PORTLAND, ME – December 19, 2019 – The AHL’s Laval Rocket have reassigned defenseman Ryan Culkin to Maine. Culkin is off to a tremendous start with the Mariners this season, registering 12 points in 14 games.
A 26-year-old defenseman from Montreal, QC, Culkin has been up and down between Laval and Maine over the past two seasons. He signed with the Rocket prior to the 2018-19 season, but played the majority of the year with the Mariners, suiting up in 39 games. Culkin had two goals and 20 assists for Maine, while putting up one goal in 10 AHL games for the Rocket.
Culkin re-signed with Laval in the summer of 2019, and began the season in Maine. Through 14 games, Culkin has four goals and eight assists. He registered four points (one goal, three assists) in a game on November 22nd in Norfolk, and was called up the following day. Culkin played in just one game for the Rocket upon his recall.
The Mariners are in Glens Falls, NY this week for a pair against the Adirondack Thunder and back home immediately following Christmas on December 26th and 27th to host Adirondack and the Reading Royals. Thursday, December 26th is a 7 PM faceoff and is Nickelodeon Takeover Night featuring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Specialty Jerseys. The puck drops at 7:15 PM on Friday, December 27th and is STEM Night – focusing on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It’s also a 1-2-3 Friday, featuring $1 Aquafina water, $2 Pepsi products, and $3 Bud Lights through the start of the 2nd period. Both games also feature the “Skate and Scarf” package, where fans can get a ticket to the game, a Mariners scarf, and a pre-game skate with Beacon the Puffin plus a snack buffet. Only 100 packages are available for each game.
Groups of 10 or more can get discounted tickets by calling 833-GO-MAINE. Individual tickets can be purchased at MarinersOfMaine.com, at the Trusted Choice Box Office inside the Cross Insurance Arena, or by calling 207-775-3458. Four tiers of holiday packs for all gift-giving budgets are also available at MarinersOfMaine.com/shop.