Lampman to Finland
Bryce Lampman (Heather Rutsch photo)
Hartford Wolf Pack defenseman Bryce Lampman (amerikkalaispuolustaja Bryce Lampmanin) has signed with TPS (HC TPS Turku Oy) of the Finnish league (SM-Liiga), as reported by both the TPS web site and the league web site.
Lampman's Wiki page has already been updated with the news, including a quote from TPS's head coach Hannu Virta extolling Lampman as a "great asset for the team, well-rounded player who has been the powerplay motor for the Hartford Wolf Pack's." There's no mention of what the guys in the "Bryce Is Right" t-shirts think about this, however.
Lampman had been with the Wolf Pack for the past four seasons, appearing in ten NHL games with the New York Rangers during that span. In 60 games in Hartford last season, Lampman registered 25 points (6g, 19a) and 62 penalty minutes.
Also, the Wolf Pack have apparently signed goalie Miika Wiikman. Also, the Wolf Pack have apparently signed goalie Miika Wiikman.
Much thanks to the good folks over at AHL Boards for keeping most of this straight.