PHOENIX – The Phoenix RoadRunners announced that the Phoenix Coyotes of the National Hockey League have assigned rookie center Liam Lindstrom to the team and that left wing Travis Lisabeth, right wing Justin Aikins and center Scott May have all agreed to terms.
The RoadRunners are the ECHL affiliate of the Coyotes of the NHL and the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League.
Selected in the fourth round (115th overall) by Phoenix in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, the 21-year-old Lindstrom, who is the son of two-time Stanley Cup winner Willy Lindstrom, played in his native Sweden each of the last two seasons including 2005-06 when he had seven points (3g-4a) in 40 games for Hammarby.
Selected in the sixth round (173rd overall) by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, the 24-year-old Aikins replaced injured teammate Ash Goldie on the National Conference roster for the ECHL All-Star Game. He had 52 points (16g-36) and 26 penalty minutes in 57 regular season games and three assists and 10 penalty minutes in seven Kelly Cup Playoff games for Long Beach after beginning the season with Columbia where he had seven points (4g-3a) in 10 games.
Selected in the seventh round (222nd overall) by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, the 24-year-old May had nine points (4g-5a) and 20 penalty minutes in 19 games for the Trenton Titans in 2005-06 while also playing in the AHL for Milwaukee where he had six points (3g-3a) and 34 penalty minutes in 34 regular season games and 20 penalty minutes in 18 games in the postseason.
The 28-year-old Lisabeth had 50 points (18g-32a) and 95 penalty minutes in 60 games for Columbia in 2005-06 while also playing in Scotland where he had 10 points (8g-2a) and 18 penalty minutes in 18 games for Edinburgh.