|Assets:||Owns a very projectable 6-4 frame, all-round ability and good mobility. He can play a physical game from behind the blueline, as well as produce points.|
|Flaws:||Still hasn't put it all together, so he needs to continue to round out his overall game. Also, he must fill out in order to maximize his NHL potential.|
|Career Potential:||All-around defenseman with some upside.|
|WHL||Bill Hunter Trophy||2011-12|
|WHL||East First All-Star Team||2011-12|
|WHL||East Second All-Star Team||2010-11|
|7/15/2015||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Florida Panthers to a two-year contract.|
|4/13/2015||Assigned to the San Antonio Rampage (AHL).|
|1/28/2015||Recalled from the San Antonio Rampage (AHL).|
|10/03/2014||Assigned to the San Antonio Rampage (AHL).|
|4/12/2014||Missed the last 15 regular season games (upper body injury).|
|3/16/2014||Upper body injury, injured reserve.|
|3/12/2014||Recalled from the San Antonio Rampage (AHL).|
|1/26/2014||Missed 9 games (upper body injury).|
|1/26/2014||Assigned to the San Antonio Rampage (AHL).|
|1/05/2014||Upper body injury, injured reserve.|
|12/27/2013||Recalled from the San Antonio Rampage (AHL).|
|12/24/2013||Assigned to the San Antonio Rampage (AHL).|
|12/23/2013||Recalled from the San Antonio Rampage (AHL).|
|9/21/2013||Assigned to San Antonio (AHL).|
|4/18/2013||Recalled from San Antonio (AHL).|
|1/18/2013||Assigned to San Antonio (AHL).|
|1/12/2013||Recalled from San Antonio (AHL).|
|9/12/2012||Assigned to San Antonio (AHL).|
|9/22/2011||Returned to his junior team (Red Deer-WHL).|
|4/18/2011||Signed by the Florida Panthers to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|9/20/2010||Returned to his junior team (Red Deer-WHL).|
|6/26/2010||Drafted by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round (36th overall) in 2010.|
| 07/15/2015 2:31 PM
NewsPetrovic inked a two-year (one-way) contract with the Panthers on Wednesday.
Alex Petrovic has an upper-body injury | 03/17/2014 9:24 AM
NewsAlex Petrovic is out with an upper-body injury.
ImpactThe Florida Panthers placed Petrovic on the injured reserve list as a result. He has an assist in seven games this season.
Alex Petrovic rejoins the Panthers | 03/12/2014 6:22 PM
NewsThe Florida Panthers have called up Alex Petrovic.
ImpactPetrovic has 13 points and 79 penalty minutes in 43 AHL contests in 2013-14. He's not expected to have much, if any fantasy value during this NHL stint.
Florida returns Alex Petrovic to the minors | 01/27/2014 9:58 AM
NewsAlex Petrovic was reassigned to the minors on Sunday.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
ImpactHe has six penalty minutes and a plus-4 rating in five NHL appearances this campaign.
Alex Petrovic won't play this week due to UBI | 01/06/2014 10:19 AM
NewsAlex Petrovic isn't expected to play this week because of an upper-body injury.
ImpactInterim bench boss Peter Horachek said Petrovic would not be with the team during their three-game road trip. Team doctors will take a look at him, while he does some rehab work. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Alex Petrovic sustains an undisclosed injury | 01/05/2014 9:45 AM
NewsAlex Petrovic suffered an undisclosed injury in the third period of Saturday's game.
ImpactPetrovic had a plus-three rating in 10:38 minutes of playing time before he was hurt. He has no points in five games this season.
Petrovic could be good short-term PIMs source | 12/28/2013 10:40 AM
NewsIf you are looking for a boost in your penalty minute totals, you might consider Florida defenseman Alex Petrovic.
ImpactPetrovic, who was called up from the AHL for Monday's game to replace an injured Erik Gudbranson, has always been a physcial rearguard and has a amassed 27 penalty minutes in seven career NHL games. With Red Deer of the WHL, Petrovic registered two PIMs per game over his final two junior seasons and in 90 AHL games he has amassed 148 PIMs. Looks like a good source of PIMs to us. who will miss 2-3 weeks while recovering from a broken orbital bone.
Panthers bring Alex Petrovic back up | 12/27/2013 12:39 PM
NewsAlex Petrovic has been called back up by Florida.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
ImpactHe played in the Panthers' 6-1 loss to Tampa Bay on Monday in his season debut before heading back to the AHL during the NHL's holiday break. Petrovic will continue to fill in on Florida's blueline with Erik Gudbranson injured.
Alex Petrovic returns to the minors | 12/24/2013 6:02 PM
NewsAlex Petrovic will head back to the AHL.
ImpactPetrovic made his season debut on Monday and logged 15:35 minutes in Florida's 6-1 loss against Tampa Bay. He has 11 points and 46 penalty minutes in 30 AHL contests in 2013-14.
| 12/24/2013 2:20 AM
NewsAlex Petrovic was called up from the minors on Monday December 23.
Alex Petrovic among cuts by Cats Saturday | 09/21/2013 3:05 PM
NewsAlex Petrovic has been loaned to AHL San Antonio.
ImpactHe was expected to earn his way onto Florida's defense this season, so his demotion comes as a bit of a surprise. Joining him in the minors are forwards Jonathan Hazen, Anthony Luciani, Mattias Lindstrom, Philippe Lefebvre, Garrett Wilson, John McFarland, and Logan Shaw, as well as defensemen Jonathan Racine and Josh McFadden. The Panthers also released Jed Ortmeyer and 10 other players from their tryout contracts and assigned them to San Antonio.
Panthers' Petrovic PIM sleeper in 2014-14 | 09/07/2013 10:19 AM
NewsIf you are looking for a sleeper penalty minute defenseman, Alex Petrovic is worth considering.
ImpactThe Cats have only four healthy rearguards on their roster at the moment so Petrovic's chances of making the team out of training camp are very good. In six games with Florida last season Petrovic amassed 25 PIMs. He has averaged approximately two penalty minutes per game over his last three WHL and AHL seasons and makes an intriguing selection for those in pools that include PIMs as a positive stat.
Alex Petrovic ready to 'seize the moment' | 07/10/2013 10:06 AM
NewsAlex Petrovic is excited about the opportunity of earning a full-time job.
ImpactThe Panthers passed on taking defenseman Seth Jones in the draft, and it's not lost on their young defensemen that their time is now. "Obviously, they have confidence in the new guys coming up and the guys they have here now," Petrovic said. "That's awesome. I'm pretty proud to be in that position. I just need to seize the moment." Petrovic, along with Erik Gudbranson, Dmitri Kulikov and 2012 first-rounder Michael Matheson all have very bright futures. Petrovic played in six NHL games last season.
Cats' Petrovic, Robak should get NHL shots | 05/28/2013 7:11 AM
NewsAlex Petrovic and Colby Robak are projected to get long looks at training camp next fall.
ImpactPetrovic dressed in six NHL contests, while Robak appeared in 14 games for the Panthers during the lockout-shortened season. Petrovic can add some ruggedness to Florida's back end if he gets a shot with the big club in 2013-14.
Alex Petrovic earns praise from Cats coach | 04/24/2013 2:41 PM
NewsFlorida coach Kevin Dineen was impressed with the play of Alex Petrovic in his fourth NHL game on Tuesday night against the New York Rangers.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
ImpactHe received a personal-high 21:28 of ice time, while producing a plus-1 rating, four hits and a blocked shot. "I think he is making a statement that he is comfortable playing in the NHL," Dineen said. He shouldn't be on fantasy radar though.
Alex Petrovic will make NHL debut Thursday | 04/18/2013 1:49 PM
NewsFlorida has summoned Alex Petrovic from the minors and he'll make his NHL debut Thursday night versus the New York Rangers.
Florida Panthers on Twitter
ImpactHe has generated 17 points and 102 penalty minutes in 55 games with AHL San Antonio this year. Petrovic will draw into the lineup with Filip Kuba and Tyson Strachan sidelined due to injury.
|Penalty Minutes||34||2014-15 (Fla)|
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