Contract Status

Event tag that describes a prospect being signed, re-signed, or denied a qualifying offer.

Ads Make Tyrell Signing Official, Sign Brown's Captain to ATO

Norfolk Admirals General Manager Claude Loiselle today announced that the Admirals have signed center Dana Tyrell (DAYN-uh tigh-REHL) and defenseman Sean Hurley to Amateur Tryout Contracts (ATO). Both are expected to be in the lineup tonight at Scope against the Lowell Devils, with Tyrell wearing number 49 and Hurley wearing number 4.

Lightning Re-Sign Dan Boyle

Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune is reporting on his blog that defenseman Dan Boyle has been re-signed to a 6 year, $40 million dollar deal.

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.

Goehring Released from PTO

The Norfolk Admirals have announced that they have released goaltender Karl Goehring from his professional tryout contract. Goehring has filled the role of Norfolk's third goaltender since Karri Ramo's return from a high ankle sprain.

Admirals Release Campbell From PTO

The Norfolk Admirals have announced that they have released forward Jeff Campbell from his PTO contract. Campbell had 2 goals and 3 points in 8 games in an Admirals jersey. The move likely signals the return of forward Shawn Collymore from injury.

Munce Reassigned to Mississippi

The Norfolk Admirals have reassigned goaltender Ryan Munce to Mississippi of the ECHL.

Taking Munce's spot on Norfolk's roster will be goaltender Karl Goehring, who has been signed to a PTO contract. Goehring, 29, was 0-1-0 in 2 games this season for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton with a 2.11 GAA and .909 save percentage. The 5'8" 160 lbs goaltender spent last season with Milwaukee of the AHL where he compiled a 22-15-4 record with a 2.69 GAA and .908 save percentage. Goehring, born in Apple Valley, MN, played his college hockey with North Dakota.

The Admirals also released forward Mark Rooneem from his PTO contract.

Admirals Sign Campbell to PTO

The Norfolk Admirals have announced the signing of forward Jeff Campbell to a professional tryout contract. Campbell, 26, has spent most of the past four seasons with Gwinnett of the ECHL, but played a majority of last season with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL where he posted 10 goals and 31 points in 61 games. His career season as a professional came in 2005-2006 with Gwinnett when he compiled 30 goals and 83 points in 62 games. The 5'9" 170 lbs. right winger is a product of Western Michigan University where his best season came as a freshman scoring 26 goals and 53 points in 37 games.

Anzalone Named Admirals Development Coach

According to the Hampton Roads Daily Press, former Johnstown Chiefs head coach Frank Anzalone has been named "Development Coach" for the Norfolk Admirals. Anzalone spent the last two seasons tutoring the Lightning's prospects at the ECHL level and has a reputation for being a strong teaching coach.

Also in the article, Admirals GM and Lightning Assistant GM Claude Loiselle singles our Justin Keller, Marek Kvapil, and free agent tryout Justin Taylor for praise. Taylor, a 24 year old 6'4" 210 lbs center, spent the past three seasons with Omaha and Lowell in the AHL. Last season with the Ak Sar Ben Knights he registered 8 goals and 20 points in 51 games with 20 penalty minutes.

Wolves Sign Pair

The Mississippi Sea Wolves have signed right wing Justin Cross and defenseman Pat Oliveto. Cross, 25, played 73 games for Kalamazoo of the UHL last season, scoring 26 goals and 55 points with 28 penalty minutes. The 5'10" 185 lbs forward is entering his second season of professional hockey. Oliveto, 23, received a 7 game amateur tryout last season with Reading of the ECHL where he had 1 assist and two penalty minutes.

Both players are alumni of Niagara University of the Division I CHA. Cross' best college season came in 2003-2004 as a sophomore when he scored 12 goals and 29 points in 34 games with 14 penalty minutes. Oliveto posted his best college season last year as a senior with 2 goals, 21 points, and 26 penalty minutes in 36 games.

Sea Wolves Sign Kinkel

The Mississippi Sea Wolves have announced the signing of enforcer Bill Kinkel. The 23 year old left winger split last season between Florida and Utah of the ECHL scoring 6 goals and adding 167 penalty minutes in 47 games. Originally a 9th round pick of the New Jersey Devils in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Kinkel has one full season of AHL experience on his resume having played 56 games for Houston in 2005-2006 scoring 3 goals, 6 points, and racking up 190 penalty minutes. The 6'5" 239 lbs. forward played his junior hockey for Kitchener and Kingston of the OHL. His career season came in his final year of junior in 2003-2004 for the Frontenacs when he had 12 goals and 23 points with 174 penalty minutes in 62 games.

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