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Moose sign Cormier, Czuczman

The Manitoba Moose announced today the team has agreed to terms with forward Patrice Cormier and defenseman Kevin Czuczman to one-year AHL contracts.

Cormier, 26, returns to the Moose after finishing sixth on the team with 32 points (15 goals, 17 assists) in 65 games during the 2015-16 season.

Cormier has spent his entire pro career in the Winnipeg Jets organization, totaling 63 goals and 65 assists for 128 points in 275 regular-season AHL games with Manitoba, St. John’s and Chicago. He also has five goals and five assists in 45 playoff games, and helped St. John’s reach the Calder Cup Finals in 2014.

A second-round selection by New Jersey in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Cormier has recorded one goal and four assists in 52 NHL games with Winnipeg/Atlanta.

Czuczman, 25, tallied four goals and 11 assists for 15 points in 74 regular-season games with Bridgeport (AHL) in 2015-16, his second professional campaign. He also appeared in his first three career Calder Cup Playoff contests.

Czuczman has five goals, 17 assists and a plus-5 rating in 124 career AHL games with Bridgeport, and notched two assists in 13 NHL games with the New York Islanders at the end of the 2013-14 season.