The Portland Winterhawks have signed F Nic Petan, their first-round selection (16th overall) in the 2010 bantam draft. Petan had 139 points, including 76 goals, in 57 games with the bantam AAA North Shore Winter Club team.
Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press is reporting that F Mike Keane has decided to retire. Keane (Winnipeg, Moose Jaw, 1983-87) played the last five seasons with the AHL’s Manitoba Moose. A Winnipegger, Keane is a three-time Stanley Cup winner.