A few more signings occurred today in the NHL as camp is now just two weeks away, but there’s also been some movement in the minor and European leagues. As always, we’ll keep track of all the notable minor moves right here.
- Josh Dickinson, who became an unrestricted free agent this summer when the Chicago Blackhawks decided not to issue him a qualifying offer, has signed with the Toledo Walleye of the ECHL for the upcoming season. The younger brother of Vancouver Canucks forward Jason Dickinson, Josh went undrafted and has played just 47 games at the AHL level to this point. The entry-level deal he signed with the Colorado Avalanche in 2018 is now expired and it seems unlikely he’ll get another NHL deal unless he takes a significant step forward in his development.
- The Walleye announced another signing later in the day, acquiring former Dallas Stars draft pick Chris Martenet. Martenet, now 24, was largely drafted in the fourth round in 2015 because of his massive frame. Standing at 6′ 7″ and 216 pounds, his physical brand of hockey has kept him in the game. He’s played in just a handful of AHL games in his career, playing all but two games over the last four seasons in the ECHL. An NHL contract in his future seems unlikely now, but he’ll try and put himself back on the map this year in Toledo.
- Josh Jooris is staying in Switzerland, but won’t be playing for Lausanne HC anymore. The former NHL forward has been transferred to Geneve-Servette HC for the rest of the season, after which his contract will expire. Now 31, it’s been several years since Jooris suited up in the NHL, last making an appearance for the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2018. In 213 career NHL games, he posted 55 points.
This page will be updated with any further transactions