BARRACUDA SIGN MOORE AND MAKOWSKI TO ONE-YEAR DEALSJul 19, 2017
SAN JOSE - The San Jose Barracuda (@SJBarracuda) proud American Hockey League (@TheAHL) affiliate of the San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) and General Manager Joe Will announced today that the club has signed unrestricted free agent forward Bryan Moore (@bryanmoore6) and defenseman David Makowski (@David_Makowski) to one-year standard AHL contracts. Per club policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
"Bryan is going to add some depth, and he brings a lot of AHL experience," said Barracuda General Manager Joe Will. "He's still young, he can play multiple positions, and I expect him to come in and really compete for a spot on this team."
In just 50 games played with the Allen Americans (ECHL) in 2016-17, Moore, 23, finished fourth on the team in points (51), third in goals (27), eighth in assists (24), second in plus/minus (plus-26), second in penalty minutes (140) and first in short-handed goals (2). Moore also appeared in four AHL games with the Barracuda and Manitoba Moose. In two games with San Jose, he scored a goal and added an assist. The Indian Trail, North Carolina, native also skated in six games with the Orlando Solar Bears (ECHL) where he racked up 27 penalty minutes.
During his rookie campaign in 2015-16, the five-foot-11, 203-pound undrafted winger appeared in 29 games with the San Diego Gulls (AHL), totaling seven points (two goals, five assists), and also appeared in 19 contests with the Utah Grizzlies (ECHL) where he collected 23 points (eight goals, 15 assists).
Before turning pro, Moore played three seasons in the OHL with the Sarnia Sting and Soo Greyhounds, appearing in 181 games while adding 141 points (59 goals, 82 assists), 255 penalty minutes and a plus-32 rating.
"David is one of the best defensemen in the ECHL, and he's just looking for an opportunity at the next level," said Will. "He has a lot of poise, and he's a winner. We're really happy we were able to get him."
In 42 games played with the Americans in 2016-17, Makowski, 27, led all Allen blueliners in points (50), goals (16), T-first in assists (34) and T-second in plus/minus (20). Makowski also skated in 18 games with the Fehérvár AV19 (EBEL) where he had nine points (two goals, seven assists), 61 penalty minutes and a minus-13 rating.
In 2015-16, the native of Wildwood, Missouri, helped lead the Americans to an ECHL Championship (Kelly Cup) by collecting 20 points (five goals, 15 assists) in 18 playoff games. In 54 games with the Americans during the regular season, Makowski tallied 38 points (17 goals, 21 assists) and 101 penalty minutes and led all ECHL defenseman in goals.
Over a three-year professional career, the blueliner has skated in 140 ECHL games with the Americans and Wheeling Nailers, collecting 107 points (41 goals, 66 assists), 257 penalty minutes and a plus-36 rating. During his rookie season, Makowski appeared in seven AHL games with the Hamilton Bulldogs.
Prior to turning pro, the 6-foot-1, 205-pound undrafted defender played four seasons at the University of Denver and was the team's captain during his senior campaign in 2013-14. During his junior career, Makowski won a USHL Championship (Clarke Cup) with the Green Bay Gamblers and was named USHL Defenseman of the Year in 2009-10.