Press release

IceCaps Sign Eric Neilson to Another PTO

IceCaps sign Neilson to gecond PTO


St. John’s IceCaps Media Release

ST. JOHN’S, NL (December 15, 2015) Montreal Canadiens and St. John’s IceCaps General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the IceCaps have signed right-winger Eric Neilson to a 25-game Professional Tryout contract (PTO).

St. John’s originally signed Neilson to a PTO on October 16th and he has collected nine penalty minutes in five games with the IceCaps.

Chosen by the Los Angeles Kings with the 143rd overall selection in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, the six-foot-two, 205-pounder played 20 games last season for the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Syracuse Crunch, registering an assist and 62 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.

Winner of the Yanick Dupre Memorial Award as AHL Man of the Year in 2013-14, Neilson has been nominated for the award in all seven of his full seasons in the league.

By Amy

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