Tuesday, May 31, 2011

D Jaroslav Obsut (Swift Current, Medicine Hat, 1995-97) signed a one-year contract with Dynamo Minsk (Belarus, KHL). He had four goals and 13 assists in 50 regular-season games with Spartak Moscow (Russia, KHL) and Atlant Mytishchi (Russia, KHL) and had five goals and five assists in 24 playoff games with Atlant this season. . . .
F Randall Gelech (Kelowna, 2000-04) signed a one-year contract extension with Vipiteno (Italy, Serie A). He had 19 goals and 17 assists in 28 regular-season games and 15 goals and six assists in 17 playoff games for Vipiteno this season, helping the club win promotion from Serie A2. From the Vipiteno website: "This mix of good hands, clear head, hard shoulders, and dedication to the team made him a favorite with the fans, not just with the team board of directors." . . .
F Alex Leavitt (Swift Current, Everett, 2003-05) signed a one-year contract with HPK Hämeenlinna (Finland, SM-Liiga). He had 32 goals and 55 assists in 48 regular-season games for Ravensburg Towerstars (Germany 2.Bundesliga) this season. Leavitt added five goals and 14 assists in 12 playoff games. Ravensburg won the 2.Bundesliga championship and Leavitt led the league in scoring and assists. HPK head coach Harri Rindell: "Leavitt sees the ice well. He is a creative and skillful center, just the kind we've been looking for at the start of the summer." . . .
F Radek Duda (Regina, Lethbridge, 1998-2000) signed a one-year contract with Plzen (Czech Republic, Extraliga). He had eight goals and 16 assists in 20 regular-season games and four goals and eight assists in 12 playoff games for Chomutov (Czech Republic, 1.Liga) this season. Duda also had 16 goals and 13 assists in 25 regular-season games on loan to Plzen. . . .
F Kris Foucault of the Calgary Hitmen has signed a three-year deal with the NHL’s Minnesota Wild. . . . Capgeek.com has the details right here.
PRINCE ALBERT RAIDERS — Sign Dale Derkatch, director of player personnel, to contract extension, length undisclosed. Also name him skills development coach.
VANCOUVER GIANTS — Name Paul Fricker goaltending coach.

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