Monday, November 23, 2009

Where are they now? - Nanooks Turn Pro

Ex-Nanook defenseman Tyler Eckford got his NHL debut this past week, getting called up to the New Jersey Devils playing against the Nashville Predators. He earned 9:01 of ice time, and got flagged for a hooking call.

Eckford contributed in Saturday's 5-3 loss to Dallas as well, earning his first NHL point on an assist in Brian Rolston's 2nd period power play goal. Eckford spent some time in the sin bin in this game as well, on an interference call in the 1st period.

In 2 games played, Tyler has 0 goals, 1 assist for 1 point, as well as 4 penalty minutes. He is also an even 0 in +/-

Tyler Eckford's NHL Profile Page

Former Nanook goaltender Chad Johnson is making a name for himself in the pros as well. Playing for NY Rangers affiliate Hartford Wolf Pack, as the starting netminder, Johnson has posted 2.060 goals against average, as well as a .927 save percentage with 3 shutouts in 15 games played. He is second in goaltending stats with a minimum 15 games played. He is also tied for 1st among AHL goaltenders with his 3 shut out performances.

Chad Johnson's AHL Profile Page

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