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Stockton Heat Bring On A Familiar Name

Johnny Gaudreau’s younger brother signed an AHL/ECHL deal with the Stockton Heat today.

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Withe summer moving along at a nice pace and the Flames having no updates in regards to Matthew Tkachuk, here’s some Stockton Heat news.

The Flames AHL affiliate added four players today, which in it’s own right isn’t surprising or Earth shattering, except for one name involved: Matthew Gaudreau. The younger brother of Johnny Gaudreau is now a member of the Flames organization. Gaudreau (Matthew) is one of four players the Heat signed, along with Terrance Amorosa, Mitch Hults and Zach Osburn. All of the contracts are AHL/ECHL deals, so it remains to be seen where all of the new players end up.

Matthew Gaudreau (F) has spent the last two seasons splitting time between the Worcester Railers (ECHL) and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL), with the ECHL being where he has spent the majority of his time as a pro. In 88 games with the Railers he has 60 points, including 24 goals. Gaudreau has played in only played in 17 games at the AHL level, registering five points.

Terrance Amorosa (D) is coming off his first action as a pro, playing in 12 games for the Tulsa Oilers of the ECHL. Prior to that Amorosa played four years at Clarkson University (NCAA) where he played in 115 games and collected 64 points and was a +45.

Mitch Hults (F) has seen the most AHL action out of all four players, suiting up for 50 games in 2017-18 for the San Diego Gulls. Last season Hults split his AHL season between San Diego (2 games) and Syracuce (9) before logging in for 40 games with the Orlando Sun Bears of the ECHL and collecting 26 points.

Zach Osburn (D) is fresh out of college (Michigan State University, NCAA) and saw very little time in the AHL last season. After leaving the Spratans, Osburn played in one game with the Milwaukee Admirals and registered his first professional point by way of an assist.