Reinhart, 25, was a restricted free agent. Florida bought him from the Sabres final month for a first-round draft decide and goalie prospect Devon Levi.
Reinhart’s contract carries the best cap hit of any ahead on the Panthers. That features point-per-game producers Aleksander Barkov and Jonathan Huberdeau. The 25-year-old Barkov has one other season on his deal at $5.9 million. And Huberdeau, 28, has two years left on the similar cap hit.
These two shall be due large raises, however Reinhart was due for one as effectively. He performed on a one-year, $5.2 million deal final season with the dreadful Sabres. On a staff full of accidents and dysfunction, he scored 25 objectives and added 15 assists in 54 video games. He has scored greater than 20 objectives within the final 4 seasons and 5 of six.
Reinhart was the second general decide within the 2014 draft behind present Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad.