Matthew Wedman signs with AHL’s Charlotte Checkers

Kelowna Rockets 2019-20 MVP Matthew Wedman has signed a one-year AHL contract with the Charlotte Checkers, Florida Panthers General Manager Bill Zito announced today.

Originally selected by Florida in the seventh round (199th overall) of the 2019 NHL Draft, Wedman appeared in 310 career WHL regular-season games, amassing 211 points (92g, 119a).

Wedman was acquired from the Seattle Thunderbirds back in December. The Edmonton, Alberta product appeared in 35 regular-season games for the Rockets, posting 36 points (17g, 19a).

In addition to being named the Rockets MVP, Wedman was also awarded the Hollis Peirce Award for top defensive forward.

The Checkers are the farm team for the Florida Panthers.

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