The Florida Panthers re-signed forward Shawn Matthias to a two-year, $3.5 million deal, TSN reported Friday.
Matthias, 25, scored 14 goals in 48 games last season. He was a second round draft pick of the Detroit Red Wings in 2006 and was part of the trade that sent Todd Bertuzzi to the Red Wings in 2007.
Matthias played a career-high 15:11 per game and tied for the team lead in goals.
Matthias would have been a restricted free agent.