The Anaheim Ducks have signed former Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Jake Dotchin to a one-year, $800,000 contract.
The Ducks placed Dotchin on re-entry waivers Wednesday and cleared Thursday, making the contract official.
Dotchin's time in Tampa Bay came to an ugly end in September when the Lightning waived him for a material breach of contract. TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie reported Dotchin showed up to the team's training camp 30-35 pounds above his playing weight, which led to his dismissal.
The 24-year-old, who is listed by NHL.com as 6-foot-3 and 210 pounds, appeared in 48 games for the Lightning last season, posting three goals and 11 points.
Dotchin averaged 16:29 of ice time per game in the regular season and did not dress for the team in the postseason. He was entering the final season of a two-year, $1.625 million contract signed with the Lightning last summer and is currently a free agent who needed to clear waivers upon signing with any team.
The Lightning drafted Dotchin in the sixth round of the 2012 NHL Draft.