Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Fringe Signings (Jun 13)

The Winnipeg Jets announced on Tuesday that they have re-signed forward Marko Dano to a new 1-year, 1-way deal, reportedly worth $850,000. Dano, 22, was a 1st round pick for the Blue Jackets back in 2013 and he made 38 appearances in the 2017 season, scoring 4 goals and 11 points, ranking 343rd among all forwards in scoring.

Dano is still thought to be a part of the youth movement in Winnipeg, but with a new deal in place for the 2018 season, he could be an attractive pick-up for Vegas at the expansion draft, as he could be one of the required 20 signed players that the Golden Knights need to take during this weekend's proceedings.

If he remains with the club, he'll be a cost-efficient option for the team and definitely a late round option for the hockey pool draft.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Nashville Predators announced that they had re-signed defenseman Yannick Weber to a 1-year, $650,000 deal, rewarding the rearguard for his work during their playoff run.  Weber was used as one of the final pairing defensemen during the run and was quite serviceable in that role.

Last season, Weber scored 1 goal and 8 points in 73 games, which doesn't make him much of a hockey pool option, but who knows?  Someone might snap him up eventually, if something drastic was to happen in Nashville next season.

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