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Moose Lose Nathan Todd, Retain Jimmy Oligny and Trent Bourque

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Moose Lose Nathan Todd, Retain Jimmy Oligny and Trent Bourque

The Manitoba Moose will need to find a new leading scorer for the 2021-22 American Hockey League season, as last year’s leader has signed a brand new deal with the NHL’s St. Louis Blues for this coming year.

Featuring an AHL-heavy $150K pay-day, Todd would make $750K if he managed to stick with the Blues. Judging by his goal-scoring ability displayed last season with Manitoba, that very well could be the case. With 12 goals and 32 points, he led the team during the shortened 2020-21 season, which also placed him 13th in league scoring.

For Manitoba, a number of additions have recently been made to the roster, however. Last week, the team re-signed forwards Cole Maier and Nicholas Jones to separate deals, with Maier landing a two-year stay, and Jones taking a one-year deal.

The Jets also announced the signing of forward Austin Poganski to a one-year contract. It is worth $750K at the NHL level or $200K if spent with Manitoba in the minors. The 25-year-old has skated in six games for the St. Louis Blues over the past two seasons, while spending the majority of his time with the San Antonio Rampage.

Most recently, the Moose announced the re-signings of two defencemen, Jimmy Oligny – on a two-year deal – and Trent Bourque to a one-year contract beginning this fall in Manitoba. Oligny, 28, put up three assists in 21 games last year, while the 23-year-old Bourque scored a goal and four points in 19 games for the Moose.

Carter Brooks - Associate Editor of Game On Magazine - is a news writer and sports columnist situated in Winnipeg, MB. On top of reading and writing, his favourite pastimes include camping, car-modification projects and coaching hockey. Carter can be reached at carterbrooks1994@gmail.com.

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