SAN JOSE, CALIF. - The San Jose Barracuda (@SJBarracuda), presented by Barracuda Networks (@barracuda), and General Manager Joe Will announced today that the team has signed forward Colby McAuley (@CMcAuley_93) to a two-year AHL entry-level contract beginning in 2017.
"We really like Colby's competitive nature and energy, plus, he had some good production during his junior career," said Will. "He's a leader, and that's why he was a captain for two seasons."
The 20-year-old McAuley has appeared in four games for the Barracuda after signing an ATO (Amateur Tryout Agreement) following the conclusion of his junior career on April 9. The 6-foot, 185-pound forward from Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada has two assists in four games played with the Barracuda.
During a three-year stint in the WHL (Western Hockey League), McAuley skated in 191 games for the Prince George Cougars and recorded 96 points (44 goals, 52 assists), 318 penalty minutes, a plus-17 rating and twice was an alternate captain (2015-17) for the Cougars. McAuley's 156 penalty minutes in 2015-16 led the WHL.
The Barracuda continue their best-of-7 Divisional Round final with the San Diego Gulls on Wednesday, May 10 (7 PM) at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego. Catch all the action on AM 1220 KDOW, www.kdow.biz and www.ahllive.com. Tickets are available at the SAP Center Box Office, at 408-999-5757, or online at SJBarracuda.com/tickets.