BOSTON, MA – Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that Boston has acquired defenseman Colby Cohen from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for defenseman Matt Hunwick. Cohen will report to Boston’s minor league affiliate in Providence (American Hockey League).
The 21-year-old Cohen made his NHL debut earlier this season for the Avalanche on November 6 and has skated in three games for the Avs this year. He also registered one goal and 12 penalty minutes in 14 games for Colorado’s minor league affiliate in Lake Erie this season. 2010-11 marks Cohen’s first full professional season after playing three games for Lake Erie at the end of last year.
Glendale, Arizona—- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have assigned right wing Petr Prucha to the San Antonio Rampage, the Coyotes American Hockey League affiliate.
The 6-foot, 175 pound Prucha has played in 11 games with the Coyotes this season, collecting one assist and four penalty minutes. Last season, the 28-year-old native of Chrudim, Czech Republic played 79 games with the Coyotes registering 13-9-22 and 23 penalty minutes.
ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has acquired defenseman Nigel Williams from the New York Rangers in exchange for defenseman Stu Bickel.
Williams, 22 (4/18/88), has appeared in 12 contests for the Hartford Wolf Pack/Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL) this season, earning one assist with two penalty minutes (PIM). In 2009-10 with Hartford, the 6-5, 237-pound blueliner established a career high in assists and ranked tied for third among team defensemen in goals (4-16=20). A native of Aurora, IL, Williams made his professional hockey debut with the Lake Erie Monsters (AHL) in 2008-09, earning 7-14=21 points in a career high 70 games. In 138 career AHL contests, Williams has notched 11-31=42 points with 107 PIM.
ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has acquired center Stefan Chaput and right wing Matt Kennedy from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for center Ryan Carter.
Chaput, 22 (3/11/88), has played in 20 games with Charlotte this season, Carolina’s primary American Hockey League affiliate (AHL), recording three assists with nine penalty minutes (PIM). He was drafted by Carolina in the fifth round (153rd overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. The 6-0, 192-pound forward scored 10-28=38 points with 18 PIM with Albany (AHL) last season.
ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has acquired left wing Patrick Maroon and right wing David Laliberte from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for defenseman Danny Syvret and center Rob Bordson.
Laliberte, 24 (3/17/86), has appeared in 18 games with the Adirondack Phantoms (Philadelphia’s American Hockey League affiliate) this season, scoring 2-6=8 points with 20 penalty minutes (PIM). The 6-1, 198-pound right wing played in 11 NHL games (2-1=3 points) and one Stanley Cup playoff game (scoreless) last season with the Flyers. Laliberte scored a goal in his first NHL game on Oct. 30, 2009 vs. Carolina.
A native of St. Liboire, Quebec, Laliberte, was drafted by the Flyers in the fourth round (124th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He played in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) from 2002-07 before making his AHL debut with the Phantoms in 2007-08. He scored 50 goals (50-48=98) in 68 games with Prince Edward Island (QMJHL) in 2006-07.
Maroon, 22 (4/23/88), has played in nine games with the Phantoms this season, scoring 5-3=8 points with 30 PIM. The 6-4, 225-pound left wing scored 11-33=44 points with 125 PIM in 2009-10 with Adirondack.
A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Maroon was drafted by the Flyers in the sixth round (161st overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He played for the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) in 2007-08, scoring 35-55=90 points in 64 games.
RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has claimed right wing Troy Bodie on waivers from the Anaheim Ducks.
“Troy is a gritty player who gets up and down the ice well,” said Rutherford. “He has good size and will add a physical presence to our corps of forwards.”
Bodie, 25, has played in nine games with the Ducks this season, earning one assist and registering seven penalty minutes. The Portage La Prairie, Man., native is in his fifth professional season, and third season with Anaheim. In 57 career NHL regular-season games with the Ducks, Bodie (6’4”, 213 lbs.) has scored five goals, earned three assists (8 points) and accumulated 87 penalty minutes. Anaheim drafted Bodie in the ninth round, 278th overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets acquired left wing Dane Byers from the New York Rangers in exchange for center Chad Kolarik, club Executive Vice President and General Manager Scott Howson announced today. Byers was assigned to the Springfield Falcons, Columbus’ American Hockey League affiliate.
Byers, 24, has collected three goals and six assists for nine points and 25 penalty minutes in 16 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack, the Rangers’ AHL affiliate. He ranked second on the club in points and was third in assists. He has collected 72-91-163, 546 penalty minutes and a cumulative plus/minus rating of +14 in 255 career AHL games, including a career high 25-27-52 and 100 penalty minutes in 74 games last season. He missed the majority of the 2008-09 season due to injury.
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has placed defenseman Barret Jackman on injured reserve with a sprained knee, suffered in last night’s 2-0 win over San Jose at Scottrade Center. Jackman will be re-evaluated in three weeks by Dr. Rick Wright. In addition, Blues’ defenseman Roman Polak will have his wrist laceration re-evaluated in eight weeks by Dr. Martin Boyes. The Blues have recalled defenseman Ian Cole from the Blues’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen.
DETROIT—Red Wings executive vice president and general manager Ken Holland today announced the club has signed forward Landon Ferraro to a three-year entry level contract. In accordance with team policy, additional terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Ferraro, 19, was Detroit’s first selection, second round and 32nd overall, in the 2009 NHL draft. He currently plays for the Everett Silvertips of the Western Hockey League, where he is second on the club with 11 points in 13 games.
BUFFALO, NY (November 1, 2010) – Buffalo Sabres GM Darcy Regier announced today the Sabres have agreed to terms with forward Zack Kassian on a three-year entry level contract. Kassian was Buffalo’s first-round selection (13th overall) in the 2009 Entry Draft.
Now in his fourth year of junior hockey, the 19-year-old Kassian (1/24/1991, 6’3”, 226 lbs.) currently leads the Ontario Hockey League’s Windsor Spitfires in scoring with 20 points (7+13) through 11 games. Kassian, who missed the start of the OHL season after an extended stay at Sabres training camp, is among the league leaders in scoring and has already posted a pair of four-point games this season.
The Windsor, Ont.-native has 135 points (52+83) in 168 career OHL games with Windsor and Peterborough. Kassian was traded to Windsor last season, and played a key role in the team’s Memorial Cup championship run. He finished with 16 points (7+9) in 19 playoff games, and added another five points (2+3) during the Memorial Cup tournament. The hard-hitting winger has also amassed 365 PIM’s during his four years in junior.
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