Worcester, MA– Today Worcester Sharks General Manger Joe Will added three new bodies into the fold as he signed defenseman Steven Tarasuk, forward Ryan McDonough, and defenseman Collin Bowman each to two-way AHL/ECHL contracts. The financial particulars were not disclosed due to club policy.
Is from Thornhill, OT, Canada and is currently entering into his fourth season as professional hockey player. Recently Tarasuk spent last season overseas as he played for the Lausitzer Foxes in Germany. While with the Lasitzer Foxes, Tarasuk scored 10 goals, added 22 assists as he recorded 32 points on the season. Prior to playing in Germany, Tarasuk has played a total of 135 games in the ECHL with the Idaho Steelheads, Ontario Reign, and the Kalamazoo Wings while tallying 12 goals, knotting 51 assists and recording 63 points to his credit. In addition, he has also suited up with the New York Islanders AHL affiliate the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in which he played three games and recording 1 assist. Moreover, before making it to the pro leagues, Tarasuk has played a total of five seasons in the OHL with Kitchener Rangers and the London Knights (SF Bulls Pat Curcio’s old club) for 252 games while scoring 28 goals, tallying 102 assists to accumulate 130 points. Tarasuk comes in at 5-foot-10, 170 lbs.
Comes from Etobicoke, ONT and entering into his sixth season in professional hockey. During the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 campaigns, McDonough has suited up with the Hannover Indians in Germany. There, McDonough scored 28 goals, knotting 59 assists and registered 87 points in 87 total games played. Before that, McDonough played in the OHL junior league with the Saginaw Spirit for four seasons. While he was the Spirit, Ryan recorded 133 goals, added 151 assists to equal 284 points to his credit thru 258 games. In addition, Ryan has also played in Austria and Italy. McDonough weights in at 180 lbs and at 5-foot-9.
Hails from Littleton, CO and marks this season’s campaign as his second in pro league. Bowman spent last year with the ECHL Colorado Eagles who were affiliated with the Winnipeg Jets. With the Eagles, Bowman knotted 11 goals, tallied 23 assists and registered 34 points, he also recorded 102 penalty minutes to his credit thru 68 games. Before joining the Eagles, Collin spent a total of five years in the WHL with the Kelowna Rockets, Moose Jaw Warriors, and the Calgary Hitmen. During his time in the WHL, Bowman scored 33 goals, added 113 assists and recorded a 146 points thru 346 games. Bowman comes in at 6-foot-3, 215 lbs.
All three of these players are projected to take part at the upcoming training camp for Worcester which is due to commence in the late stages of September before the 2013-2014 AHL season.
Worcester opens to the 2013-2014 AHL season on the road on October 12th as they take on the Springfield Falcons. Opening night is scheduled on October 19th at the newly renovated DCU Center against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.
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