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Florida Panthers Sign D Carl Hudson

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers
SUNRISE, Fla. –Florida Panthers General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has signed D Carl Hudson to a one-year, two way contract.

Hudson, 24, played in seven games with Florida’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Rochester Americans, during the 2009-10 regular season recording 16 PIM. He added an assist and 12 PIM in five postseason contests.

"I'm still soaking it all in but it feels really good and I'm very excited to start my pro career with Florida," said Hudson to the school website. "It's also great for Canisius and the hockey program. I hope this will help the players who are there now and the new recruits coming in to get more recognition. Going to school at Canisius and having the opportunity to play with all the great players over my four years helped me out a great deal and I owe a lot to them."

Hudson who owns 11 school records, is the first player in the program's history to sign an NHL Contract.

The 6-foot-1, 210-pound defenseman played his college hockey at Canisius College in Buffalo, tallying 34 points (10-24-34) while registering 120 PIM during his senior season. The Smooth Rock, Ontario native recorded 90 points (44-46-90) and amassed 353 PIM in 132 games throughout his four year tenure at Canisius College. 

Carl Hudson’s Career Playing Record:
2006-07 Canisius NCAA 34 10 11 21 93 - - - - -
2007-08 Canisius NCAA 28 6 6 12 96 - - - - -
2008-09 Canisius AHL 35 14 9 23 44 - - - - -
2009-10 Canisius NHL 35 14 20 34 120 - - - - -
2009-10 Rochester AHL 7 0 0 0 16 5 0 1 1 12

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