Riley Wetmore(19) Dundee Stars

RileyWetmoreUndrafted 2nd year center Riley Wetmore(19) signs another one-year minor league contract with AHL Northeast Division rivals, Springfield Falcons.

He spent most of his rookie season under a similar deal with Bridgeport Sound Tigers, skating in 38 games posting 3 goals and 8 assists.

The first year player was also reassigned on a couple of occasions to continue work on his pro game with affiliate Stockton Thunder. He notched a pair of tallies and 3 helpers in 15 ECHL contests and added another goal and assist in 9 postseason games.

Maybe not exactly huge numbers in the lower league but there’s a bit of a tenacious attacker style of game the 6′ 195 lbs. forward brings to his game that may start equaling more chances.

He comes from a great college hockey pedigree in the making, playing all four seasons at University Of Lowell and being named team captain in his junior year.

The 25-year old is off to a nice start for his sophomore campaign. He notched a pair of goals including the game-tying goal late in his AHL preseason debut, a 4-3 OT loss.

If he stays hot to start 2014/2015, he could easily run up 10-10-20 numbers.

Original story: 10/4-14

He only managed to appear in one game with Springfield (no points) before being reassigned to affiliate Kalamazoo Wings.

He scored a pair of goals and 7 assists in 23 ECHL games before it was decided to shift him to Elmira Jackals where he finished scoring 4 goals and 12 assists with a -12 rating.

His second season would end with 6 goals, 19 assists in 59 games.

Potentially not wanting to accept the demotion to double A hockey, the soon-to-be 26-year old will head overseas to put the skates on for Dundee Stars of the EIHL.

It seems almost certain that he’ll regain that scoring touch he had in college and continue to move up the European ladder.