Panthers Sign Forward Jesse Winchester

06/15/2013 8:48 AM -

SUNRISE, Fla. (July 5) – Florida Panthers Executive VP & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has agreed to terms with C Jesse Winchester on a one-year, two way contract.

Winchester, 29, has appeared in 233 National Hockey League games, all with Ottawa, registering 52 points (11-41-52) and 121 PIM. The Long Sault, Ontario, native played in five games with Jokerit (Finland) last year registering three assists.

The 6-foot-1, 215-pound forward played four years of college hockey at Colgate University, earning ECAC All-Star team honors in 2008, while also serving as team captain.

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