10th year center, former Los Angeles Kings‘ 1st round pick in the 2001 draft (#30 overall) center David Steckel(39) had to hang around for a little while before he found himself a deal for the 2013/2014 season.
Rumor has it he was fishing for a one-year, NHL deal and there was little room there for him to sign.
The mammoth 6’6″ 215 lbs. forward is killer on the dot and it could be his ticket back to the show.
He scored a handsome two-way deal, was put on waivers and sent back to the AHL.
The 31-year old is a veteran of 219 games in the league with 56 goals, 60 assists and a pretty hefty +37 rating.
It would be little surprise to see him leave for the KHL to finish out his pro career.