Today, there have been big changes to the roster for the Florida Panthers. The New York Rangers acquired Frank Vatrano, the Panthers have signed a three-year entry-level contract with Zachary Uens, and Ben Chiarot is acquired from Montreal in exchange for prospect Ty Smilanic. With everything that is going on, let us take a quick look at everything that is going on during the trading season.
Breaking News: Panthers’ Changes & Trades
Frank Vatrano is one of the most talented center and wing players in the NHL. He is 5"11" and weighs 196 pounds. Originally from East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, he has shown skills from an early on. He went to the University of Massachusetts to play hockey for a couple of years. Then he was signed to the NHL under the Boston Bruins in 2014 under the AHL affiliate Providence Bruins. In the 2017 season, he was traded to the Panthers where he played for five seasons. What makes him stand out is his ability to shoot the puck at the right time and his agility as a center and wing.
Zachary Uens is an up-and-coming defenseman who knows his way around the puck. Originally from Belleville, Ontario, Canada weighing 194 pounds and standing tall at 6"1". He was the overall number 105 pick in the fourth round in 2020. What makes him a talented player is his ability to make offensive players with sneaky passes shoot for goals. He would make an excellent fit for the Panthers roster.
Ben Chiarot has been a stable defenseman for some time in the NHL. He is originally from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada weighing 234 pounds standing tall 6"3". He was a 2009 pick number 120 for the Atlanta Thrashers (now the Winnipeg Jets). He has been with the Winnipeg Jets for about ten years. Then he was traded to the Montréal Canadiens in the 2019 season. What makes him such a great player is his ability to handle the puck and his weight as well as his height gives them an intimidating look. He is the ideal fit for the Panthers.
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