Jonathan Huberdeau issues heartfelt goodbye to the Florida Panthers and his fans

Josh tupper
July 27, 2022  (10:07 PM)

Jonathan Huberdeau had been told by the Florida Panthers that they intended to offer him a long-term extension. Huberdeau had hopes of spending his entire career with the Panthers. So to say he was surprised when his phone rang at 11 pm on a Friday night he was caught off guard.

When the phone rang and Bill Zito thanked him for his services, Huberdeau immediately felt disrespected. He felt like he'd been misled by the organization and it truly upset him.
So after taking some time to calm himself Huberdeau took to Instagram to thank the Panthers and their fans.
I swear it's not easy to write this today but I wanted to thank everyone who reached out to me the past couple of days, it warms my heart seeing how many people care about me and support me! I won't lie it was rough to hear the news, but at the end of the day hockey is a business and these things happened!
First of all, l'd like to thank the florida panthers organization for believing in me when I was 18! This place will always be my 2nd home, and I'm grateful They gave me a chance to play in the best league in the world.
To the Panthers Fans, thank you so much for giving me a great hockey experience. know lots of people say florida is not a great hockey market, but I've seen the atmosphere the past couple years and it's all because of you guys! Thank you for all your support and being so faithful.
Love you all
Me and my family are ready for the next chapter in my life, and I'm looking forward to it!
I'm excited for the opportunity to play in Calgary, in front of passionate Canadian fans!
Here we go!!
Yee Haw

It's always difficult to be traded, so hopefully Huberdeau can make the best out of his time in Calgary.