Panthers ink deal with goalie of the future, signing 2019 first-round pick Spencer Knight to three-year contract
Spencer Knight poses for a portrait after being selected thirteenth overall by the Florida Panthers during the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft at Rogers Arena on June 21, 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. SUNRISE, Fla. – The Florida Panthers just took a big step in solidifying the franchise’s goaltending situation for years to come. On Wednesday, Florida signed 2019 first-round pick Spencer Knight to a three-year, entry-level contract. “We are thrilled to have agreed to terms on a contract with Spencer,” Panthers General Manager Bill Zito said in a statement released by the team. And of course, with Knight under contract, there is still a possibility that he could suit up for a Panthers game.
Roberto Luongo to lead Panthers innovative Goaltending Excellence Department, which includes coaching legend Francois Allaire
SUNRISE, Fla. – By any standard, there is no denying that it’s been a transitional offseason for the Florida Panthers. Florida is expanding its goaltending staff, adding legendary goalie coach Francois Allaire as a consultant, the team has announced. The Panthers are also pioneering a groundbreaking, first-of-its-kind Goaltending Excellence Department that will be led by none other than future Hall of Famer Roberto Luongo. “I’m honored to welcome Francois, whose impact on the goaltending position stands second to none.”Allaire will assist Luongo in overseeing the department, which will include Panthers goalie coach Robb Tallas and AHL-level goalie coach Leo Luongo, Roberto’s younger brother. The Florida Panthers announced the establishment of its Goaltending Excellence Department.