Syracuse rallies for a point.
Mike McKenna allowed 3 goals on 31 shots for the OT loss and is still looking for his first win with the Crunch since his acquisition.
12:49 SYR Froese (26), (Ikonen, Vermin)
16:31 STJ Terry (23), (Hudon, Scherbak)
14:29 STJ de la Rose (9), (Didier)(SH)
2:30 SYR McGinn (5), (Taormina, Vermin)(PP)
1:40 STJ Hudon (22), (Audette)
Byron Froese was the game's second star.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 3 goals on 27 shots for the loss.
18:49 SPR Thompson (12), (Hunt, Balisy)
4:13 SYR McGinn (4), (Froese, Thomas)
0:45 SYR Froese (25), (Taormina, Conacher)(PP)
10:04 SPR Greco (8), (McCann, Hawryluk)
18:15 SPR Greco (9), (Thompson)
Newcomer Byron Froese was the game's second star after finally getting into the lineup following his acquisition in the Brian Boyle trade. Ex-Crunch netminder Adam Wilcox was the game's third star after posting 29 saves.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired forward Byron Froese (FRAYZ) and a 2017 conditional second round pick from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for forward Brian Boyle, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. The conditional pick in 2017 will be the highest second-round choice between the Maple Leafs’ own or previously acquired selections from either San Jose or Ottawa. The Lightning will assign Froese to the Syracuse Crunch. Also, Yzerman announced that forward Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond will be assigned to the Toronto Marlies.
Froese, 25, has appeared in two games with the Maple Leafs this season, posting two shots on goal. The 6-foot, 205-pound forward has skated in 58 career NHL games, all with Toronto over the past two seasons, collecting two goals and five points. He made his NHL debut against the Montreal Canadiens on October 24, 2015. Froese scored his first career NHL goal on December 19 against the Los Angeles Kings.
The Winkler, Manitoba native has also played in 48 games with the Marlies this season, posting 24 goals and 39 points to go along with 18 penalty minutes. Froese paces the Marlies for both goals and points. He’s appeared in 195 career AHL games, registering 49 goals and 101 points to go along with 81 penalty minutes.
Froese was originally drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the fourth round, 119th overall, at the 2009 NHL Draft.
A player who gives it his all every time he steps onto the ice, he can be used in all game situations at lower levels. Works very hard at improving his overall game.
Lacks ideal size and bulk for the NHL game, and he is somewhat limited in terms of overall talent for the highest level. So, he needs to find his big-league niche.
Hard-working depth forward.
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|2015-2016||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||56||2||3||5||16||||
|2016-2017||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||2||0||0||0||5||||
|Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||4||0||0||0||0||||
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