Matt Watkins, one of the first guys out for warmup for Hershey, was the captain of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at the end of last season.
He played with only three guys dressed for Bridgeport tonight.
Steve Oleksy only played with three, too, but that’s only because of Chris Langkow, who obviously left and came back.
With Trudeau backing up and Antipin taking warmup, all 10 ATO players were on the ice for warmup. (As tweeted earlier, Stockton last night had two NHL contracts and four AHL contracts out of 17 who played; Bridgeport had five NHL and three AHL out of 19.) Poulin’s starting in goal, and it looked like Antipin was the odd man out. But one to scratch each way. All seven D rushed for Hershey.
(For fun: normal: NHL contract; italics: AHL contract; bold: PTO; underlined: ATO)
D: Finley (A)-Burroughs
F: Byers (C)-Newbury-Watkins
R: McIsaac, T.Koharski. L: Baker, Wahl.
Lots of Terry Koharski lately. Funny how those runs happen.