Center Brandon Pirri and the Florida Panthers agreed to terms on a two-year contract, the team announced Wednesday. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Pirri, 23, had 13 goals and 25 points in 49 games with the Panthers and Chicago Blackhawks last season. The center was acquired by the Panthers from Chicago on March 2. In 21 games with Florida he had seven goals and seven assists.
Pirri has 13 goals and 27 points in 56 NHL games with Chicago and Florida. The Toronto native was chosen by Chicago in the second round (No. 59) in the 2009 NHL Draft.
You get the right the whistles at the right times, you can leave him out there. He's a beast when it comes to being on the ice. I thought [Saturday] he was a big man. That first period, he did that lateral cut and it was like three bowling pins bounced off him. There's not too many guys that can do that.
— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on Alex Ovechkin, who enters February tied for the NHL lead in goals