Comets Sign Shields to a PTO

By Mark Caswell Jr.

Dec 11, 2015

Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher has announced that the club has signed defenseman David Shields to a professional tryout contract (PTO).

Shields, 24, joins the Comets with four seasons and over 200 games of AHL experience under his belt with the Peoria Rivermen and Chicago Wolves. Shields spent the past two seasons with the Chicago Wolves, where he collected 21 points (5-16-21) over 97 games played. This season, the Rochester, NY native has played in 15 games for the Adirondack Thunder, and has registered nine points (2-7-9) and 9 penalty minutes.

The 6’3” defenseman was drafted in the sixth round (168th overall), by the St. Louis Blues in the 2009 NHL Entry Level Draft.

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