The Ducks have reassigned goaltender Timo Pielmeier to the Syracuse Crunch, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Pielmeier, 21 (7/7/89), was recalled from Syracuse on Jan. 22 while goalie Curtis McElhinney attended to the birth of his daughter on Saturday. Pielmeier did not appear in a game with Anaheim and has yet to make his NHL debut. He has appeared in 25 games for Syracuse this season, going 10-12-1 with a 3.25 goals against average (70 GA/1291 MIN) and .904 save percentage (658-of-728). He went 4-2-0 in his last seven appearances 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 9.25 SV% in eight appearances.