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IceCaps Release Forward Eric Neilson from PTO Contract

IceCaps release Neilson from PTO

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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Canadiens Recall Goaltender Zach Fucale

Fucale recalled by Canadiens


St. John’s IceCaps Media Release

GM Marc Bergevin announced Monday that goaltender Zach Fucale has been recalled by the Montreal Canadiens.

Fucale, 20, is in his first professional season with the IceCaps. In 12 games, the Rosemere, QC native has compiled a 7-2-2 record with a 3.12 GAA and a .907 SV%.

In his last three contests, Fucale has posted a 1.91 GAA while stopping 100-of-106 shots for a .943 SV%.

The 6-2, 187 pound goaltender was drafted in the 2nd round, 36th overall, by the Canadiens in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

In a corresponding move, goaltender Dustin Tokarski has been reassigned to St. John’s, who will play their next three games on Dec. 2. 4 and 5.