Each month this season, we're taking a look around the hockey world to check in on how the Checkers' two NHL affiliates are doing, how the call-ups are contributing, how former Checkers are faring and more - all presented by Tom Sauer and Prudential!


51-15-6, 1st in the Atlantic

With 10 games remaining on their schedule, the Panthers continue to reign atop the Atlantic Division and are in a battle for the NHL’s top record - with their 108 points putting them two behind the league-leading Avalanche. The Panthers were the first team in the NHL to clinch a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs and have already sealed the best regular season in the franchise’s history.


  • Points - Jonathan Huberdeau (104), Aleksander Barkov (79), Sam Reinhart (71)
  • Goals - Aleksander Barkov (34), Anthony Duclair (28), Three tied (27)
  • Assists - Jonathan Huberdeau (77), Aleksander Barkov (45), Sam Reinhart (44)

Familar Faces

  • Spencer Knight is 7-2-1 in his 10 appearances since returning to Florida after his stint in Charlotte
  • Gustav Forsling has five points in his last five games
  • Former Checker Gustav Forsling ranks third among Florida defensemen in points


23-43-6, 8th in the Pacific

The Seattle Kraken are nearing the end of their inaugural NHL season and getting contributions from some familiar faces, including Kole Lind, who scored his first NHL goal on April 1st. They’re also welcoming in the second overall pick in the 2021 draft, as Matty Beniers signed his entry-level deal at the conclusion of his college career at Michigan, and the forward could make his NHL debut as early as Tuesday in Calgary.


  • Points - Jared McCann, Yanni Gourde (41), Jordan Eberle (40)
  • Goals - Jared McCann (25), Jordan Eberle (18), Yanni Gourde (17)
  • Assists - Yanni Gourde (24), Alex Wennberg (23), Jordan Eberle, Vince Dunn (22)

Familar Faces


  • Warren Foegele has goals in each of his last two games
  • Anton Forsberg is tied for 11th in the AHL in save percentage
  • Chris Terry became the 48th player in AHL history to score 600 career goals