Atlanta Thrashers sign fre-agent defenceman Freddy Meyer to contract

ATLANTA – Defenceman Freddy Meyer, who appeared in 64 games with the New York Islanders last season, has signed with the Atlanta Thrashers.

The 29-year-old Meyer was an unrestricted free agent.

He had four goals and 11 assists with the Islanders last season.

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He began his NHL career with Philadelphia in 2003 and set a career-high with 27 points for the Flyers in the 2005-06 season.