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SAN JOSE – The San Jose Barracuda (@SJBarracuda) presented by Barracuda Networks and Barracuda General Manager Joe Will officially announced today that the team has signed forward Vincent Arseneau (@Vincentarseneau) and defenseman Rick Pinkston to two-way AHL/ECHL contracts for the 2015-16 season.
The 23 year-old Arseneau played for four teams last season and was acquired in a trade by the Worcester Sharks from the Manchester Monarchs for future considerations on March 9. The 6-foot-2, 200lb left winger from Iles-de-la-Madeleine, PQ played in two games for Worcester after beginning the season with Ontario and Indy of the ECHL. Arseneau then went on to help the Allen Americans win the Kelly Cup after appearing in 24 ECHL playoff games and posted 11 points (7-4-11) and 49 penalty minutes. In his career, Arseneau has skated in 26 AHL games (0-1-1, 97 PIM) with Lake Erie and Worcester, 47 games in the now defunct CHL with Denver (24-13-37, 120 PIM), and 45 games in the ECHL (11-12-23, 166 PIM) with Ontario, Indy, and Allen. Before turning pro, Arseneau played with Acadie-Bathurst and Shawingan in the QMJHL.
The 24 year-old Pinkston played six games (0-1-1) for the Springfield Falcons (AHL) at the end of last season after wrapping up four years with Dartmouth College (ECAC). The 6-foot-1, 200lb defenseman from Trenton, MI completed his final season in Dartmouth by finishing first on the team with a plus-14 rating in 28 games. He set new career highs in both points (13) and assists (9), while matching his career-best output with four goals. Pinkston finished his career at Dartmouth having appeared in 117 games (11-23-34). His 117 games played in a Dartmouth sweater rank as the 34th-highest figure in the program’s 109-year history. Before joining Dartmouth, Pinkston played three seasons with Tri City in the USHL.
Arseneau and Pinkston are both expected to participate in the San Jose Sharks rookie camp in September.
The San Jose Barracuda home opener is set to take place at the SAP Center at San Jose on October 9, 2015. Score season tickets today by calling 408-977-4747 or by visiting www.sjbarracuda.com.