Patrik Koch Assigned Back To Roadrunners By Coyotes

Tucson, Arizona – Arizona Coyotes General Manager Bill Armstrong announced today that defenseman Patrik Koch was assigned back to the Tucson Roadrunners after being recalled earlier in the day.

This was Koch’s first call up to the NHL and the second time this season that a Roadrunners player has been called up to the NHL for the first time in their career. Forward Ryan McGregor was the first one to be called up on Saturday.

Koch joins the list of now eight Tucson players that have been recalled to the Coyotes this season joining: Milos Keleman, Jan Jenik, Ben McCartney, Zach Sanford, Michael Kesselring, Vlad Kolyachonok and Ryan McGregor.

Koch was signed to a one-year entry level contract to the Arizona Coyotes after spending eight combined seasons between the Kosice HC of the Slovak league and the Brno Kometa and Vitkovic HC of the Czech league scoring a total of 11 goals and 46 assists for 57 points in 329 games played.

Koch also played three seasons of junior hockey, two being in the United States with the USHL’s Des Moines Buccaneers and NAHL’s Soo Eagles. He spent his third season in junior hockey with the Slovakia U20 team.

In his first season of North American Pro Hockey in the AHL, Koch has one goal and three assists in 14 games played with the Tucson Roadrunners.

The Roadrunners head to the Rockies this week to faceoff for two games against the Colorado Eagles currently fourth place in the Western Conference with a 12-6-1-1 record.

The Arizona Coyotes are 13-9-2 and fourth place in the Central Division riding a five-game winning streak and hosting the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday.