I’m a little behind on the recent group of signings so let’s get caught up before the hockey filled weekend begins on Friday for the trio in this edition of the Bites.
The Binghamton Devils announced the signings of three new players to the line-up this past week, two forwards and a defenseman, as all three should see some game action during another three-in-three weekend that starts with the Rochester Americans on the road on Friday, followed by two home games set for Saturday and Sunday with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Utica Comets respectively.
John Edwardh, Forward
The 23 year-old spent the last four years college at UMass-Lowell and experienced his most productive season for the River Hawks in 2016-’17 scoring 19 goals and 20 assists in 40 contests.
Roster: The #BingDevils have signed forward John Edwardh to an ATO.— Binghamton Devils (@BingDevils) March 20, 2018
He played in two games this past weekend with the @ECHLThunder. pic.twitter.com/M3vjjJwyM3
That banner season in 2016-’17 was the cream of the crop for the hometown forward from Calgary, ALTA as UMass-Lowell would conquer as Hockey East Champions once again, with the first two coming back in 2013 and 2014.
Listed at 5’ 11” 190 lbs., Edwardh was initially signed with Binghamton on Mar 9th but didn’t participate in any games, but had a recent two game stint with the Adirondack Thunder of the ECHL.
Jagger Dirk, Defense
The 24 year-old native out of Penticton, BC has played the last three years on the blueline for the X-men at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada.
News: #BingDevils sign (D) Jagger Dirk to ATO.— Binghamton Devils (@BingDevils) March 21, 2018
Read: https://t.co/MdNtJFQl7E pic.twitter.com/EHvpFeMLHM
At 6’0, 199 lbs., Dirk was a two-time AUS all-star and a 2018 first team All-Canadian while part of the 2016, 2017 AUS Championships. He also recently earned a silver medal at the University Cup National Championship.
Brett Seney, Forward
Seney was a 6th round draft pick (#157 overall) in 2015 by New Jersey and spent the last four years at Merrimack College where the London, ONT native scored 42 goals and 115 points in 139 games for the NCAA Warriors.
NEWS: The #NJDevils have signed forward prospect Brett Seney to a two-year, entry-level contract. Seney will sign an ATO tomorrow with the #BingDevils.— Binghamton Devils (@BingDevils) March 16, 2018
Read: https://t.co/hDtrqMrzi7 pic.twitter.com/nVD5cOjdx3
Seney, who just turned 22 years old (Feb, 28th), was signed to a two-year, ELC deal by New Jersey and will begin his pro career in Binghamton.
Coach Kowalsky had this to say about the 5’ 9”, 170 lb’er after he recalled seeing him at development camp; “Small, skill, good speed..he’s a competitor, plays with some grit and plays with some feistiness for a smaller guy, so he’s not afraid to go to hard areas to compete.”
JQ Injured During Collision
Defenseman Josiah Didier earned himself a three game suspension for this hit on Binghamton forward John Quenneville during last Sunday’s game in Charlotte;
John Quenneville will not return after this hit from Josiah Didier just 0:10 into the game. #BNGvsCHA pic.twitter.com/WclHLKxrOb— Binghamton Devils (@BingDevils) March 18, 2018
Quenneville did not return in the Devils 4-1 victory over the Checkers as he suffered a broken nose and a sprained wrist. This has been the latest of what has been an injury filled season for the second year pro, as he has 14 goals and 12 assists in only 34 games. He is day-to-day but Coach K thinks he’ll be ready to play at some point this weekend with a cage.