Panthers Top 21 Prospects – Statistical Update

By Jes Golbez

Hockeysfuture.com is proud to introduce our newest Editor for the Panthers page, Mark Fischel. He will be a great asset to hockeysfuture.com with his knowledge of the game and scouting reports of all Panthers prospects.

With the new addition to our writing staff comes all new rankings. Some Panthers prospects had a great season and boosted their stock, while some other prospects had horrible seasons, and look like they may never make the big time now. Dwayne Hay, Filip Kuba, and Dwayne Hay were all dealt at the NHL trade deadline, while Kristian Huselius and Dwayne Duerden have had the breakout years expected of them.

With the new Top 21 Rankings come a full stats update, in order of rankings. Mark and I will also get to work on new, updated profiles with current statistics, in-depth scouting reports, and a polished format. We will also give another full statistical update after the NHL, AHL, and CHL playoffs are completed.

Statistics as of March 31, 2000.


#1. Denis Shvidki


Position: RW Height:6'0" Weight:195 Age:19

Year Team GP G A PTS PIM +/-
99-00 Barrie (OHL) 60 40 65 105 55 +45
Barrie - Playoffs 2 1 0 1 0 -1
Russia (WJC) 7 2 2 4 0 +5
98-99 Barrie (OHL) 61 35 59 94 8
Russia (WJC) 7 1 4 5 -
97-98 Yaroslavl Jr. (Rus) 15 1 1 2 2
Russia (WJC) 7 0 1 1 6
Russia (EuroJC) 6 2 9 11 31


#2. Ivan Novoseltsev


Position: RW Height:6'1" Weight:183 Age:21

Year Team GP G A PTS PIM +/-
99-00 FLORIDA PANTHERS 14 2 1 3 8 -3
Louisville (AHL) 44 14 21 35 22
98-99 Sarnia (OHL) 63 54 36 90 41
97-98 Sarnia (OHL) 51 23 22 45 41


#3. Brad Ference


Position: D Height:6'3" Weight:196 Age:21

Year Team GP G A PTS PIM +/-
99-00 FLORIDA PANTHERS 9 0 2 2 13 +2
Louisville (AHL) 58 2 7 9 231
98-99 Tri-Cities (WHL) 51 9 37 46 241
97-98 Spokane (WHL) 54 9 29 38 213


#4. Kristian Huselius


Position: RW Height:6'1" Weight:185 Age:21

Year Team GP G A PTS PIM +/-
99-00 Frolunda (Swe.) 54 22 25 47 20 +4
Frolunda - Playoffs 5 2 2 4
98-99 Frolunda (Swe.) 10 2 2 4 2
Farjestad (Swe.) 28 4 4 8 4
97-98 Farjestad (Swe.) 34 2 1 3 2


#5. Kyle Rossiter


Position: D Height:6'3" Weight:220 Age:19

Year Team GP G A PTS PIM +/-
99-00 Spokane (WHL) 61 9 22 31 155 +7
Spokane - Playoffs 1 0 1 1 0 0
Canada (WJC) 7 0 0 0 20 +4
98-99 Spokane (WHL) 71 4 17 21 206
97-98 Spokane (WHL) 61 6 12 18 190


#6. Eric Boguniecki


Position: C Height:5'8" Weight:192 Age:24

Year Team GP G A PTS PIM +/-
99-00 FLORIDA PANTHERS 4 0 0 0 2 -1
Louisville (AHL) 55 32 42 74 148
98-99 Fort Wayne (IHL) 72 32 34 66 100
97-98 Fort Wayne (IHL) 35 4 8 12 29
Dayton (ECHL) 26 19 18 37 36


#7. John Jakopin


Position: D Height:6'5" Weight:239 Age:24

Year Team GP G A PTS PIM +/-
99-00 FLORIDA PANTHERS 17 0 0 0 26 -2
Louisville (AHL) 23 4 6 10 47
98-99 FLORIDA PANTHERS 3 0 0 0 0
New Haven (AHL) 60 2 7 9 154
97-98 FLORIDA PANTHERS 2 0 0 0 4
New Haven (AHL) 60 2 18 20 151


#8. Marcus Nilson


Position: LW Height:6'1" Weight:185 Age:22

Year Team GP G A PTS PIM +/-
99-00 FLORIDA PANTHERS 9 0 2 2 2 2
Louisville (AHL) 59 8 22 30 48
98-99 FLORIDA PANTHERS 8 1 1 2 5
New Haven (AHL) 67 8 25 33 8
97-98 Djurgården (Swe.) 41 4 7 11 18


#9. Dan Boyle


Position: D Height:5'11" Weight:190 Age:23

Year Team GP G A PTS PIM +/-
99-00 FLORIDA PANTHERS 13 0 3 3 4 -2
Louisville (AHL) 53 13 35 48 64
98-99 FLORIDA PANTHERS 22 3 5 8 6
Kentucky (AHL) 53 8 34 42 87
97-98 Cincinnati (IHL) 8 0 3 3 20
Miami-Ohio (NCAA) 37 14 26 40 58


#10. Dave Duerden


Position: LW Height:6'2" Weight:200 Age:23

Year Team GP G A PTS PIM +/-
99-00 FLORIDA PANTHERS 2 0 0 0 0 0
Louisville (AHL) 69 23 34 57 6
98-99 Kentucky (AHL) 36 8 9 17 9
Miami (ECHL) 13 10 7 17 0
97-98 New Haven (AHL) 36 6 7 13 10
Fort Wayne (IHL) 7 0 1 1 0
Port Huron (UHL) 7 0 4 4 10
96-97 Peterborough (OHL) 66 36 48 84 34


#11. Alexander Auld


Position: G Height:6'3 1/2" Weight:195 Age:19

Year Team GP W L T SO G.AA SV%
99-00 North Bay (OHL) 55 21 26 6 2 3.29 .891
North Bay - Playoffs 3 1 2 0 0 1.88 .958
98-99 North Bay (OHL) 37 9 20 1 1 3.36
97-98 North Bay (OHL) 6 0 4 0 0 4.95


#12. Niklas Hagman


Position: LW Height:5'11" Weight:183 Age:20

Year Team GP G A PTS PIM +/-
99-00 Oulu (Fin. 1st Div.) 41 17 18 35 12 +34
Oulu Jr. 4 7 3 10 0 +3
98-99 HIFK (Fin.) 31 2 2 4 16
HIFK Jr. (Fin.) 14 4 9 13 43
Finland (WJC) 6 3 5 8 2


#13. Ryan Jardine


Position: LW Height: 6'0" Weight: 170 Age: 20

Year Team GP G A PTS PIM +/-
99-00 Sault St Marie (OHL) 64 42 34 76 58 +15
Playoffs 3 2 2 4 0 +3
98-99 Sault St Marie (OHL) 68 27 34 61 56
97-98 Sault St Marie (OHL) 65 28 32 60 16


#14. Joey Teterenko


Position: D Height:6'2" Weight:212 Age:22

Year Team GP G A PTS PIM +/-
99-00 Louisville (AHL) 52 2 9 11 122
98-99 New Haven (AHL) 64 4 9 13 154
97-98 Portland (WHL) 49 2 12 14 148


#15. Chris Allen


Position: D Height:6'2" Weight:197 Age:21

Year Team GP G A PTS PIM +/-
99-00 Louisville (AHL) 34 5 6 11 10
98-99 New Haven (AHL) 58 8 27 35 43
FLORIDA PANTHERS 1 0 0 0 0
97-98 Kingston (OHL) 66 38 56 94 91
Carolina (AHL) 9 0 0 0 2
FLORIDA PANTHERS 1 0 0 0 2


#16. Peter Ratchuk


Position: D Height:6'1" Weight:185 Age:22

Year Team GP G A PTS PIM +/-
99-00 Louisville (AHL) 71 9 12 21 58
98-99 FLORIDA PANTHERS 24 1 1 2 10
New Haven (AHL) 51 7 20 27 44
97-98 Hull (QMJHL) 60 23 31 54 34


#17. Lance Ward


Position: D/RW Height: 6'3" Weight: 215 Age: 21

Year Team GP G A PTS PIM +/-
99-00 Louisville (AHL) 75 4 13 17 178
98-99 Fort Wayne (IHL) 13 0 2 2 28
New Haven (AHL) 43 2 5 7 51
Miami (ECHL) 6 1 0 1 12
97-98 Red Deer (WHL) 71 8 25 33 233
96-97 Red Deer (WHL) 70 5 34 39 229


#18. Craig Reichert


Position: RW Height: 6'1" Weight: 200 Age: 25

Year Team GP G A PTS PIM +/-
99-00 Louisville (AHL) 67 13 41 54 39
98-99 Cincinnati (AHL) 72 28 41 69 56
97-98 Cincinnati (AHL) 78 28 59 87 28
96-97 ANAHEIM MIGHTY DUCKS 3 0 0 0 0
Baltimore (AHL) 77 22 53 75 54


#19. Jeff Ware


Position: D Height:6'4" Weight:220 Age:22

Year Team GP G A PTS PIM +/-
99-00 Louisville (AHL) 47 0 8 8 126
98-99 FLORIDA PANTHERS 6 0 1 1 6 -6
New Haven (AHL) 18 0 1 1 26
St. John's (AHL) 55 1 4 5 130
97-98 TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS 2 0 0 0 0
St. John's (AHL) 67 0 3 3 182


#20. Joe DiPenta


Position: D Height: 6'3" Weight: 215 Age: 21

Year Team GP G A PTS PIM +/-
99-00 Halifax (QMJHL) 63 13 43 56 83 +32
98-99 Boston U. (NCAA) 36 2 15 17 72
97-98 Boston U. (NCAA) 38 2 16 18 50



#21. Jean-Francois Laniel


Position: G Height:6'1 1/2" Weight:170 Age:18

Year Team GP W L T SO G.AA SV%
99-00 Val D'or (QMJHL) 11 1 6 0 0 5.73 .856
Shawinigan (QMJHL) 14 2 7 0 0 3.81 .884
98-99 Shawinigan (QMJHL) 17 6 7 0 0 3.99 .876

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