MacKenzie Weegar played for the Ottawa Senators minor midget AAA team and now the Defenseman on Thursday agreed to an entry-level contract with the Florida Panthers. Financial terms were not yet disclosed.
According to the sources -“We are pleased to have reached a deal agreement with MacKenzie,” Panthers general manager Dale Tallon told. “He is a young and mobile defenseman with an offensive upside, who will continue to grow and develop at the professional level.”
The 20-year-old defensemen had 12 goals and 59 points in 61 regular-season games with the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League to rank fourth among league defensemen. He helped Halifax reach the QMJHL semifinals, where they lost to eventual champion Val-d’Or Foreurs, scoring 5 goals and 22 points in the postseason.
A seventh-round pick (No. 206) of the Panthers in the 2013 NHL Draft, Weegar had 8 goals and 44 points in 62 games to help lead Halifax to the Memorial Cup in 2012-13. He attended training camp with the Panthers in 2013 and had an assist in one preseason game against the Nashville Predators.
Avalanche sign five — Forward Troy Bourke signed a 3-year, entry-level contract with the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday, one of 5 signings by the team. In 30 games Weegar scored 6 goals with 7 assists and had 24 penalty minutes.