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Aleksander Barkov

Center, Florida Panthers

Shoulder surgery in April derailed his training regimen, but Florida sources insist the second overall pick will be 100 percent for the regular season. No one expects him to dominate men as he did in the Finnish league, but at 6'-3", 209 pounds, he has the size and strength to assert his presence down low and give the Cats a much-needed offensive option.

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