Sunday, January 13, 2013

Flyers sign D Foster

The Flyers have agreed to contract terms with 6-foot-5, 225-lb free agent defenseman Kurtis Foster, according to general manager Paul Holmgren.

Foster, 31, is entering his 11th professional season.  He split time in the 2011-12 season with Anaheim, Minnesota and New Jersey, appearing in a total of 51 games with four goals and 10 assists for 14 points, while averaging 15:54 of ice time.

Foster was drafted by Calgary in the 2nd round (40th overall) of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, but had his rights traded to Atlanta in a 2001 deal.  He made his NHL debut with the Thrashers on March 31, 2003 at the New York Rangers.

Foster signed with the Minnesota Wild as a free agent following the 2004-05 NHL lockout and spent the next four seasons with the club.  He then made stops in Tampa Bay in 2009-10 and Edmonton in 2010-11 before being traded to Anaheim prior to last season.

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