Feb 25, 2019

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has acquired forward Cliff Pu from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for future considerations. Pu will report to Florida’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds.


Pu, 20, has appeared in 44 games with the Charlotte Checkers (AHL), producing six points (1-5-6). The 6-foot-2, 187-pound native of Richmond Hill, Ontario, has recorded five points (2-3-5) over five games with the Florida Everblades of the ECHL.


At the junior level, Pu captured the 2015-16 Memorial Cup with the London Knights. Over 232 career Ontario Hockey League games with London and the Oshawa Generals, Pu registered 210 points (80-130-210).


He was originally selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the third round (69th overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft.


Additionally in an AHL transaction, Springfield has traded forward Tomas Jurco to Carolina’s AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers in exchange for future considerations.


The Thunderbirds return to the MassMutual Center on Friday, March 1 for Boomer Bobblehead night presented by Stop & Shop, as the T-Birds and Wolf Pack square off once again for a 7:05 p.m. puck drop. On Saturday, March 2, New England Patriots Super Bowl champion Trey Flowers will be on hand for a meet-and-greet beginning at 6:00 p.m. on the MassMutual Center concourse.


Springfield Thunderbirds 2019-2020 ticket memberships are on sale now and include the best benefits of being a Thunderbirds ticket holder. To learn more about memberships and single game tickets, visit or call (413) 739-GOAL (4625).

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