Friday, July 02, 2010

Flyers sign Shelley to 3-year deal

The Philadelphia Flyers have signed 6'3'', 230-pound free agent forward Jody Shelley to a three-year contract, according to Club General Manager Paul Holmgren. Per Club policy, financial terms were not disclosed.

Shelley, 34, split the 2009-10 season with the San Jose Sharks, where began the season, and had three assists and 78 penalty minutes in 36 games, and the New York Rangers, where he posted six points (2G,4A) and 37 penalty minutes in 21 games.

A native of Thompson, Manitoba, Shelley has played parts of nine seasons in the NHL with the Columbus Blue Jackets (2000-01 to 2007-08), San Jose (2007-08 to 2009-10) and Rangers (2009-10). He has registered 49 points (16G,33A) and 1,347 penalty minutes in 538 career regular season games
and has also appeared in seven Stanley Cup Playoff games in his career, going scoreless.

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