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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Steven took a different route towards his hockey interests. Starting out as a big Habs fan, he started to gravitate towards the more obscure levels of hockey, such as the low level tournaments in Asia, strange club matches between teams most people in North America can’t pronounce, and even some 3am contests between Bulgaria and New Zealand. Aside from his love for strange hockey events, Steven occasionally acts as a mediocre ball hockey goalie following a failed attempt at making it to the NHL as a fourth line house league grinder. Beyond hockey, Steven is an avid racing fan and loves to chat about NASCAR, F1, Indycar, you name it. Oh, and don’t get him started on music. That is, unless you want the whole history of metal and a guitar lesson. Currently, Steven is a credentialed media member with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, as well as with the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. Steven has also hosted the television show "The Hockey House" on TVCogeco in Ontario, as well as a segment under the same with on LeafsTV in Toronto. Home page: http://www.thehockeyhouse.net

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