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Thursday, October 18, 2007


Euro Curve takes a look at the latest international hockey news.

- Jean-Guy Trudel has signed with Lugano of the Swiss A League. Trudel was playing with the Peoria Rivermen of the American Hockey League. Trudel is a veteran of the Swiss Hockey circuit, having spent the last four seasons skating with Ambri-Piotta, scoring 27 goals and 26 assists in 44 games in 2006'07. Trudel was an extremely gifted scorer as a junior ( 121 points in 1995'96 with the Hull Olympiques) who never established himself as an everyday NHLer, playing in only a handful of NHL games.

- Andy Chiodo, Selected 2003 by Pittsburgh round 7 #199 overall has signed with Lokomotiv Yaroslav of the Russian Super League. He joins the likes of Washington Capitals goaltending prospect Semen Varlamov, Devils forward prospect Alexander Vasyunov and Alexei Yashin on the team. He comes to Lokomotiv via transfer from HPK of the SM-Liiga. Chiodo split the 2006'07 season between HPK and Jokerit after toying between the AHL and ECHL for two seasons within the Pittsburgh Penguins minor league system.

-Hnat Domenichelli has left HC Ambri-Piotta to join Trudel, signing with Swiss powerhouse Lugano. Domenichelli was a top player for Ambri-Piotta, averaging over 55 points a season over the past four seasons. Domenechelli has made quite a name for himself overseas in Switzerland as he regularly finds himself among the league scoring leaders and is a staple in the December Spengler Cup tournament, along with fellow Canucksters Stacy Roest and Landon Wilson.

- Here are your statistics from the Russian Super League:

Super League Leaders
Atyushov, Vitaliy 19 (4+15)
Alexandrov, Viktor 18 (8+10)
Mikhnov, Alexei 17 (6+11)
Morozov, Alexei 17 (7+10)
Mozyakin, Sergei 17 (10+7)
Dobryshkin, Yuri 11
Kulemin, Nikolai 10
Mozyakin, Sergei 10
Saprykin, Oleg 9
Alexandrov, Viktor 8
Atyushov, Vitaliy 15
Mikhnov, Alexei 11
Alexandrov, Viktor 10
Korolyuk, Alex 10
Morozov, Alexei 10
Svitov, Alexander 57
Piganovich, Oleg 49
Trubachev, Yuri 39
Yashin, Alexei 39
Artyukhin, Evgeny 38

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1 comment:

kanadienkyle said...

Interesting link about JG Trudel. There is a story in the current Hockey News about how happy is in Peoria because he lives there full time with his family. Said it was nice for his son to have some stability.