8th Offensive Leading Scorer: Jared McCann
Ever since the Panthers traded for Jared McCann, fans have never given him a real chance and neither has the front office. While he did play 29 games last year in the NHL, he rarely spent any time on the ice and did not play with any talent. He played the majority of his time in the AHL where he notched 25 points in 42 games. Not bad.
Jared McCann will make the team this year because he deserves another chance, and he is one of the experienced prospects that the Panthers have in their system. If the coaching staff will allow McCann to take a spot on the 3rd line with Bjugstad, he will show his worth. McCann should keep his spot in the lineup the entire year and will hopefully have a decent year.
Prediction: 11 goals, 17 assists and 28 points.