Avalanche Reassigns Brandon Gormley to Rampage
DENVER - The Colorado Avalanche announced today that defenseman Brandon Gormley has been reassigned to the San Antonio Rampage. Additionally, blueliners Chris Bigras and Nikita Zadorov have been recalled to the Avalanche.
Gormley, 23, was acquired by Colorado in a Sept. 9 trade with the Arizona Coyotes and has recorded an assist in 26 games for the Avalanche this season. A first-round pick (No. 13 overall) of the Coyotes in the 2010 Entry Draft, he played four games with the San Antonio Rampage during the 2010-11 season and recorded a goal. He split time with Arizona and the Portland Pirates last season, tallying two goals and two assists in 27 contests with the Coyotes and three goals and seven assists in 23 games with Portland.
Bigras, 20, has picked up six goals and 13 assists in his first full American Hockey League season. A second-round pick (No. 32 overall) of the Avalanche in the 2013 Entry Draft, he recorded four assists in seven games with the Lake Erie Monsters last season after wrapping up his OHL career with the Owen Sound Attack. In 234 OHL contests, Bigras scored 35 goals and added 120 assists, earning First-Team All-Star honors in the 2014-15 season.
Zadorov, 20, has contributed eight goals and 10 assists in 28 games with the Silver and Black. He started the season with the Avalanche, tallying two assists in 11 contests. A first-round pick (No. 16 overall) of the Buffalo Sabres in the 2013 Entry Draft, Zadorov was acquired by Colorado in an offseason trade. He spent last season with Buffalo and tallied three goals and 12 assists in 60 games.
The Rampage take on the Stockton Heat tonight at 9 p.m. (CT) at Stockton Arena. The Rampage kick off a nine-game homestand against the Milwaukee Admirals on Friday, Jan. 15, which will be a Bud Light, KISS 99.5 $1 Drink Night at the AT&T Center. Individual and season tickets are available and can be purchased by calling a Rampage representative at 210-444-5554 or online at sarampage.com.
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