Summer Skate: Florida Panthers

Talented prospects give Panthers hope for bright future

Updated: August 25, 2013, 11:58 AM ET
By Matthew Coller and Corey Pronman |
Hockey Prospectus

Jonathan HuberdeauJim McIsaac/Getty ImagesJonathan Huberdeau is one of several talented young players for the Panthers.

Using the VUKOTA projection system of Hockey Prospectus, Insider is taking the temperature of key players on every NHL team, continuing with the Florida Panthers. For a detailed explanation of Prospectus' proprietary GVT value metric, read more here.

Note: Due to the lockout, GVT scores for 2012-13 are prorated from 48 to 82 games.

Summer Skate: Florida Panthers

There are disappointing seasons, and then there's the 2013 Panthers. Fans in Sunshine, Fla., expected their club to build on their playoff appearance in 2012; instead they plummeted to last place in the entire NHL. With another high draft pick in the bank and a prospect system overflowing with talent, the Panthers enter this season back in full rebuild mode.

Trending up: F Jonathan Huberdeau
Last season: 11.3 GVT | VUKOTA projection: 12.0


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Corey Pronman is ESPN's NHL Draft and Prospects analyst. He provides analysis on the top draft-eligible players, prospects drafted by NHL teams and all other relevant prospect information. He lives in New York.