Jan 18, 2013, 1:46 PM EDT
Wade Redden will attempt to resurrect his NHL career with the Blues.
One day after being bought out by the Rangers, the 35-year-old has agreed to join St. Louis on a one-year contract with a salary of $800,000 (pro-rated).
“Wade is a solid two-way defenseman,” said Blues GM Doug Armstrong in a release. “We believe his experience will complement and add stability to our defensive core.”
Redden has spent the last two seasons in the AHL, a victim of previous poor play at the NHL level combined with a six-year, $39 million contract he signed in the summer of 2008.
Last season with the Connecticut Whale, he had 20 points (4G, 16A) in 49 games.
Redden was once in the NHL’s upper echelon of defensemen. Drafted second overall in 1995, his best days were in Ottawa where he played 11 seasons from 1996-2008.
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