24-6-2005 Options to be confirmed tomorrow
The following players' contract options need to be confirmed tomorrow:


22-6-2005 Daniel Corso agrees on a contract.
Daniel Corso has signed a $1 000 000 per year, 4 year deal with the St. Louis Blues. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Daniel Corso was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 7th round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 182 NHL games during his career, notching 20 goals and adding 21 assists along with 90 penalty minutes. The 27 year old center is looking forward for the start of the season.


23-6-2005 Contracts expiring !
The following players' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Paul Kariya (St. Louis Blues) RFA
-Curtis Sanford (St. Louis Blues) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Dustin Kuk (Worcester Icecats) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Igor Fertinov (Worcester Icecats) UFA
-Jim Barrett (Worcester Icecats) UFA
-Gilbert Perreault (St. Louis Blues) RFA


23-6-2005 Contracts expiring !
The following staff members' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Mike Antonovich(pro)


21-6-2005 Marc Brown agrees on a contract.
Marc Brown has signed a $345 000 per year, 4 year deal with the St. Louis Blues. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

21-6-2005 Shawn Mamane agrees on a contract.
Shawn Mamane has signed a $325 000 per year, 4 year deal with the St. Louis Blues. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

21-6-2005 Mark Rycroft agrees on a contract.
Mark Rycroft has signed a $550 000 per year, 4 year deal with the St. Louis Blues. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Mark Rycroft, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 34 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 3 assists along with 38 penalty minutes. The 26 year old right wing is getting ready for the upcoming season.


21-6-2005 Ales Kotalik agrees on a contract.
Ales Kotalik has signed a $1 700 000 per year, 4 year deal with the St. Louis Blues. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Czech, Ales Kotalik was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 6th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 177 NHL games during his career, notching 21 goals and adding 31 assists along with 36 penalty minutes. The 26 year old right wing is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


20-6-2005 Board collects bonuses
The board of owners has collected $21 100 000 profit from the team to shareholders.

20-6-2005 Mikko Jalkanen retires
Worcester Icecats staff member Mikko Jalkanen has announced his retirement due to personal reasons.

20-6-2005 Justin Papineau agrees on a contract.
Justin Papineau has signed a $750 000 per year, 4 year deal with the St. Louis Blues. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Justin Papineau was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 3rd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 19 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 2 assists along with 12 penalty minutes. The 25 year old center is looking forward for the start of the season.


20-6-2005 Andrei Troschinsky agrees on a contract.
Andrei Troschinsky has signed a $390 000 per year, 3 year deal with the St. Louis Blues. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

20-6-2005 Matt Walker agrees on a contract.
Matt Walker has signed a $335 000 per year, 3 year deal with the St. Louis Blues. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

20-6-2005 Blake Evans agrees on a contract.
Blake Evans has signed a $1 000 000 per year, 3 year deal with the St. Louis Blues. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Blake Evans was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 9th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 25 year old center is expecting a good season for the team.


20-6-2005 Brett Scheffelmaier agrees on a contract.
Brett Scheffelmaier has signed a $490 000 per year, 2 year deal with the St. Louis Blues. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Brett Scheffelmaier was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 6th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 3 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 4 penalty minutes. The 24 year old defenseman is getting ready for the upcoming season.


Eastside Hockey Manager