As August begins and we get closer to the end of arbitration hearings and contract holdouts, 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 Tucson Roadrunners have signed Matt Berry, Ryker Killins and Vince Pedrie to one-year two-way minor league contracts. This will be Killins’ first full professional season after four years at Ferris State University where he recorded 35 points in 102 NCAA games. Both Berry and Pedrie were also collegiate standouts but haven’t yet found their way to the NHL.
- Adam Musil is returning to the Czech Republic to play in 2019-20 after finding himself on unconditional waivers in late June. The latest in a huge hockey family that includes former NHL players Frantisek Musil (father), Bobby Holik (uncle) and David Musil (brother), the 22-year old forward spent the last two seasons in the AHL with the San Antonio Rampage but will pursue new opportunities overseas.
- The Hershey Bears have added Ed Wittchow and Matthew Weis on AHL contracts, bringing in two more experienced minor league players to give them some more depth. Wittchow spent last season in Finland playing in their highest professional league where he registered 18 points in 47 games. He’ll return to the AHL where he last played for the Springfield Thunderbirds in 2018.
- Minor league forward Wade Megan has announced his retirement, instead becoming a youth instructor for NoCo Hockey camp according to Cap Carey of NNY360. Megan was picked in the fifth round by the Florida Panthers back in 2009 and actually suited up for 15 NHL games over the years. The 29-year old even saw 11 of those games in 2018-19 with the Detroit Red Wings, but will leave his playing days behind to focus on the next part of his hockey career.