March 23 2012: Sunrise, FL, USA; Florida Panthers right wing Kris Versteeg (32) warms up before a game against the Edmonton Oilers at the BankAtlantic Center. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

BREAKING! Kris Versteeg Avoids Arbitration. Signs Four Year Deal With Florida Panthers

Today was the day that Kris Versteeg was scheduled to have his arbitration hearing as it related to his contract negotiations with the Florida Panthers.  It was officially announced at 10:00 A.M. this morning that the colorful and talented winger signed a four deal to remain wuith the club.

Details are not available as of this posting, however we wanted to get the news out and let our fanbase know that he’s reached an agreement with the club.  Here’s what general manager Dale Tallon had to say about Versteeg:

Kris played an important role in our club’s success last season and we are pleased to have reached a long-term contract agreement with him,” said Tallon. “He is a skilled player who recorded career highs in goals and points last season, while playing on our top line alongside Stephen Weiss and Tomas Fleischman. We look forward to his continued offensive production, as well as his off-ice contributions in the South Florida community.”

We’ll have more details later as they become available.

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