Contract Status

Event tag that describes a prospect being signed, re-signed, or denied a qualifying offer.

In, Out, and Up: First Edition

The last couple of years I've from time to time dabbled in trying to predict the future in terms of contract movement inside the organization in this post I like to call In, Out, and Up. This year is probably the most difficult of all to get a read on because of several non-contract members of the minor league affiliate in Norfolk making such strong pushes for contracts and uncertainty at the forward position at the top level in Tampa. Still, here are my best guesses on who gets into the organization, who gets kicked out, and who makes it up to Tampa Bay.

Ads Make Tyrell Signing Official, Sign Brown's Captain to ATO

Norfolk Admirals General Manager Claude Loiselle today announced that the Admirals have signed center Dana Tyrell (DAYN-uh tigh-REHL) and defenseman Sean Hurley to Amateur Tryout Contracts (ATO). Both are expected to be in the lineup tonight at Scope against the Lowell Devils, with Tyrell wearing number 49 and Hurley wearing number 4.

Lightning Re-Sign Dan Boyle

Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune is reporting on his blog that defenseman Dan Boyle has been re-signed to a 6 year, $40 million dollar deal.

Norfolk Signs Quick to ATO

Norfolk Admirals (AHL) General Manager Claude Loiselle announced today that Norfolk has signed defenseman Kevin Quick to a 25-game Amateur Tryout Contract (ATO).

Quick, a 6-foot-0, 175-pound defenseman, had two goals and two assists in 21 games with the University of Michigan Wolverines this season prior to joining the Admirals. The 19-year-old was drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the third round (78th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft out of The Salisbury School in Connecticut.

Quick was dismissed by Michigan last week for violating team rules. The Buffalo News has released a report on the incident.

A comprehensive overview of Quick's present situation, with quotes from Loiselle and Quick, was published out of Norfolk can can be found here. For more details of the signing, see the St. Petersburg Times.

Goehring Released from PTO

The Norfolk Admirals have announced that they have released goaltender Karl Goehring from his professional tryout contract. Goehring has filled the role of Norfolk's third goaltender since Karri Ramo's return from a high ankle sprain.

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