The Florida Panthers signed veteran forward Gerry Mayhew to a one-year, two-way contract on Friday.
Mayhew, 29, was the AHL’s Most Valuable Player during the 2019-20 season when he led all skaters with 39 goals and tied for third with 61 points in just 49 games as a member of the Iowa Wild. During that same season, he earned a selection to the AHL All-Star Classic and a spot on the league’s Second All-Star Team.
In 252 career AHL contests with Iowa and Lehigh Valley, the 5-foot-9, 161-pound native of Wyandotte, MI, has totaled 194 points (106g, 88a) in 252 games.
Mayhew began last season in the Philadelphia Flyers organization, where he scored six goals in 25 NHL games and 16 points (9g, 7a) in 24 games with Lehigh Valley. He finished the campaign with the Anaheim Ducks, where he scored six points (5g, 1a) in 15 contests.
Over the course of his career, Mayhew has scored 15 points (13g, 2a) in 57 career NHL games with Minnesota, Philadelphia and Anaheim. Prior to turning pro, Mayhew amassed 119 points (52g, 67a) over four seasons with Ferris State University.