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Ryan Kinasewich Loaned To Hamilton

West Valley City, Utah – Utah Grizzlies Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Kevin Colley announced today that forward and captain Ryan Kinasewich has been loaned to the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs.

Kinasewich leaves Utah on record pace to shatter ECHL records in goals, scoring, points, goals-per-game and points-per-game. He leads the ECHL with 27 points in 12 games after tallying 16 goals and 11 assists to start the year as the team built an 8-4 record. The 26-year-old also leads the league in power-play goals (5), game-winning goals (5) and shots (75). Saturday, he added three goals and two assists to surpass Chris Taylor to become the all-time leading scorer in Grizzlies history. Currently the forward has put up 280 points in just 191 games with Utah, while Taylor took 278 total contests to log 278 points.

"Ryan has dominated the ECHL like no other player ever in the first month of the season," said Colley. "This is a great opportunity for him and we could not be happier. While we have now lost our top two scorers in the last two hours, our system has not changed and other players will have the opportunity to step up as our team expectations remain the same."

The Grizzlies return to the E-Center Friday and Saturday at 7 and Sunday at 4 to host the Las Vegas Wranglers.
Ryan Kinasewich Grizzlies Timeline

November 2, 2005: Grizzlies acquire Ryan Kinasewich from Reading in exchange for future considerations.

November 18, 2005: Kinasewich makes Utah debut in 2-1 win over Phoenix.

November 19, 2005: Kinasewich scores first two Utah points with two assists in 4-2 win over Phoenix.

December 17, 2005: Kinasewich logs first of eight hat tricks with the Grizzlies in 6-5 overtime win at Idaho.

February 25, 2006: Kinasewich sets team record with 13 shots on goal in game in San Diego. 

March 3, 2006: Kinasewich is named ECHL Player of the Month with 10 goals and 16 assists for 26 points in 14 games as Grizzlies went 10-2-2, their best month since joining the ECHL. Kinasewich was also named Player of the Week twice during the 2005-2006 season.

December 18-January 14, 2006: Kinasewich is named ECHL Player of the Week twice in a four-week span.

February 14, 2007: Kinasewich suffers season-ending injury at E-Center against Fresno. Team fizzles down stretch and misses playoffs for only time since joining the ECHL.

November 3, 2007: Kinasewich earns first AHL call-up in Utah after hat trick in 8-5 win at Las Vegas November 2. He spends 24 games with Bridgeport before returning to Utah January 8.

January 16, 2008: Kinasewich sets Grizzlies history with six points in a game as he logged one goal and five assists.

April-May 2008: Kinasewich leads the Grizzlies to the National Conference Finals, as they make their longest playoff run since 1995-96; tallying eight goals and four assists in 12 games.

February 5, 2009: Kinasewich is loaned to Lake Erie and later to the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs, but sustained a season-ending injury on February 22, 2009.

April 5, 2009: Kinasewich miraculously rejoins Grizzlies for playoffs.

September 8, 2009: Kinasewich re-signs for fifth season in Utah three goals and 25 points away from tying team records for scoring and points.

October 16, 2009: Kinasewich nets hat trick in season-opening 5-3 win in Las Vegas, tying Chris Taylor with 111 career goals in a Utah sweater.

October 24, 2009: Kinasewich ties and surpasses Taylor with career Utah goals 112 and 113 to become all-time team leader in goals.

November 5, 2009:
Kinasewich is named the league’s Player of the Month after logging nine goals and five assists for 14 points in five games.

November 14, 2009: Kinasewich sets history in second period tying and surpassing Chris Taylor with career points 278 and 279. In the third period, he completed the hat trick for his 280th point as Utah defeated Las Vegas 8-3 to improve to 8-4. His second period goal put him past Chris Taylor with his 19th game-winning goal in team history.

November 16, 2009: Loaned to Hamilton.

Utah is in their fifth season in the ECHL and their third-straight campaign as an affiliate of the New York Islanders. On September 16, 2009 the Grizzlies announced that they will also be adding up to four prospects this season from the Calgary Flames. Head Coach Kevin Colley returns to the Utah bench this upcoming season after signing a multi-year contract extension on April 20, 2009.  Colley, who at the age of 30 is the youngest coach in the ECHL, led the Grizzlies to the playoffs for the third time in four years during his rookie head coaching campaign. Utah Grizzlies Hockey: The Ultimate Experience.


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