Grizzlies Acquire Paul McIlveen from Cincinnati

February 28, 2011 - ECHL (ECHL) - Utah Grizzlies News Release

West Valley City, Utah - Utah Grizzlies Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Kevin Colley announced today that the team has acquired forward Paul McIlveen from the Cincinnati Cyclones to complete an earlier trade that sent Dylan Hunter east.

McIlveen had five goals and three assists for eight points and a plus-five in nine games with the Cyclones this season after being acquired from Greenville where he had four goals and nine assists for 13 points in 37 games.

The 24-year-old spent last season in Europe where he played in the DEL, which is the top league overseas with Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams. Prior to that, he played from 2007-2009 in the ECHL. In 2008-2009 with Elmira and South Carolina, he had 22 goals and 33 assists for 55 points in 64 games. In his rookie season in 2007-2008, he had 11 goals and 23 assists for 34 points in 57 games with the Stingrays.

He also played in 25 ECHL playoff games from 2007-2009 and had five goals and 10 assists. In addition, in 2008-2009 he played two AHL games with Binghamton and one with Norfolk.

The Grizzlies return home to open a six-game home stand Friday and Saturday to host Ontario at 7:05 p.m. each evening.

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