Thursday, December 19, 2013

With Glennie Out, Texas Adds Anthony Nigro on PTO

Texas announced this morning that they have added center Anthony Nigro on a PTO. The signing is a logical step following the injury to Scott Glennie last night and the information after the game that he would out until at least Christmas. The third year Glennie left the game in the third period holding his right shoulder.

Nigro was in camp with the Texas Stars this season and has had a standout season with the Steelheads so far. He leads the team in points and is second in the ECHL overall. He has played in the AHL before, of course, as many will remember with the Peoria Rivermen.

Nigro is a solid choice for Texas. If he were healthy, I would think that William Rapuzzi could have also gotten a look.

Here's the release:
The Texas Stars, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Dallas Stars, announced today that the club has signed center Anthony Nigro to a professional tryout contract, calling him up from the Idaho Steelheads, their ECHL affiliate.

Nigro, 23, currently leads the Steelheads and ranks second in the ECHL with 31 points (14 goals, 17 assists) in 25 games so far this season. The Woodbridge, Ontario native attended the Stars’ 2013 AHL training camp on a tryout and skated in both pre-season games for Texas. Nigro was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the sixth round (155th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft and has played in 175 career AHL games, all with the Peoria Rivermen, recording 52 points (27 goals, 25 assists) and 69 penalty minutes. He is currently tied for second in the ECHL in goals and was named the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Oct. 21-27 when he scored six points (4 goals, 2 assists) in three games for Idaho.

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