Egener, Mike

ECHL Game Night 1/19: Mississippi @ Gwinnett

Ryan Munce had the night off but former Lightning prospect Morgan Cey made 52 saves as the Sea Wolves outlasted the Gwinnett Gladiators 5-4 as Mississippi's new win streak extends to three games. The Wolves have now won 9 of their last 10 games. Mike Egener and Brandon Elliott remain injured.

ECHL Game Night 1/18: Florida @ Mississippi

Ryan Munce allows a pedestrian 3 goals on 31 shots, but holds on to a 4-3 victory over the Florida Everblades. Mike Egener, injured in his debut game with the Wolves did not play tonight.

ECHL Game Night 1/15: Texas @ Mississippi

After yielding the nets to Morgan Cey for a game, Ryan Munce was back between the pipes Tuesday night and backstopped the Sea Wolves to a 34 save 2-1 victory against the best team in the ECHL. For his stellar play in net against the Wildcatters, Munce earned First Star honors.

Munce is now 10-2 with a 1.97 GAA and 0.948 SV% on the season, leading the entire ECHL in both GAA and SV%. So far in the month of January 2008, Munce is an extraterrestrial 6-0 with a 1.31 GAA and 0.962 SV%. Hard to believe Munce not getting selected to the ECHL All-star game with these kind of numbers.

Mike Egener made his season debut tonight for the Wolves, but was held off the scoresheet.

Lightning/Admirals Make Pair of Deals

The Norfolk Admirals have announced that the Lightning have traded defenseman Dan Jancevski to Dallas in exchange for minor league right winger Junior Lessard. In addition, the Admirals have acquired center Paul Szczechura from the Stars' AHL affiliate, the Iowa Stars, for future considerations.

Lessard, a 27 year old 6'0" 200 lbs forward, has 10 goals and 21 points in 36 games this season with 15 penalty minutes. His career season came in 2005-2006 with Iowa of the AHL when he had 26 goals and 58 points in 66 games.

Szczechura, a 22 year old 5'11" 190 lbs center, has 2 goals and 5 points in 29 games this season. Last year, as an ATO after graduating from Western Michigan, he had 3 goals and 7 points in 14 games. In his senior season in college, Szczechura had 19 goals and 45 points in 37 games.

Norfolk has also announced that they have recalled right wing Marek Kvapil from Mississippi of the ECHL and reassigned left wing/defenseman Mike Egener to Mississippi. Egener has missed 33 games this season with injuries.

AHL Game Night 1/5: Sound Tigers at Admirals



Marc Denis only had to stop 18 of 19 shots to get his first win as an Admiral as Norfolk outshot Bridgeport 33-19 even without Kyle Wanvig.

First Period

Second Period
NOR Milley, (10) (Schneider, Scalzo), 14:09 (PP)

Third Period
BRI Tambellini, (21) (Nielsen, Bentivoglio), 5:25
NOR Kearns, (1) (Klinkhammer, Smaby), 12:10

Bracken Kearns and Norm Milley were the first and second stars of the game respectively.

The resurgent Adam Henrich missed tonight's game with an upper body injury. Incidentally, on the injury front, word on the street is defenseman turned left winger turned Gary Roberts Lite Mike Egener is apparently close to returning from a shoulder injury that has kept him out for the past couple of months.

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Update on Bolt Prospects Preliminary Rankings

As readers of this site know, we typically release our annual Preliminary Rankings of the Lightning's prospects around the first week of October once Lightning camp breaks. Obviously we haven't done that yet, so I just wanted to give everyone an update on where we are.

Forward Thinking: The Egener Experiment Will Continue

When the Lightning made Mike Egener their first pick in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, they projected him to be a physical, slick-skating defenseman who could one day be a team leader.

Now in his fourth professional season, that projection still rings true, but now with one major exception.

A position change.

With the Norfolk Admirals short on forwards to start the year due to four recent signees experiencing work visa issues, and a hoard of defensemen vying for coveted starting spots, it seemed like the perfect time for a career change of sorts for Egener. At Lightning General Manager Jay Feaster's request, Egener was moved up to the wing.

AHL Game Day 10/14: Admirals at Falcons

The Ads almost pulled off the upset.


Morgan Cey allowed 4 goals on 21 shots for the loss. The Admirals outshot the Falcons 29-21 in the game, the first time they've outshot an opponent this season.

First Period
NOR Hrdel, (1) (Jones, Kvapil), 19:17

Second Period
SPR Nilsson, (1) (Bisaillon, Thoresen), 4:15
NOR Egener, (1) (Jones, Wanvig), 4:42

Third Period
SPR Reddox, (3) (Berry, Smid), 6:09
SPR Nilsson, (2) (Thoresen, Rourke), 6:37
SPR Peckham, (1) (Bodie), 9:22 (PP)
NOR Jones, (1) (Wanvig, Egener), 10:32

Lightning Sign Another Defenseman; Re-Sign Egener

Lightning press release:

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed defenseman Dan Jancevski to a one-year, two-way contract and have re-signed defenseman Mike Egener to a one-year, two-way contract, Executive Vice President and General Manager Jay Feaster announced.

Jancevski, a 6-foot-3, 220-pound native of Windsor, Ontario, played in all 80 games for the Hamilton Bulldogs in 2006-07 and helped them to the 2007 Calder Cup championship. He recorded seven goals (five power-play), 31 points, and a plus-22 rating during the regular season. He ranked first among defensemen and second on the team in plus/minus rating. He played in 22 games for the Bulldogs during their championship playoff run, ranking second on the team in scoring with three goals and 14 points. He also scored twice on the power play.

In and Out

Erik Erlendsson blogs on who the Lightning will and won't qualify before July 1st according to Jay Feaster. Note: this isn't a complete list.

IN: Paul Ranger, Ryan Craig, Karl Stewart, Mike Egener, Mitch Fritz

OUT: Doug Janik, Brady Greco, John Toffey, Morgan Cey, Adam Henrich

Analysis on the flip.

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