Abbotsford, BC - Abbotsford Heat General Manager Jay Feaster announced two transactions today. Goaltender Grant Rollheiser has been released from his Professional Try-Out (PTO), while Forward Ryan Howse has been reassigned from the Utah Grizzlies (ECHL) to the Abbotsford Heat.
Rollheiser was signed on Sunday to back up Barry Brust due to Danny Taylor’s recall by the Calgary Flames and Leland Irving’s recovery from elective minor surgery. The Chilliwack, BC native attended Heat Training Camp this past Fall and has split time between Utah (ECHL) and Wichita (CHL) in his first professional season.
GRANT ROLLHEISER – GOALIE
BORN: Chilliwack, BC DATE: July 24, 1989
HEIGHT: 6’4’’ WEIGHT: 225 lbs.
HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a free agent on March 17th, 2013