Writing Leads To Internship With The Florida Panthers


For some of us writing for a website such as The Rat Trick,  is about the fun and passion we have for that sport, or because we have something to say.  However there are a few writers who have other aspirations in addition to those feelings, and that’s what today’s muse is about.  As the editor of this site, I am extremely proud to say (but sad as well) that one of our own, Chrissy Parente will be leaving our site to begin an internship with the Florida Panthers!

Chrissy is a student at Florida Atlantic University, studying multimedia journalism, and taking this internship will certainly help her as she pursues that career.  She is a huge Florida Panther fan, who’s favourite player happens to be defenceman Erik Gudbranson.  Her knowledge as well as perspective of the game has been well known around here.  And has been much appreciated.

I knew she was a talented writer when her first article (click here) appeared on our site back in March of this season. I think that was a pretty clever title.  She brought a fun perspective to our domain, and always expressed herself both passionately and smartly.  No wonder the Panthers scouped her up when she applied for the position.  She also deserves the credit for giving me the idea of my posts that have appeared here periodically called, “What’s In A Number”.

What this “promotion” means however is that we are losing one of our teammates.  Despite that, I am very proud to have had her on our staff, and to have known her in the short time she was with us.  Her humor, quick wit, and passion will be missed, but we know that she must accept this new challenge, and that she will do very well in it.  I also want to thank for Florida Panthers as well for giving her this fantastic opportunity.

I know I speak for all The Rat Trick staff when I say this, “best of luck Chrissy”!  We will miss your writing, but we know you won’t be a stranger as we look forward to seeing you at the games!

Thanks for reading.  We welcome your comments and opinions.

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  • Amanda Land

    Congrats, Chrissy!