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GRIFFINS SIGN ESTOCLET AND RUFENACH

Bryan Rufenach (left), Adam Estoclet

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Grand Rapids Griffins on Tuesday announced the signings of forward Adam Estoclet (EHST-oh-clay) and defenseman Bryan Rufenach (ROOF-uh-nahk) to standard AHL player’s contracts.

Estoclet, a 22-year old native of Orono, Minn., was second in scoring for Dartmouth College in 2010-11, recording 29 points and a team-high 16 goals in 34 games (16-13—29). After completing his senior year, he joined the Providence Bruins for a seven-game stint, registering two assists and seven penalty minutes.

In 127 games over four years at Dartmouth, Estoclet picked up 104 points (39-65—104). He led Dartmouth in scoring as a sophomore in 2008-09 and tied for ninth in ECAC scoring after tallying 21 points (5-16—21) in 22 conference games and 32 points (8-24—32) in 31 total contests that season.

Rufenach, 22, was the Detroit Red Wings’ seventh-round selection (208th overall) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He recorded 11 points (4-7—11) in 33 games at Clarkson University in 2010-11 before joining the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye for six games, where he notched his first two professional points (1-1—2).

The Cameron, Ontario, native skated in 136 contests during his collegiate career, recording 55 points (21-34—55). He led all Clarkson defensemen in scoring as a sophomore and junior, and he tied for the team lead in that department last season.

Both players are currently competing for the Red Wings at the annual prospects tournament in Traverse City, Mich. They are expected to remain with the team when the main training camp starts this Saturday.

ADAM ESTOCLET  *  Forward

Height
: 6’2"     Weight: 182     Shoots: Right    Born: 3/24/89 in Orono, Minn.

      Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
2007-08 Dartmouth ECAC 32 3 4 7 4 -- -- -- -- --
2008-09 Dartmouth ECAC 31 8 24 32 8 -- -- -- -- --
2009-10 Dartmouth ECAC 30 12 24 36 20 -- -- -- -- --
2010-11 Dartmouth ECAC 34 16 13 29 10 -- -- -- -- --
  Providence AHL 7 0 2 2 7 -- -- -- -- --
  AHL/PRO TOTALS 7 0 2 2 7 -- -- -- -- --

BRYAN RUFENACH  *  Defenseman

Height
: 6'0"     Weight: 192     Shoots: Left    Born: 4/15/89 in Cameron, Ontario
Drafted: Detroit's 5th choice, 208th overall, in 2007 NHL Entry Draft

      Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
2005-06 Lindsay OPJHL 48 11 15 26 50 -- -- -- -- --
2006-07 Lindsay OPJHL 31 11 21 32 28 -- -- -- -- --
2007-08 Clarkson ECAC 35 3 3 6 12 -- -- -- -- --
2008-09 Clarkson ECAC 34 9 9 18 32 -- -- -- -- --
2009-10 Clarkson ECAC 34 5 15 20 49 -- -- -- -- --
2010-11 Clarkson ECAC 33 4 7 11 14 -- -- -- -- --
  Toledo ECHL 6 1 1 2 4 -- -- -- -- --
  PRO TOTALS 6 1 1 2 4 -- -- -- -- --



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