The Florida Panthers and Jimmy Hayes have avoided arbitration and agreed to a one-year deal, the club announced on its Tuesday.
The 24-year-old Hayes was originally drafted 60th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2008 and has played 96 career NHL games with the Panthers and Chicago Blackhawks.
The Sun Sentinel is reporting the agreement is a one-way contract worth $925,000.
"We are pleased to have reached an agreement with Jimmy," general manager Dale Tallon said in a release on the team's website. "We look forward to his continued contributions to our team both on and off the ice."
He scored 11 goals and seven assists in 53 games with the Panthers last season.