WEST VALLEY CITY - Utah Grizzlies coach and director of hockey operations Kevin Colley announced Tuesday that the team has completed a seven player trade with the San Francisco Bulls just ahead of Thursday's ECHL trade deadline.
The Grizzlies have acquired four rookies in defenseman Cody Carlson and forwards Jordan Clendenning, Sebastien Trudeau and Jonathan Lessard.
Headed to San Francisco is defenseman Mark Isherwood and forward Kory Falite. In addition, the Montreal Canadiens have reassigned forward Ian Schultz from Utah to San Francisco.
"Heading into the final four weekends of the season, we are looking to keep adding character guys to our locker room; while adding depth," said Colley. "We have had success integrating younger players into our program over the years and are aiming to finish the season strong headed into the playoffs. We haven't had a full team since the first week in November due to injuries, but we have hung in there and found a way to stay competitive under very trying circumstances the last four months."
After two deadline deals last year, Utah finished the season 8-3-0-1 and as the hottest team in the Western Conference entering the playoffs.
The trade marks the second trade in 15 days between Utah and the Bulls after the Grizzlies acquired forward Alex Tuckerman and defenseman Martin Lee on Feb. 19.
Utah returns home for a Wednesday game with Gwinnett at the Maverik Center.