Players from all across the NHL are hitting the ice for informal pre-camp workouts, but the majority of jobs have already been handed out. That’s not necessarily the case in the minor leagues, where teams are still tweaking their rosters and will be right up until the start of the season. As always, we’ll keep track of all those notable minor moves right here.
- The Stockton Heat have announced a quartet of players, inking Westin Michaud, Ryan Olsen, Matt Greenfield and Andrew Shortridge to two-way minor league contracts. Olsen, who was a sixth-round pick of the Winnipeg Jets in 2012, spent last season playing in the German second league and dominated, putting up 48 points in 44 regular season games and then another 15 in ten postseason contests. In all these players will likely spend a good chunk of the season with the Kansas City Mavericks, the Flames ECHL affiliate.
- If you were impressed with Romain Loeffel’s play at this summer’s IIHF World Championship and wondered if he’d consider a shift to North America, think again. The veteran defenseman has signed a four-year contract with Bern (which starts in 2022-23) to remain in Switzerland. The 30-year-old led all defensemen in goals at the tournament and has represented his country on many occasions including the 2018 Olympic Games.
- The San Jose Barracuda have re-signed Steenn Pasichnuk to a one-year AHL contract. The 26-year-old forward is the older brother of Sharks prospect Brinson Pasichnuk and split last season between the AHL and ECHL.
This page will be updated as further transactions are reported.