10/3/2012: Hockey Today

— Relatively light day in the hockey world today. My typing fingers are grateful.

— The AHL’s Norfolk Admirals have signed former Toronto Maple Leafs forward Jay Rosehill to a PTO. The 27-year-old has played in 72 NHL games over parts of the last three years. The gritty Canadian has registered triple digit penalty minutes in four of his last five seasons.

Former New Jersey Devils forward Brad Mills has joined the ECHL’s Utah Grizzlies (Photo: Mike Ashmore)

— The ECHL’s Utah Grizzlies have signed former New Jersey Devils forward Brad Mills to a contract. The 29-year-old forward had been with the Devils organization ever since his college eligibility ended at Yale in 2007. Mills played in four games during the 2010-11 season, and an additional 27 during last year for the reigning Eastern Conference Champions, but did not appear in any postseason contests.

— The ECHL’s Kalamazoo Wings have added goaltender Joel Martin to their roster. Martin dressed for the Islanders in 2010-11, but did not play. The 29-year-old is slated to begin his eleventh professinal season, and first back in North America after playing last year for the Herlev Eagles in Denmark.

— The OHL’s Soo Greyhounds named Colin Miller as their captain today. Miller, the 2012 fifth round draft choice of the Los Angeles Kings, will miss up to a month with an injury, leaving alternate captains Ryan Sproul, David Broll and Darnell Nurse to fill the void.

— The CCHA released its preseason coaches and media polls today. From the release, here are the rankings:

Coaches Poll

1. Notre Dame (7) 105

2. Michigan (2) 100

3. Western Michigan (2) 97

4. Miami 78

5. Ferris State 67

6. Ohio State 66

7. Michigan State 56

8. Bowling Green 43

8. Northern Michigan 43

10. Alaska 31

11. Lake Superior 29

Media Poll

1. Michigan (50) 903

2. Western Michigan (25) 825

3. Notre Dame (9) 765

4. Ferris State (3) 626

5. Miami 622

6. Michigan State 528

7. Ohio State 438

8. Northern Michigan 389

9. Bowling Green 264

10. Lake Superior 232

11. Alaska 150

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com

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