The Springfield Falcons [url=http://www.falconsahl.com/detpages/pressbox3120.shtml]have announced the signing of center Jared Aulin[/url] to a PTO contract just hours before they take the ice for opening night 2006-2007. Aulin, who was once a top prospect in the Kings and Capitals organizations, was originally a 2nd round pick of the Colorado Avalanche organization in 2002. Aulin spent parts of five season with Kamloops of the WHL scoring 31 goals and 108 points in 70 games in his best junior season in 2000-2001. His best professional season came in 2002-2003 as a rookie when he had 12 goals and 44 points with Manchester of the AHL. He also played 17 games with the LA Kings that season scoring 2 goals and 4 points. Aulin, who stands at 6'0" 192 lbs, has spent the past two years in the Caps organization posting nearly identical 11 goal and 39 point seasons in Portland and last year's Calder Cup champion, Hershey. Presumably the signing will allow the Lightning to send another prospect forward down to Johnstown of the ECHL where they currently only have 9 forwards officially in camp. Aulin's signing is, in part, an attempt to compensate for the loss or Eric Perrin
who made the Lightning out of camp.
Also, overage prospect [url=norm-milley]Norm Milley[/url] has been named team captain.