The Rangers and Connecticut Whale have announced that they have signed forward Marek Hrivik to an ATO with the Whale. Hrivik played with Moncton of the QMJHL, where he averaged roughly a point per game over his three years with the Wildcats. The 20 year old winger would still be eligible for an overage year in the QMJHL.
The press release is after the jump.
WHALE SIGN FORWARD MAREK HRIVIK TO ATO
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Had 70 Points in 54 QMJHL Games for Moncton
HARTFORD, March 31, 2012: Connecticut Whale general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the Whale has signed forward Marek Hrivik to an Amateur Tryout (ATO) agreement.
Hrivik, who hails from Zilina, Slovakia, has played the last three seasons for the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). This year in 54 games, the 6-1, 197-pounder tallied 29 goals and added 41 assists for 70 points, third-best on the Moncton team in all three categories, while serving eight penalty minutes. The 20-year-old also notched a goal and two assists for three points in four playoff contests.
In 179 career QMJHL games with the Wildcats, Hrivik totaled 93 goals and 111 assists for 204 points, along with 40 PIM.
MAREK HRIVIK’S AMATEUR RECORD
Year Team Lge. GP G A Pts. PIM GP G A Pts. PIM
2009-10 Moncton QMJHL 66 26 29 55 14 21 5 12 17 8
2010-11 Moncton QMJHL 59 38 41 79 18 4 0 6 6 11
2011-12 Moncton QMJHL 54 29 41 70 8 4 1 2 3 0