The Carolina Hurricanes, parent club of the AHL’s Lowell Lock Monsters, have agreed to terms on two-way contracts with forwards Gordie Dwyer, Colin Forbes and Mike Zigomanis.
Zigomanis, 24, finished the 2004-05 season ranked fourth among Lock Monsters skaters with 60 points (29g, 31a) and led the team with 11 points (4g, 7a) in Lowell’s 11 playoff games. The MVP of the 2004 AHL All-Star Game, Zigomanis is the Lock Monsters’ all-time franchise leader in games played (254), goals (77), assists (114) and points (194) after four seasons with the club.
A second-round draft pick by the Hurricanes in 2001, Zigomanis has skated in 36 NHL games with Carolina, recording two goals and four assists.
Gordie Dwyer led the Lock Monsters with 183 PIM in 2004-05.
Dwyer, 27, played in 56 regular-season games with Carolina’s AHL affiliate, the Lowell Lock Monsters, in 2004-05, registering two goals, seven assists and a team-high 183 penalty minutes. In the Lock Monsters’ 11 playoff contests, Dwyer (6-3, 215 lbs.) scored one goal and led the team with 54 penalty minutes.
In 164 career AHL games with Lowell, Hamilton, Hartford, Springfield, Quebec and Fredericton, Dwyer has registered 12 goals, 18 assists and 573 PIM. He has played in 108 NHL games as well, recording 394 penalty minutes and five assists.
Colin Forbes has tallied 242 points in 321 career AHL games.
Forbes, 29, ranked third among Lowell skaters in 2004-05, totaling 64 points (27g, 37a) and 80 penalty minutes in 76 regular-season contests. In the Lock Monsters’ 11 postseason games, he notched three goals and added an assist while accumulating 20 penalty minutes.
In 321 career AHL games, Forbes has scored 98 goals, earned 144 assists (242 points) and totaled 383 penalty minutes. The native of New Westminster, B.C., has appeared in 302 NHL games with Philadelphia, Tampa Bay, the New York Rangers, Ottawa and Washington, notching 33 goals and 28 assists (61 points) while accumulating 211 penalty minutes.