BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (April 19, 2013) - The Bridgeport Sound Tigers have announced that defenseman Mike Dalhuisen and forwards Riley Wetmore and Greg Miller have agreed to terms on American Hockey League contracts for the 2013-14 season. In addition, the Sound Tigers have announced that Wetmore has signed an Amateur Tryout Contract (ATO) and has joined the team in Portland in time for tonight's game against the Pirates.
Dalhuisen, 24, will turn professional next season after following a four-year career at Quinnipiac University (ECAC). The Nymegen, Holland native set career highs this season in goals (8), assists (8), points (16) and penalty minutes (72) for the Bobcats, who spent the second half of the 2012-13 campaign as the top-ranked team in NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey and made it to the national championship game in Pittsburgh last weekend.
The 6’3, 210-pound defenseman appeared in 153 games with the Bobcats, totaling 38 points (12 goals, 26 assists) and 223 penalty minutes.
Prior to attending Quinnipiac, Dalhuisen split three seasons with the Lincoln Stars and Chicago Steel in the United States Hockey League, posting 29 points (five goals, 24 assists) and 353 penalty minutes in 123 games from 2006-09.
Wetmore, 23, joins the Sound Tigers after completing his collegiate career at the University of Massachusetts Lowell this season and captaining the River Hawks to the Frozen Four in Pittsburgh. The Swanton, VT native recorded 16 goals and 11 assists in 41 games this season, and was named to the Hockey East All-Conference Second Team. Wetmore has joined the Sound Tigers in Portland, and could make his professional debut tonight against the Pirates.
The 6’0, 195-pound forward served as UMass Lowell’s captain for two seasons, and appeared in every game for the River Hawks over his four-year collegiate career. In 152 games, Wetmore totaled 111 points (50 goals, 61 assists) and 124 penalty minutes. Prior to attending UMass Lowell, Wetmore spent four seasons with the Green Mountain Glades of the Eastern Junior Hockey League, amassing 155 points (63 goals, 92 assists) in 139 games.
Miller, 23, recently completed his four-year career at Cornell University (ECAC). The Toronto, ON native averaged a point per game this season with the Big Red, posting 14 goals and 19 assists in 33 contests, was named to the All-Ivy League First Team and was voted ECAC Hockey's Best Defensive Forward. The 6'0, 195-pound forward led Cornell with a plus-18 rating, and finished his collegiate career with 98 points (34 goals, 64 assists) in 129 games.
Prior to attending Cornell Unversity, Miller split four seasons in the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OPJHL) between the Toronto Thunderbirds and St. Michael's Buzzers, compiling 227 points (100 goals, 127 assists) in 189 games.
The Sound Tigers return to action tonight in Portland against the Pirates before returning to Webster Bank Arena this weekend to close out their regular-season slate on Saturday against Providence at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday against Portland at 3:00 p.m. For tickets, call the Sound Tigers at (203) 334-GOAL or visit soundtigers.com.