The Ontario Reign announced earlier today that they have signed forward Nick Halloran to an AHL contract. Halloran is Ontario’s first AHL signing of the 2020-21 season, and will join what is expected to be a young group of players on NHL contracts from the LA Kings.
The Utah native joins a forward pool which also includes several first-year pros on NHL entry-level contracts. That group currently consists of Aidan Dudas, Akil Thomas, Alex Turcotte, Samuel Fagemo and Tyler Madden.
Halloran is an accomplished NCAA player, who led the Colorado College program with 18 assists during the 2019-20 season and was second in both goals (12) and points (30) on a young Tigers roster. The 5-11 forward, who served as an assistant captain as a senior, battled injuries as a junior which limited him to just 20 games played but put together one of the strongest seasons in recent CC history as a sophomore. As a then linemate of Mason Bergh, Halloran totaled 45 points (19-26-45) from 37 games played, which led his team in scoring and placed him inside the NCAA’s Top-20 scorers (one point shy of current Kings prospect, then Clarkson star Sheldon Rempal!) Halloran was named as a first-team NCHC selection and a second-team NCAA West All-American during his sophomore season.