Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that with the 13th pick of the 2019 Draft, the Panthers have selected goaltender Spencer Knight.

"We are proud to have selected Spencer with the 13th overall pick of the 2019 NHL Draft," said Tallon. "He is a big, athletic and dynamic young player with the potential to be an elite goaltender at the NHL level. He had an outstanding season playing for the US National Team and proved to be a difference maker in international play. Spencer will begin his next stage of development in an excellent program at Boston College and will be an exciting addition to the future of the Panthers."

Knight, 18, made 39 appearances for the USA National Team Development Program, owning a 32-4-1 record, 2.36 goals against average, .913 save percentage and two shutouts. Knight was ranked the no.1 North American goaltender by NHL Central Scouting on their final draft rankings.