The Florida Panthers have given their new forward Sam Reinhart a three-year contract, with multiple reports saying it carries an annual average value of $6.5 million.
Reinhart, 25, was a restricted free agent. Florida got him from the Sabres last month for a first-round draft pick and goalie prospect Devon Levi.
Reinhart's contract carries the highest cap hit of any forward on the Panthers. That includes point-per-game producers Aleksander Barkov and Jonathan Huberdeau. The 25-year-old Barkov has another season on his deal at $5.9 million. And Huberdeau, 28, has two years left at the same cap hit.