HARTFORD, January 22, 2011: Connecticut Whale general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the team has signed forward Bretton Cameron to a Professional Tryout (PTO) agreement.

CT WhaleCameron, a rookie out of the Western Hockey League, comes to the Whale from the Stockton Thunder of the ECHL. In 29 games with the Thunder this season, the 5-11, 191-pound Cameron has scored a team-leading 13 goals and added 10 assists for 23 points, and has registered 56 penalty minutes. His plus/minus rating of +10 is tied for tops on the team, and Cameron is third on the Stockton club in points.

Last year with the WHL’s Medicine Hat Tigers, Cameron paced the team with 40 goals, and also had 27 assists for 67 points, along with 119 PIM, in 68 games. In 179 career games with the Tigers over five seasons, the 21-year-old Didsbury, Alberta native totaled 62 goals and 58 assists for 120 points, plus 261 PIM.


The Whale are back in action tonight, traveling to Springfield to take on the Falcons in a 7:30 PM game (WTIC HD-2, www.ctwhale.com, www.wtic.com). Connecticut’s next home game is this Tuesday night, January 25 against the Providence Bruins at 7:00.

Tickets for all 2010-11 Whale home games are available now at the XL Center box office, through Ticketmaster Charge-by-Phone at 1-800-745-3000 and on-line at www.ctwhale.com. Tickets start at $7 each at the XL Center ticket office on game day.

For information on Whale ticket packages, group sales and VIP packages, call (860) 728-3366.