Despite eight teams opting out of the upcoming ECHL season, we’re now just a few weeks from scheduled game action. Friday, December 11 will serve as opening night for the minor league, with five games scheduled. With that in mind, several transactions were announced today, including the addition of Jacob Ingham to the Greenville Swamp Rabbits roster.
Ingham, 20, was a sixth-round pick of the Los Angeles Kings in 2018 and signed his entry-level contract earlier this year. The young goaltender had an excellent 2019-20 season at the OHL level, going 33-8-5 for the Kitchener Rangers and winning the Humanitarian of the Year award.
- One other OHL prospect that is hoping not to have to go back is Nick Robertson, the Toronto Maple Leafs draft pick that made his NHL debut in the bubble. As Chris Johnston explains in his latest piece for Sportsnet, Robertson never left Ontario after Toronto was eliminated, avoiding any quarantine time by staying in Canada to train for the upcoming season instead of returning to his family in the U.S. After Toronto added a handful of bargain bin forwards this offseason Robertson has his work cut out for him if he wants to make the roster.
- Colton Parayko certainly doesn’t have to worry about making a roster, but there will be increased expectations with the St. Louis Blues after the team watched Alex Pietrangelo leave in free agency. No one is doubting the 6’6″ defenseman though, as Lou Korac writes for NHL.com. Pietrangelo especially is excited to see what Parayko does in his absence, calling his former teammate “elite” and telling him to have a sort of “arrogance” on the ice as the leader of the defense.