UND closing in on 50 contracts

UND is closing in on having 50 players under pro contract for next season. Right now, the school is at 47. Here’s a look at who has signed for next season (let me know if I have anything wrong or if I forgot someone).

NHL (20)
Ben Blood, Ottawa Senators
Taylor Chorney, St. Louis Blues
Joe Finley, Buffalo Sabres
Matt Frattin, Toronto Maple Leafs
Chay Genoway, Minnesota Wild
Matt Greene, Los Angeles Kings
Jason Gregoire, Winnipeg Jets
Brett Hextall, Phoenix Coyotes
Brian Lee, Tampa Bay Lightning
Brad Malone, Colorado Avalanche
Brock Nelson, New York Islanders
T.J. Oshie, St. Louis Blues
Zach Parise, Minnesota Wild
Chris Porter, St. Louis Blues
Matt Smaby, Anaheim Ducks
Drew Stafford, Buffalo Sabres
Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks
Chris VandeVelde, Edmonton Oilers
Matt Watkins, New York Islanders
Travis Zajac, New Jersey Devils

AHL (2)
Jake Marto, St. John’s
Corey Fienhage, Rochester

ECHL (5)
Aaron Dell, Colorado
Michael Forney, Colorado
Derrick LaPoint, Reading
Aaron Schneekloth, Colorado
Evan Trupp, Bakersfield

Europe (20)
Ryan Bayda, Nurnberg (Germany)
Robbie Bina, Wolfsburg (Germany)
Brandon Bochenski, Barys Astana (Russia)
Adam Calder, Milton Keynes (England)
Brent Davidson, Herning (Denmark)
Ryan Duncan, Salzburg (Austria)
Colby Genoway, Lausanne (Switzerland)
Lee Goren, Pelicans (Finland)
Andrew Kozek, Dornbirner (Austria)
David Lundbohm, Vasteras (Sweden)
Ryan Martens, Erding (Germany)
Curtis Murphy, Linz (Austria)
Brady Murray, Lugano (Switzerland)
Jordan Parise, Valpellice (Italy)
Jean-Philippe Lamoureux, Villacher (Austria)
Anthony Grieco, Pontebba (Italy)
Travis Roche, Bern (Switzerland)
Rastislav Spirko, Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg (Russia)
Bill Trew, Landshut (Germany)
Jason Ulmer, Munchen (Germany)

34 thoughts on “UND closing in on 50 contracts

  1. I know its off the topic here, but is there any news on if fox college sports or something will be picking up Sioux games? Would be pretty devastating to not be able to watch them on tv here in Colorado or anywhere outside of ND for that matter.

    • You’re on the money with your question. I was terribly upset last night when I couldn’t watch the UND football opener. Fargo has yet to sign and get the same coverage they have had for years. I emailed the manager about 2 weeks ago posing the question of where were they on negotiations. Of course he “never” returned my email. The local paper also carried a story about it last week and he couldn’t be contacted by them either. Looks like it’s over for the thousands of UND fans living in Fargo. I’ve stuck with Cableone just to get that coverage and now it seems they don’t want to provide it. Time to go satellite before the snow flies. It’s a shame custiomers have to go through this kind of thing over and over again.

      • I dont know why they wouldnt pick up the games. Its not like they wouldnt get the ratings, especially with hockey. There are Sioux hockey fans all over the country and for them to get at least home games on tv is huge.

    • As you probably know, DJ played for the Albany Devils of the AHL. The 2012-2013 roster has not been posted yet for the Albany Devils even though their first game is Oct 13.

  2. Are you going to list coaches too in the NHL/AHL? The two highest leagues in N.A.

    I’d consider them pro contracts, and of an elevated prestige..

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