Wildcat hockey players ink pro deals

Two former Northern Michigan University hockey players have signed deals with minor league teams.

Forward Stephan Vigier signed with the South Carolina Stingrays of the East Coast Hockey League, the team announced on Friday. The terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Vigier just completed his senior season at NMU, where he finished with 15 goals and 15 assists in 37 games . In 151 games as a Wildcat, Vigier tallied 92 points (39 goals, 53 assists).

Vigier joins his former NMU teammate, Andrew Cherniwchan, who is a forward for the Stingrays. Vigier’s older brother, Ian Vigier, was a goaltender for South Carolina from 2008-09. Vigier will wear No. 47 for the Stingrays.

Defenseman C.J. Ludwig agreed to a one-year deal with the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League. The Barons made the announcement this week. Ludwig’s deal is for the 2014-15 season.

Ludwig’s senior season at NMU was cut short after he suffered a season ending knee surgery in late November against Ferris State University. In 14 games, Ludwig finished with 12 points (5 goals, 7 assists). He was selected as the Wildcats captain for the 2013-14 season.