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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Pirates sign Baier, Muse to tryout contracts

The Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League announced today that they have signed defenseman Eric Baier and goaltender John Museto to amateur tryout.

The 23 year-old from North Kingston, RI comes to Pirates after completing a four-year career at Providence College where he registered a career high five goals and seven assists for 12 points in 34 games in 2010-11. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound defender played 127 games during his collegiate career collecting nine goals and 23 assists for 32 points.

Baier, the younger brother of former Pirates defenseman Paul Baier, played six games with Reading of the ECHL prior to signing with the Pirates.

Muse, who practiced with the Pirates this morning, recently completed a four-year career at Boston College where he helped lead the Eagles to two National Championships (2008 and 2010). During the 2010-11 season the 22 year-old East Falmouth, MA native posted 27 wins, four shutouts and a 2.30 goals against average in 34 games.

In his career the 5-foot-11 backstop collected 89 wins in 144 career appearances.



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