SUNRISE (CBSMiami) – The Florida Panthers have re-signed forward Jaromir Jagr to a one-year deal.READ MORE: Legendary 'Goodfellas' actor Ray Liotta dead at 67
Jagr, 43, joined the Panthers in February and instantly became a main contributor to the team.
In 20 games with the Panthers Jagr had six goals and 12 assists, averaging just under a point per game.
He teamed up with 19-year-old Aleksander Barkov and 21-year-old Jonathan Huberdeau and the three made up one of the best lines in the NHL over the past month-plus.
The trio combined to produce 54 points this season in their 20 games together, scoring 19 goals to go with 35 assists.READ MORE: BSO Investigates Fatal Crash In Dania Involving Motorcyclist
Jagr had 11 goals and 18 assists in 57 games with the New Jersey Devils before they traded him to Florida prior to the trade deadline.
“Jaromir is a true professional in every sense of the word and a world-class player,” said Owner Vincent Viola. “This signing further shows our commitment to building a competitive and winning team in South Florida. In just 20 games, he has become a fan favorite and we look forward to his continued contributions to our organization.”
Panthers General Manager Dale Tallon didn’t give specifics but told the media that Jagr’s new contract is very similar to his old one, which paid him a base salary of $3.5 million plus incentives.
“We are extremely pleased to have re-signed Jaromir,” said Tallon. “He found instant chemistry playing alongside Aleksander Barkov and Jonathan Huberdeau. Jaromir’s intense work ethic and positive attitude has had a tremendous impact on our locker room.”MORE NEWS: Cruise Ship Smokestack Catches Fire in Turks & Caicos
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