Caruso signs one-year, two-way deal with Panthers

Defenceman Michael Caruso will be suiting up with the San Antonio Rampage again next season, as he’s been re-signed to a one-year, two-way contract with the parent club Florida Panthers.

Caruso, who has spent the majority of the last five seasons as an everyday AHL player, was drafted by the Panthers in the fourth round of the 2006 draft. A two-way defenceman who’s not known for his ability to score, Caruso can still contribute, but he’s defensively responsible and his understanding of the game is beneficial to the Panthers organization.

In 318 games in the AHL, split between San Antonio and the Rochester Americans, Caruso has tallied 13 goals and 34 assists, adding another four assists in 10 playoff games.