Utah Grizzlies Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Kevin Colley announced today that the team has been assigned defenseman Josh Meyers and forward Ryley Grantham from the Abbotsford Heat. In addition, Utah has signed goaltender Kyle Moir to an amateur tryout agreement.
The Grizzlies are the ECHL affiiliate of the Heat and the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League.
Meyers joins Utah for the second-straight season after starting the season with the Grizzlies last year and totaling three assists in Utah’s first 12 games. He finished last year in Abbotsford, playing in 11 playoff games and started this year with the Heat as well. Since leaving Utah, the 24 year old played in 90 AHL games and totaled five goals and 22 assists. He was a seventh round selection of the Los Angeles Kings in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
Grantham, a sixth-round selection of Calgary in 2008, comes to Utah for the first time after playing the first year and a half of his pro career in Abbotsford. The six-foot-three forward has totaled one goal, six assists and 202 penalty minutes in 89 career AHL games.
Moir, 24, and a fifth round pick of Nashville in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, begins his pro career with Utah after four college seasons at Lakehead University in Ontario and after five seasons of major junior hockey in the WHL with Swift Current. He went 46-26-1 during his college career and won 90 games during his junior career.