Former Minnesota Duluth defenseman Jason Garrison, 25, signed a two-year, one-way contract Wednesday with the NHL’s Florida Panthers, re-signing with general manager Dale Tallon.
Garrison’s salary will be $650,000 for 2010-11 and $700,000 for 2011-12, said the Sun Sentinel of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in a story here.
"I’m looking forward to showing the coaching staff and management that they made a good decision," Garrison said on a conference call from home in Vancouver, British Columbia. "I’m going to go into training camp with a lot more confidence and work hard. I don’t want to be complacent."
The Florida Panthers webite has a release and audio links at: Panthers Ink D Jason Garrison.
The release is below:
Garrison played three seasons and 87 games with Minnesota Duluth from 2005-08.
"We are very pleased to have reached a contract agreement with Jason," said Tallon. "Over the last two years, Jason has taken great strides in his development and through his hard work and determination, he earned a spot on our roster. We look forward to his continued growth and contributions to our team."
Garrison, 25, played in 39 games with Florida last season recording eight points (2-6-8) and 23 PIM, with a plus-5 rating. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound defenseman also appeared in 38 games for Rochester (AHL) last year scoring three goals with 16 assists and 33 PIM. Garrison made his National
A native of White Rock, British Columbia, Garrison played his college hockey at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, where he registered 29 points (9-20-29) in 87 games over three seasons. After college, the undrafted Garrison was signed by the Panthers as a free