The Florida Panthers have signed rookie forward Mason Marchment to a one-year contract extension worth $800,000. This contract starts in the 2021-22 season.
Another year! ☑️
We've re-signed Mason Marchment to a one-year contract extension beginning in the 2021-22 season.
— Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers) April 5, 2021
Mason Marchment Gets Extension
Over his two-year NHL career, Marchment has played for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Florida Panthers. He has put up two goals and six assists for eight career points in 26 career games. The Uxbridge, Ontario native signed as an undrafted free agent after playing in the OHL for three different teams.
This season he has two goals and five assists for seven points in 22 games. He also has 12 penalty minutes so far in the 2020-21 campaign. His possession numbers are 56.8 percent Corsi and a relative Corsi of 7.1. He was part of the AHL Calder Cup-winning squad in 2018 with the Toronto Marlies. His father is longtime former NHLer Bryan Marchment.
“Mason has taken full advantage of his opportunity this season and we are pleased to have signed him to a contract extension,” said Zito on the team’s website. “In his first full NHL season, he has proven himself to be a versatile forward who provides our team with a combination of size, skill, and character. We are excited for Mason to take the next step in his career with our organization.”
What This Means for the Future
The 25-year-old averages 14:04 of ice time per night and has become a versatile part of the Panthers’ bottom-six. Marchment is the type of player that will do whatever is asked of him to help the team win.
Florida comes into Monday night’s games two points ahead of the Tampa Bay Lightning for first place in the Central Division. Tampa does have a game in hand on Florida.