Minor league training camps open this week and their NHL affiliates will be sending players down to compete for jobs in the AHL. With that in mind, there will likely be several more minor transactions coming across the wire. Like always, we’ll keep an eye on all the minor league, college and European moves right here:
- All of the players from yesterday have cleared waivers and can be assigned to the minor leagues.
- The Manitoba Moose have agreed to terms with Griffen Outhouse on a one-year AHL contract. The 21-year old goaltender played last season for the Victoria Royals of the WHL where he posted a .913 save percentage in 46 appearances. Outhouse had actually committed to the University of Alberta for this season, but it seems now that he’ll be making the leap to professional hockey instead. The team has also brought in 11 other players on tryouts.
- Shamil Shmakov will be playing for a different USHL team this season, after being acquired by the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders. The Russian goaltender was selected by the Colorado Avalanche in 2018 and posted strong numbers again last season in the MHL. His first taste of North American hockey should give the Avalanche an idea of whether or not he will ever be worth signing, given they only invested a seventh-round pick.