Eric Thomassian (photo) has joined the Ontario (CA) Reign, the L.A. King’s ECHL affiliate that relocated from Texas. Thomo, who scored 21 goals for the Deggendorf Fire in Germany, was referred to the Reign by Kevin Schaeffer, whom we reported earlier this summer had received a qualifying offer from the Reading Royals, another King’s affiliate. Schaeffer, who spent part of last season with the Providence Bruins, is awaiting a tryout offer from an AHL team.
Last winter we posted that Bryan Miller, playing for the ECHL Alaska Aces, had earned a spot in the league all-star game when a shoulder injury ended his season. Miller has recovered from surgery and re-upped with the Aces.
Matt Radoslovich is preparing for his second season with the ECHL Trenton Devils following a two-year stint with the Quad City Mallards. His Mallards teammate, the well-traveled Jason Tapp, will be stopping pucks for the IHL Kalamazoo Wings. Tapp spent last year with the Corpus Christi Rayz.
Ken Roche is headed across the pond to play for ES Weilbwasser in Germany. Roche spent most of the past season with the AHL Lake Erie Monsters, coached by Joe Sacco.
Gregg Johnson also will be in Europe this season.. He began last year with the AHL Bridgeport Sounders and finished in the DEL with the Frankfurt Lions, a rival of former Terrier captain and All-American Steve Stirling's Iserhorn Roosters.
Another former BU captain, Mark Mullen, is entering his second season as an assistant coach with the USHL Cedar Rapids Roughriders.