The Florida Panthers added another veteran depth forward by signing Chris Tierney to a one-year, two-way contract.
Tierney, a 28-year-old native of Keswick, Ontario, has 561 games of NHL experience. He spent the past four campaigns with the Ottawa Senators, including an 18-point (6g, 12a) campaign last season. Over the course of seven total NHL seasons with Ottawa and San Jose, the 55th overall draft pick in 2012 has 226 points (73g, 153a) in 561 contests. He registered a career-best 48 points (9g, 39a) in 81 games with Ottawa in 2018-19.
Tierney has not played in the AHL since the 2015-16 campaign, during which he posted three points (1g, 2a) in two games with the San Jose Barracuda. He split the season immediately prior to that between the NHL’s Sharks and AHL Worcester and scored at a point-per-game clip (8h, 21a) in 29 games) as an AHL rookie.
Prior to turning pro. Tierney (6-foot-1, 191 pounds) played four junior seasons with the London Knights, scoring 191 points (72g, 119a) in 247 games and winning back-to-back Ontario Hockey League championships in 2012 and 2013.
Tierney is the fifth experienced player to sign a two-way contract with the Panthers since free agency opened on Wednesday, joining defensemen Anthony Bitetto and Michael Del Zotto, Calder Cup winning goaltender Alex Lyon and former AHL MVP Gerry Mayhew. Additionally, the Panthers also brought Scott Wilson back to the Checkers on an AHL contract earlier today.