MacDonald is off to Dartmouth
— Victoria Grizzlies (@BCHLGrizzlies) December 17, 2020
Defenseman Brady MacDonald, who only played one game for the Victoria Grizzlies during the extended training camp season due to injury, has committed to attend Dartmouth College in Sept. 2021.
The 2000-born product of Dorchester, Ontario has seven goals and 21 assists in 68 games with Victoria over the last two seasons.
MacDonald is the fourth member of the Grizzlies roster to commit to an NCAA school for next season.
Hammond inks deal with Minnesota
The #mnwild has signed goaltender Andrew Hammond to a one-year, two-way contract.
In addition, the team announced that goaltender Alex Stalock is out indefinitely with an upper-body injury.
— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) December 16, 2020
Goaltender Andrew Hammond (46-27-3, 2.74 GAA, .904 SV%, 8 SO in 82 games with West Kelowna, Vernon, and Surrey from 2007-09) has signed a one year, two-way contract with the Minnesota Wild worth $700,000 in the National Hockey League and $200,000 in the minors.
Hammond was 16-12-5 with a 2.53 goals-against-average, a .908 save percentage, and four shutouts in 33 games with Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League last season.
The 32-year-old from White Rock, BC has played 56 NHL games over the span of parts of six seasons. He’s also played 165 AHL games in his career.
Sigalet added to Flames development staff
The #Flames have created a goaltending department that breaks down as follows:
Jordan Sigalet: Director of Goaltending
Jason Labarbera: Goaltending Coach
Thomas Speer: Development Goalie Coachhttps://t.co/wRXakHMzTD
— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) December 16, 2020
New Westminster, BC product Jordan Sigalet (3.13 GAA and a .910 SV% in 81 games with Victoria from 1999-2001) was promoted to the Calgary Flames director of goaltending on Wednesday.
2020-21 is the 39-year-old’s tenth season helping develop goaltenders in the Flames organization. He was Calgary’s goaltending coach for the last six of those seasons.
Pierog joins ECHL’s Indy Fuel
SIGNED ✍️: The Indy Fuel have signed forward Nic Pierog
Pierog signs with the Fuel after he split the 2019-20 season between the American Hockey League’s Bridgeport Sound Tigers and ECHL’s Worcester Railers.
Details ➡️ ￼ https://t.co/osFbLm1XNr
— Indy Fuel (@IndyFuel) December 16, 2020
Forward Nic Pierog (40 goals, 33 assists in 112 games with Surrey and Penticton from 2012-14) has signed with the ECHL’s Indy Fuel for the 2020-21 season.
The 27-year-old from Georgetown, Ontario, had 22 goals and 13 assists in 48 ECHL games with the Worcester Railers in 2019-20. He added five points in 13 AHL games with Bridgeport.
Beck leaves Landshut due to COVID concerns
Der @EVLandshut hat den erst in der vergangenen Woche geschlossenen Vertrag mit dem Kanadier Colton Beck in gegenseitigem Einvernehmen aufgelöst.
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— DEL2 (@DEL2_News) December 16, 2020
Forward Colton Beck (79 goals, 80 assists in 166 games with Langley from 2007-10) agreed to have his 2020-21 contract with EV Landshut of DEL2 terminated, less than a week after it was signed.
In a news release, EV Landshut announced that Beck, who has a newborn baby, had doubts about the safety of his family due to the current conditions surrounding COVID-19.
The 30-year-old from Langley had 41 goals and 63 assists in 329 games with the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League over the last five seasons.
Nardi’s contract terminated by Italian club
— EP Transfers (@ep_transfers) December 16, 2020
Forward Mitch Nardi (22 goals, 54 assists in 110 games with Coquitlam and West Kelowna from 2011-13) had his contract with Italian club HC Merano dissolved due to financial reasons caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nardi, 27, had three points in one game with Merano this season after putting up 44 points in 29 games in 2019-20. HC Merano plays in Serie B, which is the second level of hockey in Italy.
Zawatsky signs in Germany
Forward Alec Zawatsky (eight goals, nine assists in 57 games with Cowichan Valley from 2016-17) signed a contract for the 2020-21 season with Blue Devils Weiden of the Oberliga, which is the third tier of hockey in Germany.
The 21-year-old from Winfield, BC finished his junior hockey career with the Yorkton Terriers of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League last season. He posted 50 points in 47 games with Yorkton.