The Philadelphia Flyers gave defenseman Erik Gustafsson a one-season, $ 3M contract on Monday.
Gustafsson was traded from the Chicago Blackhawks to the Calgary Flames in February. He totaled six goals and 29 points in 66 games during the 2019-20 season.
“Erik is a mobile, skilful puck-moving defenseman who has performed well offensively both evenly and on the power play,” GM Chuck Fletcher said in a statement. “We believe that Erik will give us significant playing time and [qu’il] is a good addition to our group of young defenders. ”
Gustafsson had his best campaign in 2018-19, scoring 17 goals and 60 points in 79 games. He also won the gold medal with Sweden at the World Championship in 2018.
Brad Richardson goes to Nashville
The Nashville Predators have reached an agreement with forward Brad Richardson on the terms of a one-year contract. The center player earned a salary of $ 1 million.
The 35-year-old veteran will therefore put on a fifth jersey in the National Hockey League. He previously played with the Colorado Avalanche, the Los Angeles Kings, the Vancouver Canucks and the Arizona Coyotes. He was also with the “Yotes” since the 2015-2016 campaign.
Last year, the skater known for his defensive qualities amassed six goals and five assists for 11 points in 59 games. He also maintained a +1 differential.
The Belleville, Ont. Native was a fifth-round pick (163e overall) of the Avalanche in 2003. Since then, he has played 808 games in the Bettman circuit.
Lucas Wallmark in Chicago
The Blackhawks have added forward Lucas Wallmark to their roster under a one-season pact worth $ 950,000, according to TSN.
The Florida Panthers acquired from the Carolina Hurricanes in February, but decided not to make a qualifying offer to him until the free agent market opened.
The 25-year-old Swede had 12 goals and 25 points in 67 games last season.