The Florida Panthers and defenceman Michael Matheson have agreed to terms on an eight-year, $39*million contract.

Matheson's new contract will pay him $4.875 million per season.

Matheson is starting his second full season with the Panthers after being drafted by the team 23rd overall in 2012.
The 23-year-old had seven goals and 10 assists in 81 games for Florida last year.