Dryden Hunt has been assigned to the AHL’s Springfield Thunderbirds.
The Nelson native, who was signed by the Florida Panthers to an entry-level deal in February, attended the NHL’s team’s pre-season camp before being sent to the Panthers’ farm team.
Hunt was named the WHL’s player of the year after a spectacular campaign with the Moose Jaw Warriors. The 20-year-old was the top goal-scorer in Canadian major junior hockey with 58 goals. He also finished second overall in WHL points with 116.