Boston, MA -
Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has signed defensemen Mike Egener and Ryan Stokes to contracts. Per club policy, terms of the deals will not be disclosed.
Egener, originally of Lahr, Germany, was selected in the second round, 34th overall, by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. The 6-4, 213 pound defenseman split the 2007-2008 season between the Norfolk Admirals of the AHL and the Mississippi Sea Wolves of the ECHL. He played 17 games with Norfolk and scored two goals and one assist. He played nine games with the Sea Wolves and tallied one goal and 13 penalty minutes while tenured there. The 23-year-old has played for four years in the AHL, appearing in 205 games and recording 6-8-14 totals.
Stokes, a 24-year-old from Corruna, Ontario, spent the 2007-2008 season with the AHL's Rockford Ice Hogs. There he played in 55 regular season games and notched 4-6-10 totals, with 93 penalty minutes. He also skated in all 12 of Rockford's playoff games. Before coming to the Ice Hogs, he played two full seasons with the Houston Aeros, appearing in 158 total games. In his four-year professional career, the 6-4, 200 pound skater has played in 213 AHL contests, and has scored eight goals and 17 assists for 25 total points.