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BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, July 11, that the club has signed defenseman Garnet Exelby and forward Lane MacDermid to one-year, two-way contracts through the 2012-13 season. Exelby’s contract is worth $600,000 at the NHL level and $130,000 at the AHL level over the course of the deal. MacDermid’s contract is worth $600,000 at the NHL level and $70,000 at the AHL level.
Exelby, a 6’1”, 215-pound defenseman, spent the 2011-12 season with the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins, after signing with the Detroit Red Wings as an unrestricted free agent on July 5, 2011. In 75 games, he recorded AHL career highs with seven goals, 14 assists and 21 points, and collected 177 penalty minutes with a plus-eight rating.
MacDermid appeared in five games with Boston during the 2011-12 season, making his NHL debut on March 4 at the New York Rangers, where he earned his first NHL fighting major. The 22-year-old spent the majority of the season in Providence, recording four goals, 12 assists and 121 penalty minutes in 69 AHL games.
from Ansar Khan of Mlive,
Garnet Exelby is trying to work his way back to the NHL, a tough task with the well-stocked Detroit Red Wings.
But the scrappy defenseman is hoping to bring an element that sets him apart from the rest.
“I got to be nasty to play against, really physical and mean, have the other team not want to get out there against me,” Exelby said. “On top of that keep everything simple, play defensive hockey.
“They’ve got enough guys here that can move the puck and play the power play and all that other stuff, so I’m just going to complement players like that.”
Barring an injury or two, Exelby, veteran Doug Janik and top prospect Brendan Smith will start the season with the Grand Rapids Griffins because the Red Wings appear set with their top seven defensemen. Exelby, Janik and Smith will be competing to be the Red Wings’ first recall in case of an injury.
Detroit, MI—The Detroit Red Wings today announced that defensemen Logan Pyett and Garnet Exelby have both signed one-year contracts with the team.
As per club policy, no further details on either of these deals will be disclosed.
from Tim Sassone of Between The Circles,
According to a source, the Blackhawks plan to sign Garnet Exelby once the veteran defenseman clears waivers either today or Saturday.
Exelby is a physical defenseman who has 584 penalty minutes in 408 career NHL games with Atlanta and Toronto.
Exelby has been playing with the Hawks’ AHL affiliate in Rockford on a minor league contract.
from Tim Wharnsby of the Globe and Mail,
If the Toronto Maple Leafs’ in-house television station Leafs TV is in need of some off-season programming, it may want to follow around defenceman Garnet Exelby for a summer.
He’s part Marlin Perkins of the old Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom show and part competitor on The Amazing Race, the popular reality television series.
Since last season ended, the 28-year-old Exelby went bungee jumping in New Zealand and swam with bull sharks off the coast of Fiji, and he visited Sweden to work on his skating with an on-ice guru.
via Mike Knobler of the AJC,
Thrashers defenseman Garnet Exelby has a hairline fracture of his lower right leg and expects to be out three weeks.
Exelby had been playing on the injured leg for 21/2 weeks since getting hit by a shot in a game.
“The last few games, it was a lot worse. [Wednesday] I couldn’t even walk on it,” said Exelby, who wore a walking boot Friday and wasn’t on crutches.
from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution,
It was the most goals the Thrashers had ever allowed in franchise history, and the Sabres were enjoying every minute of it.
“When it’s going like that, the last thing you want is them running up the score on your team and taking cheap shots,” said Garnet Exelby who racked up 16 penalty minutes. “I saw them laughing at us. They really wanted to score that tenth goal. I think everyone in this room should be embarrassed.”
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