Panthers sign five to deals

Photo: Danny Baxter

The Florida Panthers announced today that the club has signed the following players to one-year, two-way contracts: forward Chase Balisy, forward Connor Brickley, defenseman Reece Scarlett and goaltender Harri Sateri.

Additionally, forward Curtis Valk has agreed to terms on a one-year, entry-level contract.

Balisy, 25, led the AHL’s Springfield Thunderbirds with 45 points (17g, 28a) in 76 games last season. In 218 career AHL games, Balisy has posted 115 points (47 goals, 68 assists).

The 5-foot-11, 180-pound native of Fullerton, Calif., was originally selected by the Nashville Predators in the sixth round (170th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft.

Brickley, 25, recorded 26 points (15g, 11a) in 69 games with the AHL’s Charlotte Checkers last season. In 195 AHL games with Charlotte, Portland and San Antonio, Brickley has totaled 50 goals and 52 assists for 102 points.

The 6-foot, 203-pound native of Everett, Mass., has recorded five points (1g, 4a) in 23 NHL games, all with Florida (2015-16). He was originally selected by Florida in the second round (50th overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft.

Scarlett, 24, appeared in 51 AHL games between Springfield and Albany last season, posting four goals and 17 assists for 21 points.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound native of Sherwood Park, Alberta has produced 93 points (17g, 76a) in 216 career AHL games. He was originally selected by the New Jersey Devils in the sixth round (159th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft.

Sateri, 27, appeared in 42 games with Chekov Vityaz (KHL), owning a 20-16-5 record, 2.50 goals-against average, .929 save percentage and two shutouts. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound native of Toijala, Finland, owns a 48-68-7 record over 129 AHL games (2010-14), with a 2.89 GAA, a .902 save percentage and four shutouts.

Sateri was originally selected by the San Jose Sharks in the fourth round (106th overall) of the 2008 NHL Draft.

Valk, 24, appeared in 75 games with Utica last season, recording 46 points (16g, 30a). His 46 points ranked him second on the Comets in scoring and led the club with 30 assists.

The 5-foot-9,  166-pound native of Medicine Hat, Alta., has registered 52 points (18g, 34a) in 88 career AHL games.