The Abbotsford Heat announced today the signing of forward Dustin Sylvester to a one year American Hockey League Standard Player Contract.

Sylvester, a native of Red Deer, Alberta, joined the Heat for the 2011-12 season after signing with the team as a free agent on August 4, 2011. After leading all Heat first-year players and finishing 33rd in league rookie scoring with 34 points (15-19-34), Sylvester was honoured as Abbotsford's 'Top Rookie'.

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