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News: Heatley signed a one-year contract Thursday with the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers of the German Ice Hockey League, Yahoo Sports reports.
Impact: Heatley is one of the highest-profile players to join the German league, but he's been well past his prime for quite some time. The owner of 372 career goals, he couldn't hold down a job with the Ducks in 2014-15, and later languished for the Panthers' farm team after they acquired him at the trade deadline. With no NHL teams interested in his services, the 34-year-old Heatley will look to cash in overseas before wrapping up his playing career.