former bakersfield players make their way to Norfolk

Rounding out the roster–for now

Norfolk signed six more players today for the 2015-16 season, all of whom played for the Bakersfield Condors last year. Such a move should not be surprising as Norfolk acquires the shell of what constituted the Condors last season. Let’s meet the players!

Josh Currie, RW, 14+28=42

Bakersfield’s leading scorer from last year, Sebastien Sylvestre, was traded to Missouri for Kain Allicock and Alex Lepkowski. Currie was Bako’s second-leading scorer last year, and continues his hockey journey in Norfolk. The returnee will be a featured part of the offense as well as a likely contributor in the leadership group. Next season will mark Currie’s third year in the ECHL.

Jonathan Lessard, LW, 19+22=41

Lessard was the third-leading scorer for the Condors last season. Norfolk inks the leading left-winger to come back and bring some consistency to their first year at Scope.  While Sylvestre is gone, the Head Coach Eric Veillieux will look to upgrade the top pivot position with Michael Pelech.

Jordan Kremyr, LW, 11+13=24

Introducing: your likely captain. The head of the leadership group last year, Kremyr is most likely a defensive specialist rather than an scoring threat. Entering his fifth year in the ECHL, Kremyr will be asked to lead a team in a new city, with fans watching a somewhat-new league.

Andrew Radjenovic, C, 5+3=8

A rookie by three games, Radjenovic spent his past four years at Brock University in Canada. His best season produced a 13+19=32 campaign, before becoming a pro. Radjenovic is still an unknown at this point, but may have a lot of potential.

Joe Marciano, D, 3+8=11

Marciano put up 7 and 11 points his past two seasons, which is okay for a defender. I doubt he’ll pull the trigger on the power play, but rather be a steady force.

Gabriel Verpaelst, D, 7+10=11, 141 PIMs.

Conveniently, Verpaelst played for EV in Baie-Comeau for two seasons. While he was a tough guy on the Drakkar (80 PIMs in 13-14), he didn’t lead the team. Verpaelst took a different tactic last season, and the team in PIMs as a rookie. While Pelech can and will throw fists, Verpaelst might be the more likely candidate as an enforcer.

Norfolk Admirals Signed to ECHL Contracts for 2015-16

Forwards

Kain Allicock, LW

Chase Schaber, LW/C

Nick MacNeil, C

Marcus Hinds, RW

Christophe LaLonde, LW

Alexandre Ranger, RW

Steve Whitney, C/W (8/14)

Michael Pelech, C, (8/17)

Josh Currie, RW, (8/19)

Jonathan Lessard, LW, (8/19)

Jordan Kremyr, LW, (8/19)

Andrew Radjenovic, C, (8/19)

Defensemen

Trevor Campbell

Jordan McNaughton

Alex Lepkowski

Tim Daly (8/14)

Joe Marciano (8/19)

Gabriel Verpaelst (8/19)

Goalies

Phillipe Cadorette

Bakersfield AHL Contracts

Forwards 

Matt Ford, RW

Josh Winquist, LW

Braden Christoffer, LW/C

Connor Rankin, C/LW

Alexis Loiseau, C

Defense

Nick Pageau

Goalie

Ty Rimmer

Advertisements

Published by

Beneath The Scope

Beneath the Scope is a blog that covers the ECHL's Norfolk Admirals. Compete level has never been higher.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s