SUNRISE, FLA. – Florida Panthers Executive Vice President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has agreed to terms with D Cameron Gaunce on a one-year, two-way contract. In addition, the club also announced that they have agreed to terms with D Brent Regner on a two-year, two-way contract.
“The additions of Gaunce and Regner help to further strengthen our organization’s blueline,” said Tallon. “Gaunce is a strong, hardworking, physical defenseman and Regner is a responsible, mobile two-way defenseman who can play both on the power play and penalty kill.”
Gaunce, 25, played 73 games with the Texas Stars (AHL) during the 2014-15 season, recording 14 points (4-10—14). Gaunce has played in 344 American Hockey League games, recording 97 points (17-80—97) and won a Calder Cup with Texas in 2014.
Gaunce has played 20 games in the National Hockey League for the Dallas Stars (2013-14) and Colorado Avalanche (2010-11). The Sudbury, ON native was selected by Colorado in the second round (50th overall) of the 2008 NHL Draft.
Regner, 26, played 71 games with the Chicago Wolves (AHL) during the 2014-15 season, recording 29 points (6-23—29) and a team-leading +21 rating. The Westlock, AB native has played in 388 AHL games, recording 142 points (24-118—142). Regner was selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the fifth round (137th overall) of the 2008 NHL Draft.