Former Capital Matt Bradley signs with Florida Panthers

Veteran right wing Matt Bradley has become the latest former Capital to join part in the rebuilding of the Florida Panthers.

Bradley signed a two year deal with the Panthers, joining fellow unrestricted free agents and former Capitals winger Tomas Fleischmann and goaltender Jose Theodore in South Florida.

Bradley, 33, spent the last six seasons in Washington and recorded 11 points (4 goals) in 61 games during the 2010-11 regular season.

He is the latest in what’s been a busy series of acquisitions by the Panthers, who have also signed forwards Tomas Kopecky, Sean Bergenheim, Scottie Upshall and Marcel Goc along with defenseman Ed Jovanovski. Florida General Manager Dale Tallon picked up defenseman Brian Campbell and forward Kris Versteeg in trades as well.

Of Washington’s five unrestricted free agents, all but two — Jason Arnott and Scott Hannan — have signed new deals with Bradley bound for Florida, Boyd Gordon to Phoenix and Marco Sturm to Vancouver.


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