The NHL offseason lurches forward with little progress, but things are starting to ramp up in the low minors where ECHL training camps are opening. As usual, we’ll keep track of the notable minor moves:
- The Indy Fuel have signed Antoine Waked to an ECHL contract for 2020-21 after he failed to receive a qualifying offer from the Montreal Canadiens. Waked, 24, was an undrafted free agent signing by the Canadiens in 2017 after his junior breakout, but he failed to ever produce much at the AHL level. In 32 games with the Laval Rocket last season, he recorded just five points.
- The Jacksonville Icemen have signed Mike Szmatula, bringing in the offensive weapon after another strong ECHL season. Szmatula, 28, scored 49 points in 56 games for the Adirondack Thunder last year and is a proven difference-maker at that level. Adirondack was one of the teams that opted out of the upcoming season.
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