Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Saginaw's Chiarot signs with Atlanta

The NHL’s Atlanta Thrashers have signed Saginaw Spirit defenseman Ben Chiarot to an entry-level contract with the team.

The Thrashers drafted Chiarot with the 120th pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Chiarot has tallied 34 points (nine goals, 25 assists) in 61 games this season for the Spirit and Sudbury Wolves.

The 6-foot-3, 215-pound defenseman has recorded 67 points (19 goals, 48 assists) in 226 career OHL games over four seasons with Guelph (2007-08 to 2009-10), Sudbury (2009-10 to 2010-11) and Saginaw (2010-11).

The Hamilton, Ont., native competed in one game for the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League during the 2009-10 campaign.

Photo courtesy CHL Images

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