Friday, July 16, 2010

Penguins Sign Corey Potter

In an official press release today the Penguins announced that they had signed former Rangers defenseman Corey Potter.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenseman Corey Potter to a one-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.

The deal is for the 2010-11 season and is a two-way contract that will pay Potter $500,000 at the NHL level.
At one point Potter was considered to be a solid prospect for the New York Rangers. However, he's not getting any younger (now 26) and there doesn't appear to be any chance of Potter cracking the Rangers lineup anytime soon. It was expected that he would sign elsewhere because he wanted to have a shot at making an NHL club. I don't know if he has any more chance of making the Penguins this season than he did of making the Rangers, but a fresh start somewhere might be what's needed for him.

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