NHL Notes: Panthers Ink Vincent Trocheck to 6-year Extenstion

SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Florida Panthers have finalized the signing of forward Vincent Trocheck to a six-year, $28.5 million contract.

Trocheck had 25 goals and 28 assists for Florida last season, helping the Panthers win the Atlantic Division title.

General manager Tom Rowe says Trocheck "played an important role in our success last season and will be a prominent part of the Panthers for years to come."

The 22-year-old Trocheck has 37 goals and 46 assists in 146 NHL games. He tied for third in goals for Florida last season and was fifth in total points.

Florida has added defensemen Keith Yandle and Jason Demers, goalie James Reimer and forwards Colton Sceviour and Jonathan Marchessault in this offseason, plus locked up returnees like Trocheck and All-Star defenseman Aaron Ekblad to long-term deals.

STARS: Journeyman Cracknell inks 1-year deal
DALLAS -- The Stars have signed free agent Adam Cracknell to a one-year contract, making Dallas the journeyman forward's fifth team in four seasons.

The 30-year-old Cracknell split last season between Vancouver and Edmonton, appearing in 48 games combined. All of his career-high 10 points (five goals, five assists) came with the Canucks.

Cracknell, who plays right wing, has 134 career games in six seasons, the first four with St. Louis. He's also played for Columbus. He has 27 career points (11 goals, 16 assists).

A ninth-round pick by Calgary in 2004, Cracknell also has 415 career games with four franchises in the American Hockey League.

The Stars lost veteran forward Vernon Fiddler to New Jersey in free agency. Fiddler played in all 82 games last season.

DUCKS: Former Flyer Guenin re-signs for another year
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Defenseman Nate Guenin has agreed to a one-year, $600,000 contract to return to the Anaheim Ducks.

The 33-year-old veteran has scored 28 points in 205 career NHL games with Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Anaheim and Colorado. He spent the past three seasons with the Avalanche, scoring a career-high 15 points during the 2014-15 campaign.

Guenin played 15 games for the Ducks in 2011-12, scoring two goals.

He agreed to a two-way deal with Anaheim. Guenin has spent most of his career moving between the AHL and the NHL, playing only two uninterrupted seasons in the NHL.

He could be a depth defenseman for the Ducks, who made no other additions to their roster in the opening days of free agency while losing forwards David Perron, Jamie McGinn and Chris Stewart.  

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