Panthers sign Weegar to a deal

Florida Panthers defenseman MacKenzie Weegar (52) skates with the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Dale Tallon, Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations and General Manager, announced on Wednesday that Panthers and defenseman MacKenzie Weegar have agreed on a one-year, one-way contract.

Tallon spoke highly of Weegar stating he is glad to keep the Panthers young players together and will build the clubs success for this coming season and beyond.

Weegar appeared in 60 games in his first full NHL season etching eight points (2-6-8) on his resume. The 24-year-old Ottawa native finished second among his fellow defenseman in hits (108) and scored his first NHL goal in his debut game Oct. 20 against Pittsburgh.
He was selected by Florida in the seventh round of the 2013 NHL draft and was named AHL All-Star by the 2016-2017 season.

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