Star center Joe Thornton has signed a one-year deal with the Florida Panthers for the 24th season of his legendary career.

Thornton, 42, will earn $750,000 on the deal, with no bonuses or incentives.

"I see their team on paper, I watched their team last year, I love their team, and that's it," Thornton said. "I love what they're building, and I'm excited to be part of it. But everything is about ultimately winning the Stanley Cup, and the Panthers are right there in my opinion."