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Panthers agree to entry level contract with Calle Sjalin

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The Panthers announced they have signed defenseman Calle Sjalin to a two-year entry level deal.

The 22-year-old last played with Leksands IF of the Swedish Hockey League recording a career-high six goals, 16 assists and 22 points leading all Leksands defensemen.

“Calle is a skilled defenseman who possesses a powerful shot and exceptional playmaking ability,” GM Bill Zito. “He has developed into a top blueliner in the Swedish Hockey League and we are excited for him to continue to grow as an athlete in our system.”

Sjalin was originally selected by the New York Rangers in the fifth round (145th overall) of the 2017 NHL Draft.