Here is where we’ll keep track of today’s minor transactions:
- UFA forward Mike Santorelli officially signed with Geneve-Servette of the Swiss NLA, the team announced (link in French). The 30 year old was rumored to be close to a deal earlier this week and inked a two year pact. Last season, Santorelli picked up 18 points in 70 games with Anaheim, down considerably from the 33 point campaign he had in 2014-15. In 406 career NHL games with Nashville, Florida, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Toronto, and Anaheim, he collected 64 goals and 74 assists.
- Longtime NHL veteran forward Jochen Hecht announced his retirement today at the age of 39 according to his German League team (link in German). Hecht had spent the last three seasons playing at home after a lengthy NHL career. He suited up in 833 career NHL games (second most all-time among German players) with St. Louis, Edmonton, and Buffalo, picking up 186 goals and 277 assists. His 463 points also ranks second all-time for Germans behind Marco Sturm.
- Edmonton announced that they have re-signed defenseman David Musil to a one year, two-way contract. CHED’s Bob Stauffer adds that the deal pays $600K in the NHL, $75K in the AHL, and has a total guarantee of $85K. Musil had 14 points (3-11-14) in 67 games with Edmonton’s AHL affiliate in Bakersfield last season.
- The Penguins have inked their AHL head coach, Clark Donatelli, to a multi-year extension, reports Mark Divver of the Providence Journal. Donatelli joined Wilkes-Barre/Scranton midway through last season with the Baby Penguins collecting a 22-22-5 record under his tenure.
- Detroit RFA right winger Colin Campbell has signed a one year AHL contract with their AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids, the team announced. This allows the Red Wings to retain his NHL rights but not have them count against their 50 NHL contract limit. Campbell had ten goals and eight assists in 70 games with the Griffins last season.
- UFA right winger Derek Mathers has inked a one year minor league deal with Philadelphia’s AHL affiliate in Lehigh Valley, reports Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post. Mathers was slated to be a restricted free agent this offseason but the Flyers declined to tender him a qualifying offer. He played in 30 games between Philadelphia’s AHL and ECHL affiliates last season, collecting four points and 119 penalty minutes.