As August continues and we get further into contract negotiations, teams continue to fill our their organizational depth charts. Here are some minor moves from around the league. We’ll keep updating as more come in:
- The San Diego Gulls have signed six players to one-year AHL contracts. Alex Broadhurst, Brent Gates, Luke Gazdic, Hunter Drew, Steven Ruggiero and Roman Durny will all join (or rejoin) the organization and provide plenty of experience and depth to the minor league club. Notably the group includes two players, Gates and Ruggiero who are set to become unrestricted free agents at the end of the week now that their college careers are over. Signing them to AHL contracts keeps them in the organization, though technically does not maintain their exclusive draft rights.
- The Belleville Senators are bringing Francois Beauchemin back on a one-year two-way AHL contract. Not to be confused with the former NHL defender, Beauchemin is a 23-year old forward that played 40 games for the club last season. The undrafted winger also scored 16 points in 27 games for the ECHL’s Brampton Beast, a team he may find himself playing for again this year.
- The San Antonio Rampage have signed Josh Wesley to a one-year AHL contract. The son of former NHL defenseman Glen Wesley was drafted in the fourth round in 2014 but has yet to make his way to the NHL. In fact, the 23-year old spent most of last season in the ECHL.