Saturday, August 06, 2005

Whitney signs with Canes - more signings August 6th

RALEIGH, North Carolina (Ticker) - The Carolina Hurricanes added another solid veteran forward Saturday, signing left wing Ray Whitney to a two-year contract.
TSN has learned the deal is worth $3 million.
On Tuesday, the Hurricanes signed Cory Stillman, who finished tied for seventh in scoring in 2003-04 with a career-high 80 points.
Whitney, who had his contract bought out by Detroit last month, was drafted 23rd overall in 1991 by San Jose. The 33-year-old recorded 14 goals and 29 assists in 67 games in 2003-04, his first season with the Red Wings.
A two-time All-Star, Whitney scored 20-plus goals in five of the previous six seasons, including a career-high 33 in 1997-98. The 5-10 native of Alberta has 205 tallies and 330 assists in 700 career contests with the Sharks, Edmonton, Florida, Columbus and Detroit.

Today's signings:

Carolina Hurricanes - Signed unrestricted free agent forward Ray Whitney.
Colorado Avalanche - Re-signed restricted free agent forward Milan Hejduk. Signed unrestricted free agent forward Andrew Brunette.
Nashville Predators - Signed unrestricted free agent forward Scott Nichol.
Pittsburgh Penguins - Signed unrestricted free agent forward Ziggy Palffy.


Lindros - Toronto
LeClair - NYR
Cujo - Pittsburgh, TB
Hrdina - Pittsburgh
Burke - Pittsburgh
Carter - Toronto, LA
Gratton - Chicago, St. Louis, Edmonton
Hamrlik - NYR
Mogilny - LA, Anaheim

Other interesting names:

Lindgren, Perreault, Hlavac, Grosek, Green, Stumpel, Deadmarsh, Sandy McCarthy, Mironov, Bondra, Hackett, Mogilny, Selanne, Nikolishin, Tommy Salo, Bure, Sekeras, Stumpel, Cechmanek, Khavanov, Osgood, Potvin, Dafoe, Tremblay, Dunham, and Messier.

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