Panthers General Manager Dale Tallon chose to keep a somewhat old favorite on Monday while retaining two of the franchise's younger players.
The team announced that it signed defenseman Dylan Olsen to a two-year deal while also signing forwards Ryan Martindale and Garrett Wilson to one-year, two-way contracts.
Olsen, 23, scored 12 points in 44 games last season. The Panthers acquired Olsen from the Chicago Blackhawks in November. Tallon drafted Olsen in the first round of the 2009 NHL Draft in his last draft as the Blackhawks' general manager.
His 12 points were a career high after scoring one point, an assist, in his previous 28 games with the Blackhawks during the 2011-12 season.
Martindale, 22, has not made his NHL debut yet. He played in 37 games with the Panthers' AHL affiliate in San Antonio. He scored five goals and nine assists in 14 games last season. Martindale came to the club in a January trade with the Edmonton Oilers.
As for the 23-year-old Wilson, he made his NHL debut on Mar. 18, playing in three games. He scored 30 points and racked up 58 penalty minutes in 71 games with San Antonio last year. Wilson was drafted by the Panthers in the fourth round of the 2009 NHL Draft.