Florida Panthers Announce 2020-21 Opening Night Roster

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021

SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers General Manager Bill Zito announced today the club’s opening night roster for the 2020-21 National Hockey League season. The Panthers open their season on Sunday, Jan. 17 against the Chicago Blackhawks at BB&T Center.

The following players have been named to the Panthers 22-man roster:

Forwards (13)
10 – Brett Connolly

11 – Jonathan Huberdeau (A)

13 – Vinnie Hinostroza

16 – Aleksander Barkov (C)

21 – Alex Wennberg

23 – Carter Verhaeghe

27 – Eetu Luostarinen

55 – Noel Acciari

70 – Patric Hornqvist
74 – Owen Tippett

77 – Frank Vatrano

91 – Anthony Duclair

94 – Ryan Lomberg

Defensemen (7)

3 – Keith Yandle

5 – Aaron Ekblad (A)

6 – Anton Stralman
7 – Radko Gudas

42 – Gustav Forsling

52 – MacKenzie Weegar

61 – Riley Stillman

Goaltenders (2)
33 – Sam Montembeault
60 – Chris Driedger

The following four players have been assigned to the Panthers Taxi Squad:


Forwards (2)

19 – Mason Marchment
20 – Aleksi Heponiemi


Defensemen (1)

25 – Brady Keeper


Goaltenders (1)
30 – Philippe Desrosiers

Additionally, forward Grigori Denisenko, defenseman Chase Priskie, forward Cole Schwindt and forward Scott Wilson have been loaned to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League (AHL).

The following players are non-roster:

Forwards (1)

83 – Juho Lammikko


Defensemen (3)

4 – Tommy Cross

58 – Noah Juulsen

65 – Markus Nutivaara

Goaltenders (1)
72 – Sergei Bobrovsky

Book a private tour of BB&T Center and learn how you can join Panthers Territory today! The Florida Panthers host the Chicago Blackhawks at BB&T Center on Jan. 17 and 19. Click here or call 954-835-PUCK for more information.  Click here to learn about Red Reminders and health and safety measures at BB&T Center.

-PANTHERS- 

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