Scott Clemmensen watched the direction of the Florida Panthers change with a roster overhaul last summer. And because he believes better days are ahead, he's not leaving anytime soon.
Clemmensen and Florida agreed on a two-year extension, the first move the team announced Sunday when the NHL's free agent window opened. The Panthers also announced two-year contracts with defenseman Filip Kuba -- a Florida draft pick in 1995 -- and right wing George Parros, the enforcer who played for Anaheim when the Ducks won the Stanley Cup in 2007.
''I said it at the end of the year and it still holds true today and last week and four months ago,'' Clemmensen said. ''I want to be a Panther. I'm just glad we were able to reach a deal and I'm able to remain a Panther. I'm very excited about it.''
Panthers general manager Dale Tallon said the team is still aiming to add offense, but was satisfied with Sunday's work.
''They are hockey moves, solid hockey moves with guys that wanted to come here,''...