The Manitoba Moose continue to build the team for 2021-22. Most recently, the club has announced the signings of three forwards, Bobby Lynch, Peter Krieger and Isaac Johnson for next season.
Each player was given a one-year contract that will see its expiration following 2021-22. For Lynch and Krieger, the deals come as a continuation of 2020-21, while for Johnson, the 22-year-old will join the Moose for his first professional season within the province of Manitoba following one year of play within the Southern Professional League.
He split time between the Huntsville Havoc and the Knoxville Ice Bears last year, putting up seven goals and 20 points in 27 games in his debut SPHL season. Johnson led all Huntsville rookies in terms of goals and finished second in the rookie points race. Prior to beginning his professional career, the Andover, MN. product put up 28 goals and 73 points in 62 games with the nearby Winnipeg ICE during the 2019-20 WHL season.
Krieger, also a winger, put up a goal and seven points in 14 contests with the Moose last season – his first in the AHL. Also of nearby Minnesota, the 27-year-old played four seasons in the NCAA with both the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and the UMD Bulldogs from 2014-19. He suited up within Allsvenskan in Sweden in 2019-20, before coming back to North America last year. Krieger split the 2020-21 season between the ECHL’s Indy Fuel and the Moose. He had an additional seven goals and 17 points in 22 ECHL contests last year.
Lynch, 23, is the lone signee of the three not from Minnesota, as the Brand Blanc, MI. product also put pen to paper on a one-year deal for the coming season. Suiting up in 27 games for Manitoba last year, Lynch scored four times while adding another four assists in his first full year spent in the AHL. 2019-20 was spent with the ECHL’s Jacksonville IceMen, where he scored 14 goals and 28 points in 51 games. The former point-per-game QMJHL junior star moved on to the USHL for one season prior to joining the Moose organization.