West Valley City, Utah – Utah Grizzlies Head Coach/General Manager Tim Branham announced that the team has acquired forwards Mathieu Aubin and Michael Pelech from the Cincinnati Cyclones in exchange for future considerations.
The Grizzlies are the ECHL affiliate of the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League and the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League.
Aubin, 27, served as the Cyclones captain from December 2011 to May of 2013 and won two Kelly Cup championships in Cincinnati (2008 and 2010). In addition, he won a Calder Cup championship with Hamilton of the AHL in 2009. In 346 career ECHL games with Cincinnati and Bakersfield, Aubin has totaled 309 points (125g-184a). He was named the ECHL’s Plus Performer of the Year in 2011-2012 with a +25 rating. Last season, the 2005 draft pick of Montreal, had 56 points (18g-28a) in 67 games with Cincinnati.
Pelech, 24, has spent the last two years in Cincinnati, where he totaled 106 points (29g-77a) in 110 games. He was selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He played against Utah with the Ontario Reign from 2008-10. He played 18 games last year in the AHL with Connecticut, Peoria and Worcester.