SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers General Manager Bill Zito announced today that forward Anton Lundell has agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract.
"Anton is a cerebral, skilled and dynamic young player who continuously established himself in Finland's top league and played a pivotal role on Finland's national teams at all levels," said Zito. "Anton's maturity, compete level and sound two-way ability are exciting qualities to add to our organization. We are thrilled to have signed Anton and look forward to his future with the Florida Panthers for years to come."
Lundell, 19, appeared in 26 games with HIFK of Finland's Liiga, registering 25 points and a team-leading 16 goals. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound native of Espoo, Finland, served as the club's alternate captain.
Selected by Florida in the first round (12th overall) of the 2020 NHL Draft, Lundell played in 106 career games for HIFK (2018-19 to 2020-21), registering 72 points (35-37-72).
He made his IIHF World Championship debut for Finland in the 2021 tournament, recording a team-leading four goals and seven points over 10 games (4-3-7) and earning a silver medal.
Lundell earned a bronze medal while serving as captain of Finland at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship. Through seven games, Lundell produced a team-leading 10 points and six goals, finishing the tournament third in points and goals.
Additionally, on the international stage with Finland, Lundell has won a Gold Medal (2019) and Bronze Medal (2021) at the World Junior Championship and a Gold Medal (2018) at the IIHF World U18 Championship.
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