Players Return to Jackals After AHL Tryouts
The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the AHL's Rochester Americans, announced today the return of four players from AHL training camp, with three players returning from camp with the Rochester Americans.
Three players--Benjamin Dieude-Fauvel, Davis Vandane and Daultan Leveille--return from camp with Rochester while goaltender Andy Iles has been returned to the Jackals after spending camp with the Albany Devils
Diedue-Fauvel, 30, will begin his second stint with the Jackals in 2016-17. He spent all of training camp with the Americans and chipped in with an assist in Rochester's preseason game against Binghamton Thursday night.
Vandane, 24, is entering his second year as a pro and his first with the Jackals. He also spent all of camp with Rochester and had an assist in Thursday's preseason game with the Amerks. He had eight points (2g, 6a) in 45 games with three teams last season.
Leveille, 26, earned a call up and played in Rochester's preseason game against the Senators on Saturday after spending camp with the Jackals. The former first round draft pick enters his first season in Elmira and his fifth season as a pro.
Iles, 24, rejoins the Jackals after spending camp with the Albany Devils. The Ithaca native will begin his first season with Elmira and his third pro season. He has a 39-24-6 record in 77 ECHL games.
The Jackals also announced that they have released forward Christian Horn and defenseman Rich Botting from tryout agreements and forward Matt Hatch from his contract.
With the Jackals preseason schedule completed, the team must submit its season opening roster to the league on Wednesday, Oct. 12.
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