WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – The Utah Grizzlies announced that they have acquired rookie defenseman Patrik Prokop from Bakersfield to complete the Dec. 8 trade that sent defenseman Evan Stoflet to Bakersfield.
It was also announced that the Grizzlies have signed forward Ryan Hand.
The Grizzlies are the ECHL affiliate of the New York Islanders and the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League and Bridgeport and Abbotsford of the American Hockey League.
The head coach of the Islanders is former ECHL player and coach Scott Gordon while former ECHL player and coach Scott Allen is an assistant coach for the Islanders. Former ECHL coach and executive Jack Capuano is head coach of Bridgeport while the assistant coaches are 2003-04 ECHL Coach of the Year and former ECHL player Pat Bingham and former Johnstown Chiefs assistant coach Matthew Bertani.
Former ECHL player Jamie McLennan is an assistant coach for Calgary. The head coach of Abbotsford is former ECHL coach Jim Playfair while the assistant coaches are former ECHL player and coach Jared Bednar and former ECHL player Steve O’Rourke.