When the Florida Panthers traded for Brandon Montour, he went from last place to a contender.
He liked the way that felt.
Playing meaningful games, everyone on the team pulling in the same direction with the same goal in mind.
With Aaron Ekblad out of with a major injury, the Panthers sent a third-round draft pick to the Sabres for Montour and he jumped right in.
“I felt like i was one of the guys right away,” he said. “You can see the team we have, the talent we have. That is another big thing. I wanted to be on a winning team, a team that wants to win now. Obviously we’re at the point now where we want to take another step forward.”