Fast Facts: Moose vs. Laval – Nov. 12By: Manitoba Moose Staff | Published: November 12th 2023
The Manitoba Moose begin a run of five straight games against Canadian teams today when they welcome the Laval Rocket to Canada Life Centre (2 p.m.). The Moose are coming off their first back-to-back losses of the season after dropping a pair of games to the Rockford IceHogs. Meanwhile, Laval dropped three of its past four games leading into their annual visit to Manitoba. Tickets for today's game are available at MooseHockey.com/TICKETS. Puck drop is slated for 2 p.m. CT.
The Moose recalled defenceman Dawson Barteaux from the ECHL’s Idaho Steelheads. Barteaux, 23, notched four points (2G, 2A) and a plus-seven rating with the Steelheads in three contests. The defenceman, who inked a one-year contract with the Moose this summer, also has some AHL experience under his belt and has recorded five points (2G, 3A) in 57 career AHL games with the Texas Stars. The Winnipeg Jets also reassigned forward Dominic Toninato to the Moose. The forward has posted two points (1G, 1A) through a pair of games with Manitoba. Toninato has accumulated 90 points (49G, 41A) in 160 AHL contests split between San Antonio, Colorado, Springfield and Manitoba. The Moose also recalled goaltender Thomas Milic from the Norfolk Admirals. Milic has appeared in six games for the Admirals, posting a record of 4-0-1 along with a 2.36 goals-against average and .901 save percentage. The netminder was a fifth round selection, 151st overall, of the Winnipeg Jets in the 2023 NHL Draft.
The Winnipeg Jets announced today the team loaned defenceman Declan Chisholm to the Manitoba Moose for conditioning purposes. Chisholm, 23, recorded 43 points (5G, 38A) in 59 games with the Moose during the 2022-23 campaign. He was named the team's Most Valuable Player for the regular season. The Bowmanville, Ont. product has 86 points (16G, 70A) in 140 AHL games. Chisholm's 86 points aand 70 assists both rank eighth among defencemen in franchise history. The defender has appeared in two games with the Winnipeg Jets, both coming during the 2021-22 season.
The Axe Man Cometh
Axel Jonsson-Fjallby registered an assist on Sunday against Rockford. The forward, a 2016 fifth round pick of the Washington Capitals, is riding a three-game point streak and has notched four points (3G, 1A) over his past five contests. Jonsson-Fjallby finds himself in a two-way tie for fourth overall in Moose scoring with five points (3G, 2A) through eight games. The Stockholm, Sweden product is the only Moose player so far this season to have notched a shorthanded tally. Jonsson-Fjallby has recorded 84 career AHL points (46G, 38A) in 164 games split between Hershey and Manitoba.
First of the Season
Moose forward Daniel Torgersson potted his first goal of the campaign against Rockford this past weekend. The second round selection of Winnipeg in 2020, now has three points (1G, 2A) through six games. All three of his points this season have come when the Moose play at home at Canada Life Centre. The Hono, Sweden product has recorded two or more shots in three of his six games and has registered 26 points (14G, 12A) over the course of 79 games in his Moose career.
The Moose power play hasn’t gone two straight games without a goal yet this season. Sunday’s game saw Manitoba not record a power play goal in a 4-1 loss to Iowa. In the previous two instances of being held without a goal, the power play came back with two goals on Oct. 27 and one tally Nov. 4. Despite scoring on one of their past seven attempts with the man-advantage, the Moose power play still ranks third in the AHL at a 26.9 percent success rate.
Kristian Reichel notched his first point of the season, an assist, on Sunday. The forward, who re-signed a two-year contract with Winnipeg in 2022, has notched 77 career AHL points (34G, 43A) in 221 contests, all with Manitoba. Reichel’s best statistical season came during the 2022-23 campaign where he registered 24 points (9G, 15A) in 61 contests.