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Grand Rapids Griffins sign yet another veteran to an AHL contract in Brennan Evans

Via RedWingsFeed, the Grand Rapids Griffins have signed a fifth player to an AHL-only contract, with Brennan Evans joining Chad Billins, Nathan Paetsch, Triston Grant and Luke Glendening:

The Grand Rapids Griffins on Tuesday signed veteran defenseman Brennan Evans to a one-year contract.

Evans, 30, spent the past two seasons with the Peoria Rivermen, recording 21 points (5-16—21) in 142 games. Over his nine-year pro career, Evans has also played for the Lowell Lock Monsters, Binghamton Senators, Worcester Sharks, Iowa Chops and Toronto Marlies. In 636 career AHL games, the 6-foot-4, 225-pound native of New Battleford, Saskatchewan, has recorded 100 points (14-86—100) and 1,349 penalty minutes.

Evans’ only NHL action came in the 2004 playoffs, when he skated in two games with the Calgary Flames during their series against the Detroit Red Wings. Prior to turning pro, Evans spent five seasons in the WHL, recording 41 points (12-29—41) in 257 games and capturing a Memorial Cup with Kootenay in 2001-02.

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Why let Exelby walk if we’re going to sign a lesser version of him?

Posted by BlakeDatAzzUp on 07/24/12 at 07:55 PM ET

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