Andrighetto, Carr, Barberio, Danault Receive Qualifying Offers

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Three players who spent significant time with the St. John’s IceCaps last season have received qualifying offers from the Montreal Canadiens as reported by Richard Labbé of La Presse. Sven Andrighetto, Daniel Carr and Mark Barberio were all due to become restricted free agents on July 1st. Phillip Danault, acquired at the trade deadline from the Chicago Blackhawks also received a qualifying offer.

Andrighetto recorded 10 goals, 13 assists for 23 points in 26 games for the IceCaps last season. In 44 games with the Canadiens, the 23-year-old had seven goals, 10 assist for 17 points.

Carr split time between the AHL and the NHL last season. In 24 games for the IceCaps, the 24-year-old had 10 goals, 11 assists for 21 points. Barberio’s season ended on March 16th as a member of the Canadiens suffering a concussion in a 3-2 win in Buffalo. He had played 26 games for St. John’s.

The future is less certain for a number of IceCaps who are without a contract for next season. They include pending restricted free agents: Mac Bennett, Michael Bournival, Darren Dietz, Morgan Ellis, Joel Hanley and Lucas Lessio. NHL teams have until June 27th to submit qualifying offers to their restricted free agents.

Also of interest to IceCaps fans are Gabriel Dumont and Victor Bartley who are set to become unrestricted free agents on July 1st. Pending UFA Bud Holloway signed a two-year contract with CSKA Moscow of the KHL on May 25th.

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