2 more NHLers join ECHL teams in Western Conference

Posted on November 6, 2012 

The Alaska Aces have three NHL skaters during the lockout -- Brandon Dubinsky, Nate Thompson and Joey Crabb are playing for the club -- and now two more NHLers have joined teams in the ECHL's Western Conference.

The Ontario Reign have signed Minnesota Wild winger Devon Setoguchi, who has racked 103 goals in 336 NHL games. Last season for the Wild, he cashed in 19 goals in 69 games.

The Reign already feature NHL defenseman Paul Mara.

Meanwhile, the San Francisco Bulls have signed San Jose Sharks winger Ryane Clowe, who owns 103 goals in 395 NHL games and was teammates in San Jose with Setoguchi before Setoguchi was traded to the Wild. Clowe last season scored 17 goals in 76 games. The 6-foot-2, 225-pounder also in not adverse to dropping the gloves. 

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