The Las Vegas Wranglers announced today that left wing Josh Lunden has been loaned to the American Hockey League’s St. John’s IceCaps for the second time this season. Center Eric Lampe has also been released from his professional try-out agreement with the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs and will be returning to the Wranglers line-up.
Lunden, 26, previously played two games with the IceCaps in early February. The 6’2’’, 202-pound left wing has also been called up to the AHL’s Peoria Rivermen and Houston Aeros, appearing in five AHL games this season. With Las Vegas, Lunden has collected 42 points (21 goals, 21 assists) in 44 games. The Coquitlam, British Columbia native also signed an entry-level contract with the NHL’s Phoenix Coyotes in 2009-10.
Lampe, 25, saw action in 13 games with the Bulldogs, recording two goals and one assist. The 5’11, 170-pound center also played in three games for the AHL’s Lake Erie Monsters in mid-December, registering an assist. A native of Madison, Wisc., Lampe has tallied 60 points (34 goals, 26 assists) in 46 games with the Wranglers, and holds two Wranglers club records for most goals in a game (4) and most points in a game (6), both coming in a game against the ECHL’s Colorado Eagles on Oct. 28.
The Wranglers take on the Eagles tonight at 7:05 p.m. inside Orleans Arena.