Panthers sign Sergei Bobrovsky to seven-year, $70M deal

The Hockey Central panel discusses the worst kept NHL secret, as the Florida Panthers signed top free agent goalie Sergei Bobrovsky for 7 years, wondering why they went with such a long term?

The Florida Panthers have signed goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky to a seven-year contract, the team announced Monday.

According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, the deal has an average annual value of $10 million and a no-move clause for the first five years.

Bobrovsky was Florida’s top free-agent target this summer, especially after last week’s retirement of longtime goalie Roberto Luongo. Bobrovsky has a 2.46 goals-against average over nine NHL seasons, the last seven of those with Columbus.

The two-time Vezina Trophy winner was second in the NHL with 37 victories last season and led the league with nine shutouts.

Panthers general manager Dale Tallon says Bobrovsky "is an elite starting goaltender who has consistently proven to be one of the best in the NHL."

— With files from Associated Press

July 1, 2019

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Sergei Bobrovsky
Goaltender
AGE: 31
LENGTH:
7 Years
CONTRACT TYPE:
Free Agency
SALARY CAP HIT:
$10 million
TOTAL:
$70 million

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