Eric Robinson didn’t have much time to dwell on the disappointment of seeing his career with the Princeton University men’s hockey team end with a 4-2 loss to Ohio State in the NCAA tournament. Two days after the defeat on March 24 in the first round of the national tourney, star forward Robinson followed the Buckeyes to Ohio as he signed a contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets of the NHL and joined the pro team on Monday.
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have agreed to terms with rookie forward Ryan Lough for the 2018-19 season. Lough (LAW), 25, has spent the summer playing for the Sydney Bears of the Australian Ice Hockey League, and has generated 27 points (12g-15a) and 12 penalty minutes in 15 games.
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have agreed to terms with rookie forward Jared Fiegl for the 2018-19 season. Fiegl (FEE-guhl), 22, will begin his first professional season with Orlando after completing his senior season of college hockey during the 2017-18 campaign with Cornell University. The forward made a move to the wing after playing much of his collegiate career at center, and enjoyed his best season offensively, posting eight points (4g-4a) and 12 penalty minutes in 28 games, while also serving as an alternate captain.
You don't have to tell Tyler Sikura he's flying under the radar. He's embracing that underdog role. "I take pride in myself that nobody expected me to do what I did last season," he said. "This year, I don't know if anyone expects me to do what I'm going to do."
FOXBOROUGH — Chris Wagner chuckles at the thought that he’ll be wearing No. 14 for his hometown team. When he was growing up in Walpole, that was Sergei Samsonov’s Bruins sweater. He enjoyed watching the Russian winger create magic while cutting figure-8s around the offensive zone.
When the opportunity presents itself to play hockey more than halfway across the globe, represent your own country and interact with koalas and kangaroos, you don't turn it down. Jake Kulevich certainly didn't. The American Hockey League defenseman from Marblehead played for the USA squad that took on Canada for five games in New Zealand and Australia earlier the summer.
The Camrose Kodiaks' newest member of their coaching staff is a very familiar face. Allen York was their rock in net for the last two Alberta Junior Hockey League championships and went on to play college then pro hockey that included an 11-game stretch with the Columbus Blue Jackets during the 2011-12 season. With his playing career now over due to concussions, he has returned to the Kodiaks with the hopes of sparking another championship run.
The South Carolina Stingrays, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Washington Capitals and AHL’s Hershey Bears, have agreed to terms with forward Christian Horn for the 2018-19 season. Horn is set to begin the third season of his professional career and is coming off a 30-point campaign with the Norfolk Admirals, scoring 14 goals and 16 assists in 44 games.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former Quinnipi27840ac men's ice hockey player and associate head coach Reid Cashman '07 has been named an assistant coach with the National Hockey League's (NHL) Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals.
The Stena Line Belfast Giants have announced the signings of Kyle Baun and Francis Beauvillier for the 2018/19 Elite League season. Baun arrives from the Toronto Marlies, AHL affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Undrafted, unheralded and yet undeterred, this is a look-how-far-you’ve-come landmark for Calgary Flames crash-and-bang sort Garnet Hathaway. For the first time in his career, the right-winger scribbled his name on a one-way contract.
COLUMBUS -- Riley Nash is OK with being the "other Nash" in the minds of some Columbus Blue Jackets fans.
Nash, 29, signed a three-year, $8.25 million contract with the Blue Jackets on July 1 after setting NHL career highs in goals (15), assists (26) and points (41) for the Boston Bruins last season. He has 139 points (53 goals, 86 assists) in 399 NHL games with Boston and the Carolina Hurricanes.
BRAMPTON, ONTARIO - The Brampton Beast of the ECHL announce today that forward Jake Wood has agreed to terms on a contract for the 2018-19 season. Wood is coming off of his rookie season in the SPHL and the ECHL.
Toledo, OH – Defenseman Kevin Tansey has agreed to terms with the Toledo Walleye for the 2018-19 season.
Tansey, a native of Hammond, Ontario, returns to the Walleye after appearing in 67 games last season with 15 points (7G, 8A) and 77 penalty minutes.
Patrice Bergeron turned 33 on Tuesday, some six weeks before participating in his 15th Bruins training camp. When the full squad hits the ice in Brighton on Sept. 10, there will be little doubt about the No. 1 center, even after offseason groin surgery. He may need a few weeks to get up to speed, but Bergeron will be discussed in pregame strategy meetings leaguewide.
Reading, PA – The Reading Royals, proud ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, have agreed to terms on an ECHL contract with forward Bo Pieper (pronounced: PEE-per), Head Coach Kirk MacDonald announced Wednesday.
Reading, PA – The Reading Royals, proud ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, announced Friday forward Frank DiChiara (pronounced: dih-CHAIR-ah) has agreed to sign with the Royals on an ECHL contract.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Former men's hockey ice player Mike Seward has been awarded the prestigious Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship by the NCAA, the organization announced Tuesday (May 8). Seward, who graduated from Harvard magna cum laude in 2015 as an organismic and evolutionary biology concentrator, and is currently enrolled at Harvard Medical School, will receive a $24,000 grant towards his studies.
Pardon my title reference borrowed from Larry David of Curb Your Enthusiasm, but it seems fitting as Nick Lappin was perhaps the best player on the Binghamton Devils last season in the second edition of my off-season series reports First Impressions.
ALLENTOWN — Alex Lyon, the chatty goalie who is coming off a 49-save performance that carried the Phantoms to a series-clinching 4-3 overtime win over Providence, showed Friday that he is ready for the next challenge in the AHL’s Calder Cup playoffs: high-scoring Charlotte in the second round.