Checkers Trade Jamieson To Phoenix

February 26, 2008 - ECHL (ECHL) - Charlotte Checkers

News Release

Charlotte, N.C. - General manager and head coach of the Charlotte Checkers, Derek Wilkinson, announced today that the team has traded forward, Dusty Jamieson to the Phoenix Roadrunners for forward, Justin Maiser.

A fifth-round pick of the Montreal Canadiens in the 1999 National Hockey League Entry Draft, Jamieson has been in the Checkers lineup since the 2002-03 season. During his time with the Checkers, he has led the team in goals-scored four times and twice in points. He leaves the team placed second all-time in goals scored. In 53 games this season with Charlotte, he has garnered 17 goals and nine assists for 26 points.

Maiser, 6-foot-2, 195 pounds, was drafted by the St. Louis Blues during the fifth round of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. In 54 games with the Roadrunners this year, Maiser accumulated 18 goals and 13 assists for 31 points with 102 penalty minutes. Last season, he played for the Dayton Bombers and registered career high numbers with 19 goals, 28 assists for 47 points with 100 penalty minutes in 72 games. He suited up in 22 playoff games with the Bombers going all the way to the Kelly Cup finals in a losing effort.

The Checkers are in their 15th season of play as a member of the ECHL. Their next home game takes place on March 4 against the Gwinnett Gladiators. In the team\'s 14-year history, the Checkers have made the playoffs 10 times including three consecutive playoff appearances to date. The Checkers are in their third season of play at St. Lawrence Homes Home Ice at Charlotte Bobcats Arena. Season tickets are on sale now with full-season packages starting at just $175. For season ticket information, please call 704-342-4-ICE or visit www.gocheckers.com.

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