Aeros sign Tordjman, Kaip

Houston Aeros general manager Jim Mill announced Tuesday that the Aeros have signed goaltender Josh Tordjman and center Rylan Kaip each to one-year contracts.

Tordjman, 25, signs a one-year contract with Houston after spending the previous four seasons with the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL. Tordjman played in 45 games during the 2009-10 season for the Rampage with a 20-22-2 record, a 2.96 GAA and a .902 save percentage.

During the 2008-09 season, the Montreal native appeared in 51 games for the Rampage with a 25-22-2 record with a 2.61 GAA and a .909 save percentage. Tordjman set AHL career-highs in wins (25) and shutouts (6) while ranking second in the AHL in shutouts and tied for 12th in wins.

Tordjman has played 176 games with the Rampage over the last four seasons, compiling a record of 82-76-10 with nine shutouts. In 2009-10, he was named the recipient of the Yanick Dupre Memorial Award as the American Hockey League’s Man of the Year for outstanding contributions in the community.

Kaip, 26, signs a one-year contract with the Aeros after spending the previous two seasons with the Chicago Wolves of the AHL. Kaip played in 68 games for the Wolves during the 2009-10 season totaling 11 points (4g, 7a) with 59 penalty minutes. Kaip also played in nine games during the 2010 Calder Cup Playoffs.

In 110 games with Chicago from 2008-10, Kaip totaled five goals and nine assists for 14 points. The Radville, Sask., native made his professional debut against the Aeros on Oct. 11, 2008 with the Chicago Wolves.

Kaip played college hockey at the University of North Dakota, where he served as captain during his senior season. He was originally selected by the Atlanta Thrashers in the ninth round of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.