Panthers Sign MacKenzie Weegar to One-Year Contract

The Panthers re-signed defenseman MacKenzie Weegar to a one-year deal on Wednesday

The Florida Panthers re-signed MacKenzie Weegar to a one-year, one-way contract on Wednesday.

Weegar tallied eight points across 60 games for Florida during the 2017-18 season. The defenseman appeared in a career-high 60 games during the campaign. Weegar ended up with 108 hits, which was the second-highest total on Florida's roster.

"We are pleased to have agreed to terms with MacKenzie," said Florida President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon. "He is a versatile, young two-way defender who made big strides in his development during his rookie season. We're excited about keeping our group of talented young players together after their contributions to our strong finish last season. We look forward to watching our club build from that success this coming season and for years to come."

Florida drafted Weegar in 2013 and he has taken part in 63 NHL games in his career. After a busy 2017-18 season, Weegar figures to once again be a big part of Florida's roster next season.

Weegar has seen plenty of action in the American Hockey League, with 70 points in 153 games. Weegar was also a part of the AHL All-Star team during the 2016-17 season.

Florida has been busy in July with a number of signings, including new contracts for Jared McCann and Alexander Petrovic. With a little under two months remaining until the preseason, the Panthers could make more transactions in the coming weeks.

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