Tuesday, April 30, 2013
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have assigned defenseman Michael Stone, forward Alexandre Bolduc and forward Chris Conner to the Portland Pirates, the Coyotes American Hockey League affiliate (AHL).
The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Stone appeared in a career-high 40 games with the Coyotes this season recording 5-4-9 and 16 penalty minutes (PIM). The 22-year-old native of Winnipeg, Manitoba also totaled 6-22-28 and 20 PIM in 36 games with the Pirates in 2012-13. Stone was originally drafted by the Coyotes in the third round (69th overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
The 6-foot-2, 208-pound Bolduc has appeared in 14 games with the Coyotes this season. The 27-year-old native of Montreal, Quebec has recorded 24-27-51 and 90 PIM in 56 games with the Pirates in 2012-13 and ranks second on the team in scoring. Bolduc was originally drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the fourth round (127th overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
The 5-foot-8, 190-pound Conner has appeared in 12 games with the Coyotes this season totaling 1-1-2 and a plus-3 rating. The 29-year-old native of Westland, Mich., has registered 13-27-40 and 28 PIM in 60 games with the Pirates this season. Conner signed with the Coyotes as a free agent on July 2, 2012.