Jeff Halpern, 36 years of age, played in 69 games with the Washington Capitals during the 2011-12 season, recording four goals and 12 assists in that time. He's played in the National Hockey League for a total of twelve seasons, spending time in five different cities.
Halpern is up there in age, but I'm assuming GM Glen Sather's thought process here is fourth line center. Jeff obviously brings experience and that veteran nature that is important on a younger team. However, was this a necessary signing? I guess we won't know until after the one-year deal expires, but at just $700,000, we cannot complain much.