The Vancouver Canucks have assigned a half-dozen players to the Utica Comets, including New Hartford native, RPI grad, Mike Zalewski.
Zalewski, fellow forwards Alex Grenier
, Kellen Lain,
and Dane Fox
, and defenseman Jeremie Blain
will be with the American Hockey League team when their training camp opens Monday at the Utica Memorial Auditorium.
Zalewski signed with the Canucks after his season at RPI last spring, and played two games for the National Hockey League team, picking up an assist.
Grenier (17 goals, 22 assists, 39 points), Lain (7-2 – 19), Mallet (1-4 – 5), and Blain (6 games, no points), were with the Comets last year, with Lain spending a total of nine games with the Canucks and scoring a goal. Fox had 64 goals and 43 assists for the Erie Otters in the Ontario Hockey League last season.
Two players the Canucks released also will be at the Comets’ camp. Defenseman Spencer Humphries played 17 games in the Kontinental Hockey League last season, and forward Curtis Valk, who scored 47 goals and had 45 assists for the Medicine Hat Tigers in the Western Hockey League.
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