Radim Vrbata signs one-year contract with Panthers

Hockey Central panel breaks down the Kevin Shattenkirk 4-year deal with the New York Rangers, and Radim Vrbata’s 1-year deal with the Florida Panthers.

The Florida Panthers have signed veteran forward Radim Vrbata to a one-year contract.

The 36-year-old spent this past season with the Arizona Coyotes, racking up 20 goals and 55 points in 81 games.

Drafted in the seventh round (212th overall) in the 1999 NHL Draft by the Colorado Avalanche, Vrbata has played in 1,015 career NHL games with six different franchises with 279 goals and 609 points. In 42 playoff games, the Czech Republic native has 18 points, five of which came during the Coyotes’ run to the Western Conference final in 2012.

July 1, 2017

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Radim Vrbata
Right Wing
AGE: 37
LENGTH:
1 Year
CONTRACT TYPE:
Free Agency
SALARY CAP HIT:
$2.5 million
TOTAL:
$2.5 million

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