The Lake Erie Monsters have signed left wing Jeff Friesen to a professional tryout (PTO) contract, General Manager David Oliver announced Tuesday.
Friesen is a seasoned NHL veteran, playing in 893 games over 13 years. The 31-year old Friesen amassed 218 goals and 298 assists for a total of 516 points in that time. He has played with five different NHL teams during his career (San Jose, Anaheim, New Jersey, Washington and Calgary). Friesen was the San Jose Sharks' 1st round choice (11th overall) in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. He won the NHL’s most coveted prize, the Stanley Cup, with the New Jersey Devils in 2003.
“It's a great opportunity for our young players to learn from a Stanley Cup Champion. It can only benefit our team to have Jeff’s leadership qualities in the locker room and on the ice,” said Monsters general manager David Oliver.