Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Predators Sign Dave Scatchard

The Nashville Predators have confirmed the signing of Dave Scatchard to a one year two-way contract. The move was first reported by Admiral's Short Shifts, and linked in our morning post earlier today.

Here is the complete release by the Nashville Predators...


Nashville, Tenn. (October 7, 2009) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed free-agent forward Dave Scatchard (DAYV SKAT-chuhrd) to a one-year, two-way contract worth $550,000 on the NHL level and $105,000 on the AHL level. Scatchard cleared waivers on Wednesday and will report to Milwaukee (AHL).

Scatchard, 33 (2/20/76), has played in 635 career NHL games since the 1997-98 season, amassing 263 points (125g-138a) with Vancouver (1997-2000), the New York Islanders (2000-04), Boston (2005-06) and Phoenix (2005-07). The Hinton, Alta., native saw limited action in 2007-08 with Hartford (3gp, 0g-1a) and Milwaukee (8gp, 1g-2a) of the American Hockey League, and didn’t play during the 2008-09 campaign. The 6-3, 210-pound center participated in Vancouver’s training camp last month on a Professional Tryout Agreement.

A second-round choice (42nd overall) of the Canucks in the 1994 Entry Draft, Scatchard’s top offensive season came in 2002-03 with the Islanders, when he registered 27 goals and 45 points in 81 contests.

Here is a link to his career statistics from Cap Geek.

More Later...

Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass

1 comment:

Drunken Gator said...

This signing to me is a great win for Nashville. If the don't need him then it didn't cost them that much but if the do need him he should help right away.