SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has agreed to terms with defenseman Anton Stralman on a three-year contract.
"Anton is a veteran two-way defenseman who plays solid hockey and brings a wealth of experience and leadership to our lineup," said Tallon. "His knowledge of the game and winning mentality will be a valuable asset for our young defensemen."
Stralman, 32, appeared in 47 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning, producing 17 points (2-15-17). The 5-foot-11, 190-pound native of Tibro, Sweden, served as an alternate captain for the Lightning. He has reached the 30-point mark three times in his career and has finished each of his last eight seasons with a plus-rating.
He has appeared in 749 career NHL regular season games for Tampa Bay (2014-15 to 2018-19), the New York Rangers (2011-12 to 2013-14), Columbus Blue Jackets (2009-10 to 2010-11) and Toronto Maple Leafs (2007-08 to 2008-09), producing 242 points (47-195-242) and a plus-72 rating. Stralman has played in 104 career playoff games and has reached the Stanley Cup Final twice (2014, 2015), producing 26 points (6-20-26).
He was originally selected by Toronto in the seventh round (216th overall) of the 2005 NHL Draft.
On the international stage, Stralman, has represented Sweden at the IIHF World Championship winning a gold medal (2017) and bronze medal (2009). He played for Sweden at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.
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