Sifers heading to Utica

Photo: John Saraya

Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher announced Thursday that the club has signed defenseman Jaime Sifers to a two-year American Hockey League contract.

Sifers, 34, has spent the last three season with the Columbus Blue Jackets’ AHL affiliate, the Cleveland Monsters, posting a total of 61 points (14-47-61) and 242 penalty minutes in 217 games.

In those three seasons, the Stratford, Connecticut-native served as the alternate captain and was a member of the 2016 Calder Cup champion team. The defenseman led the team with a plus-18 in the 2015-16 championship season.

An 11-year professional, Sifers has amassed 149 career points in the AHL (35-114-149) and 547 penalty minutes with the Cleveland Monsters, Springfield Falcons, Chicago Wolves, Houston Aeros and Toronto Marlies.