Spirko Headed To Russian Super League

Former UND forward Rastislav Spirko is headed to the KHL – the Russian super league. A Slovakian website reported the move. Spirko left UND after his sophomore year, the 2005-06 season. He played professionally for one year in Slovakia before moving to the Czech league. For the last two years, Spirko has played for HC Pardubice.

Murphy Signs With EHC Linz

Former Sioux defenseman Curtis Murphy has signed with EHC Linz in the Austrian Elite League, according to this site. Murphy had played the last four years in the Swiss Elite League with Langnau. He tallied 22 points in 47 games a year ago. Prior to going to Europe, Murphy was a perennial all-star in the…
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J.P. Lamoureux Signs With Ljubljana

Former Sioux goaltender Jean-Philippe Lamoureux has signed a one-year contract with Olimpija Ljubljana — a Slovenian team in the Austrian Elite League, agent Neil Sheehy says. Lamoureux last played for the Calgary Flames’ top minor-league team, the Abbotsford Heat, in the American Hockey League. Lamoureux posted a 2.20 goals-against average and a .915 save percentage for Abbotsford.…
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Oshie Signs One-year Extension With Blues

Former UND forward T.J. Oshie has signed a one-year deal with the St. Louis Blues worth $2.35 million. Oshie would have been a restricted free agent beginning Friday. Oshie had 34 points in 49 games last season. He missed a bunch of games early in the season with a fractured ankle. The one-year contract is a…
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Way-too-early Look At 2012

The 2011 NHL draft is in the books and the first speculation about 2012 is starting to slip out. Yes, you have to take it with a grain of salt. The rankings will have a completely different look to them in 12 months. But still, it can be fun to look at the way-too-early projections.…
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