NHL Free Agency: Matt Bradley Signs Two-Year Contract With Florida Panthers

Former Washington Capitals winger Matt Bradley has officially departed the team, signing a two-year contract with the Capitals' division rival, the Florida Panthers. The Panthers announced the signing on their Twitter account. Terms of his contract have not been disclosed.

The gritty Bradley became a fan favorite in his six years in Washington for his play on the checking line. On a team that many felt lacked grit, Bradley was beloved. But with the Capitals making several moves on Friday to address that shortcoming, Bradley became expendable. He had four goals and seven assists in 61 games last season.

Bradley is one of many fresh faces for the Panthers. He will be joined by fellow former Capital Tomas Fleischmann, who signed a four-year, $18 million deal on Friday. Fleischmann had been traded to the Avalanche for defensemen Scott Hannan last year. Hannan is unlikely to return to D.C.

For more on the signing, visit Japers Rink.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation DC

You must be a member of SB Nation DC to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation DC. You should read them.

Join SB Nation DC

You must be a member of SB Nation DC to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation DC. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.