Phoenix reassigns Visentin to Gladiators


DULUTH, Ga. – Goaltender
Mark Visentin has been assigned to the Gwinnett Gladiators from the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League by the Phoenix Coyotes of the National Hockey League.

The Gladiators are the ECHL affiliate of the Coyotes and Pirates.

Visentin has appeared in 22 games with the Pirates this season and has earned a 2.85 goals against average and a .915 save percentage in the AHL. He has notched two shutouts, a 1-0 win over the Connecticut Whale on Dec. 15 and a 2-0 win over Albany on Feb. 2.

The Waterdown, Ontario native skated four seasons with the Niagara IceDogs of the Ontario Hockey League from 2008-2012. He recorded an 89-55-16 record with a 2.75 goals against average and a .911 save percentage in 166 career junior games with Niagara.

Visentin also represented Canada in the World Junior Championships in 2011 and 2012. He twice won a medal with Team Canada as he collected a Silver Medal in 2011 and a Bronze Medal in 2012.

He was selected by the Phoenix Coyotes with the 27th overall pick in the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.