Brandon Montour has inked a deal to stay with the Florida Panthers.
The defenseman from Six Nations signed a three-year, $10.5 million deal, with the Panthers.
TSN’s Pierre LeBrun reported that, “The deal is back loaded like so many these days, with escrow in mind.
The 27-year-old was acquired by the Panthers from the Buffalo Sabres ahead of last season’s trade deadline in exchange for a third-round pick. He played in 12 games for the Panthers, scoring two goals and two assists, while logging 20:19 of ice time per night.
The $3,500,000 annual cap hit on Montour’s deal with Florida will be a decrease compared to what he was paid on his last two contracts. In 2018, Montour signed a two-year deal with the Anaheim Ducks worth $3,387,500 annually. He was traded to the Sabres mid-way through the 2018-19 season and inked a one-year, $3,850,000 deal in October of 2020.