Anton Lundell selected 12th overall by Panthers, drawing comparisons to fellow Finn Sasha Barkov
Florida and new general manager Bill Zito can only hope this year’s pick will someday compare to the Panthers' selection of Sasha Barkov in 2013. Tuesday night, Zito used the 12th overall pick of the 2020 NHL Draft on 19-year-old Anton Lundell from Espoo, Finland. In 85 games with HIFK over the past three seasons, Lundell has 49 points (20-29-49) and a plus-16 rating. At the conclusion of the season we’ll evaluate and see where he is.”Helsinki’s final regular season game is scheduled for March 30. Here is what he had to say:What does it feel like being drafted into the NHL by the Florida Panthers?