Victoria, BC – The Victoria Salmon Kings, proud affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks and Manitoba Moose, announced today that defenseman Geoff Waugh has been returned from loan by Manitoba of the American Hockey League (AHL). The Salmon Kings also announced that they have signed defenseman Cam Ritchie.
Waugh dressed in four games with the Moose this season after joining the club on Feb. 17, where he recorded no points and penalty minutes. Waugh spent his entire 2009-10 campaign in Winnipeg, netting one assist and serving 41 penalty minutes across 29 games. The 27 year old has appeared in 47 contests with the Salmon Kings this year accumulating eight points (2g-6a) to go along with 74 minutes in penalties.
Ritchie, 24, joins the Salmon Kings after finishing a four-year career in the NCAA with Princeton University. In 106 career games at school he netted five goals and 26 assists for 31 points while accruing 68 penalty minutes. During his time as a Tiger, Ritchie was named to three All-Academic Teams, and helped the club to an ECAC Conference Championship in the 2007-08 campaign.
The 6-0, 196 lb defenseman spent two seasons (2005-06 and 2006-07) in the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) as a member of the Fort Saskatchewan Traders. Ritchie dressed for 93 career games there and finished with 62 points (16g-46a) and 115 minutes in penalties. In his final year in Fort Saskatchewan, he served as the club’s alternate captain, received a league All-Star honour and was awarded the team’s Academic Ability Award.