Monday, August 4, 2014

Monday Musings And Former Brahma Sy Nutkevitch Signs With Allen

Sy Nutkevitch Sign With Allen
According to his agent, former Brahma's center Sy Nutkevitch has signed with the Allen Americans. I know  Allen typically asks players and agents to wait for the team to issue a press release but that doesn't always happen. Nutkevitch played seven games for Fort Worth after his last collegiate year ( where he was captain of the team) in 2011-2012 and the full 2012-2013 season. Last year he finished the season with the Fort Wayne Komets (ECHL). Here are all of his stats courtesy of hockeydb.

Sy Nutkevitch

Center - Shoots Right
Born Jan 28 1988 -- Dollard-des-Ormeaux, PQ 
26 yrs. ago
Height 6.00 -- Weight 172 
Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM +/- GP G A Pts PIM
2007-08 Cornwall Colts CJHL 60 26 31 57 60

2008-09 SUNY-Potsdam SUNYAC 25 7 15 22 10

2009-10 SUNY-Potsdam SUNYAC 25 5 16 21 14

2010-11 SUNY-Potsdam SUNYAC 23 5 15 20 23

2011-12 SUNY-Potsdam SUNYAC 26 9 31 40 52

2011-12 Texas Brahmas CHL 7 2 3 5 6 -2 12 1 5 6 4
2012-13 Fort Worth Brahmas CHL 61 13 33 46 38 13 9 0 3 3 10
2013-14 Bloomington Thunder SPHL 5 1 5 6 2 ----------
2013-14 Fort Wayne Komets ECHL 37 3 14 17 8 9 3 0 1 1 0

- There has been a lot of  conversation about the turnover this year and it most certainly will be the fewest players returning from a prior year. Typically 6-8 players return every year from the prior season and thus far four players (both Ludwigs, Schaafsma & Lessard) have signed and are expected to return.

- Would assume the schedule will be released this week but no assurances. Ever since the first of July have been hearing it will be released in the next week or so. Hard to believe the only hang up is adding an all star game to the schedule as some have surmised.

- While some rule changes have been made official like the new overtime rules and fighting rules there are still plenty of changes on the way some of which need to be discussed with the PHPA. Changes to roster configurations (both regular season and playoffs), one piece or two piece sticks, salary cap, injured reserve, trapezoid behind the goalie, and hash marks on face circles are just a few of the rules still to be announced. 

- Found the article below written by Micheal Memmolo from about the Allen Americans and their quest to make history. If you are on Twitter he is a good guy to follow (@BeyondBenches).

It has been a fun and exciting summer for the Allen Americans and their fans. For the two months following their second consecutive championship, the Americans took the Presidents Cup on a tour throughout various areas in Allen, Texas. However, with the calendar turning to August the Americans offseason is in full gear.
The Allen Americans have historic aspirations as they prepare for the 2014-2015 CHL season. After claiming another Presidents Cup trophy, Allen will be looking to become the first team in league history to win three consecutive league championships. Allen’s offseason got off to a very interesting start after it was announced that ownership of the team was being transferred over to the Steven Brothers Sports Management group.
With an eager and able group at the helm, the next order of business was to lockup head coach Steve Martinson. In a early demonstration of the Steven Brothers commitment to ensuring the continued success of the franchise; Martinson was awarded with a two year contract through the 2015-2016 season. The decision was a no brainer since there are not many coaches that come to mind who start their tenure with a franchise by winning back-to-back championships.
While bringing their head coach back ended up being a simple task, the Americans have had their fair share of surprises in seeing significant pieces of their most recent championship run head elsewhere. Forwards Spencer Asuchak and Darryl Bootland will be taking their talents elsewhere this upcoming season. Asuchak received an invite to Boston Bruins rookie camp this September while Bootland will be switching leagues in jumping over to the ECHL.
Asuchak may have only been a rookie but he led the league in shorthanded goals and performed in some huge spots during the playoffs. Bootland’s two seasons in Allen ended with a trophy and in the process became one of the more popular players among fans of the team. Lastly, the Rapid City Rush were able to convince former Allen defenseman Daniel Tetrault to come out of retirement and join their franchise.
Roster losses are inevitable and one of the factors making it so difficult to build a champion year in and year out. The Americans have been able to preserve their core over the last two seasons and in spite of key losses the last two months, the Americans have made some valuable additions. The Americans have focused on bolstering their defensive core by re-signing Trevor Ludwig, adding ECHL alumni Aaron Gens and QMJHL alumni Jeremy Beaudry.
With a third straight championship on everyone’s mind, the Allen Americans begin their quest on a road that could potentially lead to the biggest accomplishment in CHL history.

DID YOU KNOW:  What a difference a year makes and more proof on how rosters change in the CHL by the day, the week, the month and the year. Here are the blog posts from a year ago for this week:
August 2, 2013 - "Alex Bourret Coming to Allen"
August 3, 2013 - "Welcome Back Jarret Lukin"
August 4, 2013 - "Twenty Questions With Daniel Tetrault"
August 7, 2013 - "Player Introduction With John Snowden"

1 comment:

  1. Great article, thanks for posting. Oh, c'mon October