The Laval Rocket offered Quebec forward Peter Abbandonato and defenseman Tory Dello to one-year, one-way contracts on Friday.
Abbandonato, who was never drafted, somehow won his bet by establishing himself in the American Hockey League (AHL) after his start to the season with the Lions of Trois-Rivières. The Lavallois was the Montreal Canadiens' school club's leading scorer in the ECHL when head coach Jean-François Houle called on him.
The former Montreal Huskies Rouyn-Noranda concluded his first campaign with the Rocket with 20 points in 38 games. He added four points in eight playoff games.
Dello, a 25-year-old defensive-minded defenseman, played all season in Laval. The American has amassed 18 points in 55 games. He had previously started his professional career with the Grand Rapids Griffins in 2020.
Back Olivier Galipeau has signed on a one-year, two-part agreement. The 25-year-old Montrealer led all Lions defensemen with 33 points in 45 games, earning him a recall to the AHL. He played 18 games at this level, amassing two assists.
Right winger Anthony Beauregard, who briefly played for the Rocket in 2017-2018, also signed a similar contract . The little player from Saint-Damase has divided his time between North America and Europe in recent years.
Ontario defender Santino Centorame is also coming, he who completed his stint four seasons at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia. The 26-year-old had 16 points in 24 games in his last campaign.