ST. JOHN’S, NL – The Newfoundland Growlers, ECHL affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced today that forwards Zach O’Brien and Ryan Chyzowski have been assigned to the club by the Toronto Marlies (AHL) while forward Todd Skirving has been returned following his PTO with the Marlies.
O’Brien, a 30-year-old St. John’s native, has set a new franchise points record for the Growlers with 82 points (23G, 59A) in just 54 appearances.
He’s also notched six points in seven AHL games with the Marlies in 2022-23.
Chyzowski, a 22-year-old Kamloops, BC native, has spent all season in the AHL, playing 35 games for the Marlies this season and collecting three points (2G, 1A) in the process.
The second year pro split time between Newfoundland and Toronto in 2021-22 but played a pivotal role in the Growlers postseason run last Spring, appearing in 17 playoff games.
Skirving, a 30-year-old Thunder Bay native, returns to Newfoundland after suiting up in his first career AHL game this week after signing a PTO with the Marlies.
His 30 goals this season leads the Growlers in that department and is just one shy of the franchise record set by Scott Pooley in 2018-19.
O’Brien, Chyzowski and Skirving are expected to join Newfoundland for their upcoming homestand as they host the Trois-Rivières Lions April 7-9 at the Mary Brown’s Centre. Tickets are available at nlgrowlers.com/tickets.