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Vatrano agrees to terms on one-year contract with Panthers

Forward had eight points in 16 games after trade to Florida by Bruins

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Frank Vatrano agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Florida Panthers on Friday.

Financial terms were not disclosed. The 24-year-old forward could have become a restricted free agent July 1.

"Frank brings scoring ability and depth to our forward group," Panthers general manager Dale Tallon said. "He was a solid addition to our forward group during our playoff push and we're excited for his continued development with the Panthers."

Vatrano had 10 points (seven goals, three assists) in 41 games with the Panthers and Boston Bruins last season, including eight points (five goals, three assists) in 16 games after he was traded to the Panthers on Feb. 22.

Signed by Boston as a free agent March 12, 2015, Vatrano has 39 points (25 goals, 14 assists) in 124 NHL games with the Panthers and Bruins, and one goal in six Stanley Cup Playoff games.

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