Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Schultz arrives in Philadelphia with 1-year deal

The  Philadelphia Flyers kept at their minor transactions on a sweltering Wednesday, agreeing to terms on a one-year contract with defenseman Nick Schultz.

His deal is $1.25 million according to several reports, and despite the raised cap number, signals that the $700,000 investment in healthy scratch Hal Gill is at an end.

The 31-year-old native of Saskatchewan skated in 69 games between the Oilers and Blue Jackets last season, compiling five assists, 28 penalty minutes and a minus-13 rating.

A former second-round draft pick of Minnesota in 2000, Schultz is a veteran of 880 NHL contests for three clubs, and has tallied 27 goals, 119 assists and 384 PIM.

In other moves, Philly acquired a third-round draft pick in 2015 in exchange for minor-league forward Tye McGinn and signed winger Andrew Gordon to a one-year, two-way contract.

McGinn appeared in 36 games over the last two seasons for Philadelphia, totaling seven goals and 10 points. He added 35 points (20G, 15A) in 54 games with the Phantoms.

Gordon last appeared in the NHL during a six-game stint with the Canucks two seasons ago, where he failed to record a point. The 28-year-old former Capitals draft pick and St. Cloud State product has seen 55 games for Washington, Anaheim and Vancouver in parts of five NHL campaigns.

In one four-year period (2007-11), Gordon totaled 224 points (102 goals) in 267 games for the Hershey Bears. This past season, he recorded 23 goals and 33 assists for St. John's, affiliate for the Winnipeg Jets.

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