Saturday, September 15, 2012
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have assigned 29 players to the Portland Pirates, the club’s American Hockey League affiliate.
The players assigned to Portland include forwards: Scott Arnold, Alexandre Bolduc, Chris Brown, Chris Conner, Brett Hextall, Rob Klinkhammer, Phil Lane, Jordan Martinook, Andy Miele, Joel Rechlicz, Brendan Shinnimin, Jordan Szwarz, Ethan Werek; defensemen Mathieu Brodeur, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Maxim Goncharov, Brandon Gormley, Mark Louis, David Rundblad, Michael Stone, Chris Summers, Justin Weller; and goaltenders Louis Domingue, Chad Johnson, Mike Lee, Mark Visentin.
In addition to the above players, forwards Evan Bloodoff, Darian Dziurzynski and Maxime Villemaire will report to Portland's training camp on AHL contracts.
The Coyotes also assigned forward Lucas Lessio to the Oshawa Generals (OHL) and defenseman Connor Murphy to the Sarnia Sting (OHL).
Portland, which is set to begin its second season as the Coyotes AHL affiliate, is scheduled to open training camp on Friday, September 28.