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Deep Blue Sea: Familiar faces in Florida

Who remembers Harri Sateri?

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Florida Panthers v Dallas Stars

It seems like former Sharks keep finding friendly waters in Florida. Bob Boughner and Michael Haley already found their footing in Miami over the summer, after James Reimer headed East in 2016. Jamie McGinn is now there after being traded for another former Shark, Jason Demers. Antti Niemi made a two-week, two-game stop there earlier in the season.

And now another former Sharks goaltender has made a debut with the Panthers. Harri Sateri returned to the NHL when signed by the Panthers last summer. Reimer and starting goaltender Roberto Luongo are both nursing injuries right now, giving Sateri his first real crack at the NHL at 28-years-old.

Sateri was drafted by the Sharks 106 overall in the 2008 draft. He played with the Worcester Sharks from 2011-2014. He was a back up to Thomas Greiss for one game in 2011, but never took the ice for the Sharks. He then left to play for the KHL in 2014.

In seven games with the Panthers, Sateri has posted a .908 save percentage and a 3-3-0 record. Following the injuries to Reimer and Luongo, this week Sateri has gone 3-0-0 with a .946 save percentage, earning wins over the Red Wings, Sabres, and Islanders. The game against New York saw him stop 32 of 33 shots. To top off an impressive week from the rookie netminder, he earned the NHL’s second star of the week.

You can read more about his week below, but first, here’s some Sharks news from around the web:

And around the league: