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IceCaps Release Forward Eric Neilson from PTO Contract

IceCaps release Neilson from PTO
ERIC NEILSON’S CONTRACT CUT SHORTneilson

St. John’s IceCaps Media Release

ST. JOHN’S, NL (January 16, 2016) – Montreal Canadiens and St. John’s IceCaps General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the IceCaps have released forward Eric Neilson from a 25-game Professional Tryout contract (PTO).

Chosen by the Los Angeles Kings with the 143rd overall selection in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, the six-foot-two, 205-pounder played six games with the IceCaps this season, registering nine penalty minutes.

The Fredericton, N.B. native broke into the AHL in 2007-08 with the Peoria Rivermen and has also skated with Hamilton, San Antonio and Norfolk, totalling 280 games, 17 points and 857 penalty minutes.

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