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Grand Rapids Griffins ink AHL vet David McIntyre

Via RedWingsFeed, we're going to call this Grand Rapids Griffins signing "interesting," because the Griffins have inked a solid but unspectacular center in Davd McIntyre to an AHL-only contract:

The Grand Rapids Griffins on Thursday agreed to terms with center David McIntyre on a one-year AHL contract.

McIntyre, 26, spent the last two seasons (2011-13) with the Houston Aeros, recording 66 points (31-35—66) and 118 penalty minutes in 131 games. The 6-foot, 195-pound forward led the Aeros last season with a plus-19 rating and also ranked among team leaders with 15 goals (T4th), 18 assists (T6th), 33 points (5th), 45 PIM (T5th), three game-winning goals (T3rd) and 143 shots (3rd). He also recorded three points (2-1—3) in five games against Grand Rapids during the Western Conference Quarterfinals.

McIntyre was selected in the fifth round (138th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by Dallas. In 221 career AHL games with Lowell, Albany and Houston, he has tallied 101 points (46-55—101) and 177 PIM. The Pefferlaw, Ontario, native made his NHL debut with Minnesota in 2011-12, notching a goal and an assist in seven games.

Prior to turning professional, McIntyre spent four seasons (2006-10) at Colgate University. While a member of the Raiders, he recorded 131 points (56-75—131) in 151 games and was a two-time member of the ECAC All-Academic Team (2008 and 2009). He was also named to the ECAC First All-Star Team in 2009 and to the Second All-Star Team in 2010.

DAVID McINTYRE  *  Center

Height: 6'0"     Weight: 195     Shoots: Left     Born: 2/4/87 in Pefferlaw, Ontario
Drafted: Dallas' 4th choice, 138th overall, in 2006 NHL Entry Draft

                                               Regular Season  Playoffs
Season  Team  League 
GP  G  A  PTS  PIM  GP  G  A  PTS  PIM
2004-05  Newmarket  OPJHL  46  17  14  31  33  16  8  7  15  20
2005-06  Newmarket  OPJHL  46  42  50  92  143  11  4  8  12  42
2006-07  Colgate  ECAC  40  9  8  17  75  --  --  --  --  --
2007-08  Colgate  ECAC  39  15  17  32  38  --  --  --  --  --
2008-09  Colgate  ECAC  37  21  22  43  54  --  --  --  --  --
2009-10  Colgate  ECAC  35  11  28  39  60  --  --  --  --  --

Lowell  AHL  12  3  2  5  8  5  1  1  2  0

2010-11  Albany  AHL  78  12  18  30  51  --  --  --  --  --
2011-12  Houston  AHL  63  16  17  33  73  4  0  0  0  6

Minnesota  NHL  7  1  1  2  2  --  --  --  --  --

2012-13  Houston  AHL  68  15  18  33  45  5  2  1  3  0

NHL TOTALS  7  1  1  2  2  --  --  --  --  --

AHL TOTALS  221  46  55  101  177  14  3  2  5  6

PRO TOTALS  229  47  56  103  179  14  3  2  5  6

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Comments

Primis's avatar

Makes sense to me.

GR has a load of guys that could be called up at any point and time.  They need to get some depth under AHL contract.  He’s not likely to be poached by an NHL team, so signing him means he’s a safe bet to spend the season in GR in the event 1 or 2 other C"s get called up or injured or something.

Posted by Primis on 07/25/13 at 04:09 PM ET

perfection's avatar

Also interesting that GR follows the pattern of the Wings by signing guys who played well against them in the playoffs.

Posted by perfection from LaLaLand on 07/25/13 at 04:29 PM ET

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