Back Checking: Jets Nab Two Former Greyhounds

Dominic Toninato playing for Duluth East in 2012. Photo by David Romuald

A look at Minnesota Hockey stories from the past weekend.

-The Winnipeg Jets signed Dom Toninato and Derek Forbort on Sunday. Both are products of Duluth East. Toninato, who was a captain for Duluth East High and UMD, is a veteran of 85 NHL games. Forbort, a former 1st round pick of the L.A. Kings has played 275 games in the league.

-The Wild found their new netminder on Friday when they signed Cam Talbot to a 3-year, $11 million contract. Bill Guerin announced that Talbot will be the team’s number one goalie to open the year.  

-Talbot was 12-10-1 with a 2.63 GAA and .919 SV%. He played even better in the playoffs with a 5-4 record, 2.42 GAA and .924 SV%. 

-In 25 career playoff games Talbot has a 2.46 GAA and .923 SV%.  

-Talbot has a plethora of nicknames, most notable are T-Bot, CamBot and Goalbuster. 

-Talbot has been teammates with Mats Zuccarello in the past. They spent time in the minors with the Connecticut Whale and in the NHL with the New York Rangers.  

-Tyler Pitlick received a 2-year, $3.5 million contact from the Arizona Coyotes. Pitlick (Centennial HS) has 73 points in 248 games. 

-Joey Anderson was Traded from the New Jersey Devils to the Toronto Maple Leafs this past weekend for Andreas Johnsson. The Roseville (Hill-Murray HS) native has put up 8 goals, 5 assists for 13 points in 52 NHL games. 

-The Maple Leafs also signed former Hopkins star Travis Boyd. 

-Last week I wrote about undrafted Minnesotans. Check it out here

-Another player that was undrafted; Cam Talbot  

Outside the state of hockey

These were sent to our email. Don’t know what I think about TikTok but these are funny. 

Joe Sofo of the University of Alaska-Anchorage