The Florida Panthers made the decision to add veteran depth this season in order to help them in their pursuit of a Stanley Cup. The choice to sign with the Panthers is kind of a family reunion for Eric Staal.
The Panthers and Staal reached a one-year contract agreement on Friday, the organisation reported. They didn’t formally release any financial information. But it’s difficult to believe the soon-to-be 38-year-old is getting paid more than the league minimum.
Eric and Marc are reunited as a result of this action. Another NHL veteran is Marc Staal. Prior to joining the Panthers this offseason, he played for the Detroit Red Wings for the previous two seasons.
This agreement also functions as a reward. On a professional tryout, Eric Staal joined the Panthers in the offseason. In four preseason games, he took eight shots and failed to score, but Florida obviously still saw value in him.
Panthers head coach Paul Maurice remarked on Friday, “He’s had a pretty strong camp.” To his credit, I believe he may have arrived at camp in the best physical condition of his life. You will all be able to see so much about this man’s personality, character, and leadership when you spend time with him.
At the moment, Marc Staal is playing more often on the Panthers’ blueline. Defenseman Aaron Ekblad will be sidelined for a while with a lower-body ailment.
Eric’s utility has yet to be determined, but one thing is certain. He is thrilled to get the chance to compete for a Cup alongside his brother.
Eric remarked, “Having him and possibly having the opportunity to play alongside him was a significant reason why I’m doing what I’m doing, to go down there.” It’s unique to play in the League, and it’s even more special to be able to do it with your brother on a team that has Stanley Cup hopes.
Eric Staal officially joins brother Marc with the Panthers after signing a contract, according to ClutchPoints.