The Columbus Blue Jackets, parent club of the AHL’s Springfield Falcons, have signed forwards Kyle Wilson and Trevor Frischmon, and defenseman Nate Guenin, to one-year, two-way contracts, general manager Scott Howson announced today. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed.
Wilson, 25, collected two assists and was plus-1 in two games with Washington this season. He made his NHL debut and had two assists at Colorado on Dec. 15.
He also had 53 points (24-29-53) and 23 penalty minutes and was plus-17 in 77 regular-season games with the Hershey Bears, the Capitals’ AHL affiliate, last season. He helped the Bears win back-to-back Calder Cup championships in 2009 and 2010 and recorded 12 points (6-6-12) in 21 playoff games this past spring.
Originally drafted by Minnesota in 2004, Wilson has registered 227 points (107-120-227), 108 penalty minutes, and a cumulative plus/minus rating of plus-52 in 298 career AHL games. He has added 41 points (16-25-41) and 16 penalty minutes in 67 Calder Cup playoff games. Prior to his professional career, he tallied 101 points (46-55-101) and 72 penalty minutes in 139 games with Colgate of the ECAC from 2002-06.
Frischmon, 28, registered four penalty minutes in three games with Columbus in 2009-10. He made his NHL debut at Chicago on March 28. He also tallied 25 points (7-18-25) and 34 penalty minutes in 74 games with the Syracuse Crunch, Columbus’ American Hockey League affiliate. He has spent the past four seasons with Syracuse and has collected 73 points (17-56-73), 139 penalty minutes and a cumulative plus/minus rating of plus-7 in 247 career AHL games.
The Ham Lake, Minnesota native played four seasons at Colorado College from 2002-06 and registered 30-36-66 and 121 penalty minutes in 160 career games.
Guenin, 27, has registered two assists and six penalty minutes in 14 career NHL games with Philadelphia and Pittsburgh during his four-year professional career. Last season, he appeared in two games with the Penguins and combined to tally 5-13-18, 98 penalty minutes and was plus-11 in 68 AHL games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Peoria Rivermen, including 2-11-13, 35 penalty minutes and +14 in 27 games after joining Peoria.
He has collected 12-49-61 and 431 penalty minutes in 275 career AHL games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Peoria and Philadelphia.
The Sewickley, Penn., native was drafted by the New York Rangers in 2002 and played four seasons at Ohio State University, registering 6-47-53 and 400 penalty minutes in 151 games from 2002-06. As a junior in 2004-05, Guenin earned CCHA Second Team All-Star honors after notching 2-12-14 and 136 penalty minutes in 41 games.