ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Alaska Aces, ECHL affiliate of the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League, announced that right wing David Eddy has been reassigned to the club by the Flames from the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League. In a separate transaction, the Aces have signed goaltender Alex Kangas.
Eddy, 22, has three points (1g-2a) in five games with the Aces this season, along with a +1 rating and 12 penalty minutes. He has added three games with Abbotsford and has earned a goal and seven penalty minutes in 17 career AHL games. The 6-foot, 187 pound forward racked up 16 points (5g-11a)and 61 penalty minutes in 32 regular season games with the Utah Grizzlies last season, and posted a goal in four Kelly Cup Playoff games.
Kangas joins the Aces with four games of experience in the Central Hockey League with the Fort Wayne Komets in 2011-12, going 2-1-0 with an .889 save percentage. He spent his college career with the University of Minnesota and was 47-41-16 with four shutouts and a .912 save percentage in 109 career games. He became the fourth goaltender in program history to surpass the 2,600 career save mark and was Minnesota’s Most Valuable Player and MVP of the WCHA Final Five as a freshman in 2007-08, breaking the Golden Gophers records in goals-against-average (1.98) and save percentage (.930).