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Panthers add depth, sign veteran center Brian Boyle to one-year deal

12-year NHL veteran Brian Boyle inks deal with Florida

Brian Boyle of the New Jersey Devils skates against the New York Islanders on November 23, 2018. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

SUNRISE, Fla. – The Florida Panthers added some forward depth Sunday, signing veteran Brian Boyle to a one-year, one-way deal. 

The contract is worth $940,000, per TSN's Bob McKenzie

Last season, Boyle split 73 games between New Jersey and Nashville, finishing with 24 points, including 18 goals. 

Boyle, a 12-year veteran of the NHL, brings tons of experience to Florida's young roster.

"With over 700 games played in the NHL and over 100 more in the playoffs, Brian brings a wealth of experience to our club," said Panthers general manager Dale Tallon. "He adds versatility and character to our lineup."

Boyle is a recent cancer survivor, winning the 2018 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy after successfully returning to the league following a diagnosis of chronic myeloid leukemia. 

The former first-round pick of the Los Angeles Kings will turn 35 in December. 


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