PROUGH ROAD WARRIORS BACK TO WHALE

Connecticut WhaleWHALE RECALL FORWARD JEFF PROUGH FROM ECHL GREENVILLE

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4th-year Pro is Tied for Road Warriors’ Points Lead

Connecticut Whale general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the Whale has recalled forward Jeff Prough from its ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Road Warriors.

Prough, 25, a fourth-year pro out of Brown University, is tied for the Road Warriors’ team lead in points, with 12 goals and 13 assists for 25 points, along with eight penalty minutes, in 21 games.  The 5-9, 180-pound Dearborn Heights, MI native split last season between the AHL’s Albany Devils and the Trenton Devils of the ECHL.  In 16 games with Albany, his first career AHL stint, Prough tallied one goal and added four assists for five points and served four minutes in penalties, and in ECHL action he had 25 goals, good for second on the Trenton team, and 17 assists for 42 points, third-most on the squad, in only 48 games.

In 207 career ECHL games with the Road Warriors, Devils, Florida Everblades and Gwinnett Gladiators, Prough has amassed 100 goals and 92 assists for 192 points, along with 173 PIM.

The Whale return to action tomorrow night, Friday, December 16, hosting the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at the XL Center in a GEICO Connecticut Cup game.  Faceoff is 7:00 PM.  The Whale are also home this Saturday, December 17, as they take on the Providence Bruins at 7:00.

Tickets to all 2011-12 Whale home games, are on sale now at the Public Power Ticket Office at the XL Center, as well as on-line at www.ctwhale.com and through TicketMaster Charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Save on your tickets, and get the best seats, with a ticket plan for the Whale’s 2011-12 AHL campaign, which are on sale now. For information on season seats and mini plans, visit www.ctwhale.com, or call the CT Whale ticket office at (860) 728-3366 to talk with an account executive today.

The AHL’s Connecticut Whale is operated by Whalers Sports and Entertainment, a Hartford-based sports marketing and event firm founded by Howard Baldwin and Howard Baldwin, Jr..  The team is the top player-development affiliate of the NHL’s New York Rangers.

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