Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sunday Moves:

More ex-BCHL players have been on the move or resigned over the last week, here's a summary:

F Andrew Ladd (Coquitlam, 2002-03) inked a five-year, $22 million contract with Winnipeg Jets (NHL) as a restricted free agent. The Maple Ridge product had 59 points (29g, 30a) in 81 games last season with the Jets (nee Atlanta Thrashers). . . .


G Brad Thiessen (Penticton/Prince George/Merritt, 2003-06) re-signed with Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) on a one-year, two-way contract worth $525,000 if he plays with the Pens. He had a 35-8-1 record, a 1.93 goals against average and a .922 save percentage in 46 appearances with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL) in 2010-11. Thiessen also won the Baz Bastien Trophy as Best Goaltender in the AHL and the Harry Holmes Trophy as part of the Best Goaltending Duo in the AHL. He was named to the AHL First All-Star Team as well. . . .


F Tyler Bozak (Victoria, 2004-07) signed a two-year deal worth $1.5 million with Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL). The Regina native had 32 points (15g, 17a) in 82 games with the Leafs last season. . . .


F Matt Watkins (Vernon, 2004-05) netted a one-year, two-way contract extension with Phoenix Coyotes (NHL). The deal pays Watkins $55,000 if he plays in the AHL and $550,000 if he plays in the NHL. He had 35 points (15g, 20a) in 64 games with San Antonio Rampage (AHL) last season. . . .


F Mike Santorelli (Vernon, 2003-04) re-upped with Florida Panthers (NHL) on a two-year contract worth $1.6 million per season. The Vancouver native had 41 points (20g, 21a) in 82 games with the Panthers in 2010-11. . . .


F Jeff Tambellini (Chilliwack, 2000-02) signed a three-year contract with ZSC Lions (NLA - Switzerland). He had 24 points (14g, 10a) in 69 games last season split between Vancouver Canucks (NHL) and Manitoba Moose (AHL). . . .


D Nathan Oystrick (Surrey, 2000-02) inked a one-year, two-way contract with Phoenix Coyotes (NHL). The Regina product had 45 points (15g, 30a) in 61 games with Peoria Rivermen (AHL) and 3 points (1g, 2a) in nine games with St. Louis Blues (NHL) in 2010-11. . . .


D Keith Seabrook (Coquitlam/Burnaby, 2004-06) has been traded from Calgary Flames (NHL) to Florida Panthers (NHL) for D Jordan Henry. Seabrook had 23 points (5g, 18a) in 63 games split between Abbotsford Heat (AHL) and Manitoba Moose (AHL). . . .


D Jordie Benn (2004-08) signed a one-year, two way contract with Dallas Stars (NHL). The Victoria native had 12 points (2g, 10a) in 60 games with Texas Stars (AHL) last season. . . .

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