(Edmonton) - General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have acquired defenseman Kevin Montgomery from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for defenseman Shawn Belle.
Montgomery, 22, has appeared in 51 games this season with the Lake Erie Monsters in the American Hockey league recording 19 points (2G,17A) and 34 penalty minutes.
The 6’2”, 190-pound Rochester, NY native was originally selected by Colorado in the 4th round, 110th overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has acquired right wing Brian McGrattan and defenseman Sean Zimmerman from Boston in exchange for center Stefan Chaput and right wing David Laliberte. Both McGrattan and Zimmerman will report directly to Syracuse, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
McGrattan, 29 (9/2/81), has appeared in 182 career NHL contests with Ottawa, Phoenix and Calgary, collecting 3-11=14 points with 395 penalty minutes (PIM). He most recently played with the Flames in 2009-10, scoring 1-3=4 points in 34 contests with 86 PIM. A native of Hamilton, Ontario, McGrattan appeared in a career-high 60 contests in 2005-06 with Ottawa, scoring 2-3=5 points with 141 PIM.
ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has acquired a conditional seventh-round selection in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft from Toronto in exchange for left wing Aaron Voros.
Voros, 29 (7/2/81), appeared in 12 contests for Anaheim in 2010-11, going scoreless with 43 penalty minutes (PIM). He missed 21 games (Dec. 10-Jan. 25) with a fractured orbital bone suffered on Dec. 8 at Vancouver. He was assigned to the Syracuse Crunch (Anaheim’s primary development affiliate) of the American Hockey League (AHL) on Feb. 9. Voros appeared in two contests with the Crunch, going scoreless with five PIM. The 6-4, 210-pound winger played in 41 games with the New York Rangers in 2009-10, scoring 3-4=7 points with 89 PIM. He had a career-high 8-8=16 points with 122 PIM in 54 games with the Rangers in 2008-09.
ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has assigned goaltender Ray Emery to the Syracuse Crunch, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). Emery signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Ducks yesterday.
Emery, 28 (9/28/82), has yet to play hockey in 2010-11 after recovering from hip surgery that was performed in April 2010. He appeared in 29 contests with the Philadelphia Flyers in 2009-10, posting a 16-11-1 record with a 2.64 goals-against average (GAA) and .905 save percentage (SV%). He had a five-game winning streak from Oct. 31-Nov. 12, 2009, compiling a 1.38 GAA (7 GA/305 MIN) and .954 SV% (145-of-152) during that span. In addition, the 6-2, 196-pound netminder posted shutouts on three different occasions in 2009-10 for the Flyers.
(Toronto - February 4th) - The Toronto Maple Leafs announced on Friday that goaltender Jonas Gustavsson has been loaned to the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League for conditioning purposes. Also, goaltender Ben Scrivens has been reassigned from the Marlies to Reading of the ECHL.
Gustavsson has played in 23 games for the Maple Leafs this season and has registered a record of 6-13-2, a goals against average of 3.29 and a save percentage of .890.
SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled center Cody Almond from the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Almond, 21 (7/24/89), has skated in four games in two separate recalls with Minnesota this season averaging 6:02 in TOI/game. He has posted 23 points (11-12=23) in 43 games for the Aeros. Almond leads Houston with seven power-play goals, ranks second in goals and penalty minutes (82) and is fourth in scoring. The 6-foot-2, 217-pound native of Calgary, Alta, scored one goal in seven games for the Wild last season as a rookie. Almond was originally selected by Minnesota in the fifth round (No. 140 overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He wears No. 27 with the Wild.
Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that right winger, Sergei Shirokov has been recalled from the Manitoba Moose of the AHL.
Shirokov, 24, leads Manitoba in scoring with 33 points (16-17-33) and is +10 with 24 penalty minutes in 39 games played. Shirokov has two penalty minutes in six games played with the Vancouver Canucks in 2009.10.
The 5’10”, 175 lbs. Moscow, Russia, native was selected by Vancouver 163rd overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
Calgary, AB – Calgary Flames announced today that forward J.D. Watt’s contract with the Calgary Flames has been terminated, effective immediately.
“J.D. notified us on Monday that he was no longer interested in pursuing his career with the Calgary Flames organization,” said Flames Acting General Manager Jay Feaster. “He informed us of his decision and as a result, he was then suspended and cleared unconditional waivers this morning. We are moving forward in the best interests of the hockey club, our players in Abbotsford and the Flames organization.”
Watt has played 27 games with the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League this season, recording one goal and three assists for four points while accumulating 73 penalty minutes. The 23 year old native of Cremona, AB was originally drafted by the Flames in the 4th round (111th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has acquired defenseman Nate Guenin from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for center Trevor Smith.
Guenin, 28 (12/10/82), appeared in three games for Columbus this season, going scoreless with two penalty minutes (PIM) while averaging 14:47 time-on-ice (TOI). The 6-2, 210-pound defenseman was recalled from Springfield of the American Hockey League (AHL) on Oct. 16 and reassigned back to the AHL on Oct. 26. He has also appeared in 30 AHL games in 2010-11, collecting 0-5=5 points with 21 PIM with Springfield.
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has recalled forwards Stefan Della Rovere (DEHL-ah ROH-vair) and Dave Scatchard from the Blues’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen. The Blues also assigned forwards T.J. Hensick and Chris Porter to Peoria and placed forward David Perron on injured reserve. Perron has missed 13 games after being injured in the Blues’ 2-0 win over San Jose on November 4 at Scottrade Center.
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