The Panthers announced today that they have agreed to terms with defenseman Anthony Bitetto to a one-year, two-way contract.

Bitetto, 31, is heading into his 11th pro season having accumulated 96 points (24g, 72a) in 241 career AHL games and 31 points (3g, 28a) in 197 career NHL games. Last season he posted 15 points (4g, 11a) in 39 games for the Hartford Wolf Pack before being traded and recording two goals in 14 games for the San Jose Barracuda.

A sixth-round pick by Nashville in 2010, Bitetto spent two years at Northeastern before turning pro, totaling 35 points (7g, 28a) in 72 games and earning a spot on the Hockey East All-Rookie Team in 2010-11.