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Report: Corvo signs with Ottawa — one year, $900k

Jul 8, 2013, 10:34 AM EDT

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Joe Corvo is apparently getting good about returning to teams he once played for.

Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun reports the 36 year-old defenseman has signed with the Ottawa Senators. No details are available on the term of the contract.

UPDATE: Bruce Garrioch of the Sun says it’s a one-year, $900,000 deal.

Corvo played for two seasons with the Sens back in the 2006-07 and 07-08 seasons before being dealt to Carolina. He played last season with the Hurricanes after spending a not-so memorable season in Boston. Now he heads back to Ottawa where he’ll likely be used as a sixth or seventh defenseman.

He’s more of an offensive defenseman as he had six goals and 11 assists for the Hurricanes last season. His not-so stellar defense earned him the nickname of “Uh-Oh Corvo” during his last spin in Ottawa. Awkward.

  1. lonespeed - Jul 8, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Playing porous defense in the NHL since 2002…

    • nhbsfan - Jul 8, 2013 at 11:36 AM

      Also, denting the back boards with slap shots that miss the net by a mile…back even further to his Manchester Monarch’s days….

  2. LampyB - Jul 8, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    The “Uh Oh Corvo” days continued in Boston. He was benched many times for giveaways and poor breakout plays.

  3. stcrowe - Jul 8, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    Didn’t he leave Ottawa on bad terms? I seem to recall that he had asked to be traded out the last time. Anybody remember?

    • sens101 - Jul 8, 2013 at 2:13 PM

      yes you are correct. They weren’t the worst of terms but he asked to be traded because he didn’t like the spotlight ie going to the grocery store and being noticed (i actually worked at one such supermarket and saw how awkward he was on multiple occasions), and he couldn’ t handle the pressure of playing in a hockey market. He had crazy confidence issues and would bring this to light for whatever reason during media availability

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