Thursday, August 28, 2008

AHL/ECHL Signings of CHLers

It's been a long time. After spending more than 6 months analyzing five years of data--more than 1300 CHL draftees--and finding that successful professional former CHLers had definitive qualities that were apparent even before they were drafted by NHL teams (more about this at a later date), I am back to talk about the CHL.

The easiest way to start is to just present some info regarding this summer's signings, and there have been several by the AHL and ECHL. They are listed below.

Name CHL Team AHL/ECHL Team
James McEwan (Kelowna) Phoenix Roadrunners ECHL
David Rutherford (Spokane) Charlotte Checkers ECHL
Peter-James Corsi (Halifax/Drummondville) Charlotte Checkers ECHL
Bobby Davey (Peterborough) Fresno Falcons ECHL
Andrew Fournier (Plymouth) Florida Everblades ECHL
Francis Pare (Chicoutimi) Grand Rapids Griffins AHL
David Skokan (Rimouski) Hartford Wolf Pack AHL
Scott Howes (St. John) Manitoba Moose AHL
Brady Leavold (Kelowna) Norfolk Admirals AHL
Luke Lynes (Brampton) Springfield Falcons AHL
Toby LaFrance (Victoriaville) Springfield Falcons AHL