Avalanche Signs Former ECHL Players Healey, Weiman

DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League announced that they have signed goaltender Tyler Weiman and left wing Eric Healey.

Selected in the fifth round (164th) by Colorado in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, the 23-year-old Weiman played in the ECHL in 2005-06 and was 14-12-3 with one shutout, a goals-against average of 2.81 and a save percentage of .910 in 32 games with San Diego while also playing in the American Hockey League where he was 6-6-1 with a goals-against average of 2.56 and a save percentage of .913 in 14 games for Lowell.

The 5-foot-11 and 180-pound netminder played in the AHL in 2006-07 where he was 27-22-3 with two shutouts, a goals-against average of 2.99 and a save percentage of .905 in 54 games for Albany.

The 32-year-old Healey, who played in the ECHL in 2001-02, led Springfield of the American Hockey League in 2006-07 with 27 goals, 48 assists and 75 points in 80 games.

He was selected to the AHL All-Star Game in 2005-06 and led Providence with 42 assists and 71 points in 66 regular season games and five points (2g-3a) in five playoff games while also playing in the NHL with Boston where he had two penalty minutes in two games.