Panthers Recall D Ian McCoshen from T-BirdsJan 7, 2019
SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has recalled defenseman Ian McCoshen from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds.
“Ian is an important young player for our organization,” said Tallon. “He’s accepted his assignment to Springfield, worked hard and his solid, mature play has been a big part of the Thunderbirds’ success in the early going this season. We look forward to him helping our club win at the NHL level.”
McCoshen, 23, has appeared in 35 games with Springfield, registering nine assists. The 6-foot-3, 217-pound native of Anaheim, Cali., played in 38 games with Florida during the 2017-18 season, registering four points (3-1-4).
The Boston College alum has appeared in 41 career NHL games, all with Florida (2016-17 to 2017-18), producing five points (3-2-5).
McCoshen was originally selected by Florida in the second round (31st overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft.
Earlier today the Panthers announced that defenseman Chris Wideman had been loaned to Springfield.
The Thunderbirds remain on home ice for the third consecutive game on Friday, Jan. 11 when they take on the Hershey Bears to begin their second consecutive 3-in-3 weekend. Puck drop is set for 7:05 p.m. Friday’s game will also be the latest installment of 3-2-1 Fridays and the MGM Springfield Pregame Concert Series, with live local music on the concourse starting at 6:00 p.m.
Springfield Thunderbirds fans are encouraged to visit www.SpringfieldThunderbirds.com to learn more about 2018-19 Thunderbirds Ticket Memberships. Packages include a wide range of benefits, including the lowest prices for the 2019 Lexus AHL All-Star Classic presented by MGM Springfield. For more information or to order now, call (413) 739-GOAL (4625) or visit www.SpringfieldThunderbirds.com.