Maine Hockey Journal

McCutcheon released; signs with Manitoba

Mark McCutcheon was released from his professional tryout today by the Portland Pirates, but he won’t be out of the work for long in the American Hockey League because the Manitoba Moose was jumped at the opportunity to sign the 25-year old as soon as he was made available.

McCutcheon, 6-0, 190-pounds, played in five games with the Pirates where he was a plus player (+1), scoring a pair of goals, which turned out to be very important as it most likely landed him a job in Winnipeg.

Manitoba’s Director of Player Personnel Bruce Southern was in attendance at the Cumberland County Civic Center, and must have liked what he saw on Saturday night when McCutcheon scored a pair of goals in Portland’s 3-2 loss to Bridgeport.

With Cody McCormick coming back from his five-game suspension, McCutcheon’s playing time would have most likely been reduced, if not cut altogether, as he skated on line with Phillip Gogulla and Mark Mancari.

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