Monday Offseason Caterwaul: Florida Panthers Open Forum

Karlsson and Gibson get new deals

Over the weekend, William Karlsson and the Vegas Golden Knights avoided arbitration with a $5.25 million, one-year contract for the high-scoring forward. Karlsson set career highs with 43 goals and 35 assists in 82 games last season, helping expansion Vegas win the Pacific Division and reach the Stanley Cup Final. He won the Lady Byng Award for sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct with a high standard of play. (Knights On Ice)

Goaltender John Gibson agreed to an eight-year, $51.2 million extension with the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday, keeping him with the club through the 2026-27 season. Gibson was due to be a restricted free agent next summer after making $2.3 million in the upcoming season. The Pittsburgh native’s new contract has an average annual value of $6.4 million, putting him among the top-earning goalies in the league. (Anaheim Calling)