Former Clarkson defenseman Grant Clitsome was called up to the National Hockey League's Columbus Blue Jackets from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Falcons, on Sunday.
It's the second NHL stint for Clitsome, who appeared in 11 games last year, scoring one goal and picking up two assists.
Here's a conversation with Clitsome about last year's NHL experience from Clarkson's annual alumni golf tournament last July:
While Clitsome was moving up, former Hobey Baker finalist Todd White was moving down to the AHL as the New York Rangers assigned him to the Connecticut Whale. White has been on waivers several times this season and it appears his NHL future is in jeopardy.
A pair of other Golden Knights, Craig Conroy and Todd Marchant, are not having productive years and this could possibly be their final NHL seasons as well.
Other News and Notes
Defenseman Willie Mitchell has suffered a few injuries this season, his first with the Los Angeles Kings, and has played in only 17 games. He returned to the team last weekend after missing 11 games with a knee injury.
Chris Blight had a brief call-up to the AHL but has returned to Reading of the ECHL. Shea Guthrie is currently without a team after being released by Florida of the ECHL. After beginning the season without a team, Jay Latulippe has returned to Great Britain and is playing for Dundee.
We begin with two Erik Cole videos. He scored the game-winning goal in a win over the Atlanta Thrashers on Sunday and here are his postgame remarks:
Also, a video showing how Erik tapes his stick (this appears to have been made during his time with Edmonton):
On the lighter side, here is Todd Marchant's son, Tim, interviewing some of the Anaheim Ducks:
Nick Dodge joined a few of his Charlotte Checkers teammates for a tour of NASCAR's new Hall of Fame:
The Stats (Name, team Games goals-assists points or W-L-T GAA Sv Pct.)
Erik Cole, Carolina 41 11-10 21
Chris Clark, Columbus 35 5-8 13
Randy Jones, Tampa Bay 38 1-9 10
Willie Mitchell, Los Angeles 17 1-4 5
Kent Huskins, San Jose 34 0-5 5
Todd Marchant, Anaheim 44 0-4 4
Craig Conroy, Calgary 18 2-0 2
*Todd White, NY Rangers 18 1-1 2
Grant Clitsome, Columbus no stats yet
*Grant Clitsome, Springfield 32 5-10 15
Steve Zalewski, Worcester 38 2-13 15
Chris D'Alvise, Springfield 21 6-8 14
Nick Dodge, Charlotte 39 4-5 9
Shawn Weller, Manitoba 28 5-3 8
Todd White, Connecticut 6 2-3 5
*Chris Blight, Bridgeport 13 1-3 4
Tim Marks, Norfolk 21 2-1 3
David Leggio, Portland 9-4-0 2.98 .908
Mark Morris, Manchester 25-14-1-1 (first in Atlantic Division)
Matt Beca, Florida 32 7-13 20
*Chris D'Alvise, Stockton 12 10-7 17
Chris Blight, Reading 12 4-12 16
Phil Paquet, Florida 34 2-13 15
*Shea Guthrie, Florida 1 0-0 0
Chris Lipsett, Dayton 21 8-13 21
Kerry Ellis-Toddington, Bloomington 31 5-12 17
*Kyle McNulty, Mississippi 1-4-0 5.40 .822
Kyle McNulty, Mississippi 4-3 3.04 .899
David Cayer, Etoile Noire de Strasbourg 15 6-17 23
Rob McFeeters, Kaufbeuren 28 8-20 28
Mike Sullivan, Deggendorf 30 6-21 27
Dave Reid, Munich 38 2-13 15
Max Kolu, TPS Turku 26 1-0 1
Jay Latulippe, Dundee 12 5-5 10
Mac Faulkner, Alleghe 32 30-21 51
*-currently not with team