Rivermen General Manager Kevin McDonald
announced Wednesday that club has acquired defenseman Shaun Heshka from the Binghamton Senators in exchange for future
considerations. In a separate move, the
Rivermen have signed forward Pete
MacArthur to a professional tryout contract.
Heshka, 26, has appeared in 10 games with the defending
Calder Cup champion Senators and has one assist and six penalty minutes this
season. Now in his sixth professional season, Heshka spent last year with EC
Red Bull Salzburg in Austria. He registered 24 points (six goals, 18 assists)
in 50 games and also recorded a plus-13 rating.
The 6-1, 208-pound native of Melville, SK is a veteran of 284
games in the AHL and has also seen action in eight NHL games with the Phoenix
Coyotes. In his time with the Manitoba
Moose, San Antonio Rampage and Senators he has scored 21 goals and added 75
MacArthur, 26, joins the Rivermen from the Las Vegas Wranglers
of the ECHL. In 14 games this season, he
has already recorded 15 points (three goals, 12 assists). His 12 assists lead the entire ECHL. Last season, appeared in 21 games with the
AHL’s San Antonio Rampage and has played in 165 career AHL games.
His most successful season was with the Rockford IceHogs in
2009-10 when he set career highs in assists (34), points (42) and games
played. He has also played for the Bridgeport
Sound Tigers, on an amateur tryout contract, following his senior season at
Boston University (2007-08).
The Rivermen continue their season-long, nine-game
road trip on Thursday against the Lake Erie Monsters at 6 p.m. All
games can be heard on CD Country 107.9 FM or online through www.rivermen.net.