The Florida Panthers continued their offseason of building the organization for success into the future as they agreed on six-year deal with Vincent Trocheck on Saturday.
The new contract is worth 28.5 million-dollars over the terms of the deal. Trocheck, was tied for third place on the Panthers with 25 goals, while being fifth overall in the National Hockey League with 53 points.
The 22-year-old forward, was a restricted free agent, following his third NHL season. Florida presented him a qualifying offer last weekend, before reaching the six-year deal on Saturday.
The Pittsburgh native was selected by the Cats in the third round, 64th overall, of the 2011 NHL Draft. During the 2015-2016 season, in 76 games with the Panthers, he set career highs in goals (25) and points (53).
He missed the end of the regular season, after suffering a fractured ankle while blocking a shot against the Toronto Maple Leafs on March 29. He was able to return for the postseason, playing in the final two games of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Round against the New York Islanders.
Over three seasons with the Panthers, Trocheck has scored 37 goals and 46 assists in 146 games. He has added one assist in two postseason games.
The Panthers also signed Jason Demers to a five-year deal on Saturday, as well. On Friday, they resigned Aaron Ekblad, to a six-year contract extension. They also inked goaltender James Reimer to a five-year deal, former Dallas Stars forward, Colton Sceviour, to a one-year contract and former Tampa Bay Lightning center, Jonathan Marchessault to a two-year deal once Free Agent Frenzy opened on July 1st.
Earlier in the week the Cats signed defenseman Keith Yandle to a seven-year deal. Florida received the rights to Yandle, from the New York Rangers in exchange for draft picks.