November 10, 2017 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Syracuse Crunch
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The Tampa Bay Lightning have assigned forward Erik Condra to the Syracuse Crunch and have reassigned defenseman Matthew Spencer and goaltender Connor Ingram to the Adirondack Thunder of the ECHL. Additionally, the Crunch have recalled goaltender Nick Riopel from Adirondack and released forward Jason Akeson from his professional tryout agreement, general manager Julien BriseBois announced today.
Condra, 31, played in 55 games with the Crunch as captain last season, recording 15 goals. His 48 points were tied for third on the team. He also put up 16 points (5g, 11a) in 18 Calder Cup Playoffs games last year and skated in thirteen games with the Lightning.
A native of Trenton, Michigan, Condra has played in 366 career NHL games with the Tampa Bay Lightning and Ottawa Senators recording 39 goals and 98 points with a career plus-18 rating. He has skated in 26 career Stanley Cup Playoffs games earning nine points (3g, 6a). Condra has also appeared in 190 AHL games with the Crunch and Binghamton Senators notching 133 points (43g, 90a) and a plus-28 rating. He was drafted by Ottawa in the seventh round, 211th overall, at the 2006 NHL Draft.
Spencer, 20, has appeared in two games with the Crunch this season. He skated in 60 games with the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League this past season, recording seven goals and 29 points to go along with 60 penalty minutes. He ranked third among all Petes defensemen for assists with 22 during the regular season. The 6-foot-1, 207-pound defenseman also appeared in 12 OHL playoff games, posting seven points.
The Guelph, Ontario native has played in 251 career OHL games, all with Peterborough over the past four seasons, posting 19 goals and 79 points to go along with 203 penalty minutes. Spencer was selected by the Lightning in the second round, 44th overall, at the 2015 NHL Draft.
Ingram, 20, has played in six games with Syracuse recording a 3.36 goals-against average and .860 save percentage. The 6-foot-1, 202 pound netminder played in 158 career WHL games with the Kamloops Blazers, posting a 2.68 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage with an 81-50-16 record. In 45 games last season, he posted career-highs with a 2.44 goals-against average, .927 save percentage, a 26-14-2 record and five shutouts. Ingram led the WHL for save percentage and ranked second among goaltenders with more than seven games played for goals-against average.
The Imperial, Saskatchewan native played in four games with Team Canada at the 2017 World Junior Championships, recording a 2-1 record and a 2.57 goals-against average with one shutout, helping Canada to the Silver Medal. Ingram was selected by Tampa Bay in the third round, 88th overall, of the 2016 NHL Draft.
Riopel, 28, appeared in nine games with Adirondack this season earning a 3.91 goals-against average and .871 save percentage. In 32 games with the Kalamazoo Wings of the ECHL last season, he posted a 18-12-1 record along with a 3.13 goals-against average and a .899 save percentage.
The 6-foot, 185-pound netminder has appeared in 138 career ECHL contests with Adirondack, Kalamazoo, Norfolk, Rapid City and Greenville, compiling a 73-57-6 record. Riopel also earned a 7-13-0 record in a 21 career AHL games all with the Adirondack Phantoms. Prior to his professional career, the Beloiel, Quebec native spent five seasons with the Moncton Wildcats of the QMJHL from 2005 to 2010, recording a 94-47-14 record in 168 appearances. Riopel was selected in the fifth round, 142nd overall, by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.