6th year defenseman Karl Stollery(7) leaves for the KHL signing with Dinamo Riga for 2017/2018 after playing a career high 11 NHL games with New Jersey Devils last season scoring his first 3 points, assists.

He’s only played 23 big league games on three recalls but has appeared in 335 AHL contests with Albany Devils, San Jose Barracuda/Worcester Sharks and Cleveland Monsters.

Although not the biggest point guy, even in the minor league (28-104-132), he does have an accountable +14 overall.

The 29-year old will turn 30 as the new calendar gets under way but should hold up nicely in Russia.

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Karl Stollery(6) Colorado Avalanche


Undrafted defenseman Karl Stollery(6) gets rewarded with a Colorado Avalanche one-year two-way NHL entry level deal after putting up solid numbers in his rookie season with affiliate Lake Erie Monsters, while under a minor league contract

In 72 AHL games he had 5 goals and 29 assists, first on the team at the d-spot in points and helpers, while maintaining a +11 rating with an active 119 shots of net.

He originally signed an ato with the team upon finishing up four years of college hockey at Merrimack and got right to the business of marking up the score sheet with a pair of goals and 5 assists in 9 games to finish out the regular season.

He led his Hockey East team in all sorts of categories, while holding down the captain’s spotĀ  in his final two years.

At 5’11” 180 lbs., the 25-year old could still use some added weight and muscle to his game but is already pretty impressive out there at his current size.