Vigilante, Sides bring offense to Toledo

Toledo, Ohio – Forwards
John Vigilante and Joey Sides have agreed to terms with the Toledo Walleye for the 2013-14 season.

The Walleye are the ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings and the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs and Grand Rapids Griffins.

Vigilante hails from Dearborn, Mich. and has spent the last three seasons playing in Europe. He collected 26 points (9g-17a) in 52 games last year while playing with Oskarshamn in Sweden. Prior to heading to Europe, the 28-year-old appeared in 290 games over four seasons in the American Hockey League with Milwaukee, Syracuse, Quad City and Grand Rapids, registering 128 points (48g-80a). Vigilante spent four seasons with Plymouth in the OHL before turning professional. In 254 total OHL games, he collected 246 points (93g-153a) and was team captain for Plymouth in the 2005-06 season.

Sides comes to the Walleye after spending the last two seasons with the Colorado Eagles. Last season, the native of Sun Valley, Idaho posted 40 points (21g-19a) in 44 games. In 2011-12, he appeared in 29 games for the Eagles and tallied 29 points (15g-14a). The 27-year-old has also spent part of one year overseas and two full seasons in the Central Hockey League. The forward also appeared in six games last year with St. John’s in the AHL, collecting a pair of assists. In his two years in the CHL with Arizona, the 5’11", 185 pound forward appeared in 123 games with 98 points (44g-54a).