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Grizzlies Assigned Three Offensive Forwards

10/04/2017 11:29 PM -

West Valley City, Utah – The Utah Grizzlies today received three forwards in Greger Hanson, Kyle Thomas and Zach Saar from the Anaheim Ducks AHL affiliate in San Diego.

Hanson joins Utah with 175 points in 151 career ECHL games on 78 goals and 97 assists. He had 35 goals and 41 assists for 76 points in 58 games last year with the Allen Americans. He has averaged more than a point-per-game in his first four ECHL seasons and won league championships with Allen in 2014, 2015 and 2016. 
 
“Gregor’s speed and skill is very intimidating to the opposition,” said Grizzlies Head Coach/General Manager Tim Branham. 
 
Thomas had 69 points in 58 games last season with Fort Wayne on 27 goals and 42 assists. He has 42 goals and 71 assists for 113 points in 126 career ECHL games.  The Grizzlies acquired his ECHL rights in August.
 
“Kyle puts up big numbers and is a hard worker,” said Branham. “He’s a good skater and makes things happen.”
 
Saar, 6-foot-6 and 225-pounds, enters his rookie season after four years of college hockey at Penn State University. He led Penn State to their first ever Big 10 Championship and NCAA Tournament in 2017.
 
“Zach is a big body player and uses his size to his advantage,” said Branham. “His power forward mentality creates space.”
 
The Grizzlies are in their first week of training camp and host preseason action against Idaho Friday at 7 p.m. at Maverik Center. All tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Maverik Center Box Office or UtahGrizzlies.com.
 
The team’s Face-Off Luncheon/Media Day is Tuesday, October 10 at noon.
 
Opening Night is Saturday, October 14 when the Grizzlies host Colorado at 7 p.m. Single game tickets start at $13 and are available now at Maverik Center Box Office, any Smith’s Tix Location or UtahGrizzlies.com.
 
The team’s High Five! Pack features the team’s top five Saturday home games and includes a free meal at each game and a ticket to the team’s first playoff game starting at $65. Visit utahgrizzlies.com/highfive for more information.
 
The Grizzlies Amtrak Student Pass gives Students with valid ID the chance to attend every Grizzlies game for $49. Visit utahgrizzlies.com/Amtrak for more information. 
 
Group and holiday party packages are on sale now. Visit http://www.utahgrizzlies.com or call (801) 988-8000 for more information.

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