Sportsnet.ca "The embellishment crackdown continues. Richard Panik became the seventh NHL player exposed by the league for diving Thursday when he was slapped with a $2,000 fine under NHL Rule 64. Panik is the first Toronto Maple Leaf to be fined for embellishment. The forward was issued a warning..." March 05
Toronto claims Panik off waivers from TBay.
NHL.com "Tampa Bay Lightning forward Richard Panik has been suspended for two games, without pay, for boarding Washington Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner during NHL Game No. 459 in Washington on Tuesday, Dec. 10, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today. The incident..." December 11
Tampa Tribune "To see signs of confidence from an NHL rookie, look no further than Richard Panik’s spin move at the top of the crease Thursday in his first game in Montreal. The 22-year-old, in his 22nd game of the season with the Lightning, took a pass from Victor Hedman and pulled the puck from his backhand..." April 20
Tampa Bay Times "Richard Panik's highlight-reel first NHL goal Saturday night might have surprised many. The rookie wing's milestone tally was memorable. He flipped a cross-crease pass to himself over Carolina goalie Dan Ellis before zipping around the net to backhand the puck in. But AHL Syracuse coach Jon..." February 26