COLUMBUS, Ohio Johann Kroll and Matt McIlvane, former Ohio State men’s hockey players, have both signed amateur tryout contracts with American Hockey League teams. Kroll, a defenseman, signed with the Rochester Americans. McIlvane agreed to terms with the Binghamton Senators.
Kroll, who ended his career with 153 games played, had 27 points as a Buckeye, including 22 assists. He had four assists and five points in 35 games as a senior. He has played in one game for the Americans.
McIlvane saw action in 156 games as a Buckeye. He had five goals, 11 assists and 16 points as a senior in 2007-08 and ended his career with a 15-37-52 line. He has not seen action for the Senators yet this season.
Former Buckeye forward Tommy Goebel, who signed an ATO with the Springfield Falcons last week, is now under an ATO with Rochester. He has played in three games for the Americans, recording a goal and three assists for four points.
Kyle Hood, a forward/defenseman with the Buckeyes, has joined the Arizona Sundogs of the Central Hockey League.
Tom Fritsche is now a member of the AHL’s Lake Erie Monsters and has played in five games with the team, recording a goal. Jason DeSantis, who signed with the Philadelphia Phantoms in the AHL, has played in one game with the team.