The toughness question was answered as Calgary signed free agent forward Eric Godard. The deal is believed to be a two way deal that enables Calgary to pay Godard a reduced salary when he plays with the Knights. Godard will likely be a call up to protect our stars while spending time in the minors helping do the same for the young stars.
Godard played in his 3rd NHL season during the 2005-06 campaign posting 4 points and 115 penalty minutes in 57 games with the New York Islanders. In 107 NHL career regular season games with the Islanders, the native of Vernon, BC has recorded 5 points and 260 PIM.
The former Lethbridge Hurricane was originally signed as a free agent by the Florida Panthers, September 24, 1999 and was traded to the NY Islanders on June 22, 2002 in exchange for a third round pick in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.