The Manitoba Moose continue to stay active during this current sports hiatus, as General Manager Craig Heisinger and the front office staff have agreed to terms on two more contracts for the upcoming season.
After signing college stars Westin Michaud (University of North Dakota) and Northeastern University’s Biagio Lerario last week, the Moose re-signed defenceman Hayden Shaw on a two-year deal, while adding Clarkson University Golden Knights forward Haralds Egle to a two-year contract.
Egle, 23, spent the past four years in the ECAC with Clarkson University, where he produced at over a point-per-game rate his final two seasons. Finishing his university career with 44 goals and 105 points in 135 NCAA games, Egle produced a career-high 19 goals and 40 points in 2018-19 and was nominated for the Hobey Baker Award in 2019-20. The Latvian product played four season in the USHL prior to joining the NCAA.
Shaw, also 23, split the 2019-20 season between the AHL and ECHL with the Moose and the Jacksonville Icemen. The former University of North Dakota Fighting Hawk skated in nine contests for Manitoba this year, while also suiting up for 31 games in Florida. The 5-foot-10, 190-pound rearguard had four goals, 13 points and 18 penalty minutes in his 31 games with the Icemen in 2019-20, while filling in sparingly for the Moose.
Both Manitoba and Jacksonville saw their respective seasons come to an early postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These suspensions ultimately led to the cancellation of both the regular season and playoffs in both leagues.