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FLAMES RECALL BRAD FERENCE AND ASSIGN BRANDON PRUST TO OMAHA (AHL)

Saturday, 16.12.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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FLAMES RECALL BRAD FERENCE AND ASSIGN BRANDON PRUST TO OMAHA (AHL)

Date: December 16, 2006

Calgary, AB - Calgary Flames General Manager Darryl Sutter announced today defensemen Brad Ference has been recalled and forward Brandon Prust has been reassigned to the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights (AHL).

After signing with the Calgary Flames this past summer, Ference has played 25 games with the Omaha Knights (AHL), registering one goal, nine assists, and 79 penalty minutes. Ference has played 245 career NHL games split between the Florida Panthers and the Phoenix Coyotes.

Brad Ference Bio and Stats

Brandon Prust has played in ten games with Calgary this season totaling 25 penalty minutes. He played his first NHL career game on November 1st against the Detroit Red Wings. In Omaha this year, the 5’11” 191 lbs winger has recorded four goals and four assists while accumulating 50 penalty minutes in 15 games.

During his rookie pro season in 2005-06, he played in all but one game for the Ak-Sar-Ben Knights, scoring 12 goals and 26 points. The native of London, ON had a team-leading 294 penalty minutes. Originally selected by the Flames in the third round (70th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Prust played 177 career games over three seasons with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League. Prust was a member of the London squad that captured the Memorial Cup in 2005.

The Calgary Flames play their next five games on the road before returning to the Pengrowth Saddledome on Tuesday, December 26th when they host divisional rival Vancouver Canucks.