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Avalanche Recalls Peltier, Stoa

by Staff Writer / Colorado Avalanche
The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has recalled defenseman Derek Peltier and forward Ryan Stoa from the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League. 

Peltier is tied for first among Lake Erie defensemen in scoring this season with nine points (1g/8a) in 22 games.  The 24-year-old scored his first goal of the year and added an assist in Lake Erie’s 4-3 shootout loss last night at Grand Rapids. 

Colorado’s fifth selection (sixth round, 184th overall) in the 2004 Entry Draft, Peltier made his NHL debut with the Avalanche in 2008-09, appearing in 11 games (no points).  The Plymouth, Minn., native played four seasons at the University of Minnesota, where he served as team captain as a senior in 2007-08.

Stoa, 22, has tallied seven goals and nine points in 25 games with the Monsters in his first professional season.  He is tied for third on the team in goals and tied for fifth in points.  Stoa, who scored in last night’s game against Grand Rapids, has three goals in four games in the month of December.

Colorado’s first selection (second round, 34th overall) in the 2005 Entry Draft, Stoa led the University of Minnesota with 46 points (24g/22a) in 36 games while serving as team captain during his junior season in 2008-09.  The Bloomington, Minn., native captured the WCHA scoring title and was named first-team All-American.

The Avalanche today also announced that defenseman Brian Fahey has been reassigned to Lake Erie.
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