As July marches on and we get into arbitration hearings and contract holdouts, teams continue to fill our their organizational depth charts. Here are some minor moves from around the league. We’ll keep updating as more come in:
- The Binghamton Devils have signed Julian Melchiori to a one-year AHL contract. The 27-year old defenseman was part of the very last draft class of the Atlanta Thrashers in 2010, but has just 30 games of NHL experience under his belt. Melchiori played for the Springfield Thunderbirds last season, putting up 12 points in 54 games.
- Trent Bourque will return to the Belleville Senators for the 2019-20 season, signing a one-year two-way AHL contract. Bourque actually joined Belleville after his junior career ended earlier this year but didn’t play in a game down the stretch. The 21-year old was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in 2017 but became an unrestricted free agent when they chose not to sign him last month.
- The Utica Comets signed Tanner Sorenson, Dyson Stevenson, Matt Petgrave and Aaron Thow to AHL contracts, giving the team some more depth for the 2018-19 season. Petgrave, Stevenson and Thow all appeared in a handful of games with the Comets on tryout contracts last season, while Sorenson played in the ECHL and Switzerland.
- Julian Nantel is back with the Colorado Eagles on an AHL contract after his entry-level deal expired and the Colorado Avalanche decided not to qualify him. The seventh-round pick won two Kelly Cups before the Eagles left the ECHL and suited up 45 times with them last season.
- Adam Carlson has signed a one-year AHL contract with the Manitoba Moose, sending the goaltender to yet another organization. In just three seasons, Carlson has suited up for the South Carolina Stingrays, Indy Fuel, Kansas City Mavericks, Rapid City Rush and Hershey Bears.