With training camps on the horizon, we saw an influx of players signing PTO agreements on Friday and many more will wind up doing so in the coming days. Meanwhile, other players will be scrambling to lock down contracts overseas as those seasons get underway. Here’s a rundown of the recent minor moves around the hockey world.
- Veteran defenseman Stefan Elliott won’t try to catch on with a team in North America as instead, Djurgarden in Sweden’s Allsvenskan announced they’ve signed the blueliner to a one-year deal. The 31-year-old spent the last two years with Frolunda of the SHL. Elliott has played in 87 career NHL games over parts of six seasons plus another 298 AHL contests spanning seven campaigns but it appears his preference at this point of his career is playing overseas.
- Former Flyers defenseman Oskars Bartulis has announced his retirement at the age of 35, notes Sporta Centrs in Latvia. He was part of Philadelphia’s system for five seasons at the beginning of his career, getting into 66 games with the team. Since returning overseas, he spent most of his time in the KHL with brief stints in Austria and his native Latvia.
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