Monday, July 25, 2016

Signed in Europe (Jul 25)

On Monday morning, it was announced that unrestricted free agent forward Kris Versteeg has signed in Switzerland, becoming the second pool worthy player from the 2016 season to do so in this off-season, the first being goaltender Jonas Hiller.

There was no word as to whether or not Versteeg had an NHL out clause in his new deal, as he might receive and offer closer to training camp and you could almost assume that he does.  Nevertheless, the 30-year old forward should have signed a pretty good deal with SC Bern and that a good season over there should likely get him some more job offers from North America.

Last season with the Hurricanes and Kings, Versteeg finished with 15 goals and 38 points in 77 games, good enough for 149th among all forwards, but who is to say what his contract demands were like, especially for this cap-riddled league.

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