Labelle Returns, Ryan Cruthers Signed
West Valley City, Utah - Utah Grizzlies Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Jason Christie announced today that forward Olivier Labelle has been reassigned from the AHL's Bridgeport Sound Tigers to Utah and that Keith Johnson has been recalled to Bridgeport for the second time this year. In addition, Christie also announced the signing of forward Ryan Cruthers out of Robert Morris University.
The Grizzlies are a proud affiliate of the Sound Tigers and the NHL's New York Islanders.
Recalled to Bridgeport two weeks ago, Labelle scored his first AHL goal of the season in his recent time with the Sound Tigers. In 43 games with Utah, Labelle has 23 goals, 20 assists and 135 penalty minutes. Utah is 25-11-5-1 this year when Labelle is in the lineup.
Johnson, a 2008 ECHL All-Star and the Grizzlies current leading goal scorer (26) returns to Bridgeport for the second time this year. He played three games with the Sound Tigers in December.
Cruthers recently completed four years of college hockey, the final two with Robert Morris University where he finished this year as the team's leading scorer with 17 goals and 20 assists in 34 games.
The Grizzlies return home tonight to host Las Vegas at 7:05 p.m.
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