Edmonton - General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have signed Head Amateur Scout Stu MacGregor to a three-year contract extension.
MacGregor, 54, is responsible for the team’s amateur scouting staff and directs Edmonton’s table at the National Hockey League Entry Draft each year with the rest of the Oilers scouting and management team. Last year MacGregor and his staff selected first overall and chose Windsor Spitfire’s forward Taylor Hall with the team’s first-ever number one draft pick. Next month, MacGregor and the Oilers will once again pick first overall in Minnesota on June 24th.
“We are extremely pleased to have Stu agree to a three-year extension,” said Tambellini. “He and his staff continue to do a great job bringing in talent and character to the Oilers.”
New York Islanders Media Advisory
MANGANO TO ANNOUNCE MAJOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & JOB CREATION PLAN
Mineola, NY - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano will be joined by hundreds of local business, community and labor leaders on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in announcing a major Economic Development and Job Creation Plan to build a world-class sports-entertainment destination center. After months of intense media speculation, the County Executive will also announce plans to pursue the construction of an Indian gaming casino.
May 11, 2011
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Floor of the Arena - Enter at Box Office
1255 Hempstead Turnpike
Uniondale, NY 11553
Detroit, MI… Detroit Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland today announced that 21-year-old forward Gustav Nyquist has been signed to a two-year entry-level contract. As per club policy, no further terms of the deal will be announced. Nyquist will join the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL) immediately.
Originally selected by Detroit in the fourth round (121st overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Nyquist has spent the past three seasons with the University of Maine Black Bears (NCAA) where he has twice been named a Hockey East First Team All-Star. The 5’11”, 170 lb. center was also named to the conference’s All-Rookie Team in 2008-09 after a stellar freshman campaign with the Black Bears. Nyquist has been a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award as the top collegiate player in the country each of the past two seasons (this year’s winner will be announced on April 8). In 113 career NCAA games, Nyquist has tallied 144 points (50G-94A) in addition to 68 penalty minutes.
Prior to enrolling at the University of Maine, Nyquist starred with his hometown Malmö Redhawks in Sweden’s premier junior league (SuperElit) where he registered 75 points (32G-43A) in 66 games played over the course of two seasons.
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have recalled (emergency basis) forward Oscar Moller from the Ontario Reign (ECHL), Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.
This will be Moeller’s second call-up to the Kings this season. In four games (Dec. 11 to Dec. 18) he recorded three points (1-2=3) and zero penalty minutes.
Moller, 22, has played in 59 games with the Manchester Monarchs (AHL) this season, serving as a team alternate captain. He has 50 points (23-27=50), 34 penalty minutes and a plus-13 rating. His 50 points and 23 goals rank second on Manchester, while his 27 assists are tied for third on the club. Moller has also netted four short-handed goals, tied for third in the AHL.
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed undrafted free agent goaltender Pat Nagle to a two-year entry-level contract today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman said.
Nagle, 6-foot-3, 185 pounds, played in 37 games with the Ferris State (Mich.) Bulldogs this season, posting an 18-14-5 record with a 2.02 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage. He ranked fifth in NCAA Division-1 in GAA, tied for ninth for shutouts with three and tied for 10th in save percentage. Nagle also set school records for GAA and was tied for second in save percentage.
A native of Bloomfield, Michigan, Nagle was named to the All-CCHA First Team this past season and was named a Hobey Baker Memorial Award candidate. He received CCHA Preseason Second-Team honors and was also selected to Inside College Hockey.com’s First-Half All-CCHA Team.
Nagle has played in 101 career games with Ferris State from 2007-10. During that time he recorded a 2.32 GAA and a .916 save percentage with a 45-42-11 record with five shutouts. Nagle has improved his GAA in each of the previous three seasons, going from 2.84 in 2008-09 to 2.02 in 2010-11.
General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with free agent forward Tanner House on a two-year contract.
House, a Cochrane, Alberta native, just completed his senior year with the University of Maine Black Bears where he finished tied for 4th in team with 35 points (10G,25A) as well as 56 penalty minutes in 35 games. He won the Gladiator Hockey Best Defensive Forward in Hockey East with a +13 in league play, which ranked 10th among conference skaters.
The 6’1”, 195-pound captain of the Black Bears majored in Finance at the U of Maine finishing with a remarkable 3.8 GPA and was named the recipient of the University of Maine M Club’s Dean Smith Award, presented annually to the top male and female student-athlete at Maine.
Atlanta Thrashers Press Release:
The Atlanta Thrashers have acquired defenseman Brett Festerling from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for goaltender Drew MacIntyre , according to General Manager Rick Dudley
(Edmonton) - General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have acquired defenseman Kevin Montgomery from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for defenseman Shawn Belle.
Montgomery, 22, has appeared in 51 games this season with the Lake Erie Monsters in the American Hockey league recording 19 points (2G,17A) and 34 penalty minutes.
The 6’2”, 190-pound Rochester, NY native was originally selected by Colorado in the 4th round, 110th overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has acquired right wing Brian McGrattan and defenseman Sean Zimmerman from Boston in exchange for center Stefan Chaput and right wing David Laliberte. Both McGrattan and Zimmerman will report directly to Syracuse, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
McGrattan, 29 (9/2/81), has appeared in 182 career NHL contests with Ottawa, Phoenix and Calgary, collecting 3-11=14 points with 395 penalty minutes (PIM). He most recently played with the Flames in 2009-10, scoring 1-3=4 points in 34 contests with 86 PIM. A native of Hamilton, Ontario, McGrattan appeared in a career-high 60 contests in 2005-06 with Ottawa, scoring 2-3=5 points with 141 PIM.
ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has acquired a conditional seventh-round selection in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft from Toronto in exchange for left wing Aaron Voros.
Voros, 29 (7/2/81), appeared in 12 contests for Anaheim in 2010-11, going scoreless with 43 penalty minutes (PIM). He missed 21 games (Dec. 10-Jan. 25) with a fractured orbital bone suffered on Dec. 8 at Vancouver. He was assigned to the Syracuse Crunch (Anaheim’s primary development affiliate) of the American Hockey League (AHL) on Feb. 9. Voros appeared in two contests with the Crunch, going scoreless with five PIM. The 6-4, 210-pound winger played in 41 games with the New York Rangers in 2009-10, scoring 3-4=7 points with 89 PIM. He had a career-high 8-8=16 points with 122 PIM in 54 games with the Rangers in 2008-09.
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