Looks like Dany Heatley is finally out of NHL chances.
Heatley, a two-time former 50-goal scorer, has signed with the Nurnberg Ice Tigers of Germany’s Deutsche Eishockey Liga, the club announced on Thursday.
Heatley, 34, spent most of last year in Anaheim but only appeared in six games for the Ducks before getting shipped to Florida, where he finished out the year with the Panthers’ AHL affiliate.
A three-time All-Star and former Calder winner as rookie of the year, Heatley has been on a steady decline for a while now. Injuries and a decrease in skating ability have kept him from being a regular contributor; while he still had a pretty good shot and release (he scored 24 goals for Minnesota in ’11-12), Heatley found it increasingly difficult not just getting it off, but finding the space for quality scoring opportunities.
With Nurnberg, Heatley will join a team featuring a number of ex-NHLers, including David Steckel, Kurtis Foster, Steven Reinprecht, Brandon Segal and Colin Fraser.