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Wings become his third team in six weeks

by Staff Writer / Detroit Red Wings
DETROIT - General Manager Ken Holland today announced that the Detroit Red Wings have acquired defenseman Corey Cross from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Detroit's fourth-round pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.


Cross is in his 12th NHL season with Detroit becoming his fifth NHL team, and third in the last six weeks. He was traded from Edmonton to Pittsburgh along with Jani Rita from in exchange for Dick Tarnstrom on January 26th.

Total Votes: 2556
Does the addition of Corey Cross firm up Detroit's blueline for the upcoming Stanley Cup run?


  45.5%
Yes, he provides good depth

  28.3%
Yes, he provdes grit

  26.2%
No

Total Votes: 2556

For 2005-06 season, Cross has played in 40 games, scoring two goals and four assists for six points. In his 12-year career, Cross has appeared in 643 NHL games, totaling 33 goals and 96 assists for 129 points. Cross has played in 47 Stanley Cup Playoff games (2-4-6), 35 of which were during his three years with Toronto.

"We're very pleased to have Corey join the Red Wings," said Holland. "He's a veteran NHL defenseman that brings size, strength and depth to our blueline. He moves the puck well and will fit in to our style of game."










Career Regular Season Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW GT Shots Pct
2005-2006 Penguins 6 0 1 1 -1 6 0 0 0 0 1 0
2005-2006 Oilers 34 2 3 5 -5 38 0 1 0 0 20 10
2003-2004 Oilers 68 7 14 21 9 56 1 0 1 0 83 8.4
2002-2003 Oilers 11 2 3 5 3 8 1 0 1 0 11 18.2
2002-2003 Rangers 26 0 4 4 13 16 0 0 0 0 18 0
2001-2002 Maple Leafs 50 3 9 12 11 54 0 0 1 0 39 7.7
2000-2001 Maple Leafs 41 3 5 8 7 50 1 0 1 0 34 8.8
1999-2000 Maple Leafs 71 4 11 15 13 64 0 0 1 0 60 6.7
1998-1999 Lightning 67 2 16 18 -25 92 0 0 0 0 96 2.1
1997-1998 Lightning 74 3 6 9 -24 77 0 1 0 0 72 4.2
1996-1997 Lightning 72 4 5 9 6 95 0 0 2 0 75 5.3
1995-1996 Lightning 75 2 14 16 4 66 0 0 0 0 57 3.5
1994-1995 Lightning 43 1 5 6 -6 41 0 0 1 0 35 2.9
1993-1994 Lightning 5 0 0 0 -3 6 0 0 0 0 5 0
 
NHL Totals:   643 33 96 129 2 669 3 2 8 0 606 5.4

Career Playoff Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW GT Shots Pct
2002-2003 Oilers 6 0 1 1 -3 20 0 0 0 0 10 0
2001-2002 Maple Leafs 12 0 0 0 -1 8 0 0 0 0 8 0
2000-2001 Maple Leafs 11 2 1 3 -1 10 0 0 1 0 7 28.6
1999-2000 Maple Leafs 12 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 7 0
1995-1996 Lightning 6 0 0 0 -4 22 0 0 0 0 6 0
 
NHL Totals:   47 2 4 6 -8 62 62 0 0 1 1 38



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