Stockton, Calif. – The Stockton Heat, proudly owned by the NHL’s Calgary Flames, announce the signing of veteran forward Mike Angelidis, 135 NHL-game pro Matt Frattin, five-year pro Jamie Devane, returning forward Ryan Lomberg and rookie defenseman Roman Dyukov to AHL contracts.
Angelidis, 31, is entering his 11th season pro and his first out of the Tampa Bay Lightning organization since 2009-10. Angelidis has played 632 AHL games, 397 of which occurred for the Lightning’s AHL affiliates in parts of the last six seasons. In addition, Angelidis has suited up in 14 NHL games for the Lightning, four of which occurred in 2015-16.
The forward began his career in the Carolina Hurricanes system with the Albany River Rats after completing his OHL career before moving to the Lightning organization. Since then, Angelidis helped the Norfolk Admirals to an AHL record 28-straight regular season games won (32-straight games over multiple AHL seasons, also an AHL record) along with helping to lead the team to a Calder Cup win in 2011-12. Angelidis then served as the captain of the Lightning’s new AHL affiliate in Syracuse ever since 2012-13 and was named an AHL All-Star last season.
However Angelidis’ track record as a leader extends away from the ice as he was also named the Ontario Hockey League and Canadian Hockey League Humanitarian of the Year while playing for the Owen Sound Attack in 2005-06.
Frattin, 28, has played 135 NHL games with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Los Angeles Kings and Columbus Blue Jackets. Originally making his NHL debut on April 9, 2011 after completing his NCAA career with the University of North Dakota, Frattin would split his first two full professional seasons between the Maple Leafs and their top affiliate, the Toronto Marlies, playing a total of 82 NHL games and recording a total of 28 NHL points and 35 AHL points before being acquired by the Los Angeles Kings.
The former Hobey Baker Award Finalist native would split 2013-14 between Los Angeles and Columbus before being reacquired by the Maple Leafs in the summer before the 2014-15 season, adding nine more NHL games with Toronto and 130 games with the Marlies during the last two seasons, compiling 39 goals and 43 assists for 82 points.
Devane, 25, is entering his fifth full season as a pro after being selected in the third round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs. A veteran of 180 AHL games, Devane has also suited up for 2 NHL games with the Maple Leafs in 2013-14. After a July 2015 trade sent him to the Nashville Predators, Devane spent the 2015-16 season posting career highs with the Predators AHL affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals, with 62 games played, 6 goals, 5 assists and 11 points, helping Milwaukee to a Central Division Title. In addition to his 182 combined NHL and AHL games, Devane has suited up in Northern California before, playing 12 games with the San Francisco Bulls formerly of the ECHL during their inaugural season in 2012-13.
Lomberg, 21, returns to the Stockton Heat after playing 15 games with the club last season to go along with 43 games with the Heat’s ECHL affiliate, the Adirondack Thunder. Lomberg collected three assists and 42 penalty minutes with the Heat and was second on the Thunder with 18 goals and fourth on the team with 35 points during his first pro season.
Dyukov, 20, is entering his first pro season in North America after playing pro hockey in Belarus since 2011-12. Most recently, Dyukov was a member of the Belarusian National Team during the 2016 World Championships in Russia on the heels of winning a championship with Yunost Minsk in the top Belarusian league. Dyukov also attended Calgary Flames rookie camp earlier this summer.