Veteran forward Cam Reid has signed with the ECHL’s Indy Fuel.
The 25-year-old forward has been a consistent scorer throughout his career, tallying nearly a point a game in the ECHL. He played the 2016-17 season in Germany and with the ECHL’s Utah Grizzlies. He had eight goals and 21 assists with Utah in 36 games, while he also had 10 points in 20 games with two German teams.
Reid was a seventh-round draft pick of the Nashville Predators in 2009. Reid is a 6-foot-2, 190-pound left-shot center.
He will be entering his sixth pro season, which has been split between the ECHL, CHL, AHL and Germany. He has played for Cincinnati, Reading and Utah in the ECHL, the Denver Cutthroats in the CHL and with Peoria, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Bridgeport, Adirondack, Lehigh Valley, Utica and Hershey in the AHL. In 164 ECHL games, he has 53 goals and 91 assists. He also has 27 points in 86 AHL games.
His most productive seasons came in the ECHL with the Reading Royals in 2014-15, when he tallied 25 goals and 59 points, and in 2015-16, when he had 18 goals and 48 points in 59 games.
Reid played two seasons at St. Cloud State University, where he had 44 points in 59 games from 2010-12, and then had 32 points in 31 games for the WHL’s Portland Winterhawks in 2011-12.
Reid is the first of four allowed veterans to sign with the Fuel, who now have announced eight players – six forwards and two defensemen – under contract for 2017-18.
Of the eight players, three – Nick Bligh, Matt Rupert and Chris Williams – played with the Fuel last season. Four players from the end-of-season roster – Josh Shalla (Nottingham, EIHL), Brady Ramsay (Sheffield, EIHL), Kevin Lynch (Syracuse, AHL) and Woody Hudson (Worcester, ECHL) – have signed deals elsewhere. In addition, Raphael Corriveau has signed with a team in Quebec’s LNAH and Shawn Hulshof with Gap in France.
- Nick Bligh (6-0, 185, Milton, Mass.). Age: 24. Shoots: R. 2016-17 team: South Carolina Stingrays/Adirondack Thunder/Indy Fuel (ECHL)
- Matt Johnson (6-1, 204, Clinton Township, Mich.). Age: 26. Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Greenville Swamp Rabbits (ECHL)
- (V) Cam Reid (6-2, 187, Delta, B.C.). Age: 25. Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Ravensburg (Germany)/Heilbronner (Germany)/Utah Grizzlies (ECHL)
- Matt Rupert (5-8, 175, London, Ont.). Age: 23. Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)
- Ryan Rupert (5-8, 173, London, Ont.). Age: 23 Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Binghamton Senators (AHL)/Wichita Thunder (ECHL)
- Andrew Schmit (6-5, 220, Grafton, Wis.). Age: 25. Shoots: R. 2016-17 team: Pensacola Ice Flyers (SPHL)
- (R) Anthony Cortese (5-11, 185, Pierrefonds, Que.). Age: 23. Shoots: R. 2016-17 team: Concordia University (OUAA)
- Chris Williams (6-2, 220, Pottstown, Pa.). Age: 26. Shoots: R. 2016-17 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)