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01-31-2013, 10:12 PM
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Booba
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Joey Tenute (Hamilton), Scott Howes (Springfield) and Brad Mills upgraded their contract from a PTO to a SPC.

Jed Ortmeyer has also been signed to a SPC by San Antonio
http://sarampage.com/team/news/index...rticle_id=2195

Mathieu Beaudoin was traded from Hershey to Rockford
http://www.icehogs.com/news/icehogs/?article_id=3673

I'll also add Kris Fredheim (Houston) and John Lee (San Antonio) to
the list since they have been on their respective team roster since
the start of the season.

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Originally Posted by Billiam View Post
I think it speaks volumes that a lot of these players haven't gone down in the leagues to ECHL or even CHL teams for the year. I think it might be a forced retirement!
In the end, there is only have 12 names remaining on the list of unsigned players. Most of these guys weren't even good enough to be full time AHLers :

Chris Murray (Charlotte), Jeff Prough (Connecticut), Daren Machesney (Hershey), Chris Cahill (Milwaukee), Dave Leaderer (Milwaukee), Garrett Suter (Milwaukee), Jake Gannon (Peoria), Scott Fleming (Portland), Nick Layton (Texas), Josh Engel (Toronto), Kyle Neuber (Toronto), Matt Rust (Wilkes-Barres)

You could argue that the lock-out made some victims like Graham Mink and Bryan Helmer who signed late in the season or like Kenndal McArdle and Brad Mills who were stuck in the ECHL. However, in the end, everyone who wants (and can) play pro hockey is playing somewhere either in Europe or North America.

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