Report: Panthers offer Huberdeau two-year deal
The Florida Panthers have offered restricted free agent Jonathan Huberdeau a two-year bridge contract, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie.
Huberdeau and his agent are currently trying to decide whether to sign.
Meanwhile, McKenzie also reports that a “couple of teams have been kicking tires” on inking the 22-year-old forward to an offer sheet.
Of course, even if that were to occur, the Panthers would likely match. Huberdeau is a key part of a Florida group that, with a mix of blue-chip youngsters and experienced veterans, has postseason expectations in 2015-16.
Huberdeau’s NHL career got off to a great start. He won the Calder Trophy as the league’s top rookie in 2013. And though a sophomore slump would follow, he bounced back last season, his 54 points leading all Panthers scorers.
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