Panthers re-sign Montour to 3-year deal with reported $3.5M AAV

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The Florida Panthers have re-signed defenseman Brandon Montour to a three-year contract, the team announced Wednesday.

The deal carries an average annual cap hit of $3.5 million, reports TSN's Pierre LeBrun.

Montour recorded 18 points over 50 games last season split between the Panthers and Sabres. Florida acquired him from Buffalo prior to the 2021 trade deadline in exchange for a third-round pick.

The 27-year-old uses his excellent skating to drive offense at a high rate, but his defending is suspect.

Florida's blue line currently projects as follows:

MacKenzie Weegar Aaron Ekblad
Gustav Forsling Brandon Montour
Markus Nutivaara Radko Gudas

The club possesses roughly $10 million in cap space, but the Panthers still need to work out a deal with newly acquired restricted free-agent forward Sam Reinhart.

Panthers re-sign Montour to 3-year deal with reported $3.5M AAV
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