Thursday, 10 September 2015

Free Agency Frenzy Check-In Number 2

Time sure has passed fast, and preseason hockey will be underway in just 10 days!
Due to this information that no doubt shocks you beyond belief,  let’s take a look at 4 men of faith that have found work in the NHL since mid-July.

Eric Fehr
Eric Fehr signed a 3 year contract to join the Pittsburgh Penguins back on July 28th.            
Fehr scored 19 goals last season, and performed well as the Washington Capitals third center.            
He underwent surgery in the off-season before signing with the Penguins, and it looks like he should be ready for the start of the season.               

Matt Cullen
Nine days after Fehr signed with the Penguins, Matt Cullen joined him, signing a 1 year contract on August 6th.               
Cullen is still a productive NHL player, and should be a good fit with the Penguins as a depth forward.    
Cullen was a leader on the Nashville Predators last season, and tallied 25 points in 62 games.
Peter Budaj                    
Peter Budaj was invited to the Los Angeles Kings’ training camp on a professional tryout contract (PTO). 
Though Budaj has had success in the NHL in past years, winning at least 10 games in 6 seasons, last year he did not record a win in 19 appearances in the AHL. 
Budaj will have to pass Jonas Enroth on the Kings depth chart to be their back-up goalie, but let’s not count the veteran out.   

David Booth    
David Booth signed a PTO with the Florida Panthers yesterday, and will attend their training camp.   
David is a Panther alumnus, having played parts of 6 seasons with them. His most successful years in the NHL were in Florida. 
In each of his 3 full seasons with the Panthers, he scored over 20 goals.
He scored 7 goals and 13 points with the Toronto Maples Leafs last year.   
Let’s hope he can make the team.

Let's keep these men in our prayers as they seek to bring Christ glory on and off the ice. I’ll try to keep you updated on how their seasons are going. There are a lot more Christians out there in the NHL representing the faith too. God bless!