Flyers sign defenseman Hal Gill

Having finally figured out their salary cap for the season, the Flyers found room to sign defenseman Hal Gill to a one-year contract.

The veteran blueliner has played 15 seasons in the NHL, with a career plus-minus rating of +44 in 1,102 career games. Now embarking on his 16th campaign, Gill stands 6-foot-7 and 240 pounds, and is 38 years old. He has previously played for Nashville, Montréal, Pittsburgh, Toronto and Boston.

Gill was invited to the Flyers' preseason training camp on a professional tryout. Though general manager Paul Holmgren wasn't sure for a while whether he'd be able to fit Gill onto the roster, his final salary cap moves cleared just enough space to make the signing.


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TSN's Bob McKenzie reported that Gill's contract is worth $700,000.