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.