Maine Hockey Journal

Panthers assign Brickley to Portland

Portland Pirates regular season contest against the Hartford Wolf Pack at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, Maine on 11/13/2015. (PHOTO: Michael McSweeney/Portland Pirates)

Portland Pirates regular season contest against the Hartford Wolf Pack at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, Maine on 11/13/2015. (PHOTO: Michael McSweeney/Portland Pirates)

The Florida Panthers made a roster move Monday assigning forward Connor Brickley to their AHL parent club, the Portland Pirates.

Brickley, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound left wing from Everett, Massachusetts, recorded five points (1G, 4A) in 23 games with Florida this season.

In six games with the Pirates, Brickley has a goal and two assists this season.

A roster move was necessitated after the Panthers activated forward Nick Bjugstad from Injured Reserve on Saturday. Brickley had been a healthy scratch in the last two games and had only appeared in the lineup only twice out of the last five games.

Chosen by Florida in the Second Round (50th Overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Brickley scored 22 goals and 25 assists for 47 points in 73 games during his rookie year last season with the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL. He also added a goal and an assist in three Calder Cup Playoff games.

Brickley made his pro debut at the end of the 2013-14 season, playing eight games with San Antonio, scoring a goal and adding an assist for two points. Before turning pro, Brickley played four seasons of NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey for the University of Vermont Catamounts.

Brickley will be eligible for the Pirates two-game trip to Newfoundland this weekend when they face Montreal’s AHL affiliate, St. John’s IceCaps.

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