Panthers Prospect Update #90: 3/12 – 3/18

Welcome to the 90th edition of the Panthers Prospect Update. Here, we’ll recap the past week of hockey (3/12 – 3/18) for Panthers prospects and players in college, juniors, international leagues, and the Springfield Thunderbirds, the team’s AHL affiliate. 

Springfield Thunderbirds

Record: 28-31-6

This week: 0-2-1

  • 3/16 vs. Syracuse Crunch, 3-2 OT loss
    • Goals by: Curtis Valk (17), Francois Beauchemin (4)
    • 1/5 on the power play
    • 32 saves on 35 shots by Harri Sateri

  • 3/17 at Hershey Bears, 4-2 loss
    • Goals by: Anthony Greco (26), Dryden Hunt (17)
    • 0/5 on the power play
    • 25 saves on 29 shots by Sam Montembeault

  • 3/18 at Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 3-0 loss
    • Goals by: None
    • 0/4 on the power play
    • 18 saves on 21 shots by Harri Sateri


Owen Tippett

Mississauga Steelheads (OHL), Right Wing

Season stats: 51 games, 36 goals, 39 assists, 75 points

  • 3/16 vs. Ottawa: 2 goals
  • 3/17 vs. Niagara: 1 goal, 1 assist
  • 3/18 vs. Kingston: 1 assist

* 34th and 35th goals of the season (above)



Patrick Bajkov

Everett Silvertips (WHL), Left Wing

Season stats: 72 games, 33 goals, 67 assists, 100 points

  • 3/13 vs. Tri-City: 2 assists
  • 3/16 vs. Victoria: 1 assist
  • 3/17 vs. Victoria: 3 goals, 1 assist



Henrik Borgstrom

University of Denver (NCAA), Center

Season stats: 38 games, 22 goals, 38 assists, 50 points

  • 3/16 vs. Minnesota-Duluth (NCHC semifinal): 1 goal
  • 3/17 vs. Colorado College (NCHC final): 0 points
  • Won NCHC championship title, automatically advanced to NCAA tournament
  • Named a top-10 finalist for the 2018 Hobey Baker Award



Other News

  • Defenseman Ben Finkelstein scored his 4th goal on Friday for the USHL’s Waterloo Blackhawks and recorded 3 assists on Saturday. He is 16th in scoring by defensemen and 1st in points per game despite playing in just 14 games since leaving St. Lawrence University.

  • Joe Wegwerth and the University of Notre Dame defeated Ohio State in the Big Ten championship game on Saturday. They received an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.
  • Evan Cowley made 28 saves on 30 shots in a 3-2 OT win for the Manchester Monarchs on Saturday.
  • 2017-18 OHL Coaches Poll results:
    • Owen Tippett:
      • 2nd, Eastern Conference: Most Dangerous in Goal Area
      • 1st, Eastern Conference: Best Shot
    • Adam Mascherin:
      • 2nd, Western Conference: Most Dangerous in Goal Area
      • 1st, Western Conference: Best Shot
      • 2nd, Western Conference: Hardest Shot
    • Riley Stillman:
      • T-3rd, Eastern Conference: Best Defensive Defenseman
    • Jonathan Ang:
      • 3rd, Western Conference: Best Shootout Shooter
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