Turning Point Sports Management client Corbin Baldwin who has played the last four years with the Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League has signed a one way American Hockey League contract with the Houston Aeros. The Aeros are the top minor league affiliate of the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League. Baldwin, 21, had just completed his overage season with the Chiefs, serving as an Assistant Captain, and collecting 6 goals and 27 assists for 33 points. Baldwin is an exceptional shot blocker, has a great defensive stick and is tough, amassing 138 penalty minutes in his final season in the WHL.
Baldwin attended the Minnesota Wild Development Camp in early July, and was able to earn the one year AHL deal based on his performance at that camp. The contract also includes a signing bonus. “I’m excited to get the opportunity to show what I can do as a professional,” said Baldwin when reached at his home in Winnipeg, Manitoba, “and I want to thank the Spokane Chiefs and coach Don Nachbaur for all that they have done in helping me get to this point in my career.” Baldwin will attend training camp with the Minnesota Wild barring a work stoppage in the NHL, and if that event occurs, will report to the Houston Aeros camp on September 27 to commence his professional career.
“Corbin has tremendous work ethic, is a prototypical defensive defenseman, and has the drive and determination and ability to make it to the highest level,” said Turning Point Executive Director Carlos Sosa. “Corbin also has something you cannot teach – exceptional size at 6’5”, and is quite mobile for a big man.” Turning Point wishes Corbin the best as he turns the page to the next chapter in his hockey journey.