Future Considerations

Draft eligible Sissons set to captain Kelowna
September 24, 2011, 2:56 pm
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From Aaron Vickers:

It’s the most important season in the young hockey career of Colton Sissons.

And the Kelowna Rockets just made it a little more exciting after naming the 17-year-old Sissons captain. Continue reading

Devils return three, release two
September 24, 2011, 1:14 pm
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From Aaron Vickers:

The New Jersey Devils have trimmed their training camp roster to 55, returning three players to junior and releasing two free-agent tryouts.

Goaltender Scott Wedgewood, defenseman Reece Scarlett and forward Reid Boucher have been released to their major junior clubs. Continue reading

Injured Ewanyk back with Oil Kings
September 24, 2011, 12:47 pm
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From Bryer MacPherson:

Edmonton Oilers hockey club announced that they have sent forward Travis Ewanyk back to the Edmonton Oil Kings of the WHL.

The St. Albert, Alberta native had 16 goals and 27 points last season for the Oil Kings but had no points in Edmonton`s WHL Playoff run as they were swept in the first round of the 2011 playoffs. Continue reading

Bell dealt to Rockets
September 24, 2011, 2:44 am
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From Aaron Vickers:

The Regina Pats have dealt defenseman Myles Bell to the Kelowna Rockets.

The Rockets acquired the 18-year-old in exchange for defenceman Colton Jobke, a second round WHL bantam draft pick in 2012 and a fifth round pick in 2013. Continue reading

Siemens sent to Saskatoon
September 24, 2011, 1:13 am
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From Aaron Vickers:

The Colorado Avalanche have returned defenseman Duncan Siemens to the Saskatoon Blades of the WHL.

The move came after the Avalanche dropped a preseason contest 3-2 to the St. Louis Blues. The Sherwood Park, AB. native was pointless in nearly 19 minutes of action but was named the game’s third star.

Siemens, selected in the first round, 11th overall in June’s NHL Entry Draft, 38 assists and 43 points in 72 games with the Blades last year. He also had 121 penalty minutes.

The rugged blueliner is expected to wear a letter upon his return to Saskatoon’s lineup. He was voted as an assistant last year, but gave it up after fellow Avalanche prospect Stefan Elliott returned to the club. Continue reading

Visentin, Domingue reassigned by Phoenix
September 22, 2011, 8:36 pm
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From Bryer MacPherson:

The Phoenix Coyotes have returned three players back to their junior teams.

Goaltenders Mark Visentin and Louis Domingue as well as forward Kale Kessy have been returned to their respective CHL teams. Continue reading

Blackhawks Danault, McNeill returned to junior
September 22, 2011, 7:39 pm
Filed under: Blackhawks, QMJHL, WHL

From Bryer MacPherson:

The Chicago Blackhawks announced that forward Phillip Danault has been returned to the Victoriaville Tigers of the QMJHL Wednesday.

Danault was selected 26th overall in June.

Danault, the teams first round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, was selected ninth overall in the 2009 QMJHL Entry Draft by Victoriaville.

The 18-year-old Victoriaville, QC. native scored 23 goals and recorded 67 points in 64 games last season for the Tigres. He also captained the team to the quarter-finals in last year’s QMJHL playoffs before being eliminated in four games to the eventual Presidents Cup and Memorial Cup champion Saint John Sea Dogs. Continue reading