Devils sign D Tallinder and Volchenkov
Tallinder brings offense, Volchenkov adds shot-blocking snarl
“Henrik Tallinder and Anton Volchenkov are proven veteran performers who bring size and strength to our hockey club,” said Lamoriello.
Tallinder, 31, will enter his eighth National Hockey League season and ninth year in North America. He has 20 goals and 88 assists for 108 points and 278 penalty minutes in 468 career games, all with Buffalo. The 6-3, 215 lb. defenseman appeared in a career-high 82 games last season (also 2005-06), recording four goals and 16 assists for 20 points and 32 penalty minutes. He also has two goals and ten assists for 12 points and 28 penalty minutes in 36 career playoff games. Tallinder spent the 2004-05 campaign with both Linkoping HC (Swe.) and Bern (Swi.). He joined Rochester (AHL) in 2001-02, before making his NHL debut April 12, 2002. Born January 10, 1979 in Stockholm, Sweden, he was Buffalo’s second choice, and 48th overall selection in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft, and appeared in the 2003 NHL YoungStars Game. He spent the 2000-01 season with TPS Turku (Fin.) and three-plus seasons with AIK Solna (Swe.).