Panthers sign Upshall to four-year deal

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The Florida Panthers and left winger Scottie Upshall agreed to a four-year contract on Friday.

The Panthers did not disclose financial terms of the deal, but it is reportedly worth $14 million.

Upshall split time with Phoenix and Columbus last season and set personal bests in goals (22) and points (34) while playing in a total of 82 games. He was traded from Phoenix to Columbus on February 28.

"Scottie is a character player that is tough to play against and we are pleased to have signed him," said Panthers general manager Dale Tallon. "He recorded career bests in goals and points last season and he is a player that will bring energy and enthusiasm to our line-up every night. We look forward to Scottie's contributions to our team both on and off the ice."

Upshall, 27, has recorded 86 goals and 86 assists over 361 career NHL games with Nashville, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Columbus. He was selected by the Predators with the sixth overall pick of the 2002 draft.


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