More former Sea Dogs are on the move.
Ex-Dogs goaltender Troy Passingham has signed a professional tryout agreement with the Peoria Riverman of the Southern Professional Hockey League.
Passingham played in two games with Saint John during the 2007-08 season, posting a 3.02 goals against average and a .897 save percentage. He eventually moved on to the OHL where he spent time with the Windsor Spitfires and Sarnia Sting.
The “Monster from Mississauga” has spent the past five seasons with the Ryerson University Rams, posting some of the best numbers in school history. In 2015-16, the 25-year-old had a 2.47 GAA and .933 SV%.
In other alumni news, former Sea Dogs defenseman Yann Sauve has been signed to a tryout contract by Medvescak Zagrebof the KHL.
“We welcome Yann who’s also looking to come in and make a good impression that he can be a solid depth defenseman,” said Medvescak's Sports Director, Aaron Fox, in a news release. “He is a big strong skating two-way D whose game should translate to Europe.”
Medvescak is coached by former Charlottetown Islanders head coach Gordie Dwyer.
Sauve has been struggling to find a home, spending time with eight different minor league clubs over the past three seasons. He spent most of the 2015-16 campaign with the ECHL’s Manchester Monarchs where he posted two goals and 22 assists in 52 games.
The 26-year-old was a second-round pick of the Vancouver Canucks in the 2008 NHL Draft. He appeared in eight career NHL contests.
Sauve played in 251 games with Saint John over four seasons, registering 20 goals and 82 assists. He added six goals and 14 assists in 39 playoff games.