Panthers Assign Shantz To Dayton

DAYTON, Ohio – The Dayton Bombers announced that the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League have assigned goaltender David Shantz to Dayton.

It was also announced that goaltender Mike Brown has accepted a contact to play in Germany. Brown is 1-0-0 after making 17 saves in a 5-4 season-opening win against defending Kelly Cup champion Cincinnati on Saturday.

Selected in the second round (37th overall) by the Panthers in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, the 22-year-old Shantz was 11-5-3 with a goals-against average of 2.56 and a save percentage of .916 in 20 games for the Everblades in 2007-08 while also playing 14 games in the AHL for Rochester.

Shantz was selected to the 2007 ECHL All-Star Game as a rookie and was 13-7-1 with a goals-against average of 2.96 and a save percentage of .908 in 23 regular season games for Florida and played two games in the AHL for Rochester.

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