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Coyotes Reduce Training Camp Roster, Assign 11 to Tucson

September 21, 2019 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Tucson Roadrunners News Release

TUCSON, ARIZONA - Arizona Coyotes President of Hockey Operations and General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have assigned the following 11 players to the Tucson Roadrunners, the club's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate.


Giovanni Fiore

The 23-year-old recorded seven points in 30 games with Tucson after being acquired in December from the Anaheim Ducks organization.

Jeremy Gregoire

Another mid-season acquisition, Gregoire burst into the Roadrunners lineup with three goals in his first six games with the team after coming over from the Milwaukee Admirals. The 24-year-old was also re-signed to a two-year contract with Tucson in June.

Keeghan Howdeshell

Entering his first pro season, Howdehsell comes to the American Hockey League after registering 46 goals and 31 assists, totaling 77 points in Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) last season. The winger was also a teammate of 2018 Coyotes first round selection Barrett Hayton.

Kelly Klima

Klima returns to Tucson for his second season after contributing at a point-per-game pace in the ECHL prior to his recall last season.

Jonathon Martin

One of the more recently signed Roadrunners, Martin enters the Roadrunners roster after posting a career season with San Jose (AHL) last year.

Nate Schnarr

Schnarr, a third-round selection of the Coyotes in 2017, finished ninth in Ontario Hockey League scoring last season with 102 points in 65 games.


Dane Birks

Acquired in the same trade that brought Phil Kessel to the organization, Birks will begin his second professional campaign in Roadrunners training camp.

Cam Dineen

At just 20-years-old, Cam Dineen's first season slated him in the Roadrunners lineup for 57 games. He now returns to Southern Arizona once again.

Jalen Smereck

Smereck participated in the ECHL All-Star Game last season and has played in 20 games with Tucson since 2017.


Erik Kallgren

With back-to-back strong seasons in Sweden under his belt, Erik Kallgren comes to Roadrunners traning camp competing for a spot in the crease.

Merrick Madsen

Madsen recorded consecutive shutouts in his first three American Hockey League starts before an injury brought his first year to an end.

Save The Date

The Roadrunners will open their fourth season of play in Southern Arizona on Friday, October 18 when the team hosts the San Antonio Rampage, AHL affiliate of the Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues at Tucson Arena. Puck drop is set for 7:05 p.m. and ticket packages including the opening night are on sale now.

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