Things haven’t picked up on the free agent market just yet, so teams are still concentrated on filling out their organizational depth charts. With that in mind, we’re keeping track of the important minor league moves around the league:
- The Rochester Americans have signed Eric Cornel, Tyler Randell, Jarrett Burton and Nathan Paetsch to one-year AHL contracts, securing some veteran experience for the team’s 2019-20 season. Cornel notably was not given a qualifying offer by the Buffalo Sabres when his entry-level contract expired this summer, but is going to stay in the organization anyway. The 2014 second-round pick scored 22 points in 76 games last season for the Americans.
- Dennis Robertson won’t be returning to the Charlotte Checkers for a sixth season, as the 28-year old defenseman has instead signed with HC Bolzano in Italy. Robertson was once the captain at Brown University for two seasons and earned an entry-level deal in 2014, but never made it to the NHL.
- The Ontario Reign won’t be bringing back Sam Herr this season, as he instead will head to the UK and play for the Nottingham Panthers. Herr spent the last three seasons with Ontario after graduating from Notre Dame, but failed to score more than 17 points in any of them.
- The same could be said about Trevor Cheek, who will take his talents from the Tucson Roadrunners to Denmark to join Esbjerg. Cheek, a 26-year old forward, recorded 10 points in 63 games for the Roadrunners last season.