B / 16th overall
The Panthers finally have the pipeline of elite scoring talent that they had been seeking since Dale Tallon took over as GM in 2010. As the contracts of Florida’s top-six start to come due in 2020, the Panthers have several options to consider. Some of those options include the leading scorers from this year’s World Junior Championship, two power forwards and a top-flight center who is already seeing some NHL action. Taking care of business in the defensive end has been Florida’s biggest issue this season, and internal help in the form of goaltending and a shutdown defenseman are still at least a year away.
1. Grigori Denisenko (6th overall)
LW, 18, 5-11, 176 – Yaroslavl (KHL)
2018 draft, 15th overall
Florida sees the 2019 WJC leading scorer as the ...
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