The Springfield Falcons announced today that [url=http://www.falconsahl.com/detpages/pressbox2969.shtml]they have signed defenseman P.J. Atherton
to an Amateur Tryout Agreement (ATO).[/url] Atherton is expected to practice with the Falcons this week and make his debut this weekend with Springfield.
Atherton recently finished his collegiate career with the University of Minnesota. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Edina, Minnesota native collected one goal and six assists for seven points in 41 games this year with the University of Minnesota. Atherton is a solid, stay-at-home defenseman known for his physical presence on the ice. Before going to Minnesota, he showed an offensive upside with Cedar Rapids of the USHL, where he scored 7 goals and 22 assists for 29 points in 54 games.