Tyson Fawcett, Brycen Martin Expected to Make Jackals Debuts Friday
The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the AHL's Rochester Americans, announced today that forward Tyson Fawcett and defenseman Brycen Martin have been assigned to Elmira by Rochester. The two are expected to make their Jackals debuts this Friday against the Norfolk Admirals.
Fawcett, 23, is an ECHL All-Star who signed with the Jackals over the summer. The explosive forward attended training camp and opened the season with Rochester, although he did not appear in a regular-season game for the Amerks. He put up 42 points (22g, 20a) while appearing in all 72 games for the Evansville Icemen in 2015-16. The Barrie, Ontario native participated in the 2015 ECHL All-Star game in Orlando.
Martin, 20, begins his first season of professional hockey after a successful stint in the WHL.The 6-foot-2, 200-pound defenseman was drafted by the Sabres with the 74th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft and he spent parts of five seasons playing his junior hockey in the WHL. In 277 career WHL games with the Swift Current Broncos, Saskatoon Blades and Everett Silvertips, the lefty-shooting defenseman posted 131 points (21g, 110a). The Calgary, Alberta native appeared in two games for Rochester at the end of the 2014-15 season before returning to the WHL last year.
Fawcett and Martin both skated for the Amerks this preseason.
In an additional roster move, the Jackals have released forward Matt Zay from his SPC.
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