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Both players receive two-year deals

Updated: August 1, 2005, 9:45 PM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- Joe Nieuwendyk and Gary Roberts wanted the chance to finish their careers together. The Florida Panthers sought savvy veterans to mold their young talent into winners.

Roberts

Nieuwendyk

"It's a very attractive situation," Nieuwendyk said.

Indeed, for both sides. The Panthers made the first move in hockey's free agent signing period Monday, signing the four-time All-Star center Nieuwendyk and longtime left wing Roberts away from the Toronto Maple Leafs less ...

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