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Florida Panthers Re-Sign Defenseman Kevin Connauton

by Florida Panthers / @FlaPanthers /

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers General Manager Bill Zito announced today that the club has re-signed defenseman Kevin Connauton to a one-year, two-way contract extension beginning in the 2021-22 season.

"Kevin is a veteran defenseman who provided our club with invaluable stability and leadership both on and off the ice," said Zito. "We're pleased to have him return to our defensive corps for the 2021-22 season."

Connauton, 31, appeared in seven games with Florida this season, recording one assist. Over his seven games with the Panthers, Connauton logged a +4 rating, 12 hits, one fighting major and three blocked shots while averaging 14:13 TOI per game.

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound native of Edmonton, Alberta has played in 321 National Hockey League regular season games with Florida (2020-21), Colorado (2019-20), Arizona (2015-16 to 2018-19), Columbus (2014-15 to 2015-16) and Dallas (2013-14 to 2014-15), amassing 77 points (27-50-77).

He was originally selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the third round (83rd overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft.

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