HARTFORD, CT - Connecticut Whale general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that six players have been added to the Whale roster from Connecticut’s ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Road Warriors.
Goaltender Jason Missiaen, forwards Jeff Prough, Chris McKelvie and Jason Wilson, and defensemen Blake Parlett and Lee Baldwin, have all been summoned from Greenville, whose season ended with a first-round playoff defeat at the hands of the Florida Everblades.
Missiaen, a 6-8, 220-pound rookie out of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, finished the ECHL season tied for fourth among league backstops in shutouts with three, while compiling a 22-13-0 record, with a 2.71 goals-against average and a 91.6% save percentage. He was 0-1 in one playoff appearance with Greenville, allowing four goals on 33 shots.
Prough has played 17 games with the Whale this season, scoring one goal and serving six minutes in penalties, and tallied 18 goals and added 29 assists for 47 points in 47 games with Greenville. The fourth-year pro out of Brown University netted a goal and was +2 in his only playoff appearance for the Road Warriors.
McKelvie skated in 38 AHL games with the Whale this year and had two goals and three assists for five points, along with 42 PIM. In 11 regular-season outings with the Road Warriors, the second-year pro registered three goals and two assists for five points, and he added a goal and an assist in three playoff games.
Wilson, a fifth-round selection (130th overall) by the parent New York Rangers in the 2010 NHL Draft, struck for four goals and 10 assists for 14 points in 56 regular-season games for Greenville, in his rookie year as a pro, and had the third-most penalty minutes on the club, with 102. A 6-2, 205-pound native of Toronto, Ontario, Wilson was scoreless in one playoff contest for the Road Warriors.
Parlett, a second-year man out of the Ontario Hockey League, logged 54 games in a Whale uniform this season and amassed 14 points, with four goals and 10 assists, and 34 PIM. In 12 Road Warrior games in the regular year, Parlett notched a goal and six assists for seven points, plus 17 PIM, and he added one assist and four penalty minutes in three playoff games.
Baldwin played 16 games with the Whale this year, his second in the pro ranks, posting two penalty minutes and ten shots on goal, and the 6-4, 205-pounder saw action in 45 regular-season contests with the Road Warriors, producing totals of six goals and 12 assists for 18 points, along with 27 PIM. In three ECHL playoff outings, Baldwin was scoreless with two PIM.
The Whale return to action tomorrow night, Wednesday, April 11, when they travel to Portland to take on the Pirates in a 6:30 PM game (“The Rock” 106.9 WCCC-FM, www.ctwhale.com). The Whale then wrap up the home portion of their regular season on “Fan Appreciation Night” this Friday, April 13 at the XL Center (7:00), hosting the Manchester Monarchs. Five-thousand fans at that game will receive a green Whale bracelet, courtesy of Xfinity. There is also a special Friday-night food combo deal available, as a hot dog and a 12-ounce soda can be purchased for only $5.
Tickets to Fan Appreciation Night are on sale now at the Public Power Ticket Office at the XL Center, as well as on-line at www.ctwhale.com and through TicketMaster Charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000.
For information on Whale season seats and mini plans, visit www.ctwhale.com, or call the CT Whale ticket office at (860) 728-3366 to talk with an account executive today.
The AHL’s Connecticut Whale is operated by Whalers Sports and Entertainment, a Hartford-based sports marketing and event firm founded by Howard Baldwin and Howard Baldwin, Jr.. The team is the top player-development affiliate of the NHL’s New York Rangers.
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