Who Were The Worst NHL Free Agent Signings of 2013?

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David Clarkson, TOR (7 years, $36.75M)

Jan 12, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs right wing David Clarkson (71) skates with the puck against the New Jersey Devils at Air Canada Centre. The Maple Leafs beat the Devils 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

After 10 goals in his first 14 games last season, Clarkson netted just 5 in his last 34 games with the Devils.  Still, he was one of the most sought-after free agents heading into the off-season.  The Leafs got their man, but the pressure of the big contract and coming home to Toronto hasn’t helped much. His season got off to a bad start with a 10 game suspension for leaving the bench in the pre-season and he has contributed just 3 goals and 5 assists in 36 games.  Not exactly the impact the Leafs were expecting.