Pronounced just like it’s spelled

Bridgeport brought in centerman Pete Tsimikalis on an amateur tryout this morning. He was Oshawa’s captain this year and scored 99 points. He’ll fill in for Jeff Hamilton, who — it’s that C word, but a mild one — skated this morning and is day-to-day.

Tsimikalis (accent the “ka”) is wearing No. 43. He’s the first to do so. Of the numbers 53 and under, the only ones never worn by a Sound Tiger are 42, 46, 48 and 52.

And Jeremy Colliton is back up, while Rob Collins is back down.

(And Dave: Thank you. I glanced up just as they were switching away from that screen, and I was like, “Did that just say ‘Rudkowsky’? Nah…”)

Posted by mike on March 25, 2006 06:14 PM


I was looking at Peter Tsimikalis’ stats, and was wondering why he wasn’t drafted. He has played almost every game of every season in the OHL, averaged a point per game, and in every projection I read they had him going in the middle rounds of the draft. I found the ISS scouting report for the 2004 draft. He was ranked #4 in faceoffs, and they had him ranked 69. I can’t figure out for the life of me why someone with his credentials didn’t even get drafted in the late rounds. Do you have any insight as to why he wasn’t drafted and/or why he isn’t entering the draft this year (or is he?)?

Posted by: Matt Gale at March 26, 2006 02:37 PM

Re: being undrafted: No idea. I really knew nothing about the kid until I got to Hartford yesterday and found him added to the roster, and I probably did the same google search you did and wondered the same thing. If he’s hanging around awhile, I’ll ask a little. At 20, I think he is still draft-eligible, unless it changed in the new CBA.

Posted by: Fornabaio at March 27, 2006 12:14 AM

Michael Fornabaio