09/24/04 - The American Hockey League’s Houston Aeros have signed centers Dan Cavanaugh (pictured) and Mark Cullen, left wings Stephane Veilleux, Christoph Brandner and Jordan Krestanovich, right wings Kirby Law, Jason Beckett and Kyle Wanvig and defenseman Ray Giroux, general manager Tom Lynn announced Friday. The Aeros will hit the ice Monday at 2:30 p.m. at the Sugar Land Aerodrome to open 2004 Training Camp.
Six of the signees – Veilleux, Brandner, Krestanovich, Law, Wanvig and Giroux – have NHL experience, and the Aeros roster now has 10 players who have advanced to the NHL. It also includes nine of the Minnesota Wild’s top 10 prospects, as ranked by The Hockey News, and two of Dallas’ top 10 prospects. The Aeros have two No. 1 draft picks in camp in Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Mikko Koivu, Minnesota’s top prospect.
My question is, who is on the way out? This really tightens up the roster...
Josh Harding (backup/starter)
Kyle Kettles (ECHL/Louisiana)
Mike Smith (starter/backup)
Dan Boesner (Louisiana)
Brent Burns (???)
We're 7 over the limit if you can have a 23 man roster...
Last edited by thestonedkoala: 09-24-2004 at 03:27 PM.
Very good day for the Aeros indeed. Its good to see Veilluex signed and going to Houston, Any place where we can find the amount he signed for? I wonder if we bumped up the offer or Steph just decided it was better to play in Houston with his teammates then over in Russia. So maybe the Aeros will be a decent team this year. Should they put Wallin, Wanvig and Veilluex back together? and then you have Bouchard, Foy and Lessard or they could move PMB from center to wing and get Mikko in the top 2 lines.
Wow, that team might not be too bad to watch...too bad there's no chance for us Minnesotan's...it would be nice if some major network(s) could get something going on TV. I guess we'll have to wait a little longer for the panic to settle in.