"One of our goals is to provide opportunities to young players that our staff believes have potential and could be ready for a breakout," said Islanders Vice President and general manager Neil Smith. "We believe that Andy Hilbert is such a player."Doesn't that sound exactly like what Shero has been saying? This one is kind of puzzling to me...
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Andy Hilbert signs with Islanders
As ees was nice enough to point out in the comments, Andy Hilbert has signed with the New York Islanders. It's a one year deal, and I haven't found the financial terms yet. Given that the Pens could use guys on the wings that can score, he must be making a bunch more than the Pens were willing to give him. Here's a quote from Neil Smith, the new GM of the Isles: