West Valley City, Utah – Utah Grizzlies Head Coach and General Manager Tim Branham announced today that the team has agreed to terms with goaltender Aaron Dell, forward Kenton Miller and defenseman Darren Rowe for the 2013-2014 season.
The Grizzlies are the ECHL affiliate of the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League of the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League.
Dell, 24, enters his second professional season after being named the Central Hockey League’s Most Outstanding Goaltender last year with the Allen Americans, while also leading the team to their first CHL championship. In the regular season, Dell went 22-11-6 with a 2.30 goals-against-average, a .916 save percentage and three shutouts. He won all 12 playoff games for the Americans in 2013 and went 49-20-5 with eight shutouts in three seasons at the University of North Dakota.
Miller, 22, had 51 points (30g-21a) in 53 games last year with the CHL’s Missouri Mavericks and also got called up to the AHL’s Chicago Wolves for six games. He added 11 points (7g-4a) in 13 playoff games for the Mavericks last season after completing four years of junior hockey in the WHL where he played in 37 career playoff games totaling 13 goals and 4 assists with Spokane and Moose Jaw.
Rowe, 24, played three games with the Grizzlies last year after completing college at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He had one goal and two assists in three games with Utah as he played in games eight, nine and ten of Utah’s season-long ten-game unbeaten streak in March.