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Detroit Makes Colaiacovo Signing Official

Detroit, MI... Detroit Red Wings Executive Vice President and General Manager Ken Holland today announced that the team has signed free agent defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo to a two-year deal.  In accordance with team policy, additional terms of the contract were not disclosed.  

Colaiacovo, 29, was originally a first-round selection (17th overall) of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2001 National Hockey League Entry Draft.  The 6-1, 200-lb. rearguard played in 111 games over parts of six seasons with Toronto registering 33 points (12-21-33) and 57 PIM in a Maple Leafs uniform.   On November 24, 2008, Colaiacovo was traded to the St. Louis Blues with teammate Alexander Steen in exchange for Lee Stempniak.  Colaiacovo spent the past four seasons patrolling the blue-line in St. Louis, skating in 259 games for the Blues, collecting 106 points (18-88-106) and 134 PIM.  In total, the nine-year NHL veteran has appeared in 370 career games, posting 139 points (30-109-139) and 191 PIM.

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TreKronor's avatar

I’ll take it.  A few extra days/weeks/months of a lock-out could benefit the guy through strength training to keep him a bit more healthy.

Posted by TreKronor on 09/14/12 at 10:19 AM ET


yep, good signing. can play PP.

Posted by callmedrw on 09/14/12 at 10:38 AM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

I’ll take it too. The long hot summer is over.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!! In’13?

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 09/14/12 at 01:18 PM ET

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