Panthers Sign European Prospects
Jul. 06, 2001
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) _ The Florida Panthers signed left wings Kristian Huselius and Niklas Hagman and defenseman Paul Elliott on Thursday.
Huselius, 22, Florida's second pick in 1997, led the Swedish league last season in goals (32), assists (35), power-play goals (10), short-handed goals (5) and game-winning goals (9).
Hagman, 21, the Panthers' third pick in 1999. hadd 28 goals in 56 games for Karpat Oulu last season in the Finnish Elite League. Elliott, 21, had 18 goals and 50 assists for Regina in the Western Hockey League.