The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has recalled defenseman Wes O'Neill from the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League. O’Neill is expected to make his NHL debut tonight against the Vancouver Canucks at Pepsi Center (7:00 p.m. MT, Altitude 2).
O’Neill, 23, has skated in 50 games for the Monsters this season, tallying a goal and five assists. He also played six games with the Johnstown Chiefs of the East Coast Hockey League, posting one assist. The Windsor, Ontario native signed with Colorado as a free agent on Aug. 20, 2007 after four seasons at the University of Notre Dame (CCHA).