Defenseman Dennis Seidenberg "talking" with Florida Panthers

Dennis Seidenberg

#4 / Defenseman / Carolina Hurricanes



Jul 18, 1981

A report by Newsday's Steve Zipay has unrestricted free agent Dennis Seidenberg discussing contract options with the Cats and New York Rangers.

Making his NHL debut in 2002-03, Seidenberg has never played in more than 70 games in a season (and frequently far less), maxing out with a career-best 30 points (-9) in 2008-09 with Carolina. Other stops included Phoenix and Philadelphia (of which he was a sixth-round choice in 2001).

A third-pairing d-man at best among current Panthers blueliners, he would likely fill the anticipated Jassen Cullimore role: that of mentor to the younglings, especially in light of names such as Keaton Ellerby, Jason Garrison, and Dmitry Kulikov gunning for a roster spot (or two) with the Big Club.