COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -The Blue Jackets have signed forward Ben Guite to a one-year contract.
General manager Scott Howson announced the signing Wednesday. Terms were not revealed.
The 32-year-old Guite was scoreless with four penalty minutes in six games with the Nashville Predators last season. He also played with Milwaukee of the American Hockey League, where he had eight goals and 13 assists in 64 games.
The Montreal native has 19 goals and 26 assists in 175 NHL games with Boston, Colorado and Nashville. He set career highs with 11 goals and 11 assists in 79 games with the Avalanche in 2007-08.
Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.
— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
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