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Pirates Sign Simpson to AHL Contract

Pirates Sign Simpson to AHL Contract

Portland, ME – The Portland Pirates today announced the signing of forward Wayne Simpson to a one-year AHL contract for the remainder of this season.  In addition, the Pirates have also signed forward Derek Army to a Professional Tryout Contract.

Simpson, a 5-foot-11, 200 pound right wing from Boxboro, Massachusetts, joined the Pirates on a PTO during training camp.  The 25 year-old has played in all ten games for Portland this season and leads the team with eight assists.

In his third pro season, Simpson played four AHL games for the Providence Bruins last season.  He set an ECHL Kelly Cup Playoffs individual scoring record last season when he notched 13 goals and 25 assists for 38 points in 27 playoff games with the South Carolina Stingrays.  Prior to turning pro, Simpson played four seasons of NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey with the Union College Dutchmen.