Rivermen General Manager Kevin McDonald
announced today that the club has signed defenseman Jake Gannon to a standard player contract for the remainder of the
2010-11 season. As part of the transaction he has been released from his
professional tryout agreement (PTO) with the Rivermen.
24, was signed to three separate PTO’s this season and has appeared in a total
of 20 games. He has recorded three
points (all assists), four penalty minutes and a plus-7 rating which is second
among Rivermen defensemen. He spent 15
games with Peoria between he was signed on Nov. 5 and Dec. 8. He also appeared in one game on Jan. 22.
native of Roselle, Ill., Gannon has spent the rest of the season with the ECHL
Utah Grizzlies, where he serves as the team captain, and collected seven points
(one goal, six assists) in his 16 games.
He served as an alternate captain at the ECHL All-Star Game in
Bakersfield, Calif. on Jan. 27.
season, Gannon also split time between the AHL and ECHL. Under contract with the New York Islanders,
he appeared in 26 games for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL) where he had two
goals and two assists. In 38 games with the
Grizzlies he collected six points (two goals, four assists).
6-foot-1-inch, 192-pound defenseman played four seasons at Colorado College
(2005-09) before turning pro with Utah.
The Rivermen faceoff
against the IceHogs in Rockford tonight at 6:35 p.m. The Rivermen are hosting
an official viewing party at Kouri’s Pub on N. Sterling Ave in Peoria. The game can also be heard locally on 96.5
ESPN in Peoria and online through www.rivermen.net.