Around The Boards: July 17th – Dustin Penner Signs


After a relatively quiet couple days, there was some action in the NHL yesterday, we have 4 signings, a trade and a new assistant general manager in the Philadelphia Flyers organization.

Jun 8, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Los Angeles Kings left wing

Dustin Penner

(25)and center

Jeff Carter

(77) chase the puck during the second period in game five of the Western Conference finals of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

  • Dustin Penner will rejoin the team he first played in the NHL with, the Anaheim Ducks. They have come to terms on a one year deal worth 2 million for the 2013-2014 season. In 33 games for the Kings, Penner had 14 points. Penner has been trying to replicate the career year he has with the Edmonton Oilers in 2009-2010 when he scored 32 goals and 31 assists, but has since been able to come close to it.
  • The Detroit Red Wings have come to terms with defenseman Brendan Smith on a 2 year contract worth $2.525 million, 1.25 in year one and 1.257 in year two. Smith had eight assists last season and has career totals of 48 games played and 15 points.
  • Should point also point out that Patrick Wiercioch will most likely end up wit ha very similar deal that Brendan Smith just received yesterday.
  • The Winnipeg Jets have avoided salary arbitration with center Eric Tangradi. They have agreed on a two-year, $1.35 million contract, paying him $650,00 next season and $700,00 in 2014-2015. Tangradi registered 4 points last season in 36 games. In 81 games in his career he has  nine points. Aquired from the Pittsburgh Penguins he was often used as a call-up sending time in Wilkes-Barre Scranton, but seems to have found a permanent home in Winnipeg.
  • The Carolina hurricanes have signed the lesser used Stall, in Jordan Stall to a one year two way contract. His contract has him paid $550,000 on the NHL level or $60,000 in the AHL next season. Stall made his NHL debut last season, playing in two games in which, he did not record a point.
  • The Los Angeles Kings have aquired Dan Carcillo from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a conditional draft pick in 2015. Carcillo had 3 points in 23 games last season, he will rejoin his ex teammates in Philadelphia, Jeff Carter and Mike Richards.
  • After spending seven season in the Kings front office, Ron Hextall is now the new assistant general manager and director of hockey operations, for the Philadelphia Flyers. While he is returning to the franchise he played longest with, he did not shy away from stating he is looking to become a general manager in the NHL.