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Panthers sign Deveaux

The Florida Panthers, parent club of the AHL’s San Antonio Rampage, have agreed to terms with center Andre Deveaux on a one-year, two-way contract.

“Andre is a big, physical and strong forward who adds further depth to our organization,” said Panthers executive vice president and general manager Dale Tallon. “He has had the opportunity to gain some NHL playing experience and we look forward to his continued growth with the Florida Panthers.”

The 6-foot-4, 232-pound forward played in nine games for the Rangers last season picking up an assist, while also appearing in 59 contests for Connecticut (AHL) scoring 20 goals with 20 assists.

Deveaux, 28, has played in 31 National Hockey League games for Toronto (2008-10) and the N.Y. Rangers (2011-12), registering two assists and 104 penalty minutes.

The Freeport, Bahamas, native has played in 476 AHL games with Connecticut, Chicago, Toronto and Springfield, scoring 95 goals with 109 assists and 1,371 PIM. He was a member of Chicago’s Calder Cup championship team in 2008.

Deveaux was originally drafted by Montreal in the sixth round (182nd overall) in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.