JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – The Johnstown Chiefs announced that they have signed rookie forward Michael Cohen and rookie defenseman B.J. Crum.
Johnstown celebrates its 20th Anniversary in 2007-08 and is the only one of the five original ECHL teams that still plays in the same city as they did in 1988-89. The Chiefs are hosting the Wheeling Nailers in a special Opening Day game, which will be the only game being played in the ECHL on Oct. 18.
The 22-year-old Cohen signed with Reading after completing his career at Canisius College and had six points (1g-5a) in seven games before being released on Mar. 23 so that he could return to complete his classes. In four seasons at Canisius he had 100 points (42g-58a) in 134 games and led the team in scoring three times from 2003-07.
The 24-year-old Crum played four seasons at the University of Connecticut where he had 38 points (18g-20a) and 194 penalty minutes in 133 games from 2003-07.