Las Vegas, NV – The Las Vegas Wranglers® announced today that they have agreed to terms with centers Vince Bellissimo and Ryan Huddy for the 2010-11 season. The team also announced that they have acquired the rights to defenseman Jamie Fritsch from the Gwinnett Gladiators in exchange for considerations.
Bellissimo comes to Las Vegas entering his sixth full professional season. The Toronto, Ontario, native has spent time in the ECHL, AHL and Europe since finishing his career with Western Michigan University in 2005.
Huddy, 26, joins the Wranglers for his fifth professional season. In 2008-09, Huddy joined the Stockton Thunder and scored 35 goals and 38 assists for 73 points in 69 games. He also appeared in 14 playoff games with the Thunder, where he added 14 points, and spent five games with the AHL’s Springfield Falcons earning one assist.
Fritsch, a 6-2 200-pound defenseman entering his second professional season, was acquired by Las Vegas via trade with the Gwinnett Gladiators for considerations. A native of Odenton, Maryland, Fritsch spent 48 games with the Gwinnett Gladiators of the ECHL in 2009-10, tallying five points and 41 penalty minutes. Fritsch also earned a call-up to Norfolk of the AHL, where he played two games.