Tuesday, August 02, 2005

More Signings...Stillman, Scatchard

Carolina - After a career year in the Sunshine State, Cory Stillman is moving up the East Coast.
Stillman, who finished the 2003-04 season tied for seventh in scoring, agreed to terms on a three-year contract with the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday.
Financial terms were not disclosed.
Drafted sixth overall by Calgary in 1992, Stillman collected 25 goals and 55 assists with Tampa Bay in 2003-04, tying Ottawa's Daniel Alfredsson for seventh in the league in points. He went on to add two tallies and five assists in 21 playoff contests en route to the Lightning's first Stanley Cup championship.
"Cory has been a consistent offensive player throughout his NHL career," Carolina general manager Jim Rutherford said. "He was a key member of Tampa Bay's power play, and we will look for him to do the same for our team."

The Kings also announced they agreed to a two-year deal with free agent goaltender Jason LaBarbera.
LaBarbera, 25, played in 53 games last season with the Hartford Wolf Pack, the New York Rangers' AHL affiliate. He went 31-16-2 with six shutouts, a 1.84 goals-against-average and a .934 save percentage.
"We like his size and feel (he) has a tremendous upside as he has been one of the top young goaltenders in the American Hockey League the last two years and has shown steady improvement as well," Taylor said.
LaBarbera was selected by the Rangers in the third round of the 1998 draft and has played in five NHL games with New York.

Boston signs forward Dave Scatchard, 29, scored just nine goals and 25 points with the New York Islanders in 2003-04, missing 20 games with a separated shoulder. The previous season, he established a career high with 27 goals and matched his career mark of 45 points.
Selected by Vancouver in the second round of the 1994 draft, Scatchard has appeared in 526 career games with the Canucks and Islanders, collecting 107 goals and 115 assists.

After a record-setting performance in 2003-04, it was inevitable Brian Boucher would return to the desert. Boucher, who set the modern record for consecutive shutouts and the longest scoreless stretch with Phoenix in 2003-04, signed a one-year, $900,000 contract with the Coyotes on Tuesday

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