Salmon Kings sign NY Rangers goalie Blackburn More than half of NHLers now overseas

"Meanwhile, Rangers goaltender Dan Blackburn has joined the ECHL's Victoria Salmon Kings. He could play as early as Wednesday when Victoria hosts Fresno."

Wow, that's good for Victoria and good for Dan Blackburn, because he's had some really serious health problems lately. The Computer Science Course Union is planning a Hockey Night in Victoria group event to go to a Salmon Kings game... now there's a good chance we'll get to see at least one NHL'er. I know Scott Gomez of the New Jersey Devils plays for the Alaska Aces (he's from Alaska originally IIRC), but can't remember if any other NHL players are in the ECHL.

Written on February 2, 2005