Checkers Sign Rookie Forward Vinz

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Charlotte Checkers announced that they have signed forward Shawn Vinz.

The Checkers are the ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League and the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League.

Vinz signed a contract with Charlotte on Mar. 31. The Rochester, Minnesota native had a goal and two penalty minutes in six regular season games and had two assists and six penalty minutes in five Kelly Cup Playoff games. Prior to signing with Charlotte the 25 year old played four seasons at the University of New Hampshire where he had 10 points (4g-6a) and 75 penalty minutes in 101 games.

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