Hoof Beats: Checking on former Chargers

How are some former Chargers doing in the pro ranks this season?

It’s easy to see how goaltender Cam Talbot is doing. The New York Rangers have won four of Talbot’s five starts. On Saturday, Talbot notched his first NHL shutout, making 22 saves in a 1-0 win over the Canadiens in Montreal. 

Talbot has a 1.58 goals against average and a .943 save percentage serving as Henrik Lundqvist’s backup. All five starts have come on the road.

Here’s a look at how some other alumni are faring this season:

Justin Cseter has a goal and seven assists in nine games with the Huntsville Havoc of the SPHL. His goal came in the Havoc’s home opener on Nov. 8.

Curtis DeBruyn has already played 21 games this season for Miskolci Jegesmedvék in Hungary, also posting a goal and seven assists.

Sebastian Geoffrion has two goals and two assists with the Arizona Sundogs of the Central Hockey League. He was suspended three games for excessive fighting in a game on Oct. 26.

John Griggs has played six games for the Pensacola Ice Flyers of the SPHL with a 2.83 goals against average and an .891 save percentage.

Scott Munroe, who had dressed for the Flyers but did not play, has a 2.10 goals against and a .912 save percentage in 20 games for the Växjö Lakers in Sweden.

Jared Ross, the other former Charger to see ice time in the NHL, has yet to play for IRC Ingolstadt in Germany this season as he recovers from a herniated disc.

And Tyler Butler is still at it, signing with the Brampton Beast of the CHL. The defenseman from the UAH class of 2003 got an assist in his first game, but has been on injured reserve.

For updated statistics of all former UAH players in the pros, visit our In the Pros page.

Atlanta meet-up: Fans and alumni in Atlanta can meet up at Hudson Grille Brookhaven on Peachtree Street to watch the Chargers take on Northern Michigan on Friday night. The party, hosted by the UAH Atlanta Charger Alumni Chapter, starts at 6:30. Click here to RSVP.

Nike gear fundraiser: A reminder that through the end of  November, a portion of the sales of UAH Hockey Nike brand gear from NSG Team Sports will go to the program. Click here to see what’s available.

Movember update: There’s 10 days left as the Chargers participate in Movember and raise money and awareness to promote men’s health and fight prostate cancer. Click here to donate to the UAH team.