Monday, March 22, 2010


Former Express Lee Baldwin is the latest former Express to sign on with an NHL club.

Today, he signed a free agent deal with the New York Rangers.

He played this past season with the University of Alaska Anchorage scoring 1 goal and 9 assists for 10 points in 32 games.

Before heading up north, Baldwin played the 08-09 season in Victoria. Prior to that he got his start with the Express playing 2 seasons scoring 7 goals and 33 assists for 40 points in 94 career games.

Baldwin becomes the second Express and University of Anchorage alum in the Rangers system.

Paul Crowder signed a free agent deal with New York last year and spent this season with their AHL affiliate in Hartford.

Baldwin's signing is one of many in recent days of former BCHLers signing their first pro deals.

Aaron Volpatti - Vancouver Canucks (Vernon Vipers)
Zac Dalpe - Carolina Hurricanes 2008 2nd round draft pick (Penticton Vees)
Josh Lunden - Phoenix Coyotes (Chilliwack Chiefs)
Hunter Bishop - Montreal Canadiens (Vernon Vipers)

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