Fuel Add Two in Trio of Trades
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indy Fuel, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks and the AHL's Rockford IceHogs, announced Thursday that the team acquired forwards Jonathan Parker and Nicklas Lindberg in separate trades with the Colorado Eagles and Tulsa Oilers, both for future considerations, and that defenseman Ildar Telyakov was additionally traded to the Kalamazoo Wings in exchange for future considerations.
A 5'11", 205 lb. right-handed shooting forward from Solana Beach, California, Parker notched ten goals and 26 points in 27 appearances for the Eagles in 2014-15 with 16 penalty minutes and a plus-one rating. In 81 career ECHL games played in parts of three seasons from 2011 to 2015 for Colorado, the Gwinnett Gladiators and the Ontario Reign, Parker has 27 goals to his credit, along with 67 points and 38 penalty minutes. Parker, 23, also appeared in 76 AHL games over parts of three seasons with the Rochester Americans from 2011 to 2014, scoring six goals and 12 points over that span. Prior to his professional career, Parker spent four seasons in the Canadian Major Junior ranks from 2008 to 2011 with the WHL's Seattle Thunderbirds and Prince Albert Raiders.
A veteran of over 660 professional games, Lindberg, 34, a native of Stockholm Sweden, joins the Fuel for his 11th professional season. In 2013-14, the 5'11", 190 lb. left-handed shooting forward registered 11 goals and 42 points, along with 69 penalty minutes, for the CHL's St. Charles Chill. Lindberg tallied 29 goals, 86 points and 122 penalty minutes in 149 career ECHL games for the Pensacola Ice Pilots and Bakersfield Condors in parts of three seasons from 2004 to 2007. In parts of six seasons in the CHL from 2006 to 2014, Lindberg appeared in 315 games for the Corpus Christi Rayz, Evansville IceMen, Bloomington Blaze and St. Charles, registering 90 goals and 300 points. In two IHL campaigns for the Port Huron Icehawks from 2008 to 2010, Lindberg notched 47 goals and 148 points in 151 games played with 100 penalty minutes and a +25 rating.
In eight appearances for the Fuel this year, prior to an extended stint on the 21-day injured reserve list with an upper-body injury, Telyakov registered two penalty minutes and a +1 rating. In response to Thursday's moves, Indy forward Dean Chelios was placed on the ECHL reserve list.
Next up for the Fuel, it's a Friday showdown vs. the Cincinnati Cyclones with the opening faceoff set for 7:35 pm at Indiana Farmers Coliseum with the first . For tickets, visit any Ticketmaster outlet, log on to www.Ticketmaster.com or swing by the Indiana Farmers Coliseum box office during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Full television coverage of Friday's game starts at 7:30 pm on HTSN with Jim Mirabello on the call and full radio coverage begins with the "Jose Cuervo Pregame Show" at 7:20 pm over the air on CBS Sports 1430 WXNT-AM, online at www.cbssports1430.com and on smartphones everywhere via the free "TuneIn" Radio app with Fuel broadcaster Tony Brown providing the play-by-play.
In 2014-15, the Indy Fuel, the proud "AA" affiliate of the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks and AHL's Rockford IceHogs, drop the puck on their first season in the ECHL. Season ticket packages for the Fuel's inaugural campaign are available now starting at just under $12 per game! To reserve your seats, contact the Fuel today at (317) 925-FUEL or visit www.indyfuelhockey.com for more information. Be sure to follow the Fuel on Twitter @IndyFuel and don't forget to 'Like' the official "Indy Fuel" fan page on Facebook.
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