'"…a positive example for our young defensemen."'
Archives for July 3, 2006
'The announcement comes on Numminen's 38th birthday.'
'"We are delighted to have Teppo back for the upcoming season," Sabres general manager Darcy Regier siad. "He brings a lot of different things to the team and provides great leadership and a positive example to our younger defensemen."'
'He recently had surgery to correct an irregular heartbeat, but has been cleared to play.'
‘A 17-year NHL veteran, Numminen received a raise over the $2 million he made last season, when he joined the Sabres as a free agent.’
'Also having played for Edmonton and Washington, Grier has collected 112 goals and 267 points in 693 career games over nine seasons.'
'Last season with Buffalo, he notched seven goals and 16 assists in 81 games and added three goals and five assists in 18 playoff games before the Sabres were knocked out by Carolina, which went on to win the Stanley Cup, in seven games in the Eastern Conference finals.'
'San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed Group III unrestricted free agents center Curtis Brown and right wing Mike Grier to contracts.'
‘Jay Fee told The Associated Press that the Buffalo Sabres, Grier’s former team, had also expressed interest in re-signing his client, but Grier elected to go with the Sharks. The deal will pay Grier $1.775 million a season, a boost over the $1.36 million he made with Buffalo last year before becoming an unrestricted free agent on Saturday for the first time in his career.’
'The deal will reportedly pay Grier $1.75 million per season.'