We have updated our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the NHL’s online services, you agree to these updated documents and to the arbitration of disputes.
Welcome |Account|Sign Out 
NEW! SIGN IN WITH YOUR SOCIAL PROFILE
OR
Username or EmailPassword
 
SHARE

Blue Jackets sign Skille, St. Denis

Sunday, 07.07.2013 / 8:16 PM / NHL Free Agency 2013

NHL.com

Share with your Friends


Blue Jackets sign Skille, St. Denis
The Columbus Blue Jackets reportedly have signed free-agent forward Jack Skille to a contract. Multiple media reports say it's a one-year, two-way deal.

The Columbus Blue Jackets made two signings Sunday, agreeing to terms on forward Jack Skille and defenseman Frédéric St. Denis on one-year, two-way contracts.

Skille, 26, was originally drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round (No. 7) of the 2005 NHL Draft. He has 20 goals, 29 assists and 73 penalty minutes in 178 NHL career games with the Blackhawks and Florida Panthers. Skille went 3-9-12 with 96 hits and 11 penalty minutes in 40 games for Florida in 2012-13.

St. Denis, 27, has spent the past four seasons in the Montréal Canadiens’ organization. He had a goal and two assists in 17 games for Montreal in 2012-13 and went 7-11-18 in 63 contests for the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League.

Quote of the Day

It's pretty crazy, but believe me when I say we didn't draft these players with the mindset we had to because they had good hockey-playing dads. It just turned out that way. But we're certainly glad they're a part of our organization.

— Arizona Coyotes director of amateur scouting Tim Bernhardt regarding the coincidence that six of the organization's top prospects are sons of former NHL players