Brad Boyes re-ups with Panthers

Updated: March 5, 2014, 1:05 AM ET
By Craig Custance | ESPN The Magazine

The Florida Panthers have signed forward Brad Boyes to a two-year contract extension worth $2.625 million per season, a league source confirmed.

The deal comes with a limited no-trade clause, the source said.

Boyes, a possible trade candidate before Wednesday's deadline, is a good fit for the rebuilding Panthers, scoring a team-high 17 goals this season in 59 games. It's the most goals he's scored since totaling 17 in 83 games during a 2010-11 season split between the St. Louis Blues and Buffalo Sabres.

The 31-year-old Boyes is also one of the best shootout weapons in the league, with his six shootout goals tied for second-most in the league.

Boyes has 185 goals in 665 career games with the San Jose Sharks, Boston Bruins, Blues, Sabres, New York Islanders and Panthers.

The deal comes the same day the Panthers acquired goalie Roberto Luongo from the Vancouver Canucks.

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