Panthers sign defenceman Anton Stralman for three years

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Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Louis Domingue (70) and defenseman Anton Stralman (6) celebrate at the end of an NHL hockey game on Sunday Oct. 21, 2018, in Chicago. (Matt Marton/AP)

Anton Stralman is switching teams, just not states.

The defenceman has agreed to a three-year deal with the Florida Panthers after spending the past five seasons with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

It’s a deal worth $16.5 million, which translates to a $5.5-million salary cap hit.

“Anton is a veteran two-way defenscman who plays solid hockey and brings a wealth of experience and leadership to our lineup,” said Panthers GM Dale Tallon in a press release. “His knowledge of the game and winning mentality will be a valuable asset for our young defencemen.”

Stralman, 32, has 242 points in 749 career regular-season games split between the Lightning, Rangers, Blue Jackets and the Maple Leafs.

July 1, 2019

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Anton Stralman
Defence
AGE: 34

SIGNED BY
Florida Panthers
LENGTH
3 Years
CONTRACT TYPE
Free Agency
SALARY CAP HIT
$5.5 million
TOTAL
$16.5 million

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