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Falcons Sign Forward Marko Dano to Standard Player Contract

March 22, 2014 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Springfield Falcons News Release

Springfield, Mass. - The Springfield Falcons announced Saturday that the team has signed forward Marko Dano to an American Hockey League standard player contract (SPC).

Dano, 19, was one of three first-round selections made by the Blue Jackets in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Selected 27th overall, the 5-foot-11, 183-pound centerman continued his professional career abroad with the Kontinental Hockey League's Bratislava Slovan in 2013-14. In 41 games, Dano totaled five points (two goals, three assists) and 41 penalty minutes.

In 2012-13 with the same club, he registered seven points (three goals, four assists), 26 penalty minutes and a +4 rating in 37 games.

Springfield the first North American team Dano - a native of Bratislava, Slovakia - has joined. Dano signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets Friday, March 14. The contract will begin in 2014-15.

Springfield is back at the MassMutual Center Saturday, March 22 to host the Manchester Monarchs at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 23 to host the St. John's IceCaps at 3:00 p.m.

Fans are invited to the MassMutual Center in 2013-14 to watch the reigning Northeast Division-champion Falcons compete in their 20th anniversary season. Adult season-ticket packages start as low as $13 per game. To reserve your seats for the 2013-14 season, call (413) 739-GOAL (4625) or visit the team office inside the MassMutual Center from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Support the Falcons throughout the 2013-14 season by wearing red, white and blue at all the home games.

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