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Falcons Recall Bryan Pitton From Stockton

March 5, 2009 - American Hockey League (AHL) Springfield Falcons

Springfield, MA - The Springfield Falcons, proud members of the American Hockey League, announced today they have recalled goaltender Bryan Pitton from their ECHL affiliate, the Stockton Thunder. Pitton has spent the entire 2008-09 season with the Thunder appearing in 30 games posting a record of 9-17-2 with a 3.34 goals against average and .890 save percentage.

The Edmonton Oilers signed Pitton to a three-year NHL entry level contract on May 14, 2008. The 6-foot-2, 176-pound goaltender completed his third season with the Ontario Hockey League's Brampton Battalion last year, registering a career-best 2.54 goals-against average. The native of Brampton, Ontario appeared in 39 games with the Battalion in 2007-08 and was 22-13-2 with a 2.54 goals-against average, a .911 save percentage and an OHL leading four shutouts.

The Oilers' third choice (fifth round) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, Pitton made his OHL debut with Brampton in 2005-06 and tied the team record for most wins in a season by a rookie with a 16-4-0 record and a 3.43 goals-against average in 24 games. He made a team record 61 appearances in 2006-07 and also set team records for minutes played (3,494), most starts (60) and most consecutive starts (19).

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