You may missed it during the weekend flurry, but the Flames signed one of the highest scoring AHL defenders available in Clay Wilson. The 28-year old scored 60 points in 2009-10 for the Rochester Americans and followed that up with 48 points in 66 games last year. He also had a cup of coffee with the Florida Panthers, scoring five points in 15 games.
Wilson looks like AHL depth given his age a limited experience in the big league, but cap geek reported today via twitter that Wilson was actually granted a one-way deal in the second year of his contract. Meaning, regardless of where Wilson plays in 2012-13, he’ll make his NHL wage of $525,000.
Veteran AHLers with some NHL experience sometimes warrant such deals. Staffan Kronwall was also on a one-way contract when he arrived in Calgary, for example. Meaning, this doesn’t necessarily suggest that Feaster has Wilson earmarked for the big club the year after next. Still, it’s an…interesting decision.
For a more in depth look at Clay Wllson, check out this post over at M&G.