The Florida Panthers came to terms on a three-year contract extension with Colton Sceviour on Monday.
The extension secures another piece of Florida's future, as Sceviour was ticketed for unrestricted free agency. The team did not disclose the financial details of the extension, but it is worth a reported $1.2 million per season.
In the 2017-18 season, Sceviour has tallied seven goals and seven assists. The forward has appeared in 48 games and has been a dependable part of the roster. After playing sporadically for parts of five seasons with the Dallas Stars, Sceviour has been on the ice consistently for Florida the past two years.
"Colton is a hard-working, versatile player who has become a key part of our success on the penalty kill," said Florida President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon. "He has earned this contract extension through his dedicated work ethic, compete level and character. A reliable two-way player, Colton is an important part of our team both on the ice and in our locker room, for now and for the future."
Sceviour's main contributions to the team have come via penalty kills. The 28-year old has four points during shorthanded situations this season and has blocked 18 shots during penalty kills. Last season, Sceviour found the back of the net three times, while Florida was shorthanded.
The Panthers only have 52 points this season and have gone 5-5-0 over their last ten games. With only 30 games left in the season, Florida will need to go on a run in a hurry to salvage the season. The Panthers sit in 13th place in the Eastern Conference and are nine points back of the eighth playoff spot.
Florida will continue the season on Monday evening against the Edmonton Oilers.