LAFAYETTE, La. – The Louisiana IceGators announced that center David Bararuk has been recalled to Houston of the American Hockey League. Bararuk will be available for the Aeros games on Friday and Saturday against the defending Calder Cup champion Milwaukee Admirals.
Under contract to Dallas of the National Hockey League, the 21-year-old Bararuk is tied for the IceGators team lead with 22 assists and ranks second with 14 goals and 36 points. He has had three consecutive three-point games, including a goal and two assists on Wednesday against American Conference leader Pensacola.
In his first professional season in 2003-04, the 21-year-old Bararuk played in the AHL with Utah and in the ECHL with Idaho. Selected in the fifth round (147th overall) by the Dallas Stars in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Bararuk scored 12 points (5g-7a) in 52 regular season games with Utah and 15 points (7g-8a) in 16 regular season games with Idaho. Bararuk helped Idaho capture the Kelly Cup Championship, scoring 14 points (5g-9a) in 15 games.