The Panthers announced late Tuesday afternoon that both left-winger Garrett Wilson and center Corban Knight agreed to one-year, two-way contracts with the Panthers. Both players were two of the Panthers’ eight restricted free-agents tendered qualifying offers last week and they had until July 15th to agree to those offers.
Garrett Wilson, 24, was an assistant captain for the Rampage last season and put up 38 points in 71 games, including a career-high 23 goals. He also played 2 games for the Panthers on February 24th and 26th, both against Chicago, and had 0 points.
Corban Knight, 24, played in a combined 58 games last season for both the Adirondack Flames and the San Antonio Rampage and tallied 36 points. Knight was re-acquired from the Flames in exchange for Drew Shore on January 9th after being drafted originally by the Panthers in 2009 and failing to sign a contract. Knight also played in two NHL games for the Flames last season and had 0 points.