Moose re-sign Stoykewych, ink six others

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The Manitoba Moose announced today the team has re-signed defenseman Peter Stoykewych to a two-year contract.

The Moose also signed defensemen Charles-David Beaudoin, Jacob Cederholm and Justin Woods; forwards Matt Ustaski and Kristian Reichel; and goaltender Ken Appleby to one-year agreements.

Stoykewych, 25, set career highs with nine goals, 18 assists, 27 points and a plus-28 rating in 70 games with the Moose last season, his third pro campaign. He added one assist in seven Calder Cup Playoff outings.

The Winnipeg native has played 195 games in the AHL with Manitoba and St. John’s, totaling 14 goals and 41 assists for 55 points. He was originally a seventh-round draft choice by Atlanta in 2010, and spent four seasons (2011-15) at Colorado College.

Appleby, 23, went 10-13-2 in 26 appearances for the AHL’s Binghamton Devils last season, recording a 2.76 goals-against average, a .901 save percentage and two shutouts. He also made his NHL debut with New Jersey, stopping 52 of 55 shots over three appearances (1.45, .945).

A native of North Bay, Ont., Appleby spent three seasons in the Devils organization and appeared in 66 AHL games, going 30-30-5 with a 2.67 GAA, a .902 save percentage and three shutouts.

Beaudoin, 24, notched one goal and seven assists in 36 games for the Moose last season, his first full year of pro hockey.

Beaudoin made his AHL debut with the Binghamton Senators in 2016-17, notching two assists in six games following his second season at the Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres.

Cederholm, 20, made his AHL debut with the Moose on April 8, 2018, after spending the 2017-18 season in Sweden, including 10 games in the SHL with HV71.

Cederholm was a fourth-round pick by Winnipeg in the 2016 NHL Draft.

Reichel, 20, spent last season in the Western Hockey League with Red Deer, collecting 34 goals and 23 assists for 57 points.

Reichel represented the Czech Republic at the IIHF World Junior Championships in 2017 and 2018.

Ustaski, 24, made his AHL debut with the Moose on April 13, 2018, after completing his senior season at the University of Wisconsin.

Ustaski was a seventh-round pick by Winnipeg in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Woods, 24, also made his AHL debut with the Moose last spring, playing one game after captaining the University of Alaska-Fairbanks as a senior in 2017-18.