Monday, July 4, 2011

Goalie puts house on market

F Matt Keith (Spokane, Red Deer, 1998-2003) signed a one-year contract with Örebro (Sweden, Allsvenskan). He had 20 goals and 15 assists in 77 games with the Abbotsford Heat (AHL) last season. . . .
F Rob Niedermayer (Medicine Hat, 1990-95) signed a one-year contract with Lugano (Switzerland, NLA). He had five goals and 14 assists in 71 games for Buffalo Sabres (NHL) last season. . . .
F Paul Vincent (Seattle, Swift Current, 1993-95) signed a one-year contract with Eindhoven Kemphanen (Netherlands, Eredivisie). He had 18 goals and 37 assists in 35 games for the Friesland Flyers (Netherlands, Eredivisie) last season. . . .
F Petr Sachl (Tri-City, 1996-97) signed a one-year contract extension with Olimpija Ljubljana (Slovenia, Austria Erste Bank Liga). He had 24 goals and 32 assists in 55 games for Olimpija last
JUST NOTES: F Dylan Willick of the Kamloops Blazers will attend the Minnesota Wild’s development camp on July 11. Willick, heading into his third WHL season, wasn’t selected in the 2011 NHL draft. Willick had 44 points, including 24 goals, last season. He is represented by CS Sports Management. . . . D Alex Roach of the Calgary Hitmen has accepted a tryout offer from the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, while F Jacob Doty of the Seattle Thunderbirds will go to camp with the Florida Panthers in September. . . . Roach, 6-foot-4 and 217 pounds, had 21 points and 77 penalty minutes in his freshman season with the Hitmen. Roach, a native of Quesnel, B.C., is scheduled to attend the Kings’ development camp that opens July 10 and also is to be at the Kings’ main camp in September. . . . Doty, from Billings, Montana, had seven points and 176 penalty minutes in 70 games last season, his first in the WHL. He was second in the league with 25 fighting majors. . . . Roach and Doty are represented by Turning Point Sports Management, which also had former WHL D Brad Lukowich (Kamloops, 1992-96) sign a one-year deal with the NHL’s Dallas Stars. Lukowich, who turns 35 on Aug. 12, played 67 games with the AHL’s Texas Stars and five with Dallas last season. He has played 658 NHL games during his career.
The Edmonton Oilers signed F Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, the first pick in the 2011 NHL draft, to a three-year contract on Saturday. Joanne Ireland of the Edmonton Journal has the story right here.
If you need more convincing about the danger of concussions, or even if you don’t, here’s a great read from Eliott C. McLaughlin of CNN about former NFLer Dorsey Levens, who is making a documentary about concussions and the NFL. The name of the doc is “Bell Rung.” Give it a read right here.
If you’re looking for a home in the Tri-City area of Washington State, former NHL G Olaf Kolzig has his home for sale. Check it out right here.
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