Hamilton, ON, Canada (4E Sports) – Free-agent defenceman Michael Commodore signed to play for AHL squad Hamilton Bulldogs, keeping him in shape despite the NHL work stoppage.
The 27-year-old Commodore split last season with the Detroit Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning before becoming a free-agent this prolonged offseason.
Commodore, who has 23 goals and 83 assists in 484 NHL games, said his decision to play in the AHL is ideal to build his reps up once the labor stoppage is lifted.
“I need to be playing, in my opinion, if I want to have a good chance of continuing my career,” said Commodore, who signed a 25-game professional tryout with the Hamilton Bulldogs. “So here I am.”
He was unrestricted free agent when the lockout began and will be looking for a new team once a new CBA is agreed upon.