Mike Dalhuisen, Quinnipiac’s former defenseman, has signed with an NHL team. On Tuesday night, Dalhuisen signed a contract with the New York Islanders.
Dalhuisen played in 42 of the Bobcats’ 43 games this season, recording 16 points, 8 goals and 8 assists, in his ice time. The senior was also +21 for the season.
The terms of Dalhuisen’s professional contract have not been disclosed. However, it is likely that Dalhuisen will remain close to the area. He is expected to play for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, the Islanders’ AHL affiliate. His time with the Sound Tigers should not start until next season. The team will wrap up the 2012-2013 regular season with three games this weekend.
On Sunday, former Quinnipiac goalie Eric Hartzell signed a one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins. The deal, which includes the remainder of this season and next season, is worth just under $1 million.
Hartzell is not expected to be assigned to the Pittsburgh farm organization but will likely be the NHL team’s third-string goalie. He is already listed in the Penguins’ online roster and is expected to suit up with the Penguins tonight for their game against the Montreal Canadiens.
Bobcats should not be finished signing NHL contracts. Expect other players, especially forward Jeremy Langlois, to be picked up by pro squads in the upcoming days and weeks.