Gabinet Replaces Teammate On National Roster

PRINCETON, N.J. – The ECHL on Thursday announced that Idaho rookie defenseman Mike Gabinet will replace teammate Jonathan Zion on the National Conference roster for the 2006 ECHL All-Star Game presented by Bud Light on Jan. 25 at Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif.

The Fresno Falcons are the host for the 2006 ECHL All-Star Skills Competition on Jan. 24 and the 2006 ECHL All-Star Game presented by Bud Light on Jan. 25. Both events will be at Save Mart Center and begin at 7 p.m. PT.

Selected in the eighth round (237th overall) by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft and in his first professional season in North America, the 24-year-old Gabinet has a game-winning goal and three points (1g-2a) in 11 games for the Steelheads. The 6-foot-3 and 210-pound Gabinet played professionally in Finland in 2004-05 and had three points (2g-1a) and 46 penalty minutes in 54 games. He played four seasons at the University of Nebraska at Omaha where he had 47 points (6g-41a) and 138 penalty minutes in 130 career games.