The Panthers have announced that they’ve called up forward Logan Shaw from the Portland Pirates of the AHL. After losing Aleksander Barkov to a broken hand and Jaromir Jagr who’s day-to-day with a lower body injury, the Panthers were left shorthanded up front and need another forward. While Steven Kampfer is able to play forward in a pinch, the Panthers have a back-to-back coming up on Friday and Saturday, so Shaw will be able to fill in if necessary.
In his third year of pro hockey, Shaw has 2 goals in 5 games with the Pirates this season and has primarily played a bottom-6 role with the team. Drafted 76th overall in 2011, Shaw is a similar player to Connor Brickley in that he has some offensive upside but also has a physical edge and can bring energy to the lineup. We’ve already seen how guys like Reilly Smith and Vincent Trocheck have stepped up with Jagr and Barkov out, and if that continues, the Panthers shouldn’t miss much of a beat.
We reached out to Logan Shaw’s father Gerard for a comment on his son being called up to the NHL:
Really, we are all just happy for Logan. He, like many others, was committed to the game and making his dream happen. We come from a small town with the last guy from Glace Bay to play in the NHL being Doug Sulliman in the 70’s, so Logan has a lot of community support. So, we wish him well for what ever life brings him. – Gerard Shaw, Logan’s father
Dylan Olsen has also been sent down to the Pirates. He stuck with the Panthers through training camp and the beginning of the season in order to get back into proper playing shape after taking some time off due to personal matters last season.