The Vancouver Canucks have signed Cam Barker to a one year, $700K deal.
Remember when he was drafted was drafted third overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft? Well, his career hasn’t gone as planned.On February 12, 2010, Barker was traded to the Minnesota Wild by the Blackhawks for defenceman Kim Johnsson and defensive prospect Nick Leddy. He was placed on waivers by Minnesota on June 28, 2011, with the intention of buying out his contract, which was exactly the case.
He signed a one-year contract worth $2.25 million with the Edmonton Oilers on July 1, 2011, only to be bought out on June 25, 2012. In 23 games this season, Barker recorded 8 points for the Texas Stars of the AHL after getting a tryout deal before the start of the season. He recently played well for Team Canada at the Spengler Cup.
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