Panthers Prospect Update #20: 2/22 – 2/28

Welcome to the 20th edition of the Panthers Prospect Update! Here, we’ll recap the past week of hockey (2/22 – 2/28) for Panthers prospects and players in college, juniors, international leagues, and the Portland Pirates, the team’s AHL affiliate.

Portland Pirates

  • Record since 2/22: 2-0-1
  • Current record: 31-21-2
  • Won 1-0 against the Hartford Wolf Pack on 2/24

    • Sena Acolatse’s 5th goal of the season was the long goal scored in the game by either team
    • Mike McKenna made 35 saves on 35 shots for his 2nd shutout of the season
    • The Pirates went 0 for 1 on the power play

  •  Lost 3-2 to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on 2/26

    • Rocco Grimaldi scored his 11th goal of the season on a breakaway
    • Connor Brickley scored his 3rd goal of the season
    • The game was tied after overtime and the Pirates lost in the shootout
    • Mike McKenna made 38 saves on 40 shots
    • The Pirates went 1 for 3 on the power play

  • Won 4-2 against the Springfield Falcons on 2/28

    • Connor Brickley scored his 4th goal of the season
    • Rocco Grimaldi scored his 12th and 13th goals of the season (one being an empty-netter)
    • Mike McKenna allowed 2 goals on 26 shots
    • The Pirates went 1/5 on the power play

  • Next 3 games for Portland

    • vs. Syracuse Crunch, 3/4 (home)
    • vs. Providence Bruins, 3/5 (home)
    • vs. Providence, 3/6 (away)

Jayce Hawryluk

Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL), Right Wing

Season stats: 49 games, 30 goals, 49 assists, 79 points

  • Tallied 3 assists on 2/22 against Saskatoon
  • Recorded 2 assists on 2/24 and 1 assist on 2/26
  • Has 33 points in 13 games in the month of March


Thomas Schemitsch

Owen Sound Attack (OHL), Defenseman

Season stats: 43 games, 8 goals, 19 assists, 27 points

  • Tallied 3 assists and recorded a +5 rating on 2/26 against Mississauga


Lawson Crouse

Kingston Frontenacs (OHL), Left Wing

Season stats: 40 games, 16 goals, 30 assists, 46 points

  • Recorded a shorthanded goal and an assist on 2/26 against the London Knight
  • Tallied 2 assists on 2/28 against Sudbury


Juho Lammikko

Kingston Frontenacs (OHL), Center

Season stats: 50 games, 17 goals, 26 assists, 42 points

  • Scored 2 goals on 2/28 against Sudbury…now has 6 goals in his last 6 games played


Samuel Montembeault

Blainville-Boisbrand Armada (QMJHL), Goaltender

Season stats: 40 games, 15-23-0 record, 2.66 GAA, .900 SV%

  • Allowed just 2 goals on 36 shots in an overtime victory on 2/25 against the Quebec Remparts
  • Made 36 saves on 38 shots in a 5-2 win over the Rimouski Oceanic on 2/27

Dryden Hunt

Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL), Left Wing

Season stats: 63 games, 50 goals, 52 assists, 102 points

  • Signed to an entry-level contract by the Panthers on 2/27
  • Scored his 50th goal of the season on 2/28 and also tallied 2 primary assists
  • Finished the month of February with 19 goals in 12 games including 5 hat-tricks


Eddie Wittchow

University of Wisconsin (NCAA), Defenseman

Season stats: 27 games, 0 goals, 4 assists, 4 points

  • Tallied assists in back to back games on 2/26 and 2/27 against Ohio State

Miguel Fidler

Ohio State University (NCAA), Left Wing

Season stats: 19 games, 3 goals, 4 assists, 7 points

  • Scored his 3rd goal of the season on 2/27 against Wisconsin

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