PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Pensacola Ice Pilots announced that they have been assigned centers Chris St. Jacques and Jan Steber by the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League, and that defenseman Colin Peters has been recalled to Houston of the AHL.
Pensacola is the ECHL affiliate of the Marlies of the AHL and the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League.
The 22-year-old St. Jacques has three assists and two penalty minutes in four games with the Marlies in 2005-06. In his rookie season in 2004-05, the 5-foot-8 and 190-pound St. Jacques had 47 points (18g-29a) and 74 penalty minutes in 66 regular season games and one assist and six penalty minutes in three Kelly Cup Playoff games with Pensacola and also played four games in the AHL with St. John’s.
Selected in the eighth round (252nd overall) by the Maple Leafs in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, the 20-year-old Steber is in his first professional season. The 6-foot-3 and 202-pound Steber had 34 points (17g-17a) in 63 regular season games and eight points (3g-5a) in 13 playoff games for Halifax in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in 2004-05.