HOUSTON, TEXAS (Janaury 1, 2011) Houston Aeros General Manager Jim Mill today announced the American Hockey League (AHL) club has signed right wing Jed Ortmeyer to a professional tryout (PTO) contract.
Ortmeyer, 32, is in his eighth professional season and was most recently a member of the San Antonio Rampage. In 20 games with the Rampage this season, he notched three points (2-1-3) and 16 penalty minutes (PIM).
An Omaha, Neb., native, Ortmeyer has appeared in 306 National Hockey League (NHL) games. Last season he played in 76 games with the San Jose Sharks (NHL) and collected 19 points (8-11-19) and 37 PIM.
His NHL totals include 51 points (21-30-51) and 145 PIM in games with the New York Rangers, Nashville Predators and San Jose.
The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder has appeared in 463 pro games and has registered 118 points and 285 PIM.
Ortmeyer attended the University of Michigan (CCHA) and skated in 145 career games with the Wolverines, collecting 117 points (51-66-117) over the course of four seasons (1999-2003).