The Florida Panthers took care of a little more internal housekeeping yesterday, agreeing to terms with defenseman Alexander Petrovic on a one-year, one-way contract.
Petrovic, a restricted free agent appeared in a career-high 67 games with Florida, recording 13 points (2G/11A). The 6-foot-4, 206-pound native of Edmonton led all Panthers defensemen with 142 hits.
Over 228 career regular season NHL games with Florida, Petrovic, a second round pick (36th overall) in 2010, has produced 48 points (5G43A). He has appeared in six career Stanley Cup Playoff games, registering four points, including one goal.
Litter Box Nuggets (Five For Reading)
Who has improved the most after the first week of free agency? Luke Fox drops his early July power rankings. (Sportsnet)
The Ottawa Senators and Tampa Bay Lightning are working on a deal for defenseman Erik Karlsson. The Rangers might need to get involved to make the dollars work. (TSN)
Keeping it in the Atlantic, the Toronto Maple Leafs signed Tyler Ennis a week after he was bought out by the Minnesota Wild. (Pension Plan Puppets)
The Detroit Red Wings have signed forward Andreas Athanasiou to a two-year contract extension. No arbitration needed. (Winging It In Motown)
Ten years ago, the San Jose Sharks sent an envoy of players, coaches and executives to run the China Sharks and raise hockey’s profile in the most populated country in the world. (The Hockey News)