The Panthers continued to retool their roster Friday, signing winger Tomas Fleischmann to a four-year deal worth $4.5 million per season.
Yes, Fleischmann is Florida's highest paid forward. David Booth is second at $4.25 million per season.
Most of you probably know about Fleischmann's struggles with blood clots although Dale Tallon said the Panthers are secure in him being medically cleared.
More on this later. Don't even know where to start right now.
FLORIDA PANTHERS OFFICIAL RELEASE
Florida Panthers Executive Vice President & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has signed RW Tomas Fleishmann to a four-year contract.
Fleischmann joins D Brian Campbell, F Tomas Kopecky, F Kris Versteeg, G Jose Theodore, D Ed Jovanovski, F Marcel Goc, D Nolan Yonkman and F Scottie Upshall as new Panthers signings over the last week.
“We are excited to welcome Tomas Fleischmann to the Florida Panthers organization,” said Tallon. “Tomas is a big, hard-working winger that can play a variety of roles for our team and will add depth at the forward position.”
Fleischmann, 27, had 12 goals and 19 assists (31 points) in 45 games with the Washington Capitals (23 games) and Colorado Avalanche (22 games) last season. For his career in the NHL, the Koprivnice, Czech Republic native has scored 68 goals and 159 points in 305 games. He had a career-high 23 goals and 51 points with Washington during the 2009-10 NHL season. He has played in 22 postseason games scoring three goals and two assists.