Thursday September 17th, 2015

The Florida Panthers have signed left wing Jonathan Huberdeau to a two-year deal worth $6.5 million, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman.

Huberdeau was the team’s leader in points last season with 15 goals and 39 assists last season. Huberdeau, 22, won the Calder Trophy in 2012-13 as the league's top rookie. 

The two sides had discussed signing Huberdeau, a restricted free agent, to a one-year offer sheet, but that would have made him an unrestricted free agent next offseason.

The deal will pay Huberdeau $2.5 million in the first year and $4 million in the second.

The Panthers finished with 91 points last season, narrowly missing the postseason. Florida has made the playoffs just once in the last 14 seasons. 

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