Nielsen Loaned to San Diego, Tsekos Recalled to Colorado

November 30, 2022 - ECHL (ECHL) - Utah Grizzlies News Release

West Valley City, Utah - Utah Grizzlies defenseman Andrew Nielsen has been loaned to the AHL's San Diego Gulls. Forward Zach Tsekos was recalled to the AHL's Colorado Eagles.

Nielsen leads the ECHL in power play assists (12) and power play points (13). He leads the Grizzlies in assists (16) and points (18). Nielsen tied a single game team record with 6 assists at Kansas City on November 5, 2022. Nielsen had 1 goal and 4 assists in the 3 game series against Trois-Rivieres on November 25-27.

Andrew has appeared in 248 career AHL games with the Toronto Marlies, Stockton Heat, Hershey Bears and Tucson Roadrunners over a 7 year period from 2016-2022.

Tsekos is on an AHL contract with the Eagles and he was recalled to Colorado on November 30. Tsekos leads Utah with 8 goals this season. He also leads the club with a +4 rating and has 4 power play goals.

The Grizzlies are on the road at Idaho on December 2-3 and at Jacksonville on December 7, 9-10. The Grizz return to Maverik Center for a 2-game series on December 17 at 7:10 pm and December 18 at 3:10 pm. Saturday the 17th is Ugly Sweater Night as well as the annual Teddy Bear Toss, where fans throw teddy bears on the ice after Utah's first goal. Those bears will go to local charities. Tickets for every Grizzlies home game are available at or by calling (801) 988-8000.

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