So one of the negative benefits of having a good team is that it doesn’t take long for the AHL to come calling.
Stingrays center Chris Langkow was called up to the AHL’s Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Wednesday.
According to sources this could be the first of several call-ups that take place here over the next couple of weeks. It wouldn’t surprise me to see two or three guys headed to the AHL.
The Sound Tigers had plenty of transactions on Wednesday as they have signed forwards Chris Langkow and Sean Wiles to professional tryout contracts (PTOs). The team has also loaned forward Greg Miller to the Stockton Thunder (ECHL). Finally, the New York Islanders have reassigned forward Kirill Kabanov to Bridgeport while reassigning forward Jason Clark to Stockton.
Langkow, 24, has nine points (two goals, seven assists) with South Carolina (ECHL) this season. He appeared in seven games for the Sound Tigers in 2011-12 and picked up a goal and four assists. Prior to his professional career, Langkow skated for three different teams—Spokane, Saskatoon, and Everett—in the Western Hockey League.
Wiles, 26, has played in nine games for Reading (ECHL) this season and has four points (three goals, one assist). He signed a PTO with the Sound Tigers in 2012-13 and appeared in three games, picking up one goal and two assists. Wiles played two seasons with the Tri-City Storm in the USHL before four years at the University of Alaska-Anchorage.
Miller, 24, signed an AHL contract with the Sound Tigers at the end of last season following a four-year career at Cornell University. He appeared in nine AHL games with the Sound Tigers in 2013-14. Prior to attending Cornell, Miller split four seasons in the Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League between the Toronto Thunderbirds and St. Michael’s Buzzers, compiling 227 points (100 goals, 127 assists) in 189 games.