Defense was not a strong point for the Philadelphia Flyers last year, and today they’ve made a move in an attempt to shore up the position. Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe is reporting that the Flyers have invited Hal Gill to training camp this season.
Gill, 38, spent eight years with the Bruins, before signing with Toronto in 2006 as a free agent. Gil went on to win a Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh in 2009, before signing with Montreal. He was later traded to Nashville who used a compliance buyout on Gill for the final year of his deal.
Over the course of his 16 year career, Gill has made a name for himself as a solid defensive defenseman and has played in over 1,100 games. However, last year he averaged just 13 minutes a game as a third paring defenseman and registered no points. If Gill can make the team out of camp, he will help provide some stability to the Flyers blueline corps that was wracked with injuries last season.