The Florida Panthers announced this afternoon that they have signed rugged forward, J.F. Jacques to a one year, two way cntract. Jacques who was originally a second round pick of the Edmontion Oilers in 2003, has appeared in 166 NHL games with both Edmonton and Anaheim. He’s listed at 6′-3″ and 231 lbs, and will add some much needed toughness at both the NHL level with the Panthers, but also with the San Antonio Rampage.
Jacques is a left winger who is known for his physical play, adds depth to the Panthers organization, as Dale continues to add toughness thoughout.
In other news, it was reported that Kris Versteeg has filed for arbitration, which means that he has turned down the Panthers contract offer. Watch this one closely as arbitration is not a comfortable situation for either side. It sometimes can create animosity, and things can take an ultimate turn for the worse. Hopefully the arbitrator makes a ruling that makes sense for both sided.
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