HARTFORD, November 24, 2010: Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the team has acquired AHL-contracted forward Oren Eizenman from the Syracuse Crunch in a trade, in exchange for future considerations.
Eizenman, a 6-0, 190-pound fourth-year pro, has been on loan from the Crunch to the Elmira Jackals of the ECHL, for whom he has five goals and 12 assists for 17 points, along with four penalty minutes, in 12 games. Those totals are good for second on the team in assists and third in points, and Eizenman’s plus/minus rating of +10 is second-best on the Jackals’ club, and his 12 assists rank tied for fifth overall in the ECHL. The 25-year-old Toronto native has also suited up for three AHL games with the Crunch, going scoreless and Even with two shots on goal.
Last season Eizenman logged seven AHL games with the Milwaukee Admirals, chipping in one assist, and tallied 21 goals and 38 assists for 59 points, plus 61 PIM, in 61 games with the ECHL’s Stockton Thunder. He finished second on the Thunder club in assists, third in points and fourth in goals, and also led the team in playoff points and assists, with three goals and 16 assists for 19 points in 15 postseason games.
In 49 career AHL games with Milwaukee, the Worcester Sharks, Manitoba Moose, San Antonio Rampage and Crunch, Eizenman has posted two goals and seven assists for nine points, along with 10 penalty minutes. In 140 total ECHL outings with the Fresno Falcons, Thunder and Jackals, he has chalked up 56 goals and 100 assists for 156 points, plus 107 PIM.
The Wolf Pack return to action this Friday night, November 26, with a GEICO Connecticut Cup visit to Bridgeport to take on the Sound Tigers (7:00 PM faceoff, WTIC HD-2, www.ctwhale.com, www.wtic.com). Then, this Saturday night, November 27, the team takes the ice for the first time as the Connecticut Whale, hosting the Sound Tigers at the XL Center in the second half of a home-and-home. Faceoff is 7:00, and the night is presented by Xfinity, with the first 3,000 fans receiving a green Whale t-shirt. Tickets for that, and all 2010-11 home games, are available now at the XL Center box office, through Ticketmaster Charge-by-Phone at 1-800-745-3000 and on-line at www.ctwhale.com.
Season tickets for the team’s 2010-11 AHL season are also on sale now. For information on season seats, and all of the Wolf Pack/Whale’s many ticketing options, visit www.ctwhale.com, or call (860) 728-3366 to talk with an account executive today.
The AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack/CT Whale is operated by Whalers Sports and Entertainment, a Hartford-based sports marketing and event firm founded by Howard Baldwin. The team is the top player-development affiliate of the NHL’s New York Rangers.
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