Chirps from Center Ice

A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins

2013 Offseason Moves

Back for another season is the chart of the 2012-2013 Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins contract statuses. As the summer advances this list will be updated. Any new additions will be given their own separate table below this one. Don’t expect much activity until after the middle of June and for business to really pick up in the beginning of July when NHL Free Agency starts.

Name Position Status Notes
Chris Barton Forward Unrestricted Free Agent (AHL)
Chris Collins Forward Unrestricted Free Agent (AHL) Signed with Bakersfield Condors (ECHL)
Phil Dupuis Forward Unrestricted Free Agent (NHL) Signed with Hamburg Freezers (DEL)
Brian Dumoulin Defense Under contract Will probably be top WBS defenseman in the Fall.
Scott Darling Goaltender Unrestricted Free Agent (AHL) Signed with Milwaukee (AHL) September 12.
Nick D’Agostino Defense Under contract
Bobby Farnham Forward Unrestricted Free Agent (AHL) Earned himself an NHL contract with Pittsburgh July 5.
Alex Grant Defense Restricted Free Agent Traded to Anaheim (NHL)
Brian Gibbons Forward Restricted Free Agent Re-signed with Pittsburgh (NHL) July 29.
Riley Holzapfel Forward Restricted Free Agent Signed with HV71 (SHL)
Scott Harrington Defense Under contract Has two game apprenticeship in playoffs and didn’t look out of place.
Chad Kolarik Forward Unrestricted Free Agent (AHL) Signed with Linköping (SHL)
Tom Kuhnhackl Forward Under contract Injury limited him to 11 games.
Reid McNeill Defense Under contract Played very well late in the year for someone who spent most ofhis season in ECHL.
Christiaan Minella Forward Unrestricted Free Agent (AHL) Re-signed with WBS August 8.
Peter Merth Defense Unrestricted Free Agent (AHL) Re-signed with WBS August 8.
Joey Mormina Defense Unrestricted Free Agent (AHL) Signed with Syracuse (AHL)
Jayson Megna Forward Under contract Should learn from his first season of pro and come back in the Fall tons better.
Steve MacIntyre Forward Under contract
Olli Maatta Defense Under contract Can’t play in AHL next year, too young.
Derek Nesbitt Forward Unrestricted Free Agent (AHL) Signed with Oklahoma City (AHL) July 12.
Warren Peters Forward Unrestricted Free Agent (NHL) In camp with the Iowa Wild (AHL)
Adam Payerl Forward Under contract Set for a breakout 2013-14 in my mind.
Derrick Pouliot Defense Under contract See Olli Maatta
Dylan Reese Defense Unrestricted Free Agent (NHL) Signed with Amur Khabarovsk (KHL)
Harrison Ruopp Defense Under contract Does he start next year in Wilkes-Barre or Wheeling?
Trevor Smith Forward Unrestricted Agent (NHL) Signed with Toronto Maple Leafs
Zach Sill Forward Restricted Free Agent (NHL) Re-signed with Pittsburgh July 9.
Philip Samuelsson Defense Under contract Was the most improved player last season. You want to see this continue.
Clark Seymour Defense Unsigned draft pick
Brad Thiessen Goaltender Unrestricted Free Agent (NHL) Signed with HIFK (SM-liiga) July 15.
Paul Thompson Forward Restricted Free Agent (NHL) Re-signed with Pittsburgh July 9.
Dominik Uher Forward Under contract
Alex Velischek Defense Unsigned draft pick
Keven Veilleux Forward Unestricted Free Agent (NHL) Veilleux’s ship sailed a long time ago. Was not given qualifying offer.
Cody Wild Defense Unrestricted Free Agent (AHL) Signed with Orlando Solar Bears (ECHL) August 5.
Anton Zlobin Forward Under contract

The above will be updated as the summer wears on.

The new guys:

Name Position Old Team Notes
Chris Conner Right Wing Portland (AHL) Second go around with Wilkes-Barre.
Nick Drazenovic Center Springfield (AHL) Second in points for a loaded Springfield Falcons team in 2012-13.
Andrew Ebbett Center Chicago (AHL) & Vancouver (NHL) Dynamic playmaker, may see more Pittsburgh time than Wilkes-Barre but that remains to be seen.
Brendan Mikkelson Defenseman Syracuse (AHL) Solid AHLer. Will mentor a young WBS blue line.
Peter Mannino Goaltender Manchester (AHL) Veteran goalie who will likely back-up Jeff Zatkoff.
Dustin Stevenson Defenseman Reading (ECHL) Gritty defenseman, cut from same cloth as Deryk Engelland.
Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond Forward Norfolk (AHL) Can throw bombs. Creates logjam of toughness for the Penguins.
Tom Kostopoulos Forward New Jersey (NHL) Needs no introduction.

Last update: September 29.

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