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Panthers acquire Haggerty from Penguins; set for T-Birds debut


SUNRISE, FLA. – Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the Panthers have acquired forward Ryan Haggerty from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for forward Kevin Roy. Haggerty is expected to report to Florida’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds (AHL).
Haggerty, 26, has recorded six points (3-3-6) over 23 games for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL) this season. During the 2018-19 season with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, the 6-foot, 201-pound native of Stamford, Conn, produced career high 44 points (23-21-44) and led Wilkes-Barre/Scranton with 23 goals over 68 regular season AHL games.
Undrafted, he has appeared in 308 career AHL regular season games recording 156 points (77-79-156), including a career-high 23 goals last season.
In a separate transaction, the Thunderbirds announced that they have traded forward Blaine Byron to the Ontario Reign in exchange for future considerations.
The Springfield Thunderbirds will return to action Friday against the visiting Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Star Wars Night at the MassMutual Center in Springfield at 7:05. Star Wars characters will be in attendance. An MGM Springfield pregame concert featuring Tom Ingram will precede the game at 6 p.m.
For more ticket information or to become a 2019-20 Springfield Thunderbirds ticket package member, or to purchase single game tickets, call (413) 739-GOAL (4625) or visit www.SpringfieldThunderbirds.com. – Courtesy of Springfield Thunderbirds

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