Worcester Sharks Sign Louis Liotti To AHL Contract

Todd CivinSenior Writer IMay 20, 2009

BOSTON - FEBRUARY 13:  Jon Pelle #11 of the Harvard Crimson battles for the puck against Louis Liotti #5 of the Northeastern Huskies during the consolation game of the 54th annual Beanpot tournament on February  13, 2006 at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

WORCESTER - Worcester Sharks General Manager Wayne Thomas announced today that the team has signed defenseman Louis Liotti to an American Hockey League contract.  In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Liotti spent four seasons with Northeastern University and in 2008-09, served as an assistant captain and was named the Hockey East's Best Defensive Defenseman. He had his best offensive season with four goals and nine assists in 40 games and finished plus-11 with the Huskies during their 25-win season.

The 6'1", 200-pound native of Westbury, NY finished with 146 games played at Northeastern, accumulating 30 points (6-24-30) along with 178 penalty minutes. He scored in his final game as a Husky, scoring the first goal of the game in Northeastern’s 3-2 loss to Cornell in the NCAA Tournament.

“Louis will be a great addition to our organization and we are looking forward to continuing his development as a professional hockey player,” said Thomas.  “Louis is an excellent defensive defenseman that can play in key situations. We praise the job that Northeastern Head Coach Greg Cronin and his staff have done to further Louis’s career and congratulate them on an outstanding year.”

The Sharks reduced their 2009-10 season ticket prices and are on sale now!  Purchases can be made by contacting the Worcester Sharks office at 508.929.0500, or by crashing the net at www.SharksAHL.com.

The previous story was excerpted from a press releases by Eric Lindquist of the Worcester Sharks. Todd Civin is a free lance writer who covers the Sharks, The Boston Breakers of the Women's Professional Soccer League and the Worcester Tornadoes of the CanAm Baseball League. Feel free to send story ideas to toddcivin1@aim.com