The Philadelphia Flyers signed Hal Gill to a one year contract to strengthen their defense corps on Tuesday. During the last 2 months, he didn’t shown interest to sign any team and concerned specifically about the short-term deals.
The 38 year-old veteran Gill is attending the training camp on a professional tryout. He scored 2 assists in 3 pre-season games.
Gill was in the team of Pittsburgh Penguins who won the Stanley Cup in 2009 and was the 8th round pick by the Boston Bruins in 1993 NHL draft. He played 32 games last season with the Nashville Predators.
Overall, he played 1,102 regular season games with Boston Bruins, Maple Leafs, Penguins Canadiens and Predators. He scored 184 points with 36 goals and 960 penalty minutes. Also, he scored 6 assists in 110 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
Gill, the 6’7’’ will get $700,000 for the one-year deal. He will be the backup for Flyers in case someone is injured.
“I’m happy to be part of this team because I think it’s a team that has a shot to win and that’s what you want,” “You want a chance to be playing in June and that’s what I’m looking forward to”, Gill said after his practice on Tuesday.