The 21-year-old Bourque will receive $725,000 in 2013-14 and $825,000 in 2014-15.
Bourque had seven goals and 12 assists in 43 games as a rookie last season, and added three goals and two assists in 10 playoff games. He also had two goals and 14 assists in 25 games for Milwaukee in the American Hockey League.
Unless he really collapses, I don't see him going anywhere. I've been very impressed with his composure and maturity. Once the regular season started, he was a different guy; it was like game on and almost as if he's been around for a long time.
— Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon on rookie defenseman Aaron Ekblad