Report: Panthers sign forward Frank Vatrano to three-year extension

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Florida Panthers centre Frank Vatrano (72) celebrates his second period goal against the Edmonton Oilers, Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Sunrise, Fla. (Joe Skipper/AP)

The Florida Panthers have signed forward Frank Vatrano to a three-year extension with an annual cap hit of $2.53 million, according to George Richards of the Athletic.

Vatrano would have become a restricted free agent after signing a one-year extension last off-season. In 59 games this season, the East Longmeadow, Mass., native has 20 goals, 13 assists and 33 points.

The 24-year-old was traded to Florida by the Boston Bruins ahead of the 2018 trade deadline for a third-round pick. In 183 career games, Vatrano has 45 goals, 27 assists and 72 points with the Bruins and Panthers.

February 23, 2019

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Frank Vatrano
Left Wing
AGE: 27

SIGNED BY
Florida Panthers
LENGTH
3 yrs
CONTRACT TYPE
Contract Extension
SALARY CAP HIT
$2.53 million
TOTAL
$7.59 million

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