Sunday, February 26, 2012
GLENDALE, ARIZONA –
Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have assigned center Alexandre Bolduc and defenseman David Rundblad to the Portland Pirates, the Coyotes American Hockey League affiliate (AHL).
The 6-foot-3, 208-pound Bolduc has played in 12 games with the Pirates this season, recording 2-6-8 and 18 penalty minutes. He missed the first half of the season with an upper-body injury.
The 26-year-old native of Montreal, Quebec split the 2010-11 regular season between the Vancouver Canucks and the Manitoba Moose (AHL). Bolduc notched 2-2-4 in 24 games with the Canucks and 6-9-15 with the Moose. He has posted 2-3-5 in 46 career NHL games with Vancouver.
Bolduc was originally drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the fourth round (127th overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Rundblad has played in 15 games with the Pirates this season registering 6-4-10. He also has appeared in two games with the Coyotes, collecting two assists. Rundblad posted 1-3-4 in 24 games with the Ottawa Senators before being acquired by the Coyotes on Dec. 17, 2011.
The 21-year-old native of Lycksele, Sweden played four seasons with Skelleftea HC from 2007-08 through 2010-11 registering 12-61-73 and 36 penalty minutes in 153 regular season games. In 40 career postseason games, Rundblad recorded 4-9-13.
Rundblad was originally drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the first round (17th overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
The Coyotes host the Vancouver Canucks at Jobing.com Arena on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. For all ticket information, please call 480-563-PUCK or visit PhoenixCoyotes.com.