Kings (WHL)5'10''196lbsDraft (2nd, 32nd, 2014)0
6N/AIan McCoshenDBoston College (NCAA)6'3''218lbsDraft (2nd, 31st, 2013)0
7N/AZach HymanCUniversity of Michigan (NCAA)6'1''194lbsDraft (5th, 123rd, 2010)0
8N/AKyle RauC/LWSan Antonio Rampage (AHL)5'8''172lbsDraft (3rd, 91st, 2011)0
9N/AEvan CowleyGUniversity of Denver (NCAA)6'4''185lbsDraft (4th, 92nd, 2013)0
10N/AChristopher ClappertonLWRimouski Oveanic (QMJHL)5'10''185lbsDraft (5th, 122nd, 2013)0
11N/AQuinton HowdenLWSan Antonio Rampage (AHL)6'2''190lbsDraft (1st, 25th, 2010)34
12N/ACorban KnightCSan Antonio Rampage (AHL)6'2''201lbsTrade (CGY, 2015)9
13N/AMichael HouserGSan Antonio Rampage (AHL)6'1''190lbsSigning (2012)0
14N/AAlexander DelnovLWMamonty Yugry (MHL)6'1''198lbsDraft (4th, 114th, 2012)0
15N/AGarrett WilsonLWSan Antonio Rampage (AHL)6'2''201lbsDraft (4th, 107th, 2009)5
16N/AAlex PetrovicDSan Antonio Rampage (AHL)6'4''201lbsDraft (2nd, 36th, 2010)46
17N/AColin StevensGSan Antonio Rampage (AHL)6'2''181lbsSigning (2015)0
18N/AJesse BlackerDSan Antonio Rampage (AHL)6'1''190lbsTrade (ANH, 2014)1
19N/AYaroslav KosovRWMetallurg Magnitogorsk (KHL)6'3''205lbsDraft (5th, 124th, 2011)0
20N/AMichael DowningDUniversity of Michigan (NCAA)6'2''181lbsDraft (4th, 97th, 2013)0
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