Jets reassign Gagnon to IceCaps
Release Lunden from PTO
The Winnipeg Jets announced today they have re-assigned forward Aaron Gagnon to the St. John’s IceCaps of the American Hockey League. To make room on the roster, the St. John’s IceCaps announced they have released forward Josh Lunden from his professional tryout contract.
Gagnon, 26, has played in seven games with the Winnipeg Jets this season. He will return to the IceCaps where he has appeared in 35 games this campaign racking up 20 points (8g, 12a) and eight penalty minutes. The Quesnel, B.C. native has now played in 28 career NHL games between Dallas and Winnipeg earning two assists.
He was originally drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes in the eighth round, 240th overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
Gagnon is expected to be in the lineup Saturday night when the IceCaps host the Binghamton Senators.
Lunden, 25, has played in two games with the IceCaps since signing his PTO on Feb. 6/12. Lunden will return to the Las Vegas Wranglers of the ECHL where he has played in 30 games this season for 31 points (12g, 18a) and 44 penalty minutes.
The Coquitlam, BC native has now played in 23 career AHL games between San Antonio, Peoria, and St. John’s for two points (0g, 2a) and 13 penalty minutes.