Florida Panthers @ Toronto Maple Leafs
07:00 PM at Scotiabank Arena
Watch on: TVAS, SNO, BSFL

Opponent’s Site: Litter Box Cats

Preview: New Year New Panthers vs Maple Leafs

Public Address Announcer Mike Ross is sick tonight, meaning Simon Bennett has been called up from the Toronto Marlies to host the game tonight. I could be very wrong on this stat, but from what I could dig up the Leafs have only ever had four PA Announcers in their history, meaning Bennett would be the fifth. If someone could correct me on this I would love to add a correction.

Former Leafs:

Carter Verhaeghe — played for the Leafs a long time ago and became one of the original modern “ones that got away.”
Paul Maurice — is the head coach of the Panthers starting this season
Bryan McCabe — is the director of player personnel for Florida
Rick Dudley — was very briefly the director of player personnel in Toronto, is now a senior advisor in Florida