Panthers sign defenceman Keith Yandle to 7-year deal

Jesper Fast, Keith Yandle and Derek Stepan scored and the New York Rangers edged the Washington Capitals.

Cross another prospective free agent defenceman off the list of players who will be available on July 1. The Florida Panthers have signed Keith Yandle to a 7-year, $44.45-million contract.

The Panthers acquired Yandle’s negotiating rights from the New York Rangers earlier this week in exchange for a 2016 sixth-round pick.

Yandle’s deal with the Panthers includes a no-movement clause for the first six seasons.

Yandle scored five goals and totalled 47 points in 82 games with the Rangers in 2015-16. The 29-year-old earned $5.25 million against the salary cap this past season.

A former fourth-round pick of the Arizona Coyotes, Yandle arrived in New York in March of 2015 in a trade that saw Anthony Duclair go the other way.

Yandle has registered 72 goals and 369 points in 661 games in his career.

June 23, 2016


Keith Yandle

Florida Panthers
7 yrs
Free Agency
$6.35 million
$44.45 million

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