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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Larionov Gets $1.8M for a Year at Florida




SUNRISE, Florida -- Russian center Igor Larionov, who spent five seasons with the Detroit Red Wings and helped them win two Stanley Cups, signed a free-agent contract with the Florida Panthers on Saturday.


Larionov, 39, chose the Panthers over the Calgary Flames. He signed a one-year deal worth $1.8 million with a club option for 2001-2002 at $2 million.


Panthers general manager Bryan Murray said Larionov, who came to North America in 1989 and has spent every season but one since in the National Hockey League, will center the team's top line, playing with countryman Pavel Bure, the league's leading goal scorer.


"We believe that his poise and character, along with what he can add to our younger players in the organization, is well worth bringing him on board,'' said Murray.


Larionov played 79 games last season for Detroit, with nine goals and 38 assists. He had one goal and two assists in nine playoff games.


Russian winger German Titov agreed to terms on a multi-year contract Saturday with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, who become his fourth NHL team in just over three seasons, Reuters reported.


Terms were not disclosed for the 34-year-old unrestricted free agent, who was paid $1.2 million while splitting last season between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Edmonton Oilers.