The Atlanta Thrashers, parent club of the AHL’s Chicago Wolves, have signed unrestricted free agent forward Jason Krog and unrestricted free agent goaltenders Drew MacIntyre and Peter Mannino, according to Thrashers executive vice president and general manager Don Waddell.
Krog returns to the organization after helping the Wolves to the 2008 Calder Cup championship. He has appeared in 202 career NHL contests with Islanders, Ducks, Thrashers, Rangers and Canucks, as well as 448 points (157 goals, 291 assists) in 377 career AHL games with Lowell, Providence, Springfield, Bridgeport, Cincinnati, Chicago and Manitoba.
The native of Fernie, B.C., recorded 86 points (30 goals, 56 assists) in 74 games last season with the Manitoba Moose, ranking third in the league in scoring. He led the Moose in points, goals, power-play goals (10) and plus/minus rating (plus-25). The 5-foot-11, 190-pound center added 23 points (eight goals, 15 assists) in 22 Calder Cup Playoff games as the Moose reached their first Calder Cup Finals.
Krog also appeared in four NHL games with Vancouver in 2008-09, scoring one goal.
Krog was named the AHL’s most valuable player following the 2007-08 season after leading the league with 112 points (39 goals, 73 assists) in 80 games with the Wolves. That postseason he earned 38 points (12 goals, 26 assists) in 24 games and was named MVP of the Calder Cup Playoffs.
Krog was awarded with the NCAA’s Hobey Baker Award, as the top college hockey player in the nation, following the 1998-99 season with the University of New Hampshire. He originally signed as a free agent with the N.Y. Islanders on April 10, 1999.
MacIntyre, 26, has posted a 91-49-8 record with nine shutouts, a 2.32 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage in 155 career AHL games with Grand Rapids, Manitoba and Milwaukee, including three straight seasons of at least 25 wins. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound goaltender has earned a 15-11 record with one shutout, a 1.82 GAA and a .929 save percentage in 28 career Calder Cup playoff games.
The Charlottetown, P.E.I., native appeared in 55 games last season with the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals, posting a 34-15-4 record with four shutouts, a 2.30 GAA and a .921 save percentage. He led the league in wins, ranked fifth in GAA and was sixth in save percentage, and was named a Second Team AHL All-Star for the second consecutive season.
MacIntyre also posted a 7-4 record with one shutout, a 1.65 GAA and a .931 save percentage in 11 playoff games with the Admirals last season.
MacIntyre, who was originally selected by the Detroit Red Wings in the fourth round, 121st overall, of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, appeared in two NHL games with Vancouver during the 2007-08 season.
Mannino, 25, appeared in 34 games with the AHL’s Bridgeport Sound Tigers last season, posting a 17-12-2 record with one shutout, a 2.94 GAA and a .900 save percentage. The 6-foot, 195-pound goaltender also earned a 1-2 record with a 3.18 GAA and a .867 save percentage in three Calder Cup playoff games.
Mannino, who signed with the N.Y. Islanders as a free agent on July 3, 2008, also appeared in three NHL games with the Islanders last season, earning a 1-1-0 record.
Prior to his professional career, the Farmington Hills, Mich., native played four seasons for the University of Denver (WCHA), earning a 61-32-4 record in 101 career games and helping the Pioneers to the NCAA National Championship in 2004-05. He finished his career with the most shutouts in school history (15) and ranks second all-time in save percentage (.917).