After adding Dylan Yeo and Keith Aucoin last week (who have three Calder Cup championships between them), the Marlies have brought back Mike Zigomanis on a one-year deal. Dave Nonis is certainly loading up the AHL affiliate for another run. The Marlies also signed Will Acton, who was an effective fourth liner for them last season.
Acton and Zigomanis are both back on AHL deals, meaning they do not take up any Standard Player Contract slots.
From the Marlies:
A proud member of the American Hockey League, the Toronto Marlies announced Monday that the team has re-signed forwards Mike Zigomanis and Will Acton, as well as signed free agent defenceman Dylan Yeo to one-year contracts, respectively.
Zigomanis, 31, appeared in 68 regular season games with the Marlies in 2011-12. The 6-0, 200-pound Toronto, Ontario native led the Marlies in scoring this past season, registering 61 points (19 goals, 42 assists). Zigomanis also skated in 13 Calder Cup Playoff games, recording six points (four goals, two assists) and 10 penalty minutes. In two seasons with the Marlies, Zigomanis has accumulated 108 points in 132 games.
Acton, 25, played 69 regular season games with the Marlies last season, recording 16 points (seven goals, nine assists) with 58 penalty minutes. The 6-2, 190-pound Stouffville, Ontario native also tallied two points (one goal, one assist) in 17 playoff games for Toronto this past season. Prior to signing with the Marlies as a free agent in 2010-11, Acton played four seasons at Lake Superior State University.
Yeo, 26, skated in 48 AHL regular season games with the Oklahoma City Barons in 2011-12, posting 13 points (five goals, eight assists) and 37 penalty minutes. The 5-11, 210-pound Prince Albert, Saskatchewan native also played in 14 playoff games with Oklahoma City last season, registering eight points (one goal, seven assists). Yeo has appeared in 102 career AHL games and 174 ECHL games. In 2008-09, Yeo was named the ECHLâ€™s Defenceman of the Year while playing for the Victoria Salmon Kings.