NHL Updates

A few NHL related UMass news to pass along tonight.

First, Mike Kostka has signed a one year deal with the Florida Panthers.  Hopefully playing in the Panthers system (not exactly tops in the NHL) will afford him a chance to make his NHL debut.

Secondly, sticktap to a FTT reader who informed me that T.J. Syner has received an invite to attend the Washington Capitals Development Camp.

Lastly, Adam Phillips has received an invitation to attend the Philadelphia Flyers camp.  Joining him there will be none other than former Notre Dame goaltender Brad Phillips, Adam’s brother.

Last minute addition to this post:

Recruit Kenny Gillespie was included on NHL Central Scouting’s watch list for the 2012 draft.  Gillespie is considered a “B” level prospect.



  1. Carson

     /  July 1, 2011

    So do you think that Gillespie is one of the new recruits that will come in and play right away? Assuming Manno will, but have been wondering what kind of contributions to expect from those two, as well as the other new recruits.


    • It seems like Gillespie will be someone who will be able to contribute from the start, and that includes with goal scoring. But keep in mind he’s not due to come here until 2012. He’ll be in the USHL next year.


  2. Kevin Decoteau

     /  July 1, 2011

    Man, I hope Phillips stays here fore another year, he is developing into quite a sniper.


  3. Anonymous

     /  July 4, 2011

    Hearing Manno won’t be coming to Amherst in the fall anymore…?


  4. Anonymous

     /  July 5, 2011

    for an intermittent reader, could you post a list of the incoming freshman, what position they play and what role they may have this year? thanks


    • Check the Recruits and Beyond link above. It should be up to date. I think.

      It’ll have some of the info you’re looking for.

      I’m waiting for an updated roster before trying to project what to expect from who.


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