The Habs have made their first splash in free agency, signing F Colby
Armstrong to a one year contract worth $1 million. This comes mere hours
after being bought out by the Toronto Maple Leafs. The contract re-unites
him with his former coach in Pittsburgh and Wilkes-Barre, Michel Therrien.
Armstrong himself broke the deal via
Armstrong spent the past two seasons with the Maple Leafs where injuries
plagued him. Last year, he played in just 29 games with the club,
collecting just a single goal to go along with a pair of assists with 9 PIMS and
a -8 rating. He also picked up 37 hits. The prior year, he collected
23 points and 38 PIMS in 50 games with Toronto with 88 hits.
His best success came with the Penguins in 2005-06 where he had 40 points in
47 games. In total, the 6’2 winger has played 439 games with Pittsburgh,
Atlanta, and Toronto, picking up 87 goals and 117 assists with 364 PIMS and a
+23 rating. He made $3 million the past two seasons and will collect an
even $1 million in each of the next two seasons from Toronto as part of his
In other news, it didn’t take long for Brad Staubitz to find a new home.
The short-term pugilist for Montreal at the end of last season signed a 2 year
deal in Anaheim to replace the departing George Parros.
— Colby Armstrong (@armdog) July 1, 2012