The Chiefs have signed safety Robert Golden, he announced on his Twitter account Tuesday.
Golden spent six years with the Steelers, playing 92 games. He was entering the final year of a three-year, $4.95 million deal, but the Steelers released him March 14 to save $1.48 million against their salary cap.
This isn’t the first major junior ice hockey crash in Canada. On Dec. 30, 1986, a bus carrying the Swift Current Broncos of the Western Hockey League hit a patch of black ice on the Saskatchewan highway and flipped, killing four members of the team. Two future NHL players — Joe Sakic and Sheldon Kennedy — survived that crash.
Saturday’s crash brought back memories of the Swift Current tragedy for Edmonton Oilers coach Todd McLellan.
“Lived it and felt it,” McLellan said. “It goes on forever. I’m from Saskatoon. I know Saskatchewan people well. I know that Humboldt area really well. They’re as strong as they come, but they’ll need our help.”
The Patriots made him a third-round pick in 2011. Ridley signed with the Jets in 2015 and also has spent time with the Lions, Falcons and Broncos.
He has played 64 games with 27 starts in his career, rushing for 3,022 yards and 23 touchdowns on 714 carries.
Future Hall of Famers Henrik and Daniel Sedin are retiring after this season. Our NHL experts weigh in on the Sedins’ legacy and how Vancouver should spend that extra cap money — and speculate about what the twins will do with their newfound free time.
Greg Wyshynski, senior writer: Jonathan Quick has two Stanley Cups, a Conn Smythe Trophy and a .921 career playoff save percentage. No, it didn’t go all that well for Quick in his previous postseason with the Los Angeles Kings, but if I had one game I needed to win, Quick is one of the few goaltenders I would wager on to win it on his own. But the question isn’t about making a gamble, it’s about which goalie you trust. I trust that Quick could steal a game. Ultimately, I’d say I trust Matt Murray of the Pittsburgh Penguins most to not lose a game.