The Gwinnett Gladiators announced that forward Ian McKenzie has been re-assigned to the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League by the Atlanta Thrashers of the National Hockey League.
The Gladiators are the ECHL affiliate of the Thrashers and Wolves.
McKenzie has earned eight points (2g-6a) in 32 games this season with the Gladiators. He had points in back-to-back games for the Gladiators on Nov. 13 at Cincinnati and Nov. 19 at South Carolina. McKenzie was even or better in seven consecutive games from Nov. 19 through Nov. 27 with the Gladiators. McKenzie has also appeared in on game with Chicago this season.
The Weyburn, Saskatchewan, native split time in each of the past two seasons with Milwaukee of the AHL and Cincinnati of the ECHL. He skated in 24 games with both Cincinnati and Milwaukee last year. In the AHL, he earned one goal with Milwaukee and recorded five points in the ECHL with Cincinnati last season. McKenzie also helped the Cincinnati Cyclones to the 2010 Kelly Cup Championship as he collected six points (3g-3a) in 15 playoff games.
He had 15 points (12g-3a) in 40 games with Cincinnati during the 2008-09 season. He earned four points (3g-1a) in 26 games with Milwaukee. He also had eight points (4g-4a) in eight Kelly Cup Playoff games in the 2009 playoffs.