Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have recalled center Andrew Ebbett from the San Antonio Rampage (AHL) after placing center Martin Hanzal on the injured reserve list. In addition, the Rampage have recalled center Colin Long from their ECHL affiliate, the Las Vegas Wranglers, and have assigned defenseman Mathieu Brodeur and left wing Ned Lukacevic to the Wranglers.
In five games with the Rampage this season, Ebbett has recorded four assists, ranking him tied for second on the team in scoring. Last season, the 5-foot-9, 174-pound native of Calgary, Alberta played in a career-high 59 NHL games with the Minnesota Wild and Chicago Blackhawks collecting 15 points (9 goals, 6 assists) and eight penalty minutes.
Long, 21, has appeared in one game with Las Vegas this season, tallying one goal and one assist. He appeared in 29 games with the Rampage last season collecting two goals and two assists. The Santa Barbara, Calif. native recorded the lone goal for the Rampage in a preseason game against the Texas Stars on Sept. 30, 2010. He was selected by the Phoenix Coyotes in the fourth round (99th overall) of the 2008 NHL Draft.
Brodeur, 20, has appeared in two games with the Rampage this season. Last season he skated in two games with the Rampage, recording an assist. The Laval, Quebec native was selected by the Phoenix Coyotes in the third round (76th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
Lukacevic, 24, was recalled by the Rampage on Oct. 16 and played in one game, recording one shot. He split last season between the Texas Stars (AHL), Providence Bruins (AHL) and Las Vegas (ECHL). He posted an assist in two games with the Stars and two goals and two assists in eight games with Providence in 2009-10. Last season he totaled 65 points (28 goals, 37 assists) in 61 games with Las Vegas. The Podgorica, Yugoslavia native has appeared in 75 regular season AHL games (6 goals, 8 assists) and 15 AHL playoff games (1 goal, 1 assist) in his six-year professional career split between Manchester, Providence, Texas and San Antonio. Lukacevic was selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the fourth round (110th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
The Rampage will host the Lake Erie Monsters tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the AT&T Center. Wednesday’s game features the first All-You-Can-Eat Weeknight of the season in which fans can get a game ticket and bottomless popcorn, soda, nachos, peanuts and hot dogs for $20. Tickets can be purchased online at sarampage.com, at the AT&T Center Southeast Box Office or by calling a Rampage sales representative at (210) 444-5554.