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Aeros loan Kotyk to ECHL Augusta

October 19, 2005 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Houston Aeros News Release

HOUSTON, Texas - The American Hockey League's Houston Aeros have loaned goaltender Seamus Kotyk (SHAY-muhz, KAH-tik) to the ECHL's Augusta Lynx, the teams announced Wednesday

Kotyk, 25 (10/7/80), went 10-6-1 with a 2.95 gaa in 23 games last season for the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals. He backed up Josh Harding for one of Houston's first five games this season. Before going to Milwaukee, Kotyk spent the prior three seasons with the Cleveland Barons of the AHL, and his career mark in the league is 36-49-8 with a 2.69 gaa. Last April, he became the eighth goalie in AHL history to score a goal when he accomplished the feat against San Antonio. The 5-foot-11, 187-pound native of London, Ont., won the Gretzky Trophy as Ontario Hockey League post-season Most Valuable Player in 2001 as his Ottawa 67's advanced to the Memorial Cup. Ottawa won the Memorial Cup in 1999. In four seasons with the 67's, Kotyk went 75-38-16 a 2.69 gaa. Kotyk was Boston's fifth-round pick (No. 147 overall) in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.

Houston returns home for two big games this weekend. Click here to buy tickets.

Friday at 7:35 p.m. Grand Rapids comes to town. The first 5,000 fans will receive an Aeros "Winning Tradition" poster. As an added bonus, three-time NHL All-Star and Stanley Cup winning goaltender Chris Osgood is scheduled be in net for the Griffins on a rehab assignment, barring any setbacks from a groin injury.

Saturday, Manchester and former Aero Marty Wilford come to town for a 7:35 p.m. game. The first 5,000 fans receive an Aeros autographed team poster.

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