SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) _ The Florida Panthers re-signed defenseman Mathieu Biron to a three-year deal Friday.

A restricted free agent, Biron had one goal, eight assists and 14 penalty minutes in 34 games with the Panthers last season. He also had three goals and eight assists in 43 games with the Panthers' AHL affiliate in San Antonio.

Biron is the second defenseman re-signed by the Panthers this week. Branislav Mezei also signed a three-year deal on Wednesday.