David Booth
LW DET
3 weeks ago

Booth was waived by the Red Wings on Wednesday, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.

EDGE Analysis

He watched the past five games from the press box, and the arrival of Scott Wilson via a trade with Pittsburgh has rendered Booth expendable. The Michigan native used to be a proficient scorer -- a 60-point campaign with the Panthers in 2008-09 especially stands out -- but unfortunately his comeback bid hasn't yielded favorable results with past concussions playing a significant role in his tailspin to irrelevancy in the fantasy realm.

David Booth
LW DET
3 weeks ago

Booth has watched the past four games from the press box.

EDGE Analysis

From a fantasy perspective, it's usually not a good idea to put too much stock in a guy that initially latches on with a club via a professional tryout contract, and Booth is no exception. The Michigan native's chances to consistently hold down a fourth-line role were crushed with the arrival of Scott Wilson in the Riley Sheahan swap with Pittsburgh. It's best to leave Booth toiling on the virtual waiver wire.

David Booth
LW DET
2 months ago

Booth has to clear waivers before he officially joins the Red Wings, Rick Ralph of TSN 1290 Winnipeg reports.

EDGE Analysis

Per NHL rules, after signing his two-way deal Monday, Booth needs to pass through waivers. Assuming he goes unclaimed, the winger is expected to suit up against the Wild on Thursday in a fourth-line role.

David Booth
LW DET
2 months ago

Booth signed a two-way contract with the Red Wings on Monday, Craig Custance of The Athletic Detroit reports. The deal pays $700,000 at the NHL level and $250,000 at the AHL level.

EDGE Analysis

Booth had been attending Red Wings training camp on a professional tryout agreement and impressed the team enough to garner a contract offer. A veteran of 502 NHL games, the 32-year-old Booth will presumably vie for a role on the Red Wings' fourth line following two seasons in the KHL.

David Booth
LW DET
3 months ago

Booth will sign a professional tryout agreement with the Red Wings, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Having spent the past two seasons in Russia's KHL, Booth, a Detroit native, returns home for a shot with the Original Six franchise. The 32-year-old has 502 NHL games under his belt, but he battled through recurring concussion injuries that threatened his career before managing to play in all 82 games for the Panthers in 2010-11. Even if Booth impresses the Wings and cracks the Opening Night roster, he shouldn't expect much in the way of compensation from a team that's currently over $3 million in the salary cap hole.

David Booth
LW DET
1 year ago

Booth signed with Admiral Vladivostok of the KHL in Russia on Thursday, TSN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Booth joined the Ducks on a professional tryout agreement in October, when the training camp rosters were thin due to the World Cup of Hockey, but he was ultimately released. The Michigan native compiled 231 points (120 goals, 111 assists) in 502 career games between the Panthers, Canucks and Maple Leafs, respectively.

David Booth
LW DET
1 year ago

Booth was released by the Ducks on Monday, Dhiren Mahiban of the New York Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Booth joined the Ducks on a professional tryout agreement, but was unable to make much of an impact and has now been let go. He could resurface elsewhere in the league prior to the start of the regular season, although it wouldn't be surprising if he ultimately ended up in the KHL, where he spent the majority of his 2015-16 campaign with the Vladivostok Admiral.

David Booth
LW DET
1 year ago

Booth signed a professional tryout agreement with the Ducks on Tuesday, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Booth failed to secure a permanent contract after trying out with the Panthers last season and ultimately ended up in the KHL. Anaheim currently lacks depth on the left side, which likely pits the 31-year-old up against fellow PTO signee Sean Bergenheim for a roster spot.

David Booth
LW DET
2 years ago

Booth was released from his professional tryout offer by the Panthers on Wednesday, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Booth had a solid year with the Maple Leafs last season, scoring seven goals and six assists in 59 games. He hasn't broken the 30-point threshold since 2010-11 when he was on the Panthers. Booth may latch on with another team or this could be the end of the line for the 30-year-old.

David Booth
LW DET
2 years ago

Booth signed a professional tryout offer with the Panthers on Wednesday, Craig Davis of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

A former 31-goal scorer for the Panthers in 2008-09, Booth shouldn't be counted on to rediscover his shooting touch in his return to South Florida. The 30-year-old saw his goal total drop to seven with the Leafs last season, his lowest total since making his NHL debut in 2006-07. With no guaranteed contract attached to his name, Booth will need to prove he's a superior bottom-six option compared with the likes of Vincent Trocheck, Rocco Grimaldi, and Quinton Howden, three young players who may or may not be ready for full-time NHL roles to open the season.