Randall Gelech Acquired on Loan from Griffins

Copied and pasted from Kevin O’s blog, we were out of town when this happened:

Amerks acquire Gelech from Griffins
Filed by Kevin Oklobzija @ 11:57 am on November 26, 2008

Winger Randall Gelech has been acquired on loan by the Amerks from the Grand Rapids Griffins.

It’s never a bad thing when general managers — Jody Gage with the Amerks and Bob McNamara (the former Amerk goalie) with the Griffins — are still great friends.

The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Gelech is in his fifth AHL season. He played the first three in the Phoenix organization (Utah, then San Antonio) before jumping to the Grand Rapids Griffins last season.

His best year was Year 3, when he scored 17 goals, 17 assists and 34 points in 79 games with the Rampage.

He scored just 7-8-15 a year ago with the Griffins and was a spare part this year (no points in five games).

Gelech won’t be the big scorer the Amerks need, but he does provide size and experience and he can play in every situation.