Utica inks Bancks to AHL contract

Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher announced today that the club has signed forward Carter Bancks to an American Hockey League contract for the 2015-16 season.

Bancks, 25, posted 14 points (6-8-14), 44 penalty minutes, and a plus-seven rating in 57 games with the Comets last season. The Marysville, B.C., native had spent his entire American Hockey League career with the Abbotsford Heat prior to last season.

Bancks has posted 66 points (21-45-66) in 281 career AHL games between Abbotsford and Utica.

Undrafted, Bancks played two games with the NHL’s Calgary Flames during the 2012-13 season.