The press release is below from the Amerks announcing the addition of Scott Campbell and Igor Gongalsky. Marcus Foligno was also sent down by the Sabres. The chances of Foligno playing are very slim, this would be his fifth game in six nights if he plays and that’s something no team wants a player going through. I think everyone would be all for him playing, we’ll see at game time what the coaches decision is.
Out of the two players added Scott Campbell appears to be the one with more of an offensive upside. Campbell has scored 9 goals and 8 assists in 28 games with the Las Vegas Wranglers. Gongalsky was recently released from a PTO with the Portland Pirates where he played in 13 games and had one assist. He also played in 54 games with the Pirates last season and tallied four goals and six assists. We’ll see what they can do tonight.
(Rochester, NY)… The Rochester Americans announced today that the team has signed forward Scott Campbell of the ECHL’s Las Vegas Wranglers and forward Igor Gongalsky of the ECHL’s Gwinnett Gladiators to professional tryouts. Earlier today, forward Marcus Foligno was assigned to the Amerks by the Buffalo Sabres.
Campbell, 25, has appeared in 27 games for Las Vegas this season, recording 16 points (9+7) and 19 penalty minutes to rank fifth on the team in scoring and fourth in goals. He is also tied for the team lead with a +11 rating and leads all rookies in scoring. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Campbell played four years of collegiate hockey at UMass-Lowell, where he registered 85 points (39+46) in 126 games. Upon the completion of his senior year in 2010-11, Campbell, a native of Navan, Ontatio, joined the AHL’s Houston Aeros and appeared in six games.
Gongalsky, 25, has appeared in 13 games with the AHL’s Portland Pirates this season, where he has recorded one assist and 29 penalty minutes. He has also played in three games with Gwinnett and collected two assists and four penalty minutes. The 6-foot, 225-pound Gongalsky, who attended Amerks training camp in 2010, has appeared in 73 career AHL games with San Antonio and Portland, recording 11 points (4+7) and 115 penalty minutes. In 181 career ECHL games with Fresno, Stockton, Greenville and Gwinnett, the native of Kiev, Ukraine, has collected 109 points (44+65) and 369 penalty minutes.
The Amerks host the Lake Erie Monsters tonight at The Blue Cross Arena at 7:05 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 1-855-GO-AMERKS or visit www.amerks.com.