As opening night only continues to inch closer, the Florida Panthers will look for their redesigned offense to provide them with enough scoring. Will the forwards be able to put up high individual statistics this year?
Last year, the Panthers struggled mightily on the offensive side of the game. According to NHL.com, the Panthers finished 23rd out of the 30 teams in the NHL in goals scored. The top three scorers for the Panthers all finished under 60 points, and Jonathan Marchessault will not be contributing to the offense this year.
As the Panthers turned the page on their dreadful year, they removed some of their key offensive pieces, and added two strong scoring options in Evgeni Dadonov and Radim Vrbata to combine with the rest of their forward group. In order for this offensive unit to be successful this year, each player will have to individually contribute offensively.
Let’s take a look at how the individual statistics of the core (not including potential prospect starters) offensive unit might look like this coming season.