IceCaps come to terms with Cormier

The Winnipeg Jets announced yesterday that they’ve come to terms with forward Patrice Cormier, but the details of the deal were not announced.

Cormier, who was a part of the return package in the trade that sent Ilya Kovalchuk to New Jersey, was a second round draft pick of the Devils in 2008. The 23-year-old centre appeared in ten games for the Jets last season — he was held pointless — but spent the majority of his season in the AHL with the IceCaps.

In St. John’s, where Cormier has been for the last two seasons, the checking forward has appeared in 106 games, scoring 28 goals and adding 19 assists.

A former captain of the QMJHL’s Rimouski Oceanic and of Canada’s U20 team, Cormier hasn’t been able to make a jump to the NHL on a full-time basis and looks like he could be an AHL mainstay this coming season as well.

While terms of the deal have not been announced, you can safely assume that Cormier’s re-signed to a two-way contract.

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