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Panthers sign D Weegar to three-year deal

BOSTON, MA – MARCH 07: Florida Panthers defenseman Mackenzie Weegar (52) passes during a game between the Boston Bruins and the Florida Panthers on March 7, 2019, at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The Florida Panthers have signed defenceman MacKenzie Weegar to a three-year contract carrying an average annual value of $3.25 million.

The restricted free agent was scheduled for arbitration on Sunday, and is the final player to file for arbitration to settle.

Weegar, 26, had seven goals and 18 points in 45 games with the Panthers last season, adding one assist in four games during the Return to Play.

“MacKenzie is a solid two-way competitor who brings tenacity and skill to our lineup,” Panthers general manager Bill Zito said. “He has developed into a key member of the Panthers both on and off the ice and we look forward to him taking the next step in his career.”

He is coming off of a one-year, $1.6 million contract.

A seventh-round pick of the Panthers in 2013, Weegar has 13 goals and 41 points in 172 career games with the team.

TSN.ca

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