The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Nate Guenin and forwards Trevor Frischmon and Kyle Wilson to one-year, two-way NHL-American Hockey League contracts, General Manager Scott Howson announced Friday. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed.
Guenin, 27, has registered 2 assists and six penalty minutes in 14 career NHL games with Philadelphia and Pittsburgh during his four-year professional career. Last season, he appeared in two games with the Penguins and combined to tally 5-13-18, 98 penalty minutes and was plus-11 in 68 AHL games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Peoria Rivermen, including 2-11-13, 35 penalty minutes and plus-14 in 27 games after joining Peoria. He has collected 12-49-61, 431 penalty minutes in 275 career AHL games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Peoria and Philadelphia.
Guenin was the Rangers' third pick, No. 127, in the 2002 Entry Draft.
Frischmon, 28, registered four penalty minutes in three games with Columbus in 2009-10. He made his NHL debut at Chicago on March 28. He also tallied 7-18-25 and 34 penalty minutes in 74 games with the Syracuse Crunch, Columbus’ AHL affiliate. He has spent the past four seasons with Syracuse and has collected 17-56-73, 139 penalty minutes and a cumulative plus/minus rating of plus-7 in 247 career AHL games. He has also added 6-12-18, 16 penalty minutes and was plus-4 in 31 career ECHL games with Dayton and Charlotte, including 3-5-8 and 24 penalty minutes in 20 playoff games to help the Bombers reach the 2007 Kelly Cup Finals.
Wilson, 25, collected 2 assists and was plus-1 in two games with Washington this season. He made his NHL debut and had two assists at Colorado on December 15. He also had 24-29-53, 23 penalty minutes and was plus-17 in 77 games with Hershey, the Capitals’ AHL affiliate. He helped the Bears win back-to-back Calder Cup Championships, including adding 6-6-12 and four penalty minutes in 21 playoff games in 2009-10.