Panthers ink Mike Matheson to 8-year contract extension

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The Panthers announced on Monday that they’ve signed defenseman Mike Matheson to an 8-year contract extension, which will kick in at the start of the 2018-19 season.  Continue reading “Panthers ink Mike Matheson to 8-year contract extension”

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Panthers’ Matheson wins gold, Barkov and Jokinen earn silver at 2016 World Championship

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Image courtesy of @turbuL3NT2 / COTP Photography

Mike Matheson, Aleksander Barkov, and Jussi Jokinen each represented their countries at this year’s 2016 IIHF World Championship, and all three left the tournament with medals when it concluded today. Canada defeated Finland by a score of 2-0 in today’s gold medal game to wrap things up. Continue reading “Panthers’ Matheson wins gold, Barkov and Jokinen earn silver at 2016 World Championship”

Mike Matheson impresses during latest stint with the Panthers

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Although the Panthers were eliminated from the playoffs in the first round by the Islanders, fans were able to catch a glimpse of the future as Mike Matheson was among the several players making their postseason debuts during the series. The 22-year old blue-liner was one of the many bright spots for the Panthers as he turned in several impressive performances considering the high-pressure circumstances. Continue reading “Mike Matheson impresses during latest stint with the Panthers”

Panthers recall McKenna & Kindl, reassign McKegg & Matheson

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Image courtesy of @turbuL3NT2 / COTP Photography

With the trade deadline now in the rear-view mirror, the Panthers have announced some roster moves for both their NHL and AHL clubs. Jakub Kindl has been recalled, Mike McKenna is now with the team on an emergency basis, and Greg McKegg and Mike Matheson have been reassigned to the Portland Pirates. Continue reading “Panthers recall McKenna & Kindl, reassign McKegg & Matheson”

Catching up with the newest Panthers: Kyle Rau & Mike Matheson

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Images courtesy of @turbuL3NT2 / COTP Photography

With injuries to some key players over the past couple of weeks, the Panthers were in need of some reinforcements. The team called up forward Kyle Rau and defenseman Mike Matheson on Friday from the Portland Pirates of the AHL. Both made their NHL debuts on Saturday in a 3-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets, and they were fairly instrumental in the Panthers earning the victory. We sat down with Rau and Matheson on Monday afternoon for a short interview after the team’s morning skate in Coral Springs. Continue reading “Catching up with the newest Panthers: Kyle Rau & Mike Matheson”

Panthers recall Kyle Rau, Mike Matheson from the Portland Pirates

Cats on the Prowl heard exclusively this morning that the Panthers have called up forward Kyle Rau and defenseman Mike Matheson from the Portland Pirates, and it was made official by the team today. Continue reading “Panthers recall Kyle Rau, Mike Matheson from the Portland Pirates”