The Las Vegas Wranglers announced today that defenseman Mike Madill has been returned by Milwaukee of the American Hockey League. The team also announced the addition of center Curtis Fraser from the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL.
Madill returns to Las Vegas after going scoreless in a one-game stint with the Admirals. He was originally assigned to Las Vegas on October 11th by the Quad City Flames. The 25-year old has played in 65 games for Las Vegas, scoring four goals and adding ten assists for 14 points. Madill also posted a +6 and 46 penalty minutes.
Madill started this season in the Calgary Flames Training Camp, followed up by Quad City’s training camp. Madill appeared in both of the Flames first two games. He recorded an assist on Opening Night as the Flames beat Rockford 5-1.
Madill played seven games with the AHL’s Houston Aeros last season. He recorded one point (an assist) during his inaugural stint in the AHL. Madill spent the majority of the 2006-07 season with the ECHL’s Texas Wildcatters. He ranked ninth in scoring amongst ECHL defensemen with 43 points (four goals and 39 assists) last season. The 25-year old was named to the 2007 American Conference All-Star Team as a member of the Wildcatters. Prior to turning pro, Madill played four seasons at St. Lawrence University, three of them with former Wranglers goalie Mike McKenna. In 154 collegiate games, Madill scored 14 goals and added 49 assists for 63 points.
Fraser needs one game to be eligible for the Wranglers 2008 Kelly Cup Playoff Roster. He originally signed with San Antonio on November 16th after posting two goals and six assists for eight points in only four games with the Wranglers. In 38 games with San Antonio, Fraser has four goals and two assists for six points. Fraser is seventh on the team with 85 penalty minutes.
Fraser played the last four seasons at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. In 148 games with the Nanooks, the six-foot-two, 200-pound center scored 59 goals and totaled 114 points. At the end of his senior season, Fraser played four playoff games with the AHL’s Chicago Wolves.
The Wranglers play all 36 home games at the Orleans Arena, located at the Orleans Hotel and Casino at 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Individual game tickets are now on sale and 2008 Kelly Cup Playoff packages are now available. Fans may purchase tickets on the Wranglers team website atwww.lasvegaswranglers.com.or the Orleans Arena website (www.orleansarena.com. Fans may also purchase tickets at any of the following locations in the valley: Galleria Mall, Meadows Mall, Orleans Casino showroom box office, Gold Coast Casino showroom box office and the Sun Coast Casino showroom box office. Tickets may be ordered by phone at (702) 739-3267.
Call (702) 471-PUCK (7825) for more information or visit www.lasvegaswranglers.com.