Norfolk Signs Quick to ATO

Norfolk Admirals (AHL) General Manager Claude Loiselle announced today that Norfolk has signed defenseman Kevin Quick to a 25-game Amateur Tryout Contract (ATO).

Quick, a 6-foot-0, 175-pound defenseman, had two goals and two assists in 21 games with the University of Michigan Wolverines this season prior to joining the Admirals. The 19-year-old was drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the third round (78th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft out of The Salisbury School in Connecticut.

Quick was dismissed by Michigan last week for violating team rules. The Buffalo News has released a report on the incident.

A comprehensive overview of Quick's present situation, with quotes from Loiselle and Quick, was published out of Norfolk can can be found here. For more details of the signing, see the St. Petersburg Times.

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Quick

Does anyone really know WHY Berenson dismissed him?? I'd have to think Loiselle et. al. would want to know the reason before signing him....

They probably know

They've been in contact with the family, which has probably explained their side of the story. Red can't divulge what he did because of laws protecting students.

What's surprising to me is it hasn't leaked out via the many UM blogs and "insiders" around. I'm sure it will sooner or later, but really, it's probably something Quick regrets and wants to move on from.

Best of luck in NF.

Yeah it would be interesting

Yeah it would be interesting to know what he did. Yes, he appears to be a good player, but you don't want character issues that could show their face again down the road. I read that it may have something to do with "unauthorized" credit card use. We'll just have to wait and see how this all turns out.

Read this for more insight

Re: Quick

If he is charged criminally the charges would be felonies. Most likely: Larceny over $250, Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card, and either Larceny of a Credit Card or Receiving Stolen Property (to wit a Credit Card). As a first offender he would likely receive a Continuance W/O a Finding of Guilty with Probation and Restitution. If he were to be convicted of a felony there would be severe consequences as a result.

Two Stories

Here and on the ADs forum, Quick signed a PTO, Professional Tryout Agreement. On the ADs official website, they classified it as an ATO, amateur tryout agreement. Which is it?

PTO/ATO

I got what's posted above directly from the original Ads release. Looking at the same announcement on their site now, they've changed it to ATO. I copied and pasted on the original... I'll make the change also.

It has to be an ATO. He's

It has to be an ATO. He's coming from college.

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