Panthers acquire minor league defenseman Reece Scarlett from Devils


SUNRISE, Fla. — Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations Dale Tallon announced that the Panthers have acquired defenseman Reece Scarlett from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for forward Shane Harper. Scarlett will report to Florida’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds.

Scarlett, 23, recorded 21 points (4-17-21) in 50 games with the Albany Devils. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound native of Edmonton, Alberta has recorded 92 points (16-76-92) over 215 AHL games, all with Albany.

He was originally selected by New Jersey in the sixth round (159th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft.