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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
52-24-6 110
47-20-15 109
46-26-10 102
45-29-8 98
41-32-9 91
39-37-6 84
37-41-4 78
30-36-16 76

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2023 Stats

STATS A
Assists
P
Points
+/-
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 21 41 17 16:37 100
Post Season 6 13 3 15:42 10

Top Sam Bennett News

  • Panthers' Sam Bennett: Tallies in win

    Bennett scored a goal on two shots, doled out three hits, added two PIM and went minus-2 in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Oilers in Game 3.

    Bennett has four goals and three assists during his six-game point streak. The 27-year-old center hadn't taken a minus rating in any of the previous five games, though he was caught on the ice a few times as the Oilers attempted a comeback in the third period. Bennett has done well in a second-line role this postseason with 13 points, 32 shots on net, 73 hits and a plus-3 rating over 15 appearances.

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  • Panthers' Sam Bennett: Grabs helper in Game 2

    Bennett registered an assist in a 4-1 Game 2 victory over the Oilers on Monday.

    Bennett extended his point streak to five games, having notched three goals, three assists and 15 shots over that stretch. In addition, the 27-year-old winger is adding plenty of physicality, dishing out 32 hits in those five outings. Despite averaging 2:07 of ice time with the man advantage, Bennett hasn't recorded a power-play point in his last six appearances.

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  • Panthers' Sam Bennett: Plays heavy in win

    Bennett registered an assist, 11 hits, two shots on goal and two PIM in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Oilers in Game 1.

    Bennett is no stranger to heavy play, but he had to be feeling amped up for the series opener of the Stanley Cup Finals. The center has produced 11 points, 28 shots on net, 64 hits and a plus-4 rating through 13 playoff appearances. He remains in a second-line role and should continue to blend offense and physicality as the Panthers look to keep up their high-energy playing style.

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  • Panthers' Sam Bennett: Extends goal streak in win

    Bennett potted his sixth goal of the postseason in Saturday's 2-1 series-clinching win over New York in Game 6.

    Bennett opened the scoring in the first period after being set up by Evan Rodrigues. Bennett added four shots, three hits, one block and a plus-1 rating in 15:27 of ice time Saturday night. The 27-year-old has elevated his game at a crucial point of the postseason -- he has goals in three straight contests and he finished this series with six points in as many games. Bennett is up to six goals, four assists and a plus-3 rating through 12 playoff appearances.

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  • Panthers' Sam Bennett: Registers two points in win

    Bennett scored a goal and added an assist in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Rangers in Game 5.

    Bennett was a major contributor in Thursday's win -- he set up Gustav Forsling in the second period to tie the game before potting an empty-netter, which ended up being the game-winner. It was Bennett's first multi-point performance since April 23 against Tampa Bay. The 27-year-old has five points in as many games in this series, and he's back to centering the second line after a recent stint on the third line. This would suggest that Bennett is close to or at full strength after missing five contests across the first two rounds of the postseason. Bennett is up to five goals and nine points with a plus-2 rating in 11 playoff appearances.

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  • Panthers' Sam Bennett: Bends twine in Game 4

    Bennett scored a goal on two shots in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Rangers in Game 4.

    Since returning from injury, Bennett has notched three goals and two assists, including three power-play points, in his last eight contests. The 27-year-old center has been boom or bust on the shot front over that stretch, having failed to garner a single shot in three of those eight outings.

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  • Panthers' Sam Bennett: Notches helper in loss

    Bennett registered a power-play assist in Friday's 2-1 overtime loss against the Rangers in Game 2.

    Bennett had the primary helper on Carter Verhaeghe's power-play goal in the first period of Friday's loss to tie the game. It was the only goal for Florida and the game went to overtime -- Bennett had more ice time as a result, although he's been deployed on the third line lately. The 27-year-old has three goals, three assists and an even plus-minus rating in eight playoff contests.

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  • Panthers' Sam Bennett: Seals win for Florida

    Bennett scored an empty-net goal in Wednesday's 3-0 win over New York in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

    Bennett was held off the scoresheet in consecutive games prior to helping seal the win for Florida in Game 1. He added five shots, three hits and a plus-1 rating in 13:17 of ice time. Bennett's ice time will be something to monitor going forward -- he's currently centering Florida's third line after playing most of the regular season on the second line with Matthew Tkachuk. Bennett is up to five points (three goals) in seven contests so far this postseason.

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  • Panthers' Sam Bennett: Assist in return to lineup

    Bennett (upper body) produced a primary assist in his return to the lineup in Friday's 6-2 Game 3 win over Boston.

    Bennett's return to the lineup paid immediate dividends for the Panthers -- the second-line center registered an assist on Vladimir Tarasenko's goal late in the second period. The 27-year-old Bennett also threw seven hits in 12:43 of ice time. Bennett's ice time will likely increase in the coming games as he readjusts to the pace of playoff hockey. Overall this postseason, Bennett has one goal and two assists in three games.

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  • Panthers' Sam Bennett: Good to go Friday

    Bennett (upper body) will return to the lineup for Friday's Game 3 against the Bruins, Katie Engleson of Bally Sports Florida reports.

    Bennett was injured during Game 2 against the Lightning last round and went on to miss five straight games. He'll slide back into a top-six role alongside Carter Verhaeghe and Matthew Tkachuk on Friday. After scoring 20 goals and 41 points in the regular season, Bennett has two points through two playoff appearances.

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  • Panthers' Sam Bennett: Game-time call

    Bennett (upper body) will be a game-time decision for Friday's Game 3 versus the Bruins.

    Bennett picked up two points through the first two games of Florida's first-round series versus Tampa Bay before missing the team's next five contests with an upper-body injury. If he's able to return Friday, look for Bennett to center the second line while seeing time with the first power-play unit against Boston.

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  • Panthers' Sam Bennett: Traveling with team

    Bennett (upper body) will make the trip to Boston ahead of Friday's Game 3 versus the Bruins, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

    Bennett practiced with the extras Thursday, and if he's able to get on the ice with the main squad for Friday's morning skate, there's a chance he'll be available for Game 3. Bennett picked up two points through the first two games of the Panthers' first-round series versus Tampa Bay before suffering his upper-body injury.

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  • Panthers' Sam Bennett: Still sidelined

    Bennett (upper body) isn't on the ice for morning skate and isn't expected to be available for Wednesday's Game 2 against Boston, George Richards of Florida Hockey Now reports.

    Bennett will miss a fifth straight contest due to his upper-body injury. Anton Lundell, who's been hot with four helpers in his last five games, should continue to center the second line until Bennett is ready to return.

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  • Panthers' Sam Bennett: Out Monday

    Bennett (upper body) won't play Monday in Game 1 versus the Bruins, though he's labeled as day-to-day, per Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site.

    Bennett missed the final three games of Florida's opening-round series against the Lightning. While he'll miss the opening game of the second round, coach Paul Maurice said Bennett was "better than I hoped" following Sunday's morning skate. Bennett has a goal and an assist so far in the playoffs after tallying 20 goals and 41 points in the regular season.

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  • Panthers' Sam Bennett: Set to resume skating

    Bennett (upper body) is expected to skate Thursday for the first time since he was injured April 23. He might be available for Game 1 of Florida's second-round matchup against the winner of the Boston-Toronto series, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.

    Bennett missed the final three contests of the first round due to the injury. He had 20 goals, 41 points, 100 PIM and 173 hits in 69 regular-season appearances. Bennett is likely to serve in a top-six capacity once he's healthy.

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  • Panthers' Sam Bennett: Out at least one week

    Bennett (upper body) is expected to be sidelined for at least a week, the team announced Wednesday.

    Bennett scored a goal and picked up an assist in Game 2 against the Lightning before being forced to leave the game due to his upper-body issue. According to coach Paul Maurice, the news on the 27-year-old winger's injury was better than anticipated. Based on his timeline, Bennett should be expected to miss at least the team's next three games, though it could be longer. In Bennett's absence, Anton Lundell and Evan Rodrigues could both be candidates to move into a top-six role.

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  • Panthers' Sam Bennett: Sustains injury Tuesday

    Bennett (upper body) won't return to Tuesday's Game 2 versus the Lightning.

    Bennett reportedly took a shot to the hand, per David Dwork of The Hockey News. Bennett should be considered day-to-day until the Panthers provide another update. He scored a goal and added a power-play assist in Game 2 prior to his exit.

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  • Panthers' Sam Bennett: Two points vs. Leafs

    Bennett notched a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 win over Toronto.

    Bennett set up Carter Verhaeghe's marker 28 seconds into the second period before adding a goal later in the frame, deflecting a Gustav Forsling shot past Joseph Woll to tie the score at 2-2. The 27-year-old Bennett has four goals and seven points in his last eight contests. He'll wrap up the regular season with 20 goals and 41 points across 69 games.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 195 lbs
Birthplace: Holland Landing, ON
Age: 27
Experience: 9
Shoots: Left