ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -The Stanley Cup champion Anaheim Ducks added another free agent Thursday, signing defenseman Shane Hnidy to a two-year contract worth $1.515 million.
The 31-year-old Hnidy, who had five goals and seven assists in 72 games for the Atlanta Thrashers last season, will earn $755,000 next season and $760,000 in the 2008-09 campaign.
Hnidy posted nine goals and 28 assists in 336 career games with Ottawa, Nashville and Atlanta. He also had two goals and one assist in 23 career playoff games.
Defenseman Mathieu Schneider signed a two-year, $11.25-million deal with Anaheim last Sunday, and right winger Todd Bertuzzi joined the team the following day, agreeing to a two-year, $8 million deal.