Over the last 4 years in the AHL the 6’2″ 205 lbs. power forward averaged over 40 points, while in his time spent up with 3 teams in his pro career he has a none too shabby 16 goals and 20 assists in 124 games but is a sort of abysmal -22 plus/minus.
In 40 games this year he’s helping out with 14 goals and 21 assists and definitely provides needed leadership on a still young squad.
Signed only through the end of 2015, it will be interesting to see where the 30-year old will take his game next.
The former Edmonton Oilers‘ 2nd round pick in the 2003 draft (#51 overall) definitely has the ability to help out a checking line but may be looking at a trip overseas is probably a better bet.
Original story: 2/7-15
He would get recalled the very next day and started contributing immediately earning that spot on the roster and not looking back.
Although he would level off and was a healthy scratch for games down the stretch he did appear in a pair of playoff games.
Turning 31-years old as the new season approaches it’s probably a good time to switch up the scenery and he’s signed a one-year two-way deal with Philadelphia Flyers for 2015/2016, but I would not put it by him to make the big club out of training camp and fit in just nicely.
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