The Habs added some blueline depth on Friday, inking 27 old rearguard Zach Redmond to a two year contract. It’s a one way deal with a cap hit of $612,500.
He split last season between Colorado and their AHL affiliate. With the Avs in 2015-16, Redmond played in 37 games, scoring four goals and two assists while averaging 11:47 per game. He also added three goals and four helpers in eleven games with San Antonio.
In his NHL career, the 6’2, 205 lb defenceman has played in 114 games between Colorado and Winnipeg, scoring nine goals and 24 assists.
The contract breaks down as follows:
Redmond was likely signed with the intention of sending him to St. John’s in the AHL, not unlike the role that Mark Barberio had to start last season as a mentor to the youngsters and the first call-up in case of injuries. Redmond will have to go through waivers for that to happen though.