Slater, 19, is approaching his third season in Cedar Rapids. Last year the Satellite Beach, Florida, native scored 15 goals and totaled 33 points in 59 games while posting a plus/minus rating of +15- tied for second best on the team- and piling up 115 penalty minutes. No returning Rider scored more goals than Slater last season. In 2005-06- his first United States Hockey League season- Slater scored five goals and notched seven points in forty games.Slater will be a third year veteran. I wouldn't be surprised at all if he's wearing the C this year in Cedar Rapids. He plays a physical game, but he showed this past season he can put points on the board.
Couple of NHL notes to post about quickly.
Former Buccaneer, Scott Clemmensen, has signed a 1 year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Thomas Vanek, former Stampede player, has signed a 7 year offer sheet with the Edmonton Oilers. The offer is worth $50 million. The Sabres have since matched the offer and Vanek will remain in Buffalo.