By: Tucson Roadrunners
December 30, 2016 12:14 PM
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - Arizona Coyotes General Manager John Chayka announced today that defenseman Kevin Connauton has been loaned to the Tucson Roadrunners, the club's American Hockey League affiliate (AHL), for a conditioning assignment.
The 26-year-old Connauton has registered an assist in nine games with the Coyotes this season. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound native of Edmonton, Alberta has collected 15-32-47 in 172 career NHL games.
Connauton was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the third round (83rd overall) in the 2009 Entry Draft and was claimed off waivers by the Coyotes from the Columbus Blue Jackets on January 13, 2016.
Tucson hosts the San Antonio Rampage on Star Wars Night tonight at 7:05 p.m. Kids 12-and-under will receive a lightsaber at the door and fans have a chance to meet their favorite Star Wars characters prior to the game. In addition the team will give away tickets to see Rogue One. Single game seats start at just $14 and are available via the TCC Box Office and online at TucsonRoadrunners.com.