The American Hockey League has announced that the 2019-20 AHL regular season will be paused for the safety of its players, employees, and fans in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
San Jose, Calif. - The San Jose Barracuda (@sjbarracuda), presented by Barracuda Networks (@barracuda), and General Manager Joe Will announced today that the club has reassigned defenseman Michael Brodzinski (@mbrodzinski20) to the Allen Americans (@AllenAmericans), the team's ECHL affiliate (@ECHL).
Brodzinski, 21, appeared in 19 games for the Americans earlier this season, registering five points (1+4=5), 12 penalty minutes and a minus-five rating. In nine games played for San Jose this year, Brodzinski has totaled three points (0+3=3), six penalty minutes, and plus-two rating.
The five-foot-11, 195-pound native of Ham Lake, Minnesota, spent three seasons at University of Minnesota (B10) and led all Gopher blueliners in points in his final college campaign in 2015-16 and was T-second in power-play goals (3). Brodzinski was named to the Big-10 Second All-Star Team.
The rookie d-man was selected by the San Jose Sharks in the fifth round (141st overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft.
The Barracuda return to SAP Center on Friday, March 31 (7:00 PM) to take on the Manitoba Moose for the third time this season and first in San Jose. Catch all the action on AM 1220 KDOW, www.kdow.biz and www.ahllive.com. Tickets are available at the SAP Center Box Office, at 408-999-5757, or online at SJBarracuda.com/tickets.