Former Badger skaters ink minor league deals

Fahey, Hukalo re-sign with former teams

Two former Badger hockey players will extend their hockey careers after being re-signed by their respective minor-league hockey teams at the end of June.

Brian Fahey, a former Badger defender, was re-signed by the Worcester IceCats June 29. He originally signed a contract with the American Hockey League affiliate of the St. Louis Blues Feb.4, but was loaned to the East Coast Hockey League's Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies. As a Bully, he racked up 37 points in 55 games, including 11 goals, and had a plus-21 rating. While at Wisconsin, Fahey played in 158 games, scoring 14 goals and 28 assists.

Fahey was originally selected by Colorado in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

David Hukalo, a Badger forward from 1998-2002, was re-signed by the Kalamazoo Wings of the United Hockey League June 30.

Although he spent much of his rookie season injured, Hukalo still had 11 goals and 14 assists for 25 points, earning him the K-Wings' Meijer Most Improved Player Award. His 25 points placed him in the top 20 among fellow rookie scorers in the UHL.

"David is the type of player that will do whatever it takes for the team to be successful," said Vice President and General Manager Paul L. Pickard. "He is always trying to improve his game and as a result he became one of our most productive players."

As a Badger Hukalo had 30 goals and 54 assists in 143 games.

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