Yesterday New Jersey signed defenseman Kyle Quincey to a one-year contract.
It’s been reported that the deal is for $1.25 million, significantly less than the $4.25 million he made each of the last two seasons he played in Detroit.
In four years with the Red Wings, he made $16 million. His time from the 2012 trade deadline to this summer was his second stint with Detroit. Sandwiched between the two stints he played for Los Angeles and Colorado. In 495 career regular-season NHL games, he scored 30 goals and had 110 assists. He has eight assists in 54 playoff games.
Last season the 31-year-old skated in 47 games, scoring four goals and seven assists. His 11 points are far off from his career best seasons from 2008-2010. 2008-09 was his lone season with the Kings, scoring 34 assists and 38 points. The following season i Colorado, he scored six goals and had a plus-nine rating which was the second-best rating of his career.
Coach John Hynes told NJ.com what he liked in Quincey and is looking forward to seeing what he brings to the team.
“He’s similar to a lot of the guys that we have when you look at some of those veteran, experienced guys,” “We like the fact that he can play fast. He’s a good skate, he’s an experienced player, and he comes from a good program in Detroit and understands how to win.”
With the Devils he could play on the second line being a left-handed show, playing behind Andy Greene and Ben Lovejoy. Unless there’s an injury, he won’t see much time with the top unit.