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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.
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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