Following several productive years with the Florida Panthers, veteran winger Colton Sceviour is continuing to provide positive production on the team’s fourth line during the 2019-20 NHL season.
Since being signed away from the Dallas Stars, Colton Sceviour has played predominantly on the team’s fourth line for the previous four seasons. During the 2017 and 2018 NHL regular seasons, Sceviour would record 24 points in each season while on the bottom line.
Essentially, Sceviour started out extremely well with the Florida Panthers until the 2019 season. In a year riddled with injuries, the often durable Sceviour played in only 59 regular-season contests for the Cats.
The native of Red Deer only registered 15 points in a highly disappointing year for the Panthers. However, the former fourth-round pick of the Stars has remained healthy and produced nicely throughout the course of the 2020 NHL campaign for the playoff-hopeful Cats.
While playing in 50 games for Florida, the 30-year-old has recorded a respectable slash line of 5 goals as well as 9 assists for 14 points. While averaging roughly 13 minutes of ice time per game, Sceviour is making the most of his playing time by performing well on both ends of the ice.
Moreover, he has done a brilliant job on the defensive side, as well. The versatile winger has registered a +1 rating, along with 49 blocked shots and 56 hits. Furthermore, Sceviour has maintained a respectable turnover (28) to takeaway (17) ratio, as well.
The nine-year veteran has also provided the Panthers with an important weapon on the penalty kill. The primary penalty-killing specialist on the Cats does a phenomenal job in terms of clearing the puck, blocking shots, breaking up passes, and irritating the opposition with the forecheck on a consistent basis.
In essence, while the Panthers should not expect miraculous numbers from Colton Sceviour offensively, they can always depend on him for some offense, dynamic penalty killing, veteran leadership, and superb defense. Sceviour has always done a tremendous job in regard to contributing on special teams and solidifying the fourth line for the Cats on a yearly basis.
With a little over 30 games remaining in the regular season, the Florida Panthers can expect another 8-10 points of offense and a dependable presence on the team’s bottom line. Sceviour will certainly continue to do the intangibles and things which do not appear on the box score quite well each and every night.
Ultimately, the solid two-way forward in Colton Sceviour will play a key role in Florida’s fight for a playoff spot during the 2020 NHL regular season.