TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled forward Anthony Cirelli from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. In addition, forward Michael Bournival has been reassigned to the Crunch.
Cirelli, 20, has skated in 51 games for the Crunch this season, recording 14 goals and 37 points to go along with 14 penalty minutes. He ranks tied for first on the Crunch for points and is third for assists with 23. The Woodbridge, Ontario native has also posted six power-play goals, ranking first on Syracuse. He scored twice in the Crunch's 4-3 overtime victory over the Toronto Marlies on Wednesday.
The 6-foot, 180-pound forward has skated in 54 career AHL games, all with the Crunch, registering 14 goals and 37 points. Cirelli also skated in 181 career Ontario Hockey League games, splitting time between the Oshawa Generals and Erie Otters, notching 59 goals and 159 points to go along with 61 penalty minutes. He scored the overtime game-winning goal in the final game of the 2015 Memorial Cup as a member of the Generals.
Cirelli was selected by the Lightning in the third round, 75th overall, at the 2015 NHL Draft.
Bournival logged 9:20 in ice time last night against the Buffalo Sabres at AMALIE Arena. He has played in five games this season with Tampa Bay. Bournival has skated in 49 games with the Crunch this year, recording 15 goals and 31 points. He ranks third on the team for goals and is tied for fifth for points.