Defenseman of the Year becomes Comets' first signing

By NEWSChannel 2 Staff

UTICA, N.Y. – Utica Comets President Robert Esche has announced that the Comets have signed defenseman Sacha Guimond, to an American Hockey League contract for the 2013-14 season.

Guimond, 22, split the 2012-13 season with the ECHL’s San Francisco Bulls and the Gwinnett Gladiators where he put up 49 points (12 goals, 37 assists) in 58 games.

Following the season, he became the third rookie in ECHL history to be named Defenseman of the Year and was also named to the ECHL All-Rookie Team and the All-ECHL First Team. He led the league in power-play goals (9) and points (29) among defensemen.

The 6’2”, 185-pound native of Ville-Marie, Quebec also appeared in six AHL contests between the Worcester Sharks and Norfolk Admirals. Prior to turning pro, Guimond appeared played one season with the Baie-Comeau Drakkar (QMJHL) and London Knights (OHL).
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