The Ducks have assigned goaltender Timo Pielmeier to the Elmira Jackals, Anaheim’s development affiliate in the ECHL.
Pielmeier was sent to Elmira because Syracuse, Anaheim's AHL affiliate where Pielmeier was playing before his last recall, does not play until Friday. Elmira plays in Las Vegas on Tuesday, and is in Ontario Friday, Saturday and Sunday, so Pielmeier has more of an opportunity to play. In addition. he remains on the West Coast in the event he is needed by the Ducks.
Pielmeier, 21 (7/7/89), was recalled by Anaheim from Syracuse on Feb. 4. He was also recalled from Syracuse on Jan. 22 and reassigned on Jan. 24 (has not appeared in an NHL game). He has appeared in 27 games for Syracuse this season, going 10-14-1 with a 3.33 goals against average (77 GA/1389 MIN) and .901 save percentage (704-of-781). He went 4-2 with the Crunch from Dec. 31-Jan. 19, compiling a 2.39 GAA (15 GA/377 MIN) and .921 SV% (174-of-189). A native of Deggendorf, Germany, Pielmeier won three consecutive games from Oct. 16-23, allowing just one goal in each of his appearances for a 1.00 GAA (3 GA/180 GA) and .969 SV% (94-of-97).
Acquired from San Jose with Nick Bonino
in exchange for Kent Huskins and Travis Moen on Mar. 4, 2009, Pielmeier appeared in his first professional season with Bakersfield (ECHL) in 2009-10, posting a 27-22-5 record with a 3.29 GAA (178 GA/3251 MIN) and .883 SV% in a franchise-record 57 games. He finished his rookie season ranked fifth among ECHL goaltenders in GAA and also participated in the 2010 ECHL All-Star Game on Jan. 20 in Ontario, CA. Pielmeier was named ECHL Goaltender of the Month for November, 2009 after going 6-1-0 with a 2.07 GAA and .925 SV% in eight appearances.