PHOENIX – The Phoenix RoadRunners announced that they have agreed to terms with defenseman Dave Cousineau and goaltender Mathieu Chouinard.
In 2004-05, the 27-year-old Cousineau scored 22 points (5g-17a) in 50 games with Kaufbeuren ESV in Germany and 19 points (4g-15a) in 32 games with Sheffield in England. In his first professional season in 2003-04, the 6-foot-1 and 185-pound Cousineau was selected to the ECHL All-Star Game scoring 32 points (17g-15a) in 69 regular season games and also played in five Kelly Cup Playoff games with Las Vegas and had one assist in game with Toronto of the American Hockey League.
Selected in the first round (15th overall) by the Ottawa Senators in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft and in the second round (45th overall) by Ottawa in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, the 25-year-old Chouinard was 11-9-3 with a goals-against average of 3.01 and a save percentage of .906 in 27 games with San Diego in 2004-05. He also played one game with Peoria of the ECHL and made three appearances with Cincinnati of the AHL. The 6-foot and 212-pound Chouinard made his NHL debut on February 29, 2003 with the Los Angeles Kings in relief of Cristobal Huet in a 6-3 loss to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.