Jon Rheault Signs For The Nottingham Panthers

The Nottingham Panthers Sign Right Winger – Jon Rheault

The Nottingham Panthers have signed American born forward: Jon Rheault for the upcoming season. Jon was a fifth round NHL draft pick by the Philadelphia Flyers in 2006. Since then, he has played in the ECHL and AHL, before having a short stint with the Florida Panthers, in the NHL.

The 31 year old was a DEL champion in the season of 2014-2015, while playing with the Adler Mannheim. He had three seasons in the DEL before moving to the Swiss league of the NLB in 16/17; and then onto the Austrian league of EBEL in the previous season.

Chernomaz spoke to Panthers’ Radio ‘Xynomix’ and said that “He has tremendous speed”, which coincides with the type of team that the head coach is intending to build; having quick wingers, for a heavily offensive based strategy.

In his younger years of playing hockey, he played for Province University in the NCAA, and during his first year with the team he ascertained the Rev. Herman Schneider Award, which was given to the team’s most valuable freshman. He also received the Lou Lamoriello Award in his next two seasons with the university, which is awarded to the most valuable player.

It will be exciting to see what he brings to the team come August when the pre-season starts. An interesting match up for line mates could be Farmer on left wing, who also possesses speed and agility, and could make for a great forward line.

Vegas to be big players this offseason

It must be nice having a lot of money to spare, and that’s exactly what the Vegas Golden Knights have when free agency opens on July 1st.

With the salary cap set to rise to anywhere between $78 million and $82 million, the Golden Knights could have anywhere up to $30 million of house money to play with.

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Fan favourite announces departure from Cardiff Devils

After four years with the Cardiff Devils, Andrew Hotham’s time in South Wales comes to an end, with the defenseman announcing the news on Twitter.

Initially joining in the 2014-15 season, Hotham had four illustrious years in the EIHL, being named defenseman of the year in each season, truly solidifying himself as one of the best offensive blueliners in the league.

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Another Giant Newbie.

It’s a cloudy, but exciting day in the Land of the Giants today! This morning we were

given a new signing for the upcoming season and I would like to extend a warm Belfast welcome to our new player, the 6’4 D man, #23, Paul Swindlehurst. Let’s get to know him a little more, shall we?

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