Florida Panthers Assign D-Man Peter Aston To Utah

January 21, 2010 - ECHL (ECHL) - Utah Grizzlies News Release

West Valley City, Utah - Utah Grizzlies Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Kevin Colley announced today that defenseman Peter Aston has been assigned to the team by the Florida Panthers from their AHL affiliate in Rochester.

The 23-year-old will be in action Friday at 7:05 p.m. when Utah opens a six-game home stand starting with the Ontario Reign.

In three seasons, in Rochester, Aston played 126 games tallying five goals and 18 assists for 23 points and 53 penalty minutes. He played 17 games this year with the Amerks and added four penalty minutes. The Toronto native played six games with the ECHL's Florida Everblades in 2007-2008 and totaled one goal and two assists while also notching one assist in two playoff games.

Aston was selected in the sixth round and 155th overall by the Panthers in the 2006 NHL entry draft. Earlier this season, Utah loaned forward Dylan Hunter to Rochester where he played in 10 games.

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