The transitional period between the postseason and the offseason continues, with the latter starting to heat up after a significant three-team deal yesterday. With the AHL’s playoffs all but wrapped up as well, transaction news will now flood in from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean as non-NHL leagues continue in their busiest signing periods of the year. As always, we’re keeping tabs on any and all notable transactions from outside the NHL right here.
- 24-year-old defender Markus Phillips will spend next year in Hungary, signing with Fehérvár AV19 of the primarily Austrian ICEHL. Phillips, a former Los Angeles Kings (and briefly Winnipeg Jets) prospect, never did make it to the NHL after a promising draft year in 2016-17, when his 43 points and +41 rating in 63 OHL games earned him the 118th overall selection in that year’s draft. Since then, he struggled to find his footing professionally in the AHL and ECHL and spent the 2022-23 overseas with Finnish club Ässät.
- The AHL’s Providence Bruins today signed forward Justin Brazeau to a one-year contract extension, per Mark Divver of the New England Hockey Journal. The massive 6-foot-5, 220-pound winger has developed into a top-flight AHL winger in the past two seasons with Toronto and Providence and recorded a career-high 45 points in 67 games last season. The former captain of the OHL’s North Bay Battalion will look to build on that total and hopefully earn an NHL deal as he enters his mid/late-20s.
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