SUNRISE, Fla. -Florida Panthers General Manager Bill Zito announced today that the club has agreed to terms with defenseman Mike Reilly on a one-year, one-way contract.

"Mike is a mobile defenseman who has gained a wealth of experience over his eight seasons in the NHL," said Zito. "We look forward to what he will bring to our blue line in 2023-24."

Reilly, 29, appeared in 36 American Hockey League (AHL) games with the Providence Bruins in 2022-23 producing 26 points (7-19-26), and appeared in 10 games for the Boston Bruins recording one assist (0-1-1).

The 6-foot-1, 196-pound native of Chicago, IL has skated in 339 career NHL games with Minnesota (2015-16 to 2017-18), Montreal (2017-18 to 2019-20), Ottawa (2019-20 to 2020-2021) and Boston (2020-21 to 2022-2023), logging 98 points (12-86-98).

In the AHL, Reilly has amassed a total of 80 points (18-62-80) with the Iowa Wild (2015-16 to 2017-18) and the Providence Bruins (2022-23).

Prior to his professional career, Reilly played three seasons in the NCAA for the University of Minnesota, registering 89 points (18-71-89). He earned the Big Ten Conference's Defensive Player of the Year title and a Hobey Baker Award nomination in 2015 after scoring six goals and 42 points (6-36-42) over 39 games in his final collegiate season.

Originally selected by Columbus in the fourth round (98th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft, Reilly was traded to the Boston Bruins by the Ottawa Senators in April 2021.

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