West Valley City, Utah – The Utah Grizzlies announced today that defenseman Nick Tuzzolino has been loaned to the AHL’s Portland Pirates.
Tuzzolino leaves Utah as the team’s leading scorer among defensemen with seven goals and 18 assists in 45 games. He also leads the Grizzlies with four goals and 13 assists for 17 points on the power-play. Utah acquired the 2005 Islanders draft pick from Wheeling on Oct. 28. He spent his previous two seasons with Alaska.