General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the Blackhawks have signed free agent defenseman Todd Simpson to a one-year contract.
"Todd's a veteran defenseman who brings extreme toughness," said Tallon. "He'll help our young kids. He's a character guy and tremendous in the locker room. Todd's a tough player, he's a heavyweight."
Simpson, 32, has appeared in 529 career NHL regular season games recording 14 goals and 60 assists for 74 points and 1,227 penalty minutes while skating for the Calgary Flames, Florida Panthers, Phoenix Coyotes, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and the Ottawa Senators. Simpson, has also appeared in nine career Stanley Cup playoff games recording 2 assists and 10 penalty minutes.