WORCESTER SHARKS SIGN FORMER MAURICE RICHARD WINNER JONATHAN CHEECHOO

WORCESTER SHARKS SIGN FORMER MAURICE RICHARD WINNER JONATHAN CHEECHOO
Former San Jose Shark, Jonathan Cheechoo reunites with coach Roy Sommer in Worcester
 
WORCESTER - Worcester Sharks General Manager Wayne Thomas announced today that the team has signed forward Jonathan Cheechoo to a PTO (player try-out agreement). In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Click HERE to see coach Roy Sommer's take on Jonathan Cheechoo's signing with Worcester.
 
Cheechoo, 30, attended the Dallas Stars training camp before signing with Worcester. The six-foot, 200-pound native of Moose Factory, Ontario has played in 501 regular season games in the NHL compiling 170 goals and 135 assists for a total of 305 points.   He played 440 games with the San Jose Sharks recording 291 points (166-126-291) in 2002 through 2009. Cheechoo led the NHL in goals scored (56) during the 2005-06 season winning the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy.
 
Last season, Cheechoo played 61 games for the Ottawa Senators (5-9-14) in the NHL and 25 games (8-6-14) with the Binghamton Senators in the AHL. Cheechoo began his professional career with head coach Roy Sommer in Kentucky (AHL) and Cleveland (AHL).
 
He was originally drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the 2nd round (29th overall) in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. Jonathan is expected to join the Worcester Sharks on Thursday and wear #14.
 
The Sharks kick-off their fifth regular season in Bridgeport on Saturday in an Atlantic Division matchup vs. the Sound Tigers.
 
Jason Jones, Chris Curtis, Jonathan Forsberg, Kristen Moore, Matt Renzulli, and Marina Riva are taking deposits for the Sharks 5th season in Worcester!  Jump in today and save over 30% off box office prices!  Some of the exclusive benefits for full season ticket holders will include:
 
  • Guaranteed same seat for all 40 home dates and playoff home games at the DCU Center
  • Priority access to purchase tickets to DCU Center events (subject to availability)
  • Five FREE friends and family vouchers
  • Exclusive events with the Worcester Sharks players
  • Merchandise discounts and much, much, more!
 
Season ticket packages and group tickets for the 2010-11 season are on sale now by contacting the Worcester Sharks Office at 508.929.0500 or by crashing the net at www.SharksAHL.com.
 
All games can be heard live on 580AM and 94.9FM WTAG, as well as online through AHL Live, by following the link on the Sharks website at www.SharksAHL.com.
 
 
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