|July 6 11:49 AM PT12:49 PM MT1:49 PM CT2:49 PM ET18:49 GMT2:49 11:49 AM MST1:49 PM EST22:49 UAE14:49 ETNaN:� BRT - Panthers defenseman Mark Pysyk agreed to terms on a three-year contract, the team announced Thursday. Financial terms were not disclosed by the club for Pysyk, who recorded career highs in goals (four), assists (13) and points (17) while playing in all 82 games last season with Florida.
Analysis: Pysyk collected nine goals and 34 assists in 207 career contests with the Panthers and Buffalo Sabres, who selected him with the 23rd overall pick of the 2010 draft. "Mark is a young, intelligent defenseman who has become an important part of our future," general manager Dale Tallon said. "He was one of our most consistent players last season and was a solid presence on our penalty kill. We look forward to Mark being a steadying force on our blue line for years to come."