Friday, March 6, 2009

UFA Signing: Jeff Hamilton

The Toronto Maple Leafs inked unrestricted free agent forward Jeff Hamilton to a contract on Thursday. The terms of the deal are not known. Update: Hamilton signed for the league minimum ($475K) and will pull in just over $100K if he plays out the last 18 games of the season with Toronto.

Hamilton had spent the season with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League, the Atlanta Thrasher's minor league team, scoring 53 points (16 goals, 37 assists) on 50 games.

A 142 game veteran, Hamilton has 29 goals and 42 assists for 71 points. An undrafted signee of the Isles, Hamilton made his appearance with the Blue & Orange during the 2003-04 season. Hammy wound his way to the Chicago Blackhawks where he had a breakout season during the 2006-07 campaign and eventually the Carolina Hurricanes who dropped him this past summer only 1 year into a 2 year deal.

We wish Jeff the best with the Leafs.

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