Jonathan Huberdeau becomes Panthers all-time leader in points

Jonathan Huberdeau (Hugh Lee, Wikimedia Commons)

Jonathan Huberdeau of Saint-Jerome, Quebec became the Florida Panthers all-time leader in points on Sunday according to CBC. Huberdeau recorded his 420th career point, which broke the record previously set by Olli Jokinen of Kuopio, Finland, who had 419 points with Florida from 2000 to 2008.

Huberdeau reached number one all-time in Panthers points with a power play assist on a goal by Mike Hoffman of Kitchener, Ontario in an 8-4 Panthers win over the Toronto Maple Leafs at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. Evgenii Dadonov picked up the other assist, which put the Panthers up 8-4 at the time.

Huberdeau’s assist was his second point of the game. He also scored a goal from Aleksander Barkov and Riley Stillman of Peterborough, Ontario at 12:37 of the second period which put Florida up 7-1 at the time.

Huberdeau was one of six Panthers to have a multi-point game in the four goal Florida win. Barkov and Vincent Trocheck each had one goal and two assists for three points, Hoffman had two goals, Frank Vatrano had one goal and one assist, and Brett Connolly of Campbell River, British Columbia had two assists.

Huberdeau is also the Panthers all-time leader in assists (277). In 2019-20, Huberdeau has 18 goals, 43 assists, 61 points, is a +10, 24 penalty minutes, 21 power play points, three game winning goals, 105 shots on goal, 24 faceoff wins, 14 blocked shots, 34 hits, 30 takeaways and 47 giveaways. Huberdeau leads the Panthers this season in assists, points and power play points.

The Panthers are currently in fourth place in the Atlantic Division and eighth place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 24 wins, 16 regulation losses and five losses in extra time for 53 points. They have one more point than the Philadelphia Flyers and the Columbus Blue Jackets for a playoff spot.





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