SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers General Manager Bill Zito announced today that the club has agreed to terms with defenseman Kevin Connauton on a one-year, two-way contract. Connauton is expected to be assigned to the Panthers Taxi Squad.
Connauton, 30, appeared in four regular season games with the Colorado Avalanche in 2019-20 and 38 regular season games with the Colorado Eagles of the American Hockey League (AHL), producing 27 points (5-22-27).
The 6-foot-2, 205-pound native of Edmonton, Alberta, has appeared in 314 career National Hockey League regular season games with Colorado (2019-20), the Arizona Coyotes (2015-16 to 2018-19), Columbus Blue Jackets (2014-15 to 2015-16) and Dallas Stars (2013-14 to 2014-15).
He was originally selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the third round (83rd overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft.
Connauton signed a professional tryout with the Panthers on Dec. 27, 2020.