He didn’t make the Florida Panthers out of training camp, but prospect Jonathan Huberdeau received his consolation prize.
Huberdeau, selected third overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, signed a three-year entry level deal with the Panthers Monday, a week after being returned by the club to the Saint John Sea Dogs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The six-foot-one Huberdeau played in five of Florida’s preseason games, finishing tied for the team lead in points with four.
Huberdeau has four assists and five points in two games since being back with the defending Memorial Cup champion Sea Dogs. In 67 games last season, the St. Jerome, PQ. native had 43 goals and 105 points.
Huberdeau was the last of the top eight picks from the 2011 draft to sign.