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!


8-0-1, 1st in the Atlantic

The Panthers are off to a scorching start, winning eight straight games to begin the season until dropping their final contest of the month in overtime to the Bruins. Still, by taking 17 of a possible 18 points, the Panthers turned in their best-ever month of October.

Familar Faces

  • Matt Kiersted appeared in two games and picked up his first NHL point with an assist

  • Zac Dalpe made his Panthers debut and has appeared in one game
  • Former Checker Gustav Forsling ranks second among Florida defensemen in scoring
  • Former Checker Eetu Luostarinen has two goals in six games for the Panthers.


3-6-1, 8th in the Pacific

The Kraken have completed their first month as the newest NHL club, complete with the ups and downs that come with a recently constructed squad. Seattle ended October on a strong note, however, winning two of its last three contests by a combined score of 9-2.

Familar Faces

  • Max McCormick is currently on the Seattle roster and has logged two games this season
  • Kole Lind made his Seattle debut in October
  • Former Checker Haydn Fleury has appeared in six games and recorded his first career two-goal game

  • Former Checker Morgan Geekie has logged 10 games for the Kraken thus far