Panthers Sign Defenseman Tyson Strachan

Florida Panthers Executive Vice President & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has agreed to terms with D Tyson Strachan on a one-year, two way contract.

“We are pleased to have signed Tyson,” said Tallon. “He is a hard-working, big and strong defenseman who further adds to our organizational depth.”

Strachan, 26, has played in 67 career National Hockey League games, all with St. Louis (2008-11), registering six assists and 82 PIM. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound defenseman has also collected eight goals and 42 points in 142 American Hockey League contests with Peoria and Albany. Prior to turning pro, Strachan spent four years playing hockey at Ohio State University (2003-07).

The Melfort, Saskatchewan native was drafted by Carolina in the fifth round (137th overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

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