Rampage sign Layne Ulmer to AHL contract
SAN ANTONIO (September 6, 2005) - The San Antonio Rampage announced today that the club has signed center Layne Ulmer to an American Hockey League (AHL) contract for the 2005-06 season.
Ulmer, who turns 25 on Sept. 14, recorded 37 points (7-30=37) and 23 penalty minutes in 65 games with the AHL's Hartford Wolf Pack last season. He finished the year ranking third among the Wolf Pack squad registering a plus-16 and recording 30 assists.
The 6-foot-1, 211-pound forward, who is entering his fifth season in the AHL, has scored 30-plus points in his last three seasons with Hartford. Ulmer ranked fourth on the team with 38 points and ranked second scoring a professional career-high 22 goals during the 2003-04 season and tallied 32 points (12-20=32) during the 2002-03 season.
Ulmer signed as a free agent with Hartford's NHL affiliate-the New York Rangers-on June 13, 2001. Since splitting the 2001-02 season between the ECHL's Charlotte Checkers and Hartford, Ulmer has compiled 112 points (41-71=112) in 231 contests for his AHL career.
The North Battleford, Saskatchewan native was originally drafted by the Ottawa Senators (7th round, 209th choice) in the 1999 NHL entry Draft.
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