RoadRunners Sign Rookie Defenseman Barthel

PHOENIX – The Phoenix RoadRunners announced that they have signed rookie defenseman Clayton Barthel.

Selected in the third round (88th overall) by the Washington Capitals in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, the 20-year-old played the last five seasons in the Western Hockey League where he had 81 points (25g-56a) and 452 penalty minutes in 327 regular season games and seven points (2g-5a) and 36 penalty minutes in 34 playoff games for Seattle and Kelowna from 2002-07.

The RoadRunners are the ECHL affiliate of the Phoenix Coyotes of the National Hockey League and the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League.

Team Press Release