Jul 14, 2014, 7:30 PM EST
While the Florida Panthers have a lot of youth at forward, they’ve locked up another of their young defensemen.
Last season, he played in 44 games for Florida and had three goals and 12 points. After playing in 28 games for the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2011-12 season, he made the most of his time this season trying to establish himself as an offensively productive defender.
With vets like Brian Campbell and Willie Mitchell around, the Panthers defense is a bit green with Gudbranson, Alex Petrovic, Dmitry Kulikov, and Colby Robak. If Olsen can improve his game from last season, he can help make Florida’s top-six a bit sturdier.
Related: The Panthers also re-signed forwards Ryan Martindale and Garrett Wilson. They’ll likely pick up where they left off in AHL San Antonio.
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