Originally posted on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 7/5/13

NEW YORK - DECEMBER 23: Shawn Matthias #41 of the Florida Panthers skates against Michal Rozsival #33 of the New York Rangers on December 23, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
The Florida Panthers signed restricted free agent Shawn Matthias to a two-year deal, the team announced Friday. Matthias finished last season with a career-best 14 goals last season and 21 points. "Shawn is a hardworking player who played well for our club last season," Panthers GM Dale Tallon said. "He took steps in his development last year, scoring a career high in goals. We look forward to him improving and playing an important role on our club." TSN reported the center will earn 1.75 million per year. Acquired in a 2007 trade with the Detroit Red Wings, Matthias has 39 goals and 42 assists for 81 points in 253 career games, all with Florida. The Panthers also announced the singings of defenseman Mike Mottau to a one-year, two-way deal and winger Joey Crabb to a two-year deal.
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