Jackals announce trade with GladiatorsTuesday, January 25, 2011
The Elmira Jackals announced on Tuesday that they have acquired the rights to defenseman Drew Paris from the Gwinnett Gladiators in exchange for the rights to defenseman Brennan Turner. Paris has been assigned to the Jackals by the AHL's Toronto Marlies while Turner has been recalled by Elmira's AHL affiliate, the Binghamton Senators.
Paris had a standout rookie season in 2009-2010, leading ECHL first-year defensemen with 45 points and 33 assists while tying for the lead in goals scored with 12 with Elmira's R.J. Anderson. The Pointe-Claire, Quebec native was a 2010 ECHL All-Star selection and was named to the 2009-2010 All-ECHL Rookie Team. Paris played four games for Jackals head coach Malcolm Cameron with the Florida Everblades at the end of 2008-2009 season after finishing out his junior hockey career. This season, Paris has two goals and 10 assists for 12 points in 33 games.
Prior to turning pro, Paris collected 194 points (64g-132a) in a five-year career in the QMJHL. His 22 goals in 2007-2008 were tied for first among QMJHL defensemen while his 55 points were fourth among the league's blue-liners.
The Jackals are back at home on Friday to host the Wheeling Nailers at First Arena. To reserve your seats call (607) 734-PUCK (7825), visit the First Arena Box Office, or log onto the new JackalsHockey.com.
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