NHL moves: Wings pick up Dallas Drake
Veteran forward Dallas Drake has come full circle, agreeing Monday to a one-year deal with his first NHL club, the Detroit Red Wings.
Drake, 38, was let go by the St. Louis Blues in late June after six years with the club, the last two as captain.
"He's a very physical player who will add grit to our lineup and make our team even more difficult to play against," Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said in a statement.
"He's a veteran player, and you can never have enough experience and leadership on a team."
The Trail, B.C., native had six goals and as many assists in 60 games the past season, finishing the year on injured reserve because of a wrist injury.
The Blues were looking to free up a roster spot next season for one of their young forward prospects.
Drake has 174 goals and 297 assists in a 14-year NHL career that also included a long stretch with Winnipeg/Phoenix.
Coyotes add York
The Phoenix Coyotes signed free agent forward Mike York to a one-year contract.
The 29-year-old is coming off a disappointing season, with 10 goals and 11 assists in 66 games split with the New York Islanders and Philadelphia Flyers.
York has also played for the New York Rangers and Edmonton in hiscareer, scoring 121 goals and 187 assists in 515 games.
He earned a silver medal with the U.S. team at the 2002 Olympics.
Fedoruk a Star
The Dallas Stars signed veteran left-winger Todd Fedoruk to a $875,000, one-year deal.
Fedoruk, 28, appeared in 58 games last season with the Anaheim Ducks and Philadelphia Flyers, registering three goals and 11 assists.
Fedoruk has 17 goals and 48 assists in 354 career NHL games.