The Daily Gazette
The Locally Owned Voice Of The Capital Region

Wilkes-Barre signs Caffaro

Former Union College defenseman Lane Caffaro has been signed to an American Hockey League tryout by the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

Following the completion of his senior season with the Dutchmen, Caffaro made his pro debut for the Pens on April 8 against Norfolk. Playing on an amateur tryout, Caffaro skated in four games with WBS, picking up an assist on April 12 at Calder Cup champion Hershey.

Caffaro, 25, played four seasons for Union with 79 points (23g, 56a) and 227 penalty minutes in 135 games.

Listed at 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds, Caffaro led Dutchmen defensemen with 22 points (8g, 14a), earning ECAC First Team honors. He was an ECAC Second Team selection as a junior.

Enjoy this post? Share it!


June 17, 2009
12:27 p.m.

[ Flag Post ]

He could be a good fit for them . And Phil have you heard anything concerning after this next season concerning the further renewal of the Canes & Rats Affiliation ? Chip Alexander asked Jim Rutherford and all he said that for the this upcoming season (2009-2010) there was a contract. The rumors are about a possible Team purchase from the AHL and move it to NC.
Possibly Greensboro( doubtful) or Charlotte( probable if it were to happen)But this is just rumors and possible idol speculations...Enjoy the rest of the week...

Go Rats !!

June 18, 2009
8:43 a.m.

[ Flag Post ]

All I can tell you is that sometime in February, I believe, Rats president Garen Szablewski told me prior to a game that the two sides would remain affiliated in 2009-10, and all that was needed was the proverbial "dotting the I's and crossing the T's." There has been so much talk about the Canes moving their farm team closer to Raleigh; there was one faction absolutely convinced that when the Chicago Blackhawks left Norfolk a few years back that Carolina's prospects were headed there. While location is important, so is the envirnonment; the Canes are happy in Albany. However, as we all know, nothing lasts forever.

columnists & blogs