SUNRISE, Fla. – When Jonathan Marchessault left the Lightning organization over the summer, it was not the team’s choice to let skilled winger depart.
As an unrestricted free agent, Marchessault sought an opportunity for an expanded role, an opportunity to show that he could be a difference maker. It’s a role that Tampa Bay was unable to guarantee the former undrafted winger.
So Marchessault moved down the state and signed a two-year deal with the Florida Panthers, seeking the chance to play more. And when opportunity came knocking, he jumped right past the threshold and has been an important...
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