Red Wings sign two depth forwards
Ken Holland just said that the Red Wings have inked both Kris Newbury (left) and Jeremy Williams (right) to one-year contracts. The two forwards are depth forwards in the Red Wings organization who are slotted for Grand Rapids.
"They're good American League players," said Holland. "We signed them for depth."
Newbury has played games for Toronto in each of the past three seasons, totaling 44 regular-season games over that span. Newbury spent the bulk of those seasons with the AHL's Toronto Marlies. His best campaign was 2005-06 when he tallied 22 goals and 59 points in 74 games and was a plus-13. The 27-year-old was a fifth-round draft pick in 2002.
Williams has been Newbury's teammate with the Marlies. The 25-year-old was a seventh-round draft pick in 2003. Williams played 31 regular-season games with the Maple Leafs over the past four seasons.