Category: ECHL

Lightning Prospect Riku Helenius’ Contract Situation Gets Stranger

Lightning Prospect Riku Helenius’ Contract Situation Gets Stranger

According to Syracuse.com reporter Lindsay Kramer, Riku Helenius has agreed to report back to the ECHL, just days after getting suspended for breaching his contract. Earlier in the week,Tampa Bay reporter Erik Erlendsson revealed some interesting news: Riku Helenius, the one-time first round pick, informed the Florida Everblades of the East Coast Hockey League on Wednesday that he was leaving the team […]

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Leafs Trade Fraser To Edmonton For Spare Parts

The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded Mark Fraser to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Cam Abney & Teemu Hartikainen. Fraser was selected by the New Jersey Devils in the third round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. In 19 games with the Leafs this year, Fraser recorded zero goals and one assist to go along with 33 penalty minutes. He’s not even close […]

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Abbotsford Heat Sign Former NHL Goon Trevor Gillies

Abbotsford Heat Sign Former NHL Goon Trevor Gillies

The Abbotsford Heat have signed tough guy forward Trevor Gillies. Gillies was signed to bring a physical edge to the baby Flames. In 57 NHL games, Gillies recorded 261 PIMs to go along with a measly two goals and three points. In 380 AHL games the Cambridge, Ontario native posted eight goals and 23 points to go along with a […]

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Brian Rafalski After Getting Released By ECHL Club: “I’m Done”

The ECHL’s Florida Everblades needed to clear a roster spot, meaning the end of the line for former Stanley Cup winning defenseman Brian Rafalski. Rafalski, 40, hadn’t played a game since Jan. 18. He only participated in three contests with the Everblades, recording an assist. “I’m done,” he told the media. “My back is no good. That was one of […]

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David LeNeveu Joins ECHL’s Stingrays

David LeNeveu Joins ECHL’s Stingrays

The ECHL’s South Carolina Stingrays have signed former NHL goaltender David LeNeveu. This comes a day after the Toledo Walleye signed former Boston Bruins starter Hannu Toivonen to a contract. LeNeveu was selected by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2nd round (46th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. At the 2007–08 trade deadline, the Coyotes traded LeNeveu, along with forwards Fredrik Sjostrom and Josh Gratton, to theNew York Rangers in exchange […]

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Hannu Toivonen Back To The ECHL

Hannu Toivonen Back To The ECHL

The ECHL’s Toledo Walleye signed former NHL starting goaltender Hannu Toivonen to a contract. Remember Hannu? The once promising prospect was drafted by the Boston Bruins during the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, and would later move on to the St. Louis Blues in 2007 when he was traded in exchange for Carl Söderberg.  His NHL numbers include a record of 18-24-10, a 3.37 […]

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Ben Meisner Signs PTO With AHL’s Norfolk Admirals

Ben Meisner Signs PTO With AHL’s Norfolk Admirals

With Freddy Anderson impressing with the Anaheim Ducks and Igor Bobkov getting sent down to the ECHL’s Utah Grizzlies, the Norfolk Admirals have signed goalie Ben Meisner to a Professional Tryout Contract. As a member of the American International College the past couple of seasons, Meisner posted a 30-64-12 record with a .912 save percentage, a 3.37 goals against average, and […]

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Colorado Eagles Trade Trevor Cann For Future Considerations

Colorado Eagles Trade Trevor Cann For Future Considerations

The ECHL’s Colorado Eagles have traded goaltender Trevor Cann to the Florida Everblades in exchange for future considerations. Cann was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche with the 49th overall pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, but never really panned out to the potential he could have reached. He began his professional career with the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL during the 2009–10 season but was assigned to the Avalanche’s Central Hockey […]

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