We interrupt this vacation to bring you some news from the Thrashers.
The Thrashers signed unrestricted free agent defenseman Freddy Meyer to a two-way contract on Thursday.
Meyer, 29, spent the past three seasons with the New York Islanders. He appeared in a career-high 64 games last season with 15 points (four goals, 11 assists). Meyer, 5-foot-10, 195 pounds, has also played for Philadelphia and Phoenix. An All-American at Boston University, Meyer was undrafted and signed by the Flyers in 2003.
Meyer’s two-way deal will pay him $500,000 at the NHL level and $105,000 at the AHL level.
In 266 career NHL games, Meyer’s had 71 points (19 goals, 52 assists) with 147 penalty minutes. He was part of the Philadelphia Phantoms that won the Calder Cup title in 2004-05.
A native of Sanbornville, New Hampshire, Meyer played on the National Team Development Program. He has also represented the United States at the 2006 World Championships, 2001 World Junior Championships and the 1999 Under-18 World Championships.
The Thrashers currently have six defenseman signed to NHL contracts: Zach Bogosian, Tobias Enstrom, Ron Hainsey, Johnny Oduya, Brent Sopel and Boris Valabik. Meyer would join a list that currently includes Arturs Kulda, Jaimie Sifers and Noah Welch competing for a roster spot when training camp opens next month.
Also, stay tuned because another organizational move may be coming.