Ahead of the opening of their training camp, the Checkers have signed forward Dave Gust to an AHL contract.

The undrafted 25-year-old is heading into his third pro season after spending two campaigns with the Bakersfield Condors, including tying for fourth on the team with 18 goals a season ago. Overall Gust has logged 57 points (31g, 26a) in 112 AHL games, all with the Condors.

Prior to turning pro, Gust spent four years at Ohio State University and put up 94 points (37g, 57a) in 126 games for the Buckeyes, at times playing alongside current Hurricanes Ryan Dzingel and Max McCormick. The Illinois native also played for two season for the Fargo Force in the USHL before heading to college and notched 79 points (35g, 44a) over 107 games.