The Panthers have re-signed another of their restricted free agents, inking Lucas Carlsson to a one-year, two-way contract.
The 25-year-old defenseman was a force for the Checkers at the start of last season, putting up six points (1g, 5a) and a +9 rating in eight games. In early November Carlsson earned himself a call up from Florida and would spend the rest of the campaign in the NHL, recording nine points (3g, 6a) in 40 games for the Panthers.
Over his eight pro seasons, Carlsson - who was a fourth-round pick by Chicago in 2016 - has amassed 77 points (18g, 59a) in 143 career AHL games and 11 points (3g, 8a) in 58 NHL games. Prior to making the jump to North America Carlsson suited up in his native Sweden’s top league, posting 38 points (14g, 24a) in 136 SHL contests.