Rivermen General Manager Kevin McDonald announced today that the club has
signed forward Slava Trukhno (TRUCK-no)
and defenseman Jake Gannon to
professional tryout contracts (PTO). The
team has also released goaltender Michael
Ouzas from his PTO.
23, has appeared in 30 games this season for the Bakersfield Condors of the
ECHL. He has recorded 32 points (eight
goals, 24 assists) and 36 penalty minutes since joining the club on Nov.
19. Before this season he spent his
first three professional campaigns exclusively with the Springfield Falcons
(AHL). In 193 games, the 6-foot-2-inch,
196-pound center scored 33 goals and added 54 assists and 136 penalty minutes. A native of Moscow, Russia, he was originally
drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the fourth round (#120 overall) of the 2005
NHL Entry Draft.
23, is now in his third stint with the Rivermen this season. 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. He has registered
one assist and skated to a plus-four rating in his time with the club. He 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.
The Rivermen conclude their four-game road trip on
Wednesday in Milwaukee at 7 p.m. The
game can be heard locally on 96.5 ESPN Radio in Peoria.