Jared McCann staying with Florida Panthers

Jared McCann is staying with Florida.

The Panthers signed the restricted free agent center to a $2.5 million, two-year deal on Sunday. McCann had nine goals and 19 assists last season for Florida, which fell short of making the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Panthers general manager Dale Tallon says McCann's versatility and improvement over his two years with Florida were part of the impetus for keeping him for another two seasons.

McCann came to the Panthers in the deal that sent Erik Gudbranson to Vancouver.