BUFFALO, NY (December 6, 2008) – Buffalo Sabres GM Darcy Regier announced today the Sabres have recalled C Nathan Gerbe from Portland (AHL). In addition, the Sabres have returned RW Mark Mancari to Portland.
In just his first professional season, Gerbe (7/24/1987, 5’6”, 160 lbs.) is currently second on the Pirates in scoring with 24 points (14+10) in 21 games. Included in his goal totals are 7 PP tallies and a pair of game winners. Gerbe also has 25 PIMs and has taken a team-high 91 shots.
A native of Oxford, Michigan, Gerbe played three seasons at Boston College. Last season he led the nation in scoring with 68 points (35+33) in 43 games, while leading the Eagles to an NCAA Championship. Gerbe was a Hobey Baker finalist, and was named USA Hockey’s National College Player of the Year. Gerbe was selected in the fifth round (142nd overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have recalled defenseman Sean Collins from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.
Collins, 25, signed with the Capitals as a free agent on March 17, 2007. He has played 13 games with Hershey this year and has four assists. Collins split last year between Hershey and the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL. He staked in 12 games for Hershey and in 31 for South Carolina, totaling 14 points (1g-13a) in the ECHL. Collins led Stingray defensemen with nine points (1g-8a) in 20 playoff games, as the team advanced to the Kelly Cup semifinals.
The Troy, Mich., native played at Ohio State for four years from 2003-07 and served as the Buckeyes’ captain during his senior year. He totaled 87 points (28g-59a) in 157 college games.
FRISCO, Tex. - The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has recalled center Tom Wandell from Timra IK in the Swedish Elite League.
Wandell, 21, has skated in 28 games with Timra this season, recording 11 goals and 13 assists for 24 points with 18 penalty minutes. He is tied for first on the club in both goals and points, and is second in assists. Among all players in the Swedish Elite League, he is tied for eighth in goals, tied for 10th in scoring and tied for 16th in assists.
The native of Sodertalje, Sweden, played the AHL Iowa Stars last season, posting 19 points (10 goals, 9 assists) and 16 penalty minutes in 53. Wandell added three goals in three games with the ECHL Idaho Steelheads in 2007-08. In 50 games with Assat Pori in the Finnish Elite League in 2006-07, the 6-1, 185-pound center collected 12 points (6 goals, 6 assists) and 20 PIM.
Dallas’ fifth-round pick (No. 154 overall) in the 2005 Draft, Wandell skated for Team Sweden at the 2004 World Under-18 Championships and the 2006 Four Nations Cup.
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals hosted their second annual Dollar Dog Night, presented by Esskay, on Thursday, Dec. 4, at Verizon Center. Capitals fans consumed 13,700 hot dogs, breaking the record from last year when 12,000 hot dogs were consumed.
The Capitals hosted two hot dog eating contests Thursday night. Jason Battle from Catholic University won the second annual Caps Collegiate Hot Dog Eating Contest, which was held on the concourse before the game. Five contestants representing several local colleges and universities competed; Battle ate seven hot dogs in three minutes to win.
The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that forward Chris Stewart has been recalled from the Lake Erie Monsters, the team’s American Hockey League affiliate. He will be available for tonight’s game against the Dallas Stars.
It’s Stewart’s first career NHL call-up in the regular season after spending the last two seasons in Lake Erie where he has compiled 11 points (5g/6a) in 19 games played this year. During the 2007-2008 campaign, Stewart’s first full year as a pro, he recorded 44 points (25g/19a) in 77 games at Lake Erie. Stewart was recalled by Colorado during the 2008 playoffs, but did not dress.
The Chicago Blackhawks have announced today the team will hold its second annual Chicago Blackhawks Fan Convention at the Hilton Chicago (720 S. Michigan Ave.) on Fri., July 17; Sat., July 18 and Sun., July 19, 2009.
Fans interested in attending can begin making reservations through the Chicago Hilton on Thu., Dec. 11, 2009, by calling (800) 445-8667. Additional Blackhawks Convention details will be posted at chicagoblackhawks.com as they become available.
Last year, the Inaugural Chicago Blackhawks Fan Convention, the first of its kind in the National Hockey League, sold out in less than two weeks and entertained over 10,000 fans. It included Blackhawks Hall of Famers Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita and Tony Esposito, along with General Manager Dale Tallon and current players Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, while Blackhawks and National Television Analyst Eddie Olczyk served as honorary chairman.
For the second consecutive year, both current Blackhawks players and alumni will be in attendance throughout the weekend of the fan convention, which will include autograph and photo sessions; Q&A session; exhibits and interactive games and much more.
via Phoenix Coyotes Press Release:
GLENDALE, ARIZONA—Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have acquired forward Joakim Lindstrom from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for defenseman Logan Stephenson. Lindstrom will join the Coyotes’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage.
Lindstrom, 24, has recorded 7-14-21 and 33 penalty minutes (PIM) in 21 games this season for the Iowa Chops of the AHL, tying him for the team-lead in points. In 2007-08, Lindstrom split the season between the NHL and AHL, collecting 3-4-7 in 25 games for the Columbus Blue Jackets and recording 25-35-60 in 49 games with Syracuse. He established both NHL and AHL career-highs in goals, assists and points last season.
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed left wing Raffi Torres on Injured Reserve, club General Manager Scott Howson announced today. Torres will be sidelined at least one week.
General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have recalled centre Rob Schremp from the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League.
The 5’11”, 200 pound forward from Syracuse, New York is the leading scorer for Springfield this season with 18 points in 18 games. The 22-year-old has scored one goal and a team-leading 17 assists in 18 games with the Falcons and is +5 with 10 penalty minutes. His 17 assists ranks him seventh in the American Hockey League with five of the 17 helpers coming on the powerplay.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo./NEW YORK, NY (December 2, 2008) – USA Hockey announced today a three-year partnership with the NHL Network that includes unprecedented coverage of the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship and coverage of the upcoming Qwest Tour, featuring the 2009-10 U.S. Women’s National Team.
In each of the next three IIHF World Junior Championships, the NHL Network will provide live television coverage of all U.S. games and all games of the medal round - including all quarterfinal and semifinal games, the bronze-medal game and the gold-medal game.
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