SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has agreed to terms with forward Brett Connolly on a four-year contract.
"Brett is a Stanley Cup Champion who knows what it takes to win in this league," said Tallon. "He brings a dimension of both size and skill to our young forward group and will strengthen our depth."
Connolly, 27, appeared in a career-high 81 games for the Washington Capitals, producing career-bests in goals (22), assists (24) and points (46). He also posted personal bests in shots on goal (139) and game-winning goals (5). The 6-foot-3, 195-pound native of Campbell River, British Columbia, scored two goals over seven postseason games with the Capitals.
A Stanley Cup champion with Washington in 2017-18, Connolly appeared in 24 playoff games, registering nine points (6-3-9). Connolly has appeared in 427 career NHL games for Washington (2016-17 to 2018-19), the Boston Bruins (2014-15 to 2015-16) and Tampa Bay Lightning (2011-12 to 2014-15), recording 155 points (79-76-155). Over his career in the postseason, he has registered 11 points (8-3-11) in 38 games.
He was originally selected by Tampa Bay in the first round (sixth overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft.
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