The Florida Panthers have officially signed defenseman Mike Matheson to an eight-year contract extension, general manager Dale Tallon announced Monday.
The deal is believed to be worth $39 million.
“Mike is an important part of our team’s young core and we are thrilled that he has decided to remain a Panther for the long-term,” Tallon said about the contract extension.
“He is a dynamic and intelligent defenseman with impeccable character and work ethic. Mike has developed into a difference maker on our blue line and will be an important player and leader for the Panthers for many years to come.”