Panthers sign forward Dave Bolland to five-year, $27.5-million deal

SUNRISE, Fla. – The Florida Panthers have signed centre Dave Bolland to a five-year, US$27.5-million contract.

Bolland was limited to 23 games with Toronto last season after suffering a severed ankle tendon. He had eight goals and four assists.

The Toronto native spent the previous six seasons with Chicago, scoring the Stanley Cup-winning goal for the Blackhawks in the 2013 playoffs.

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In 355 career games with Chicago and Toronto, Bolland has 78 goals, 102 assists and 235 penalty minutes.