Buffalo Assigns Berkhoel To Dayton
Bombers Receive Rookie Walton From Blue Jackets

DAYTON, Ohio – The Dayton Bombers announced that goaltender Adam Berkhoel has been assigned by the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League and that rookie right wing Brent Walton has been assigned by the Columbus Blue Jackets of the NHL.

The Bombers are the ECHL affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League and the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League.

The 22-year-old Walton has played one game for Syracuse this season after having seven penalty minutes in six games after signing with the Crunch upon completion of his career at Western Michigan University where he had 155 points (71g-84a) in 154 games from 2002-06.

Selected in the eighth round (240th overall) by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, the 25-year-old Berkhoel was 2-4-1 with a goals-against average of 3.80 and a save percentage of .882 in nine games for Atlanta of the NHL in 2005-06. He also played in the ECHL with Gwinnett where he was 10-4-1 with a shutout, a goals-against average of 2.73 and a save percentage of .909 and in the AHL with Chicago where he was 3-6-0 with a goals-against average of 3.65 and a save percentage of .882.

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