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Heat recall Nick Tuzzolino from Utah

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames

ABBOTSFORD, BC -- Abbotsford Heat general manager Jay Feaster announced that defenceman Nick Tuzzolino has been recalled from the Utah Grizzlies – the ECHL affiliate of the Abbotsford Heat and Calgary Flames.

Tuzzolino posted a goal and four penalty minutes in his most recent 11 game call-up from Utah. The Buffalo, New York native has played 36 games this season with the Grizzlies this season recording four goals, 26 assists, 30 points and 132 penalty minutes.

The 6-foot-5 defenceman played 60 games with Utah last season, serving as the Grizzlies captain before joining the Heat for the final two months of the AHL season. Tuzzolino participated in seven of eight games for the Heat in the 2012 Calder Cup Playoffs.


BORN: Buffalo, NY DATE: Jan. 19, 1986

HEIGHT: 6’5’’ WEIGHT: 225 lbs.


HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a free agent on July 19, 2012.

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