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Greg Mauldin, Colorado Avalanche Renew Contract

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The Colorado Avalanche and Greg Mauldin agreed to terms last week renewing the forward with a one year deal. Mauldin played in 29 games with Colorado last season where he had 5 goals, including 2 shorthanded and 1 game-winner, and 5 assists.

Dick Baker of the Springfield Republican has a nice piece on the alumni turnout at the UMass Hockey Pond Club Golf Tournament this past Monday. He focuses on Greg Mauldin and Justin Braun looking at their NHL experiences this past season.

The NHL signing deadline is approaching and The Hockey Writers has a piece covering the free agent status of the Colorado Avalanche including UMass' Greg Mauldin. Mauldin is an unrestricted free agent this year after producing the best AHL/NHL season of his pro career.

According to author Mike Verminski, "There is, of course, no way of knowing who the organization plans on re-signing by July 1st, but Tomas Fleischmann, Greg Mauldin, David Van Der Gulik, David Liffiton, and Bacashihua are guys that should be signed to new contracts before the July first deadline."

AHL Playoff Update

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Four former Minutemen are currently in the AHL Playoffs which also got underway this week. Casey Wellman's Houston Aeros won game one of their series with Peoria, 4-1, on Wednesday. David Leaderer's Milwaukee Admirals defeated Texas 5-2 in game one of that series. Alex Berry's Norfolk Admirals will start their series with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton tonight, while Greg Mauldin's Lake Erie Monsters will host Manitoba on Saturday.

Former Minutemen Gear Up For AHL Playoffs

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So far four teams featuring for members of the Mass Attack have clinched spots for the AHL Playoffs as the regular-season winds down to its final couple of games. One more spot in the 16 team field will be decided by Sunday which is the last day of the regular-season.

Norfolk Admirals - Alex Berry
Lake Erie Monsters - Greg Mauldin
Milwaukee Admirals - David Leaderer
Houston Aeros - Casey Wellman

Mauldin Re-Assignment Mentioned In Denver Post

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Greg Mauldin was reassigned from the Colorado Avalanche to the AHL's Lake Erie Monsters, but he is expected to make a return appearance at some point soon. Here's the take from the Denver Post.

Denver Post Feature On Greg Mauldin

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Sixteen games into what appears to be his big break in the NHL,
28-year-old rookie Greg Mauldin on Tuesday absorbed another reality pinch. 

His locker stall at the Colorado Avalanche's practice facility used to belong to legendary center Joe Sakic.

"I'm really honored," Mauldin said when told of the significance of the corner stall. "Obviously you look up to him. If you didn't look up to him, you better find a new line of work."

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Three Minutemen Dress In NHL Games On Saturday

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Justin Braun, Greg Mauldin and Jon Quick each appeared in games for their respective NHL teams on Saturday. Braun, playing with the San Jose Sharks, logged over 17 minutes of ice time and assisted on the overtime goal which gave the Sharks a 2-1 win over defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago. Braun now has a goal and six assists in nine games this season.

Mauldin appeared in his 15th game with Colorado last night, and had two shots on goal to help the Avalanche to a 3-2 overtime win in Washington. Mauldin had 17 shifts for 12 minutes of ice time during even strength and shorthanded situations. Mauldin has four goals and four assists, along with a plus-7 rating this season.

Quick was between the pipes for Los Angeles last night, which suffered a 3-2 overtime loss to Minnesota. Quick face 21 shots during the game, making 18 saves. Quick is 14-5-1 this season with a 1.92 goals against average and .927 save percentage.

Globe Feature On Greg Mauldin

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The Boston Globe has a feature story on the recent success of Greg Mauldin in the NHL with the Colorado Avalanche.

Mauldin Featured In MetroWest Daily News

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Another feature story on Greg Mauldin's recent NHL success as the MetroWest Daily News also ran a piece on him.

Greg Mauldin's boxes remain over a thousand miles away, untouched and unpacked in his new Cleveland apartment.

His home for the past few weeks has been the somewhat spacious but decidedly bland confines of a Residence Inn room in Denver. But for now, Mauldin would rather keep collecting those Marriott points than decorate his new digs.

The Holliston native is currently in his third tour of duty in the National Hockey League, although this one has been by far the most rewarding.

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Former Hockey Minutemen In The News

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Boston Globe: Jonathan Quick and the L.A. Kings earned a 4-3 win over Boston in an overtime shootout making 38 saves.

Boston Herald: The Herald has a nice feature on Greg Mauldin who was recently called up to the Colorado Avalanche scoring his first career goal against the team which originally drafted him, Columbus. Mauldin is a native of Holliston and played for the Boston Junior Bruins before coming to UMass.

Albany Times-Union: The Albany Times-Union has a question and answer with alum Matt Anderson who is playing with the Albany Devils this year in the AHL.

Three UMass NHL'ers In Action Tonight

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UMass will have three former players suiting up in NHL games tonight as Jonathan Quick, Casey Wellman and Greg Mauldin will all be in action.

Wellman and the Minnesota Wild will host Anaheim at 8 PM, Mauldin and the Colorado Avalanche will host San Jose at 9 PM, while Quick and the L.A. Kings will host Columbus at 10:30 PM. All times are Eastern.

Mauldin Featured On NHL's Avalanche Web Site

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Former UMass hockey standout Greg Mauldin scored his first career NHL goal on Friday night after being recalled to the Colorado Avalanche from the Lake Erie Monsters. The opponent, none other than the team that originally drafted Mauldin - the Columbus Blue Jackets. Here is the box score which includes video highlights.

Mauldin's Impact

Talk about making an immediate impact.

On just his seventh shift in an Avalanche uniform, forward
Greg Mauldin scored a short-handed goal during the second period of Friday night's 5-1 victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

It was a sweet moment for Mauldin, who netted his first National Hockey League tally against the team with which he began his professional career. Mauldin was originally a seventh-round selection of the Blue Jackets in the 2003 Entry Draft.

Recalled from the Lake Erie Monsters on Thursday in the wake of recent injuries to forwards T.J. Galiardi and
David Van Der Gulik, Mauldin played on the Avalanche's fourth line during his debut alongside Philippe Dupuis and Cody McLeod. He also saw some time on the penalty kill, which is where he made his biggest contribution Friday night.

NHL's Colorado Avalanche Recall Mauldin

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Former UMass standout Greg Mauldin has been recalled by the Colorado Avalanche from the Lake Erie Monsters. The Avalanche will face Columbus tonight at 5 PM - no word yet on if Mauldin will be in the line-up.

 

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