Former Niagara University forward Ryan Rashid and Canisius College goalie Tony Capobianco won't have to move far to begin their professional hockey careers.
Rashid was actually with the Jackals at the end of last season, before the Sabres made Elmira part of their organization. He had two goals and two assists in six ECHL games.
That came after he co-captained the Purple Eagles last season. He netted 38 career goals and 50 assists in 143 NCAA contests.
The 24-year-old Ryan Rashid is a native of Farmington Hills, Mich.
Capobianco guided the Golden Griffins to their first-ever NCAA tournament berth in 2012-13. He leaves Canisius as the career leader in save percentage (.920), goals-against average (2.71) and shutouts (eight). He also played the end of last season in Elmira, going 0-1-0 in two appearances. He also played three times in the AHL, going 1-2-0 with a .906 save percentage with the Adirondack Phantoms.
"Tony is a big goaltender who takes up a lot of the net and uses his size well when challenging shooters," Jackals coach Jamie Russell said. "He was one of the nation's top netminders during his tenure at Canisius and transitioned well to the professional game."
The 24-year-old is a native of Mississauga, Ontario.
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