Flames Assign Cracknell, Neiszner, Seitsonen To Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS – The Las Vegas Wranglers announced that the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League have assigned center Chris Neiszner, rookie right wing Adam Cracknell and rookie center Aki Seitsonen to the team.

The Wranglers are the ECHL affiliate of the Flames of the NHL and the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights of the American Hockey League.

Selected in the fourth round (118th overall) by Calgary in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, the 20-year-old Seitsonen played seven games in the AHL for Omaha in 2005-06, registering two penalty minutes, after completing his Western Hockey League season where he had 35 points (20g-15a) in 66 games with Prince Albert.

Selected in the ninth round (279th overall) by Calgary in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, the 21-year-old Cracknell played six games in the AHL for Omaha in 2005-06, registering three points (1g-2a) and two penalty minutes, after completing his WHL season where he had 93 points (42g-51a) and 85 penalty minutes in 72 regular season games and five points (1g-4a) and six penalty minutes in six playoff games with Kootenay.

The 22-year-old Neiszner had 31 points (11g-20a) and 26 penalty minutes in 58 regular season games as a rookie for Las Vegas in 2005-06 and 11 points (5g-6a) and 10 penalty minutes in 13 games in the Kelly Cup Playoffs for the Wranglers while also playing seven games for Omaha in the AHL where he had two points (1g-1a) and two penalty minutes.

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