All-Time Florida Panthers Roster Countdown: 136-133

SUNRISE FL - JANUARY 19: Antoine Vermette #50 of the Columbus Blue Jackets checks Evgeny Dadonov #63 of the Florida Panthers off the puck on January 19 2011 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

In today's entry, we look at Kevyn Adams, Evgeni Dadonov, Darren Van Impe, and Jon Sim.

136. Kevyn Adams

Adams was a 6'1" center from Washington D.C. He was initially chosen by the Boston Bruins in the first round of the 1993 NHL Entry Draft, 25th overall after his freshman season with the Miami (Ohio) Redskins. He would continue to play with Miami for four seasons graduating with the Class of 1996. He totalled 69 goals and 103 assists in 151 games.

Adams spent the 1996-97 season with the IHL Grand Rapids Griffins, playing in all 82 games and scoring 22 goals with 25 assists. He signed a free agent contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs after the season, and with the trade he also earned a promotion to the AHL St. John's Maple Leafs in 1997-98, scoring 17 goals with 21 assists in 58 contests. He also made his NHL debut with Toronto, playing in five games in October and January.

In 1998-99, Adams played 80 games with St. John's, scoring 15 goals and 35 assists. He appeared in one game with Toronto. The following season he spent most of the season with Toronto, scoring five goals and eight assists in 52 games.

Adams was left unprotected in the 2000 Expansion Draft on June 23. The Columbus Blue Jackets picked him up, and he played in 66 games through 2000-01, scoring eight goals with 12 assists. The Jackets traded him to the Panthers on March 13th with a fourth round pick for Ray Whitney and "future considerations." He finished out the season with the Panthers. On three occasions he collected two points through Florida's final 12 games, including a two goal performance in a 3-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on March 21st. He ended with three goals on 21 shots, along with six assists in 17:25 per game and a plus-7 rating.

In 2001-02, Adams played 44 games with the Panthers, scoring four goals on 71 shots and eight assists. He averaged 13:21 on ice per game, finishing with a minus-3 rating and 28 penalty minutes. The Panthers sent him to the Carolina Hurricanes on January 16th with Bret Hedican and Tomas Malec for Sandis Ozolinsh and Byron Ritchie.

Adams played in parts of five seasons with the Canes, totalling 38 goals and 34 assists in 300 games. He later played with the Phoenix Coyotes (33 games, one goal, seven assists), and the Chicago Blackhawks (27 games, zero goals, two assists).

All-Time Statline: Two seasons, 56 games, seven goals, 14 assists, 21 points, plus-4 rating, 30 PIM, 1.8 APS.

135. Evgeni Dadonov

Dadonov was a 5'10" right winger from Chelyabinsk, Russia. He was the Panthers third round pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, 71st overall. He played for three seasons with the KHL Chelyabinsk Traktor, scoring 19 goals and 18 assists in 107 games.

He made his stateside debut in 2009-10 with the Rochester Americans, playing in 76 games and scoring 17 goals and 23 assists. He also made his first NHL appearance with the Panthers, appearing in four games in April. In 76 shifts he took four shots on goal, ending the season with a minus-1 rating.

In 2010-11, Dadonov played in 24 games for Rochester, scoring eight goals and eight assists. He joined the Panthers in December, ultimately playing in 35 games with the NHL club. He scored his first career goal on December 15th in a 4-3 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes. He scored a goal and three assists over the next two games. He totalled eight goals on 60 shots, along with nine assists through the season. He averaged 14:15 TOI and finishing with an even rating and 14 PIM.

Evgeny Dadonov wraparound goal 3/29/11 (via NHLVideo)


2011-12 would see Dadonov split the first half of the season between the San Antonio Rampage (20 games, five goals four assists) and the Panthers (15 games, two goals, one assist). He was sent to the Hurricanes on January 18th, playing the remainder of the season with the AHL Charlotte Checkers (35 games, three goals, 16 assists).

All-Time Statline: Three seasons, 55 games, 10 goals, 10 assists, 20 points, minus-4 rating, 16 PIM, 1.8 APS.

134. Darren Van Impe

Van Impe was a 6'1" defenseman from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He was picked by the New York Islanders in the seventh round of the 1993 NHL Entry Draft with the 170th overall pick. In five WHL seasons (three with the Prince Albert Raiders and two with the Red Deer Rebels), he totalled 67 goals and 194 assists in 252 games.

Just before the 1994-95 season, Van Impe was traded to the Anaheim Mighty Ducks for an eighth round pick. He played in 76 IHL games with the San Diego Gulls (six goals, 17 assists). He also played in one game with the Ducks, tallying one assist. In parts of four Anaheim seasons he collected six goals and 25 assists in 110 games. The Boston Bruins picked him up when the Ducks waived him on November 26, 1997.

Van Impe spent parts of four seasons with the Bruins, finishing with 15 goals and 56 assists in 220 games. He was placed on waivers on August 7, 2001, where the New York Rangers picked him up. He played 17 games with the club, scoring one goal on 19 shots and finishing with a plus-3 rating. He was placed on waivers on December 18, 2001, when the Panthers signed him.

Van Impe played 36 games for the Panthers. He scored his only Florida goal in a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers on December 31, 2001. After scoring the one goal along with six assists while averaging 19:17 TOI, he was traded to the New York Islanders on March 19th for a fifth round draft pick.

Van Impe played 14 games with the Isles (one goal, two assists), appearing in 14 games for the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2002-03 (one goal, one assist). He made his debut in the German Elite League in 2003-04 with the Hamburg Freezers, spending three years with the club (139 games, 23 goals, 73 assists) before joining the DEG Metro Stars for two (87 games, 13 goals, 34 assists). He retired following the 2007-08 season.

All-Time Statline: One season, 36 games, one goal, six assists, seven points, plus-3 rating, 31 PIM, 1.8 APS.

133. Jon Sim

Sim was a 5'10" left winger from New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. He was chosen originally by the Dallas Stars in the third round of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft with the 70th overall pick. In four seasons with the OHL Sarnia Sting he played 211 games, scoring 165 goals and 146 assists.

Sim made his pro debut with the IHL Michigan K-Wings (68 games, 24 goals, 27 assists), also scoring one goal in seven NHL games with Dallas. Over parts of four seasons with the Stars he ended up with nine goals and six assists in 67 games. He would make appearances with the Nashville Predators (four games, one goal), the Los Angeles Kings (62 games, six goals, nine assists), the Pittsburgh Penguins (15 games, two goals, three assists), and the Philadelphia Flyers (39 games, seven goals, seven assists). The Flyers traded him to the Panthers on January 23, 2006 for a sixth round draft pick.

With the Panthers, Sim played in the final 33 games of the 2005-06 season. He scored his first career hat trick on February 7th in a 5-0 shutout of the Washington Capitals, also collecting an assist. He finished the season with 10 goals on 92 shots, makin eight assists. He had an ATOI of 12:28, finishing the season with a minus-1 rating and 26 PIM. Florida did not qualify an offer to Sim after the season, so he signed on with the Atlanta Thrashers.

Sim played 77 games in 2006-07 for Atlanta (17 goals, 12 assists), later joining the New York Islanders for four seasons (162 games, 23 goals, 19 assists). He has spent the last two seasons split between the NHL, the AHL, and the Swiss, Czech, and German Elite Leagues.

All-Time Statline: One season, 33 games, 10 goals, eight assists, 18 points, minus-1 rating, 26 PIM, 1.8 APS.

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