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!


15-4-3, 2nd in the Atlantic

The Panthers haven’t slowed down from their incredible start, boasting the second-highest points percentage in the NHL, the third-best goal differential and the best home record in the league.

Familar Faces

  • Chase Priskie made his NHL debut with his hometown team on Nov. 4

  • Former Checker Eetu Luostarinen is tied for fourth on Florida in goals

  • Former Checker Gustav Forsling is tied for 12th among all NHL defensemen in assists
  • After posting six points in eight games for Charlotte, Lucas Carlsson was recalled on Nov. 7 and has appeared in seven games for the Panthers
  • Matt Kiersted earned a call up late in November and played in Florida's most recent contest, his third NHL game of the season


8-13-2, 7th in the Pacific

The Kraken are shaking off a tough start and have started to climb back up the standings, posting a 4-1-1 record over their last six games - including wins over both Florida and Carolina, two of the league’s top three teams in terms of points percentage.

Familar Faces

  • Kole Lind and Joey Daccord both joined the Kraken before their most recent game, with Lind playing and Daccord serving as Philipp Grubauer's backup

  • After a stint with the Checkers, Riley Sheahan is back on the Kraken roster and has played in each of the team's last three games
  • Former Checker Morgan Geekie is one of six skaters to appear in all 23 of Seattle's games this season


  • Alex Nedeljkovic ranks 14th in the NHL in saves

  • Brock McGinn is tied for fifth on Pittsburgh in goals
  • Nicolas Roy ranks fifth on Vegas in assists and leads the team in penalty minutes
  • Sergey Tolchinsky and Oliwer Kaski are tied for second on Omsk Avangard (KHL) in assists