Nolan, Engman Return To Columbia

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Columbia Inferno announced that they have received center Brandon Nolan and defenseman Gustav Engman from the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League and that they have signed left wing Travis Lisabeth. The Inferno also announced that defenseman Eric Nelson has been called up to Lowell of the American Hockey League.

The Inferno is the ECHL affiliate of Manitoba of the AHL and the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League.

Selected in the third round (72nd overall) by New Jersey in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft and in the fourth round (111th overall) by Vancouver in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, the 22-year-old Nolan has six points (1g-5a) in 11 games with Manitoba.

In his first professional season, the 20-year-old Engman has one assist in one game with Manitoba and has also played on game for Columbia.

The 25-year-old Lisabeth had 59 points (26g-33a) in 70 regular season games and one goal in four Kelly Cup Playoff games for Mississippi in 2004-05. He began his professional career with Mississippi in 2001-02 and in four seasons with the Sea Wolves has 175 points (82g-93a) and 458 penalty minutes in 269 regular season games and 11 points (5g-6a) and 53 penalty minutes in 31 Kelly Cup Playoff games.

In his second professional season, the 26-year-old Nelson has five points (2g-3a) and 12 penalty minutes in 12 games with Columbia and two penalty minutes in one game with Lowell.

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