40-Year-Old Right Wing – Free Agent
Sami Kapanen Contract Information:
Signed by Flyers a two-year extension through the 2008-09 season in February of 2007. Kapanen announced his retirement from hockey in June of 2008.
Kapanen announced his retirement on Tuesday, the Canadian Press reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Sami Kapanen.
Kapanen had seven goals and 14 points for the Flyers in 51 games last season. The 33-year-old held off retirement talk with a solid season for the NHL-worst Flyers. He's a good utility player but he's getting caught in the transition of the team's game plan, so don't look for any miracles.
There's talk Kapanen may spend some time on defense in 2006-07. Either way, at this point in his career, there shouldn't be any fantasy impact. This could very possibly be Kapanen's last season in the NHL.
A shoulder injury will knock out the first two months of Kapanen's season, and then he will realistically need a little time to get back into the swing of things. Expect him to produce beginning right after New Years', with a 35-point season being realistic.