Thursday, July 31, 2008

Cully goes wild

Chris Culligan is expected to join former Screaming Eagles teammate James Sheppard at the Minnesota Wild training camp in September. If Cully makes it, Cape Breton will need a new captain.

Original article by Greg MacVicar, Cape Breton Post

Cape Breton Screaming Eagles captain Chris Culligan of Howie Centre was told by his agent, Monday, he’d probably be getting a call that day from Minnesota Wild brass inviting him to their rookie camp and prospect tournament in September as a free agent, but he went to the new Batman movie The Dark Knight anyway.

...“I didn’t really talk to the guy from Minnesota until probably around 9:30 p.m. or 10 p.m. I was kind of expecting it. But I was excited. All you need is one opportunity to prove what you can do and that’s what I got, so I’m pretty happy.”

The 6’0”, 174-pound centre plans to fly out of Sydney on his own to attend the rookie camp and tournament, being held at Center Ice Arena in Traverse City, Mich., Sept. 13-17, and featuring prospects from the Wild, Atlanta Thrashers, Columbus Blue Jackets, New York Rangers, Dallas Stars, Tampa Bay Lightning and St. Louis Blues.

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