Former McGill all-Canadian defenceman David Urquhart has earned a new one-year contract with the American Hockey League's Hartford Wolf Pack, the farm club of the NHL's New York Rangers.
Urquhart played 58 games in Hartford, recording 14 points (6G-8A) and a +13 plus/minus. That's not a bad first year in pro hockey, especially for someone used to playing about 40-45 games in collegiate hockey. Even four-year NCAA players need time to make that adjustment.
(As an Ottawa resident who's not a Senators fans, it's tempting to say if carrying Wade Redden's contract ever gets too burdensome for the Rangers, they could send him to Hartford and call up Urquhart.)