The Atlanta Thrashers have reassigned left wing Michael Forney and goaltender Chris Carrozzi from the ECHL’s Gwinnett Gladiators to the Chicago Wolves. In addition, the Wolves have recalled left wing Patrick Galivan from Gwinnett, and Atlanta has assigned defenseman Zach Redmond to Chicago.
FORNEY recorded one assist in seven games with the Wolves earlier this season. The 22-year-old forward led the Gladiators with 21 goals, 45 assists and 66 points in 66 games this season. His 45 assists shared seventh in the ECHL, while his 66 points ranked 13th in the league.
CARROZZI made his American Hockey League debut in one game with Chicago this season, posting a 5.55 goals-against average and .778 save percentage in a 6-5 overtime loss to the Peoria Rivermen on March 1. The 21-year-old netminder also backstopped 47 outings for Gwinnett during his professional debut this season, notching a 3.23 goals-against average, .894 save percentage and 16-22-4 record.
GALIVAN posted one assist in five outings with the Wolves this season. The 24-year-old forward also held second on Gwinnett and shared 15th in the ECHL with 39 assists, and ranked second on the Gladiators with 51 points in 58 matchups this season.
REDMOND, who was Atlanta’s seventh selection, 184th overall, in the 2008 National Hockey League Entry Draft, recently concluded a four-year career at Ferris State University. The 22-year-old blueliner notched a career-high seven goals, along with 13 assists, for 20 points in 26 matchups as a senior this year, and was named to the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) All-Conference First Team and nominated as a candidate for the Hobey Baker Award.
Overall, the Traverse City, Mich., native tallied 90 points (22G, 68A) in 141 games with Ferris State, spanning four seasons (2007-2011).
The players will join the Wolves when they take on the Peoria Rivermen at Carver Arena on Friday at 7 p.m.
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