Isles Get Their Veteran Defenseman

Isles Get Their Veteran Defenseman

Marek Zidilicky has signed a one year deal.

Zidlicky bring experience to blue line. Yes, he is 38 yrs old, but still had 34 pts last season. He is an offensive dman who can provide a heavy shot, run PP, & is a good passing.

Great 3rd pair pickup that will be with Hickey.

His analytics falls within possession, puck movement. Not as prolific on GAR as Vis was, but played 84 GMs last season & accrued more pts. Most of all, cap friendly.

This provides a higher level of depth. However, might kibosh Mayfield’s opportunity with club.

At 101pts, playoff aspirations, getting vet D was a must. Zidlicky allows Pulock to develop at a natural rate, perhaps will end up an emergency callup to get his NHL taste this year.

Also: keeps Strait off the ice.

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