SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers General Manager Mike Keenan announced that the club has agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent D Ari Vallin.
Vallin, 28, appeared in 50 games for Karpat (Finnish Elite League) last season scoring seven goals with 23 assists and 84 PIM. For his career, he has played a total of 478 regular season games in the Finnish Elite League scoring 42 goals with 99 assists and 336 PIM.
The Ylöjärvi, Finland native played an important role in helping Karpat win two consecutive Finnish Elite League championships in 2004 and 2005. He is best known for tallying the 2004 championship clinching goal in overtime against Turku TPS. For his career in the postseason, he has played in 76 games registering 19 points (6-13-19.