Former Habs' defenseman James Wisniewski said a few weeks ago that he really hoped to sign a new deal in the NHL, considering he still has a lot to offer. It turns out he didn't receive many offers - or at least none of them were satisfying enough for him.
He announced on his official Twitter account that he signed a new deal in Europe:
Therefore, he may have the opportunity to play in the next winter Olympics, in February 2018.
The 33-year-old blue liner has had no luck in the past few seasons, after he was traded by the Columbus Blue Jackets to the Anaheim Ducks at the 2015 trade deadline. His contract was bought out, he underwent knee surgery and went on to play in the KHL and the American Hockey League.
Three seasons ago, he recorded 44 assists and 51 points with the Blue Jackets, which put him top 10 in the NHL among defensemen, ahead of Brent Burns. He played a total of 552 NHL games with the Chicago Blackhawks, Anaheim Ducks, New York Islanders, Montreal Canadiens, Columbus Blue Jackets and Carolina Hurricanes.