WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – The Utah Grizzlies announced that Ryan Kinasewich (pictured) has been named team captain and that Matt Craig, James Sanford, Tim Verbeek and Jon Gleed will serve as alternate captains.
It was also announced that Travis Rycroft has announced his retirement.
The Grizzlies are the ECHL affiliate of the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League. The head coach of the Islanders is former ECHL player and coach Scott Gordon while former ECHL player Daniel Lacroix 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.