Coyotes Recall Miele, Assign C. Johnson to AHL

Friday, 02.01.2013 / 8:55 AM Arizona Coyotes

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Friday, February 1, 2013

GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have recalled forward Andy Miele and assigned goaltender Chad Johnson to the Portland Pirates, the Coyotes American Hockey League affiliate (AHL).

The 5’ 9”, 175-pound Miele has played in 40 games for Portland this season collecting 11-16-27 and 41 PIM. At the time of his recall, he was second among all Pirates in scoring and goals.

In 2011-12, Miele made his NHL debut on Oct. 23, 2011 at Anaheim and appeared in seven games with the Coyotes. The Grosse Point Woods, Michigan native played in 69 games for Portland last season posting 16-38-54 and 43 PIM.

The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Johnson made two starts for the Coyotes this season posting a 1-0-1 record with a 0.98 goals against average (GAA) and .952 save percentage (SV %). He earned his first career NHL shutout on Jan. 28 vs. Nashville when he made 21 saves.

Johnson has appeared in 24 games with the Pirates this season posting a 14-8-0 record with a 2.80 GAA and .912 SV %.

In 2011-12, the 26-year-old native of Calgary, Alberta notched a 22-18-6 record with a 2.49 GAA and .919 SV% in 49 games with the Connecticut Whale (AHL). Johnson was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the fifth round (125th overall) in the 2006 Entry Draft.

In addition, the Coyotes assigned defenseman David Rundblad to the Arizona Sundogs (CHL).

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