Here is where we’ll keep track of today’s minor transactions:
- New York Rangers goaltending prospect Igor Shestyorkin has signed a new three year deal with SKA St. Petersberg of the KHL, reports Igor Eronko of Sport-Express. Newsday’s Steve Zipay adds that the 2014 fourth rounder wants to be a starter in the KHL, something he has a shot at doing this season. As there is no transfer agreement between the NHL and the Russian Federation, the Rangers will hold Shestyorkin’s rights longer than the typical four years that European-drafted picks receive.
- Panthers UFA forward Rob Flick has signed a one year deal with the South Carolina Stingrays, the ECHL team announced. Flick spent last season with Florida’s AHL affiliate in Portland, scoring seven goals and 14 assists in 60 games. Originally a draft pick of Chicago, he has also spent time in their minor league system as well as Boston’s.
- St. Louis UFA center Jeremy Welsh has signed a one year contract with the Fischtown Pinguins of the DEL, according to a team announcement (link in German). Welsh played in two games with the Blues last year but spent most of the season in the AHL where he picked up 28 points in 74 games with the Chicago Wolves. Welsh has played in 27 career NHL contests with Carolina, Vancouver, and St. Louis but perhaps is best known for having the highest cap hit in league history. When he first signed with the Hurricanes, he inked a one year entry-level deal with the maximum base salary and signing bonus on the final day of the regular season. As a result, his cap hit for that ‘season’ was technically $17.945MM as he received $97K of pay for that one day he was under contract.