Thursday, August 04, 2005
Niedermayer announcement coming....Hawks sign Lapointe
All reports indicate Niedermayer will be signing with Anaheim.
The Chicago Blackhawks have signed unrestricted free agent winger Martin Lapointe.
Lapointe, 31, agreed to a 3-year deal worth $7.2 million.
Lapointe signed a montster deal with the Boston Bruins in 2001, but never lived up to lofty expectations, scoring 40 goals and 43 assists in 205 games.
In his career, Lapointe has 148 goals, 165 assists and 313 points in 757 games.
He played his first seven NHL seasons in Detroit, winning two Stanley Cups with the Red Wings.