Kolenda skating at Florida Panthers' Development Camp
By: Ken Olson, Superior Telegram
SUNRISE, Fla. — Former Superior High School Spartan Dan Kolenda is participating in the NHL’s Florida Panthers 2013 Development Camp from at the JetBlue Practice Faculty at the Saveology.com Iceplex in Coral Springs, Fla. The camp runs from July 8-12.
Kolenda is currently a sophomore forward for the Niagara University Purple Eagles.
The Panthers development camp is an annual week-long summer session with on-and off-ice workouts designed to help Panthers prospects improve their games and allow the Panthers to evaluate their progress.
“I am very thankful to the Florida Panthers organization for this opportunity,” Kolenda said. “It is something that I have been working towards my whole hockey career."
In his first season as a Purple Eagle, Kolenda saw action in 35 games as Niagara won the regular-season Atlantic Hockey title and earned an NCAA Tournament bid. Kolenda was second among rookies on the team in goals (five) and points (13), and was tied for tops among freshmen with eight assists. He finished the season with a plus-one and with 73 shots on goals.
Kolenda, a 2009 graduate of SHS, is the son of Joe and Candace Kolenda and is majoring in biology.