The Connecticut Whale keep adding on the prospects. Yesterday it was J.T. Miller, now it’s Sam Noreau. The Rangers 5th round draft pick last year will be joining the Whale for the playoff push. In 58 games with Baie-Comeau Drakkar of the QMJHL, Noreau put up a line of 5-12-17 with 92 PIMs. In eight playoff games, Noreau did not record a point, but had 18 PIMs.
Noreau is a big kid, standing 6’5″ and 215 lbs, he is a big body that is going to bang people around. He’s not a scorer, as noted by his stats, but the Whale have enough defensemen that have offensive tendencies.
The signing of Noreau would explain why the Whale released Peter Ceresnak from his ATO yesterday. They needed room for Noreau.
The press release is after the jump
WHALE SIGN DEFENSEMAN SAMUEL NOREAU TO ATO
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Six-five, 215-pounder was Fifth-round Ranger Pick in 2011
HARTFORD, April 19, 2012: Connecticut Whale general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the Whale