Archive for November, 2012

ECHL’s Florida Everblades Sign Ryan O’Byrne To Lockout Deal

ECHL’s Florida Everblades Sign Ryan O’Byrne To Lockout Deal

Ryan O’Byrne, who has spent the lockout so far coaching the BCHL’s Victoria Grizzlies, has signed with the Florida Everblades of the ECHL. Ryan was drafted in the third round, 79th overall, by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. After attending his first Montreal training camp, he was assigned to American Hockey League affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs, for the 2006–07 season. As a stay-at-home defensive-defenseman, Ryan produced [...]

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2013 World Junior Schedule/Groupings

2013 World Junior Schedule/Groupings

Group A Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts  Sweden 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  Finland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  Czech Republic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  Switzerland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  Latvia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 All times local [...]

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Former Leaf Karel Pilar Signs Deal With HC Sparta Praha

Former Leaf Karel Pilar Signs Deal With HC Sparta Praha

 A few weeks after being released by Donbass, Karel Pillar has signed a deal with HC Sparta Praha of the KHL. Pilař made his North American hockey debut during the 2001–02 NHL season, playing 52 games for the St. John’s Maple Leafsof the AHL and earning himself a promotion to their parent club, the Toronto Maple Leafs, for the remainder of the season. The following season, Karel’s career [...]

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Kalamazoo Wings Sign Capitals Camp Invitee Brooks Ostergard

Kalamazoo Wings Sign Capitals Camp Invitee Brooks Ostergard

  25 year old Ostergard is a rookie in the ECHL this season after a decent 4-year collegiate career at Robert Morris University. He finished his college career with a 39-41-12 record, and a 2.73 GAA and .917 save percentage, both program highs at RMU. Last year as a senior, Ostergard compiled a 2.43 GAA and a .928 save percentage, which was tenth [...]

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Coyotes Defenseman David Schlemko Takes Leave of Absence From CHL

Coyotes Defenseman David Schlemko Takes Leave of Absence From CHL

The Arizona Sundogs have announced that defenseman David Schlemko has taken a leave of absence from the team for undisclosed reasons. Schlemko joined the Sundogs earlier this season as a result of the NHL lockout, so signing with a former team that is still affiliated with the Coyotes (Arizona is the CHL affiliate of Phoenix, the arena’s are 20 miles [...]

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Former Blue Jacket Shawn Hunwick Released…Again

Former Blue Jacket Shawn Hunwick Released…Again

Shawn Hunwick, who has already been apart of 5 teams since October, has been released by the Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL. He is available to be picked up on waivers. Oh boy. This past season, Hunwick was signed to an amateur try-out on March 28th, 2012 just days after his college career ended. The Columbus Blue Jackets gave him [...]

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Michael Nylander Signs One Game Contract In Sweden

Michael Nylander Signs One Game Contract In Sweden

40 year old NHL veteran Michael Nylander has signed a one game contract worth $0 with Vita Hästen in the Swedish Division One league. Nylander was drafted by the Hartford Whalers in the third round (59th overall) in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft. In the NHL, Nylander played for the Hartford Whalers (1992–1994), Calgary Flames (1994–98), Tampa Bay Lightning (1999), Chicago Blackhawks (1999–2002), Washington Capitals (2002–2003), and Boston Bruins (2004), New York Rangers (2005–2007), and again with the [...]

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Robbie Schremp, Derek Dorsett Join EC Salzburg In Austria

Robbie Schremp, Derek Dorsett Join EC Salzburg In Austria

Rob Schremp, let go by Dinamo Riga in the KHL just a few days ago, and Columbus Blue Jackets forward Derek Dorsett have been signed to contracts by EC Salzburg in Austria. Drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the first round of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Schremp made his professional debut during the 2006-07 season with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, then the Oilers’ American Hockey [...]

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