Panthers ink forward Frank Vatrano to new one-year contract

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The Florida Panthers signed restricted free agent Frank Vatrano to a new one-year contract worth $925K on Friday.

The 24-year Vatrano suited up in 16 games with the Panthers, recording eight points (5G/3A) after being acquired from the Boston Bruins in exchange for a 2018 third round pick (Jakub Lauko) on February 22, 2018.

Undrafted of UMass-Amherst, Vatrano has appeared in a total of 124 NHL games with Florida and Boston producing 39 points (25G/14A).

In the American Hockey League, Vatrano recorded 39 goals and 58 points in 43 career games with Providence. In 2015-16, he was the recipient of the Willie Marshall Award as the AHL’s leading goal scorer (36 goals) and tied for the Red Garrett Memorial Award as the AHL’s Rookie of the Year. He was named to the 2015-16 AHL First All-Star Team and All-Rookie Team.