Jul 20, 2012, 12:24 PM EDT
Daniel Winnik may not have jumped out to many people on the free agent list, but he’ll be taking his talents to the Pond in Anaheim now.
The Ducks announced they’ve signed Winnik to a two-year deal, one that Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports is worth $3.6 million, good for a cap hit of $1.8 million. Last season, Winnik split his time between Colorado and San Jose after a mid-season trade.
In 84 games last season (yes, two more than most everyone plays), he potted eight goals and 15 assists but he’s better known for his work on checking lines and frustrating opponents. He’s steady and reliable and will give the Ducks better balance among their bottom six forwards, something they struggled with last year.
- Sharks beat Kings in OT, take 3-0 stranglehold on series 20
- Rangers chase Emery, top Flyers for 2-1 series lead 42
- Bruins dominate Red Wings, take 2-1 series lead 18
- And then there were 15: Lightning eliminated 60
- WATCH LIVE: San Jose Sharks at Los Angeles Kings (Game 3) 2
- Bettman says shootouts are staying, gives salary cap estimate 31
- Video: Yeo asked if Cooke told to ‘target’ Avs, does not like question 44
- On Matt Cooke and whether he’s a ‘repeat offender’ 58
- Marleau, O’Reilly and St. Louis named Lady Byng finalists 20
- Zuccarello: ‘I’m not a diver’ 50
- Video: Seabrook ejected for charging Backes; will face hearing (update) (153)
- Bad luck strikes twice: Lightning goal waved off, Stamkos takes knee to head (127)
- Keith doesn’t remember if he taunted Backes after Seabrook hit (125)
- Video: Lucic spears DeKeyser from behind (118)
- Flyers want to ‘punish’ McDonagh (113)