Joined: Jan 2018
I'm fine with him as a vet/ baby sitter in Belleville. He's not much of a player, but he'll be a worthwhile mentor for some of the depth prospects like Parker Kelly and Mark Kastelic.
As far as him playing in the NHL, I can't see how it makes any sense. They tried the same thing last year with Scott Sabourin, and it basically left them without a functional 4th line because they didn't trust Sabourin for more than 7 minutes a game. It's why they had guys like Connor Brown playing 20 minutes a night, which is ridiculous.
I still think they need to add a Center who can play on the 1st or 2nd line in Belleville. They're losing a lot of scoring, and they need to do a better job of supplementing the talent that will be left behind than Michael Haley, Matt Peca and Logan Shaw.