According to CapFriendly, the Florida Panthers have re-signed restricted free agents Jayce Hawryluk and Samuel Montembeault.
Both players have reportedly inked one-year, two-way deals with Hawryluk’s counting for $874,125 at the NHL level and Montembeault’s coming in at a team-friendly $708,750. Each contract pays $70K at the AHL level.
We still await official word of these new contracts from the team.
The Panthers remaining unsigned RFAs are MacKenzie Weegar (arbitration hearing July 22), Ian McCoshen, Denis Malgin, Dryden Hunt and Thomas Schemitsch. Maxim Mamin was also qualified, but is expected to remain in the KHL.
Word on the street is that Hall-of-Famer Ron Francis will become the first GM of the Seattle ??? very soon. (Seattle Times)
Ottawa also signed 2019 first-rounder Lassi Thomson to an entry-level contract. The Senators took the defenseman 19th overall. (Silver Seven)
Other signing yesterday: Ryan Lomberg (Calgary Flames), Rinat Valiev (Calgary Flames), Ryan MacInnis (Columbus Blue Jackets), Haydn Fleury (Carolina Hurricanes), Nicolas Aubé-Kubel (Philadelphia Flyers), Josh Archibald (Edmonton Oilers), Jake Bischoff (Vegas Golden Knights), Teddy Blueger (Pittsburgh Penguins)