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Florida Panthers sign forward Scott Wilson to one-year contract

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28-year-old veteran has 193 games of NHL experience

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The Florida Panthers have signed forward Scott Wilson on a one-year, two-way contract.

Wilson, 28, appeared in six regular season games with the Buffalo Sabres in 2019-20, producing one goal and one assist He also played in 37 games with Buffalo’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Rochester Americans, registering 11 goals and 22 points.

The 5-foot-11, 177-pound native of Oakville, Ontario, has appeared in 193 career National Hockey League games with the Pittsburgh Penguins (2014-15 to 2017-18), Detroit Red Wings (2017-18), and Buffalo Sabres (2017-18 to 2019-20), amassing 51 points (20G/31A). Wilson has also played in 23 career NHL postseason games, all with the Penguins, recording three goals and six points over 20 games during the Pittsbugh’s 2016-17 Stanley Cup championship run.

He has appeared in 144 career AHL games with Rochester (2018-19 to 2019-20) and the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins (2013-14 to 2015-16), recording 106 points (55G/51A).

Prior to his professional career, Wilson played three seasons (2011-12 to 2013-14) with the University of Massachusetts-Lowell (Hockey East), producing 95 points (39G/56A) over 109 games. He was named Hockey East Rookie of the Year in 2011-12, and won the Hockey East tournament championship in 2012-13.

He was originally selected by the Penguins in the seventh round (209th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.