SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Gulls announced that they have been assigned goaltenders Tyler Weiman and Tom Lawson, forwards Frantisek Skladany and David Svagrovsky and defenseman Tomas Slovak by the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League.
The Gulls are the ECHL affiliate of the Avalanche. The five players attended training camp with Colorado and with Lowell of the American Hockey League before being assigned to San Diego.
In his rookie season in 2004-05, the 21-year-old Weiman was named Goaltender of the Year and Rookie of the Year for the Central Hockey League. Selected in the fifth round (164th overall) by Colorado in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Weiman was 33-6-5 with eight shutouts, a goals-against average of 1.80 and a save percentage of .938 and led the league in wins, goals-against average, save percentage and shutouts.
The 26-year-old Lawson was 10-14-0 with a goals-against average of 2.84 and a save percentage of .914 with Hershey of the AHL after being named Goaltender of the Year and Most Valuable Player of the postseason in 2002-03 with Fort Wayne in the United Hockey League.