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Panthers Sign D Tyson Strachan

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers
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SUNRSISE, FLA – Florida Panthers Executive Vice President & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has agreed to terms with D Tyson Strachan on a one-year, two way contract.

 
“We are pleased to have signed Tyson,” said Tallon. “He is a hard-working, big and strong defenseman who further adds to our organizational depth.”
 
Strachan, 26, has played in 67 career National Hockey League games, all with St. Louis (2008-11), registering six assists and 82 PIM. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound defenseman has split time playing with both St. Louis and Peoria (AHL) for the last three seasons. Prior to turning pro, Strachan spent four years playing hockey at Ohio State University (2003-07).
 
The Melfort, Saskatchewan native was drafted by Carolina in the fifth round (137th overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
 
Tyson Strachan’s Career Statistics:
                                            --- Regular Season ---  ---- Playoffs ----
Season   Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
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2003-04  Ohio State University       CCHA   30    2    5    7    8
2004-05  Ohio State University       CCHA   31    1    4    5   32
2005-06  Ohio State University       CCHA   23    3    2    5   37
2006-07  Ohio State University       CCHA   35    7   11   18   55
2006-07  Albany River Rats           AHL     1    0    0    0    0  --  --  --  --  --
2007-08  Las Vegas Wranglers         ECHL   25    2    7    9   68  16   0   4   4  12
2007-08  Peoria Rivermen             AHL    34    1    2    3   61  --  --  --  --  --
2008-09  Peoria Rivermen             AHL    29    2    3    5   67   3   0   0   0  11
2008-09  St. Louis Blues             NHL    30    0    3    3   39  --  --  --  --  --
2009-10  Peoria Rivermen             AHL    65    5   21   26   75  --  --  --  --  --
2009-10  St. Louis Blues             NHL     8    0    2    2    4  --  --  --  --  --
2010-11  St. Louis Blues             NHL    29    0    1    1   39  --  --  --  --  --
2010-11  Peoria Rivermen             AHL    13    0    8    8    4   1   0   0   0   2
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         NHL Totals                         67    0    6    6   82
 
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