Solid depth pickup, I'd say. Best days behind him, but it's not like we're counting on him to be a #1 or 2 guy. I like him as the #7 dman as opposed to someone like Woywitka.
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced the club has reached a deal in principal with defenseman Wade Redden.
Terms of the contract are one-year and $800,000.
“Wade is a solid two-way defenseman,” said Armstrong. “We believe his experience will complement and add stability to our defensive core.”
Redden, 35, has spent the past two seasons with the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Connecticut Whale. Last year, he posted 20 points, including 4 goals and 16 assists in 49 games.
The 6-foot-2, 205-pound defenseman is a veteran of 13 NHL seasons, including 11 years in Ottawa and, most recently, two with the New York Rangers (2008-2010). Overall, Redden has appeared in 994 National Hockey League (NHL) games, totaling 450 points (106 goals, 344 assists) and 654 penalty minutes.
The Lloydminster, Saskatchewan native was originally drafted by the New York Islanders in the first round (2nd overall) of the 1995 Entry Draft.
Redden is scheduled to arrive in St. Louis this weekend and undergo a physical on Sunday.
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced the club released defenseman Colin White from his professional tryout Friday.
White, 35, appeared in 54 games for the San Jose Sharks last season, posting four points (one goal, three assists) and 21 penalty minutes.
The 6-foot-3, 215-pound defenseman is a veteran of 12 National Hockey League (NHL) seasons including 11 with the New Jersey Devils with whom he won the Stanley Cup in both 2000 and 2003.
Overall, White has dressed in 797 career games, amassing 129 points (21 goals, 108 assists) and 869 penalty minutes as well as 17 points (3 goals, 14 assists) in 114 career playoff games.
The New Glasgow, Nova Scotia native was originally drafted by New Jersey in the second round (49th overall) of the 1996 Entry Draft.