SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations Dale Tallon announced today that the Panthers have signed forward Jonathan Huberdeau
to a six-year contract extension with an annual average value of $5.9 million beginning in the 2017-18 season and concluding at end of the 2022-23 season.
“Jonathan is a highly talented and dynamic player who is another important piece of our team’s young core”, said Tallon. “In each of his last two seasons he has posted over 50 points and has developed into a key component of our team’s offense.”
The 23-year old Huberdeau recorded a career-high 20 goals and 59 points during the 2015-16 season with Florida, while tying his career-best 39 assists set in the 2014-15 season. Huberdeau’s 59 points tied him for third on Florida, while he ranked tied for second on the team in assists and shots (174). Huberdeau appeared in all six of Florida’s Stanley Cup Playoff games recording three points (1-2-3).
In the 2012-13 season, Huberdeau became the first player in franchise history to win the Calder Memorial Trophy as the league’s most outstanding rookie. His 31 points (14-17-31) that season ranked him tied for first among all rookies in points.
The 6-foot-1, 188-pound native of Saint-Jerome, Quebec has played in 272 NHL games all with Florida recording 172 points (58-114-172). Huberdeau was originally selected by Florida in the first round (third overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft.
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