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The Panthers have signed Michael Hutchinson to a one-year, $1.3M contract.

Hutchinson started at least 28 games for three straight seasons from 2015-to-2017 but spent the majority of 2018 in the AHL. Overall, he was 17-5-1 with a 2.08 GAA and .935 SV% with the Manitoba Moose. Hutchinson is No.3 on the Panthers’ goaltending depth chart, so he will start the 2019 season in the AHL.

Source: Matthew DeFranks 07/2/18, 9:12 pm EST

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The Panthers have signed Frank Vatrano to a one-year deal worth $925K.

Vatrano split his 2018 season between the Bruins and Panthers. The 23-year-old had eight points (5G / 3A) in 16 games with Florida, finishing the year with 10 points (7G / 3A) in 41 games. Vatrano seemed to have found a nice home in Florida and should be a bottom-6 winger with them to start 2019.

Source: David Dwork 06/30/18, 8:39 am EST

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The Panthers select Grigori Denisenko with the No.15 overall pick.

Denisenko is an extremely talented puck-handler, playmaker and has the ability to finishes chances on his own. Denisenko had nine goals and 13 assists (22 points) in 31 games in the MHL, the KHL’s minor league, while also adding five goals and two assists (seven points) in 12 playoff games. The 17-year-old added 11 points (6G / 5A) in 14 games to his International resume while playing for the Russian U-18 squad.

Source: David Dwork 06/22/18, 9:29 pm EST

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The Sharks have acquired Mike Hoffman, Cody Donaghey and a 2020 fifth-round pick from the Senators for Mikkel Boedker, Julius Bergman and a 2020 sixth-round pick.

Hoffman has two-years left on his contract that carries a $5.187M cap-hit. Hoffman, who scored 22 goals and 34 assists (56 points) in 82 games this past season. The 28-year-old is 24th in the NHL in goals (104) and 44th in points (224) over the last four seasons. His trade value took a hit last week when Erik Karlsson’s wife, Melinda, filed for an order of protection related to allegations of harassment against Hoffman’s girlfriend, Monika Caryk.

Source: @Senators 06/19/18, 9:15 am EST

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Luongo will start Monday vs. the Hurricanes.

Luongo stopped all nine shots that he faced after replacing James Reimer in the Panthers loss in Boston on Saturday. Luongo finished March at 5-4-1 with a 2.49 GAA, .925 SV% and two shutouts. In his only start against the Hurricanes this season, Luongo allowed two goals on 47 shots in a losing effort.

Source: Jameson Olive 04/2/18, 2:40 pm EST

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Reimer led the Panthers onto the ice for warmups.

Reimer allowed three goals on 30 shots in the Panthers overtime loss in Ottawa on Thursday. The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for Reimer, who will go again today in Boston. He posted a 46-save shutout in a 3-0 shutout win over the Bruins on March 15th.

Source: Doug Plagens 03/31/18, 2:06 pm EST

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