SUNRISE, Fla. – The Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League announced that they have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with former Texas Wildcatters center Kamil Kreps.
The Florida Everblades are the ECHL affiliate of the Panthers.
Selected in the second round (38th overall) by Florida in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, the 6-foot-2 and 202-pound Kreps had 11 points (5g-6a) and six penalty minutes in 12 games with the Wildcatters as a rookie in 2004-05 while also playing in the American Hockey League where he had 11 points (5g-6a) and 11 penalty minutes in 56 games with San Antonio.
He was selected as the MeiGray Group ECHL Alumnus of the Month for February after scoring nine points (2g-7a) in 15 games.
The 23 year old appeared in a career high 76 games for the Panthers in 2007-08 and finished 19th among NHL rookies with a career-best 25 points while registering career highs with eight goals and 17 points.
He has played in the NHL each of the last three years and has 27 points (9g-18a) and 35 penalty minutes in 90 games with the Panthers.