The Florida Panthers added some more forward depth Wednesday by signing Scott Wilson to a one-year deal.
Wilson, 28, got a two-way contract for $700,000.
A seventh-round pick by the Penguins in 2011, Wilson has close to 200 games of NHL experience including 106 with Pittsburgh which mostly came during 2015-17 where he was part of their 2017 Stanley Cup championship along with Patric Hornqvist.
In October of 2017, Pittsburgh traded Wilson to Detroit for Riley Sheahan — whom the Penguins sent to the Panthers as part of the Nick Bjugstad/Jared McCann deal in 2019.
“I think he’s got a good career ahead of him,” Pittsburgh GM Jim Rutherford said of Wilson at the time of the Sheahan trade. “He kind of got in the numbers game here …
“If he wasn’t going to be in the lineup, it’s better to give him a chance instead of letting him sit. I still believe in him as a player.”
Last season, Wilson played in six games with the Sabres and scored a goal with two points.
He spent most of the season with AHL Rochester, scoring 11 goals with 22 points in 37 games with the Amerks.
Earlier this week, forwards Greg Meireles and Matthew Wedman signed one-year AHL contracts and will be assigned to Charlotte.
Meireles and Wedman are both 21 and were drafted by the Panthers in 2019. Meireles was a sixth round pick in 2019, Wedman was taken in the seventh round.