As a journeyman than has spent part of the last 11 NHL seasons with 7 different teams, it’s not too surprising to see that defenseman Mike Commodore is on a new adventure. Commodore has signed with the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs on a Professional Try-Out Contract. He’ll join the team for a practice on Saturday.
Commodore is an avid Twitter member and he had this to say about his new team:
Originally drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the second round of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, the 33 year old blue liner is an easily identified figure with his giant red afro and giant personality. In 484 regular season games he has accumulated 106 points and 686 penalty minutes.
Already a familiar face for long time Lightning fans, Commodore was a member of the 2004 Calgary Flames that faced off against the Bolts in the Stanley Cup Finals. He went on to win the Cup with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006. His status as a free agent is affected by the lockout, so it’s good to see that he’s found a place to play that may lead to more opportunity in the future.