Denisenko a Potential Reinforcement for the Florida Panthers
USA — July 9, 2018
Russian Left Wing Grigori Denisenko, selected by Florida Panthers in the First Round of the Draft, could serve as a crucial reinforcement for the Panthers, according to the Florida team’s executives.
"Why not?" Panthers general manager Dale Tallon said. "He's got explosiveness, he's got size and strength and ability, so why not give him a shot?"
"He's a great kid," said the Panthers director of player personnel Bryan McCabe. "It's not an easy week coming off the Draft, not speaking English, coming to Florida for the first time. He's going to be a special player for sure from what I saw this week."
Denisenko, born June 24, 2000, was a part of Russia’s U-17 squad, winning a Bronze medal at the Hockey Challenge back in 2016. He also managed to earn 22 points (9 goals + 13 assists) for Loko Yaroslavl in the last MHL season.