Marc Staal signs one-year deal with Panthers, Eric Staal joins on PTO

NHL profile photo on Detroit Red Wings player Marc Staal at a game against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Alta. on March 12, 2022. (Larry MacDougal/CP)

The Florida Panthers have signed defenceman Marc Staal to a one-year, $750,000 contract on Wednesday.

The second-oldest Staal brother spent the past two seasons with the Detroit Red Wings, where he was an alternate captain. In 2021-22, Staal three goals and 13 assists in 71 games.

Joining him is brother Eric Staal, who has agreed to join the Panthers on a professional try-out. The eldest Staal last played NHL hockey with the Montreal Canadiens in 2020-21. Staal was the captain of the Canadian men's national team during the Beijing Olympics.

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