According to amerks.com, the Rochester Americans announced that the Florida Panthers will be playing a NHL Preseason game against the Boston Bruins on Thursday September 23rd at the Blue Cross Arena. This would mean a possibility of seeing former Oswego State Laker Eric Selleck wearing a Panthers jersey after Selleck (Pictured left) was signed by the Panthers and he will for-go what would have been his Junior season in Oswego. Selleck is the defending SUNYAC Player of the Year and led the Lakers in goals (21) and points (54) this season. In his two seasons on the shores of Lake Ontario, Selleck played in 54 games wearing the Hunter Green and Gold. He collected 34 goals and 46 assists for a total of 80 points. If he continued on the pace that he had last year, he could have been a member of the 100 goal club.
The 7:00 p.m. contest against the Boston Bruins is set at the home of the American Hockey League’s Rochester Americans. Rochester is entering its third season as the sole affiliate of the Panthers.
Florida opens the preseason on Tuesday, September 21st with a game against the Carolina Hurricanes at the RBC Center, followed by contests in Rochester (September 23rd), Boston (September 25th) and Montreal (Sept. 27).
The Rochester Americans will open their 55th season against their oldest rival, the Hershey Bears, as the two teams participate in the historic kick off to the AHL’s 75th anniversary season. The Amerks will open the 2010-11 campaign against the oldest team in the AHL on Sunday, October 10th at The Blue Cross Arena. To order Amerks season tickets, call a ticket representative at (585) 454-5335 or go online to amerks.com.