As has been the case thus far in the early stages of the 2020 Covid-19 lengthened offseason, the Manitoba Moose and general manager Craig Heisinger have remained active. After already adding Isaac Johnson, Jeff Malott, Haralds Egle, Westin Michaud and Biagio Lerario, before re-signing Hayden Shaw this past week, the Moose agreed to terms on an extension with yet another forward.
Bobby Lynch, 21, agreed to terms on a one-year AHL deal with Manitoba beginning this fall, where he will look to solidify a spot within the ever-growing forward group under the coaching of Pascal Vincent. This past season saw Lynch spend the majority of his time in the ECHL, skating in 51 games for the Jacksonville Icemen, as compared to the three contests in which he suited up for the Moose.
“I was super excited,” Lynch said in an interview with Moose TV’s Austin Siragusa. “It’s always nice to play another season where you are familiar with the staff and what’s expected. It was a fast process. In our exit meetings I was asked if I would be interested in staying with the organization, and it was a ‘yes’ right away.”
In his 51 ECHL games, the 6-foot-1, 175-pound forward put up 14 goals and 28 points in his first professional season. A two-year major junior career with the Drummondville Voltigeurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League saw 30 goals and 76 points for the Grand Blanc, MI. native, including a 67-point in 67-game 2017-18 campaign. Lynch spent one season with Muskegon of the United States Hockey League before turning pro this past year.
The AHL announced a temporary, indefinite pause to the 2019-20 season on March 16th, and it is expected to ultimately announce the cancellation of the remainder of the regular season and the Calder Cup Playoffs this coming week.