The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed college free agent J.T. Brown to a two-year contract.
"He has all the top characteristics we look for in a player, including high skill and compete levels," GM Steve Yzerman said. "We're glad he chose to play for the Lightning and we look forward to getting him in the lineup as quickly as possible." Brown notched 24 goals and added 23 assists in 39 games for the University of Minnesota-Duluth during his sophomore season in 2011-12. He is expected to join the Lightning later this week and will probably get into a game before the season ends.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed college free agent Spencer Abbott.
The 23-year-old broke out offensively in his fourth year with the University of Maine in 2011-12 with 21 goals and 41 assists in 39 games to lead the nation in scoring. He was among the 15 finalists listed for the 2012 Hobey Baker award and was named Hockey East's Player of the Year. Abbott will join the AHL's Toronto Marlies on an amateur tryout for the remainder of the year.
I hope people are glad we picked up Brad Staubitz.
Oh please. The Habs put themselves in this spot and it wasn't because of Staubitz. Did we have to take Slaney in the Gill deal, a career ECHLer? The Habs should of had one or two spots open before, so they can pick up a waiver player, or sign a FA. Management blew it, again
I didn't say trade him for scraps. I actually like a lot as a prospect. More than Gallagher, who some here think is the next coming of the messiah, but like I said, it says alot about his will to become an NHLer. If he wants to have fun with his friends instead of making step forward to become professional hockey player. I have my doubt he will ever pan out.
Who knows what the return would be but whatever it is it could end up being another case of a skilled propsect/young player that we give up on and they excell on another team. Personally for me it's getting really old repeating the same mistakes, and trading Kristo imo would be another mistake.
Did people get upset when Pateryn opted not to turn pro last summer, only to sign a year later? I don't see the reason to get upset if Kristo opts to return to ND, but it makes even less sense to trade him if he wants to get his degree.
Originally Posted by Habsolument90
Gauthier asleep at the wheel with the NCAA goalie signings? Rawlings and Dell are still out there. If he doesn't sign one, I'll be pissed.
There are much better options then Rawlings and Dell imo. We'll see if the Habs go for any of them though. I hope it's Doug Carr if he is willing to turn pro.
Originally Posted by overlords
I'm not a big follower of the U.S college system, but what does Kristo gain by going back besides finishing his degree?
I'd like to see him work on his consistency, he can dominate a game but I'd like to see him be a little more consistent in his efforts. The rumor I had heard was that most of the team that can leave, wants to return because they think they can win a National Title. Guess we'll see if that's the case or not. At least he's at a great program with a very good coach.
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