Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Maguire and Lane head to the AHL

Senior goalie Sean Maguire has signed a two-year entry level contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins and will join the Pens’ AHL affiliate in Wilkes Barre/Scranton on an ATO. Maguire, who was a fourth-round draft pick in 2012, recorded a 2.41 GAA and a .920 save percentage this season and was named MVP of the 2016 Beanpot Tournament.
● report
● Boston Hockey Blog report

Assistant captain Matt Lane also signed a pro contract, inking a one-year deal with Buffalo’s AHL affiliate, the Rochester Americans. He had a career high 28 points (14G, 14A) this season and finished his BU career with 69 points.  A Rochester native, Lane joins former Terriers Evan Rodrigues and recently-promoted Cason Hohmann on the Amerks’ roster.
Rochester Americans report
● Democrat & Chronicle report

Hohmann has been named to the ECHL All-Rookie Team, after leading the Elmira Jackals with 57 points in 57 games.
● Jackals report

Looking ahead
2016 recruit Jake Oettinger prepares for the 2016 World U18 Championship, which begins next week in Grand Forks, N.D.. The 6-4 netminder from Lakeville, Minn., along with fellow commits Clayton Keller, Kieffer Bellows and Chad Krys, was officially named to the Team USA roster for the World U18s.  Team USA’s first opponent will be Russia on April 14. NHL Network will televise all of Team USA’s games.
● USA Hockey feature on Oettinger
● IIHF World U18 Championships home page

Looking back
Former All-American and Hobey Baker Award winner Chris Drury has joined Team USA management for the upcoming World Championships. Drury is in his first season as Director of Player Development for the New York Rangers.
● NBC Sports report

Nick Bonino assisted on three goals in Pittsburgh’s 5-3 win against Ottawa. Bonino has been centering the Penguins second line since Evgeny Malkin’s injury and has 12 points in his last seven games.
● recap and video
● CBS Sports report

Colin Wilson scored a goal and added an assist in Nashville’s 4-3 win against Colorado.
● recap and video

Jack Eichel scored his 24th goal and added an assist as Buffalo beat New Jersey, 3-1.
● recap and video

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