Panthers sign Alexander Wennberg to one-year deal

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Columbus Blue Jackets centre Alexander Wennberg (10) skates up the ice against the Vegas Golden Knights during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Las Vegas. (John Locher/AP)

The Florida Panthers have signed forward Alexander Wennberg to a one-year contract, the team announced on Friday.

Wennberg, 26, was recently bought out of the final three seasons of a six-year, $29.4-million extension he signed with the Columbus Blue Jackets after the 2016-17 campaign.

“Alexander is a talented forward who plays the game with great pace and skill,” Panthers general manager Bill Zito said in a team statement. “His speed and offensive capability will be an excellent addition to the strength of our forward group.”

The 2013 14th-overall pick is coming off a five-goal, 22-point campaign in Columbus last season – his lowest point total since his rookie campaign in 2014-15.

The Stockholm native’s best season came in 2016-17, during which he scored 13 and racked up 46 assists in 80 games, earning his contract extension.

October 9, 2020

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Alexander Wennberg
Centre
AGE: 27

SIGNED BY
Florida Panthers
LENGTH
1 yr
CONTRACT TYPE
Free Agency
SALARY CAP HIT
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