The very small, generously listed at 5’9″ 173 lbs. forward played in 3 NHL contests in his rookie season scoring one goal but somehow seemed to slip on the depth chart.
He was initially signed to a 2-year entry level deal and qualified for another. His contract expires at the end of 2013/2014.
The 25-year old will become an unrestricted free agent and free to sign anywhere.
A real bright spot in last season’s Calder Cup Playoff run, he struck for 8 goals and 5 assists in 12 games with a +6 rating before bowing out late in the second round.
He’s always been a more than a point-per-game guy through American junior hockey and four years at Miami University. He was captain in his final season at the school.
Depending upon how he produces for his new team, he could be signed to stick around pretty quickly or might decide to see if the overseas ice is any better for his game.
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