SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers General Manager Tom Rowe announced today that the Panthers have agreed to terms with defenseman Keith Yandle on a seven-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“We are thrilled to have signed Keith to a multi-year contract,” Rowe said. “He is a highly skilled and experienced defenseman who will be a tremendous asset on our blueline and in our dressing room. We look forward to Keith’s contributions to our team both on the ice and in the South Florida community.”
The 29-year old Yandle recorded 47 points (5-42-47) in 82 games with the Rangers in the 2015-16 season and registered one goal in five postseason games. Yandle’s 47 points led all Rangers defenseman, while he led the team with 42 assists and finished tied for first on the team in power-play points (22).
The 6-foot-1, 196-pound native of Boston, Mass., has recorded 369 points (72-297-369) in 661 career games with New York (2015-16) and Arizona/Phoenix (2006-15). He has recorded 31 points (6-25-31) in 51 career playoff games.
Yandle was originally selected by Phoenix in the fourth round (105th overall) of the 2005 NHL Draft.