Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Michael Davies signs AHL contract

Thanks to @ChuckSchwartz for the heads up

Former Badger Michael Davies was signed to an AHL contract with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, an affiliate of the New York Rangers. Davies joines fellow WCHA'er Rhett Rakhshani as a recent signee.

Davies was undrafted, so congrats to him for being picked up so quickly after the season. With his numbers, it was only a matter of time before someone snapped him up.

In Saturday night's game, Davies was on the second line.

This article has this to say about Davies and the signing:

NEW KID -- New Sound Tigers forward Michael Davies scored 52 points this year at Wisconsin, which puts Capuano in mind of a former Sound Tiger.

"He reminds me a little of Colton Fretter," Capuano said. Fretter scored nine goals for Bridgeport at the tail end of 2007-08 and has 50 in the past two seasons for Portland and Springfield.

"They're similar size, but they've got great hands. They're good with the puck. He's a crafty kid. That's something that sure can help our team, having another skill guy around."

Davies, 5-foot-8 and 175 pounds, joined the Sound Tigers on an amateur tryout on Tuesday. Capuano said he hoped to get Davies more conditioning and practice time before considering tossing him into a playoff game, especially against Hershey.

"It's going to be a great experience," Davies said.

"I hope I can use my creativity and I can help out the team in any way I can."

The Sound Tigers are playing the Hershey Bears in the first round of the AHL playoffs. Former Badger Andrew Joudrey plays for Hershey.

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