COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Columbia Inferno announced that they have acquired rookie right wing Taylor Raszka from the Toledo Storm in exchange for financial considerations and rookie right wing Kevin Asselin from the Bakersfield Condors in exchange for financial considerations.
The Inferno also announced that they traded forward Chris Thompson to the Gwinnett Gladiators in exchange for defenseman Brian Lee. Lee was then traded to the Stockton Thunder in exchange for defenseman Bryan Rodney. Stockton had acquired Rodney and future considerations in a previous trade with the Charlotte Checkers in exchange for right wing Stephen Slonina and defenseman Jeff Lang.
Columbia also acquired forward Brendan Cook and future considerations from the Texas Wildcatters in exchange for defenseman Derick Martin. Texas had acquired Cook in a previous trade with the Utah Grizzlies in exchange for defenseman James Sanford.
The 20-year-old Raszka has eight points (2g-6a) and 23 penalty minutes in 32 games with Toledo while the 22-year-old Asselin has 11 points (3g-8a) and 36 penalty minutes in 41 games with Bakersfield and two penalty minutes in one game with Texas.
In his second professional season, the 22-year-old Rodney has 21 points (2g-19a) and 14 penalty minutes in 31 games with Charlotte while also playing in the American Hockey League where he has three points (1g-2a) in eight games with Hartford.
In his second professional season, the 23-year-old Cook has 20 points (9g-11a) and 18 penalty minutes in 40 games with Utah and five points (2g-3a) and 15 points in 10 games with Pensacola.