Signings For August 20th (Nyquist, Segal, Hansen, Fistric, Boychuk)

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In the dead of the offseason when you thought everything interesting was over… it’s not. In just a morning Detroit resigned Gustav Nyquist to a $950,000 contract for 2 years, putting them $637,879 over cap according to, Washington signed Brandon Segal to one-year two-way contract with undisclosed financial details, St. Louis agreed to a two-way contract with forward Christian Hanson, ¬†Anaheim agreed to a 1-year contact with free agent Mark Fistric, and Carolina resigned Boychuk to a 1-year 2-way contract worth $550,000.

Nyquist has 13 points in 40 games after 3 seasons in the Red Wings organization. He also got 62 points in 64 AHL games with the Grand Rapids Griffins. Nyquist was drafted 121st overall in the 4th round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft and was born in Halmstad, Sweden on September 1st, 1989.

Brandon Segal had 0 point in 1 game with the Rangers last season but has gotten 22 points in 108 games over his career with 5 different teams in 5 seasons. Segal was born in Richmond, BC, Canada on July 12th, 1983 and was drafted 102nd overall in the 4th round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

Christian Hanson has 9 points in 42 games over 3 seasons with the Maple Leafs but his AHL statistics are much better with 35 goals, 51 assists, and 86 points in 148 games. Hanson was born in Glens Falls, New York, United States and was not drafted.

Mark Fistric had his best point season with 6 points in 25 games during his most recent season with the Edmonton Oilers. Fistric played 5 seasons with the Stars until heading to Edmonton last season. In his career he has 29 points, 252 PIM, and a +/- of plus-22 in 282 games. He was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on June 1st, 1986 and was drafted 28th overall in the 2004 Entry Draft.

Zach Boychuk has 20 points over 85 games in his career so far, after he was drafted 14th overall in the 2008 Entry Draft by the Carolina Hurricanes. He was born in Airdrie, Alberta, Canada on October 4th, 1989.