Lee Moffie Signs (Apparent) AHL Contract With Lake Erie

It didn’t take long for Michigan defender Lee Moffie to find another suitor worthy of a contract after the Edmonton Oilers passed on signing him sometime around mid-August. Thanks to the good sleuthing of Patricia Teter, Lee Moffie has appeared to have signed an AHL contract within the Colorado Avalanche organization, but more specifically the Lake Erie Monsters.

Moffie is a decent gamble, especially at the AHL level, and if the Oilers didn’t have in their possession a nicely crowded (and young) defensive prospect roster, the Barons might have rolled the die. Instead Moffie will play with the Monsters this season, a team the Oklahoma City Barons will meet at least four times, twice on the road, twice at home. We’ll get an up close feel for his game.

Good on Lee for signing so quickly. I think the Monsters have found a good prospect, and a tad more seasoned one at that even though he’ll play as a rookie this upcoming year.

For your information, the full list of Avalanche Training Camp invites:

1 Semyon Varlamov G
2 Nick Holden D
3 Karl Stollery D
4 Tyson Barrie D
5 Nate Guenin D
6 Erik Johnson D
7 John Mitchell C
8 Jan Hejda D
9 Matt Duchene C
10 Mark Olver C
11 Jamie McGinn LW
12 J.T. Wyman RW
14 David Van Der Gulik LW
15 P.A. Parenteau RW
16 Cory Sarich D
17 Steve Downie RW
18 Andrew Agozzino LW
20 Bryan Lerg LW
22 Matt Hunwick D
25 Duncan Siemens D
26 Paul Stastny C
27 Guillaume Desbiens RW
28 Paul Carey C
29 Nathan MacKinnon C
30 Sami Aittokallio G
31 Calvin Pickard G
32 Kieran Millan G
34 Kent Patterson G
35 J.S. Giguere G
36 Garrett Meurs C
37 Colin Smith C
38 Joey Hishon C
39 Trevor Cheek LW
40 Alex Tanguay LW
42 Brad Malone C
43 Michael Sgarbossa C
44 Ryan Wilson D
45 *Mikael Tam D
46 Stefan Elliott D
47 Gabriel Beaupre D
48 Mitchell Heard C
49 *Gabriel Desjardins LW
50 *Lee Moffie D
51 Markus Lauridsen D
53 *Michael Schumacher LW
55 Cody McLeod LW
56 *Daniel Maggio D
57 Chris Bigras D
58 Patrick Bordeleau LW
59 #Dillon Donnelly D
60 Spencer Martin G
61 Andre Benoit D
62 Troy Bourke LW
63 Michael Clarke C
64 Joseph Blandisi C
65 Mason Geertsen D
90 Ryan O’Reilly C
92 Gabriel Landeskog LW

* – AHL contract
# – Amateur Tryout (ATO)