Rookie forward Brandon Pirri was arguably the most consistent point-producer for the Panthers in the closing weeks of last season, and as a result earned the first one-way, two-year contract of his fledgling career. Pirri, 23, who was drafted by the Blackhawks in the second round of the 2009 draft when Panthers General Manager Dale Tallon was in the same role in Chicago, notched a career-high 13 goals and 25 points with a plus-6 in 49 games last season. Pirri was acquired from the Blackhawks on March 2 for Florida's third-round pick in 2014 as well as for a fifth-rounder in 2016. His 16.3 shot percentage was third best among rookies who played 40 or more games.