Sunrise, FL (Sports Network) - The Florida Panthers signed restricted free
agent right wing Kris Versteeg to a four-year contract on Monday, avoiding an
impending arbitration hearing.
"Kris played an important role in our club's success last season and we are
pleased to have reached a long-term contract agreement with him," said
Panthers general manager Dale Tallon. "He is a skilled player who recorded
career highs in goals and points last season, while playing on our top line
alongside Stephen Weiss and Tomas Fleischmann. We look forward to his
continued offensive production, as well as his off-ice contributions in the
South Florida community."
The 26-year-old Versteeg registered 23 goals and 54 points in 71 games last
season, his first with the Panthers following a trade from Philadelphia.
For his career, the Alberta native has totaled 88 goals and 113 assists in 321
career games with Chicago, Toronto, Philadelphia and Florida. He helped the
Blackhawks win a Stanley Cup in 2010.
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