The Niagara IceDogs have signed 2007 OHL Priority Selection David Pacan, who spent last season playing with for the University of Vermont.
Pacan is a 6'3", 187 lbs. centre who was a sixth round pick (177th overall) of the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft and had 7 goals and 7 assists in 39 games last season, as one of the University of Vermont's top players.
The Ottawa, ON native was originally selected by the IceDogs in the 14th round of the 2007 OHL Priority Selection and attended had attended IceDogs rookie camp in the past before ultimately deciding to go the NCAA route intially.
Prior to joining the University of Vermont, Pacan had played the previous two seasons playing Junior A hockey for the Cumberland Grads in the CJHL, where he accumulated 34 goals and 64 assists for 98 points in 122 career games.
The signing of Pacan gives the IceDogs a total of of seven players (Billingsley, Pacan, Visentin, Shipley, Hamilton, Wilson and Friesen) who have been selected in the NHL draft. In addition to those seven players, the IceDogs also have Captain Andrew Agozzino who has attended multiple NHL camps, most recently with the Tampa Bay Lightning, and 2011 NHL Entry Draft projected first round pick Dougie Hamilton.
Those players make up just a small part of the IceDogs very talented roster, as the IceDogs prepare to kick off the home portion of what is shaping up to be a very exciting 2010-2011 season.
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