First Time Pro Signings
A look at the former Tier 2 Junior Hockey players who have advanced into the professional hockey level and their first time Pro signing dates.
8-21-17 Chris Truehl signs with the Idaho Steelheads (ECHL). Truehl developed at the Tier 2 level during his 2012-13 campaign, followed by four seasons of NCAA Hockey with the Air Force Academy and Quinnipiac.
8-10-17 Frankie DiChiara signs with the Worcester Railers (ECHL). DiChiara developed at the Tier 2 level during his 2011-12 campaign.
8-2-17 Evan Janssen signs with the Iowa Wild (AHL). Janssen developed at the Tier 2 level with the former Alaska Avalanche in 2011-12, followed by 4 years at the University of Denver.
7-28-17 Former Amarillo Bulls (2012-14) Goaltender Collin Delia (1994) signs with Chicago Blackhawks after three seasons at Merrimack.
7-20-17 Former Valencia Flyers Defenseman Ondrej Misovic signs with the Cornwall Nationals (FHL)
5-11-17 Former Wichita Falls Wildcats G, Evan Cowley (1995) signed his first pro contract with the Springfield Thunderbirds (AHL). Cowley played his 2012-13 season with the Wildcats followed by 4 seasons at the University of Denver.
4-15-17 Evan Cowley, G, signs ATO with the Reading Royals (ECHL). Cowley played 50 games with the Wichita Falls Wildcats during his 2012-13 campaign where he earned All Rookie First Team honors. Cowley then advanced to play four seasons at the University of Denver.
4-8-17 Dylan Zink, D signs ATO for 2016-17 and contract for 2017-18 with the WBS Penguins (AHL). Zink developed for two seasons at the Tier 2 level with the Alexandria (Brookings) Blizzard and former Jamestown Ironmen from 2011-13 before advancing to play four seasons with UMass-Lowell.
3-30-17 Tucker Poolman, D, signs a one year entry level contract with the Winnipeg Jets(NHL). Poolman developed with the Wichita Falls Wildcats during his 2011-12 campaign, followed by two seasons in the USHL and 3 years at North Dakota State.
3-30-17 CJ Smith, F, signs a two year entry level contract with the Buffalo Sabres(NHL) . Smith developed for two seasons with the Austin Bruins from 2011-13, went on to a season in the USHL and 3 years at UMass Lowell.
3-30-17 Reid Sturos, F, signs an ATO with the Texas Stars (AHL). Sturos developed for two seasons with the then Alexandria Blizzard from 2010-12, followed by a season in the BCHL and 4 years with Michigan Tech.
3-30-17 Chris Liebinger, signs a standard player contract with the Quad City Mallards (ECHL). Liebinger developed for two seasons at the Tier 2 level with the former Traverse City North Stars before advancing to the USHL and later Michigan Tech.
3-30-17 Austin Hervey signs an Amateur Tryout Agreement with the Indy Fuel. Hervey developed for a season at the Tier 2 level, followed by a season in the USHL and 4 years at Adrian College.
3-28-17 Matheson Iacopelli signs two year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks (NHL). Iacopelli had a brief stint with the Springfield Jr Blues during the 2012-13 season, followed by two seasons in the USHL and two seasons at Western Michigan University (NCAA D1)
3/25/17 Jordan Boucher signed an ATO with the Binghamton Senators (AHL). Boucher developed with the former New Mexico Mustangs for a brief time during the 2011-12 season. Boucher went on to the USHL and then to four seasons with Clarkson University.
3/24/17 Robert Nichols signed an ATO with the Utah Grizzlies (ECHL). Nichols Developed with the Wenatchee Wild.
3/24/17 Zach Nagelvoort signed with the Missouri Mavericks (ECHL). Nagelvoort developed with the Aberdeen Wings.
3/23/17 Matt Pohlkamp signed with the Toledo Walleye (ECHL). Pohlkamp developed with the Bismarck Bobcats
3/22/17 Perry D' Arrisso signed with the Elmira Jackals (ECHL). D'Arrisso developed with the Corpus Christi Ice Rays.
3/21/17 Geoff Fortman signed with Rapid City (ECHL). Fortman developed with the Amarillo Bulls.
3/21/17 Charles Williams signed with the Manchester Monarchs (ECHL). Williams developed with the former Owatonna Express.
3-20-17 Mich Hults signs a two year entry level contract with the Anaheim Ducks (NHL). Hults had a brief stint at the Tier 2 level with the Janesville Jets during his 2011-12 campaign, went on to two seasons in the USHL followed by 2 seasons at Lake Superior State. Hults is active on the San Diego Gulls (AHL) roster.
3/17/17 Shane Sooth signed with the Quad City Mallards (ECHL). Sooth developed for two seasons in the NAHL.
3/17/17 Matias Cleland signed an ATO with the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL). Cleland had a brief stint in the NAHL.
3-16-17 TJ Sarcona signs with the Rapid City Rush (ECHL). Sarcona played four seasons at the NCAA Division 1 level with Niagara University. Prior to that he developed 3 seasons with the Amarillo Bulls.
3-15-17 Mario Puskarich signs a standard players contract with the Manchester Monarchs (ECHL). Puskarich played four seasons at the University of Vermont as well as two seasons in the BCHL after developing with the Wenatchee Wild during his 2010-11 campaign.
3-12-17 Brett Kilar signed an ATO with the Norfolk Admirals (ECHL). Kilar played four seasons at the NCAA Division 3 level with the New England College. Kilar developed at the Tier 2 level during his 2011-12 campaign.
3-10-17 Darren McCormick signed an ATO with the Elmira Jackals (ECHL). McCormick developed for 2 seasons at the Tier 2 Junior Hockey level with 4 different teams, followed by a season in the OJHL and 3 seasons at the NCAA D3 level at Cortland State.
3-9-17 Jared Vanwormer signed a contract with the Missouri Mavericks (ECHL). Vanwormer developed with the Traverse City North Stars and Soo Eagles followed by four seasons at Ferris State University.
3-7-17 Hampus Gustafsson signs a two year entry level contract with the Washington Capitals (NHL) beginning with the 2017-18 season. Gustafsson developed at the Tier 2 level with the Amarillo Bulls during his 2012-13 campaign, followed by four seasons with Merrimack College. Gustafsson is currently active on the Hershey Bears (AHL) roster.
3-7-17 Kristoffers Bindulis signs a three way entry level contract with the Washington Capitals (NHL) beginning with the 2017-18 season. Bindulis developed for two seasons at the Tier 2 level before advancing to a partial season in the USHL and a return to the Tier 2 level for a season with the Aston Rebels (2015-16). Bindulis played a season at Lake Superior State at the NCAA Division 1 level and is listed on the Hershey Bears roster this season.