Saturday, August 18, 2007

Hershey News

The Capitals AHL affiliate, Hershey Bears, have made some roster moves for the upcoming season. The Bears signed LW/D Grant McNeill, C Malcolm MacMillan, RW Tom Maxwell, and C Grant Potulny. The Bears also resigned D Tyler Sloan. Here's what the Bears website had to say about each:

"McNeill, 24, spent the majority of 2006-07 with Wheeling (ECHL), accumulating 254 penalty minutes in 63 games played. He also played in two regular season games for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL) last season. McNeill played in three games for the Florida Panthers (NHL) in 2003-04, recording one fighting major.

MacMillan, 25, played in four games for Hershey in 2006-07 and recorded two penalty minutes. In addition, he played in two games for Albany (AHL) last season, and 66 games for Reading (ECHL). While with the Royals in 2006-07, he scored 10 goals, assisted on 25 others and built up 270 minutes in penalties.

Maxwell, 21, made his professional debut in 2006-07 with Phoenix (ECHL) after four seasons in juniors with Medicine Hat (WHL). He scored five goals and accumulated 253 penalty minutes in just 53 games.

Potulny, 27, was drafted in the fifth round of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators, and played four years at the University of Minnesota from 2000-2004. He won back-to-back National Championships in 2002 and 2003 while in Minneapolis, scoring the game-winning goal in overtime of the 2002 National Championship game against Maine. Potulny scored 23 goals in 78 games for the Binghamton Senators in 2005-06 with 122 penalty minutes in 2005-06.

Sloan, 26, is coming off arguably his best pro season as he enters 2007-08. He played in 68 games for Hershey last season, one off his AHL career high, notching 11 points and a career high 104 penalty minutes. Sloan also recorded seven points in 17 games during the 2007 Calder Cup Playoffs, also a new career best. The Calgary, Alberta native played his first full season with Hershey in 2006-07 after making his Bears debut during the 2006 Calder Cup Championship run."

In other Hershey news, LW Peter Vandermeer signed to play for the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL. Vandermeer appeared in 26 games for Hershey last season with 2 goals, 5 assists, and 129 penalty minutes. He also appeared in 2 playoff games for the Bears.


The Puck Stops Here said...

What happened to you NHL's toughest division post?

Joe said...

Its coming. My day job got in the way.

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