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Thrashers ink Hainsey to five-year, $22.5 million deal

The Canadian Press

7/2/2008 3:40:31 PM

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Thrashers have signed unrestricted free-agent defenceman Ron Hainsey to a US$22.5-million, five-year contract, a source told The Canadian Press.

The 27-year-old offensive blue-liner had 32 points (8-24) in 78 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets last season. He had a career-high 34 points (9-25) in 80 games the previous season with the Jackets.