The Kansas City Mavericks' American Hockey League affiliate, the Stockton Heat, announced that the team has signed forwards Mike McMurtry and Darren Nowick to two-way, AHL-ECHL contracts for the upcoming season.

Both players are currently in Stockton at the Heat preseason camp looking to earn spots on the AHL team’s roster.

“McMurtry and Nowick are two, young, very talented players,” Mavericks coach John-Scott Dickson said. “We fully expect them to get playing time in Stockton.”

Nowick, 25, split his 2016-17 campaign between the Mavericks and the AHL’s Bridgeport Sound Tigers, posting season totals of 45 points and 26 penalty minutes in 57 games with the Mavericks. The 5-foot-10, 186-pound, right-handed forward played in 13 games with Bridgeport last year, adding four points and eight penalty minutes.

McMurtry, 25, a 6-foot, 200-pound forward, is set to enter his second full season of professional hockey after a standout collegiate career at Northeastern University.

McMurtry has played mostly at the AHL level with 15 points in 47 games with the Texas Stars last year. He also skated in six games for the Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL, finishing with six points.