Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Former Sea Dogs Sign Pro Deals

A few former Saint John Sea Dogs have signed professional contracts over the past week.

Last Thursday, the Ottawa Senators officially announced the re-signing of forward Mike Hoffman to a one-year, two-way contract. Hoffman was a fifth-round pick of the Sens in the 2009 NHL Draft and has played in four career games with Ottawa.

Hoffman battled a collarbone injury this past season and only played in 41 AHL games with the Binghamton Senators, recording 13 goals and 15 assists. He was pointless in three NHL games.

Former Sea Dogs tough guy Brett Gallant re-signed with the New York Islanders last week. From Islanders Point Blank:

The Islanders have re-signed restricted free agent forward Brett Gallant to a one-year, two-way deal, the team has confirmed to Point Blank. 
According to CapGeek.com, Gallant gets a pay raise in the AHL of $75,000 up from $65,000 last year. If he plays in the NHL, the deal is valued at $550,000 down from $610,000 although he has yet to play in an NHL game.

Gallant recorded no points and 202 penalty minutes in 42 AHL games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. He suffered a shoulder injury that required surgery in March.

Corbeil played with the Central Hockey League’s Missouri Mavericks last season. He went 10-9-1 with a 2.69 goals against average with a 0.915 save percentage.

The Comets are the new AHL affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks. According to The Canuck Way blog, “either Eddie Lack and Joacim Eriksson is expected to backup veteran Roberto Luongo. The other will be the starter with the Comets. Corbeil is expected to compete with 2009 sixth round pick Joe Cannata for the backup position with the Comets.”

Fullerton helped the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds win another CIS title in March. He then went on to play in two ECHL games with the San Francisco Bulls, going 0-0-1 with a 1.59 GAA and 0.941 SV%.

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