Hal Gill has agreed to a one-year, $700k deal with the Philadelphia Flyers after a successful tryout with the club.
Gill appeared in 32 games with Nashville last season and was bought out by the Predators in July. The Predators traded for Gill on February 17, 2012, sending Blake Geoffrion, Robert Slaney, and a second-round draft pick in 2012 to Montreal in return.
Gill, who won a Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2009 was an eighth-round pick (No. 207) of the Boston Bruins in the 1993 NHL Draft. Not considered to be an offensive blueliner, Gill recorded two assists in three preseason games with the Flyers. He will have his work cut out for him as he tries to best Nicklas Grossmann, Erik Gustafsson and Andrej Meszaros for playing time. Gill’s experience and leadership could prove to be an extremely positive thing for a defense core without long term future plans.
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