Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: 2012 NHL Free Agents List
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06-13-2012, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by caley View Post

Shaone Morrisonn who had 4 goals and 15 points in 65 games with Rochester of the AHL last year has signed with Spartak Moskva of the KHL. Morrisonn, who was a 1st round pick 19th overall of Boston in 2001, is scheduled to become an UFA this summer.
I'm a bit surprised by this. Maybe him and his agent thought that he wouldn't get anything better than a two-way NHL contract this summer.

Originally Posted by caley View Post
Per Capgeek, the NY Rangers have signed Mike Vernace to a 1 year/2-way $525,000 contract extension. Vernace, 26, had 3 goals and 18 points in 65 games split between Norfolk, San Antonio and Connecticut of the AHL last season. He began the season as property of Tampa Bay but was traded to Florida along with James Wright for Michael Kostka and Evan Oberg. He was then traded to the Rangers along with a 3rd round pick in 2013 for Wojtek Wolski. Vernace was originally a 7th round pick, 201st overall, of San Jose in 2004.
That's a player than I thought was Europe bound.

It's crazy the number of times he was moved in the past couple years. Not counting the two trades you mentionned, he was signed by Atlanta in 2009 after Colorado didn't offer him a QO. During the season, he was loaned to Hamilton while Greg Stewart was loaned to the Chicago Wolves.

His rights were traded to San Jose by Atlanta because Atlanta needed to unload some contracts after acquiring Byfuglien, Sopel and Eager. He didn't stay with the Sharks for long, he became a UFA on July 1st and signed with Tampa.

That's 6 AHL teams for him since 2009, he also played a few games with Tampa and he was part of the Sharks' organisation for a week. After all that, I thought that he would have been looking for some stability in Europe.

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