BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors announced that rookie defenseman Sean Hurley, center Charlie Kronschnabel and forward Chad Painchaud have been assigned to the team from the Iowa Chops of the American Hockey League.
The Condors are the ECHL affiliate of the Chops of the AHL and the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League. Dave Farrish, who coached in the ECHL from 2000-05, and Joe Trotta, who was an assistant coach in the ECHL in 2000-01, are assistant coaches for the Ducks.
The 25-year-old Hurley played in the AHL in 2007-08 after completing his career at Brown University and had one assist and four penalty minutes in six games with Norfolk while also playing one game for Worcester.
The 25-year-old Kronschnabel played fort the Reading Royals as a rookie in 2007-08 and had 35 points (13g-22a) and 62 penalty minutes in 72 regular season games and eight points (3g-5a) and eight penalty minutes in 13 Kelly Cup Playoff games.
The 22-year-old Painchaud was acquired with defenseman Ken Klee and forward Brad Larsen by Anaheim from Atlanta in exchange for defenseman Matthieu Schneider on Sept. 26. Selected in the fourth round (106th overall) by Atlanta in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, he had 13 points (8g-5a) and 17 penalty minutes in 10 regular season games and one assist in four Kelly Cup Playoff games for the Gwinnett Gladiators in 2007-08 while also playing in the AHL where he had three points (1g-2a) and 13 penalty minutes in 22 games for Chicago.