Maine forward Josh Soares of Hamilton signs tryout deal with AHL team

Soares, 25, played in all 40 of Maine’s games and completed his collegiate career when the Black Bears lost to Michigan State in the NCAA Frozen Four semifinals. The five-foot-11, 202-pound forward led the Black Bears in points (45) and goals (20), while leading Hockey East with nine power-play goals and being named to the Hockey East all-star second team.

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Soares amassed 112 points (49-63) in 132 career games at Maine.