SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers General Manager Tom Rowe announced Sunday that the Panthers have signed forward Reilly Smith to a five-year contract extension. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
"Reilly was a key player for our team last season," said Rowe. "He is a valuable contributor to our offense and special teams and is an important part of our talented group of forwards".
The 25-year old Smith recorded 50 points (25-25-50) in 82 games for Florida during the 2015-16 season. His 25 goals marked a career-high and ranked him tied for third on the Panthers. Smith was only one of two Panthers to play in all 82 regular season games.
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Appearing in all six playoff games with the Panthers, Smith led the team in goals (4), assists (4) and points (8), while setting a franchise record with three consecutive multi-point playoff games.
The 6-foot, 185-pound native of Toronto, Ontario has played in 285 NHL games for Florida, Boston (2013-15) and Dallas (2011-13) recording 150 points (61-89-150). Smith has also appeared in 18 NHL playoff games recording 13 points (8-5-13).
Smith was originally selected by Dallas in the third round (69th overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft.